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Looking for a fun, new experience while stuck at home? Consider hitting up a local dispensary, getting high, then downloading a few cannabis-friendly video games to explore a new world. Even without a good high, video games offer an escape from reality, so it only makes sense to combine the two. For your enjoyment, we've collected some of our favorite video games to play while high. Our list also happens to be some of the best video games for quarantine, including options for Xbox, Nintendo and Playstation. And yes, they've all been field-tested.
Best Cannabis Pairing: Hit a vape pen with a hybrid strain (i.e. Blue Dream) to help you dive deeper and get lost in this immersive world.
Almost any list worth its salt will have this game near the top. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was first released in 2011. Almost nine years later, it's still one of the most popular video games to play right now. Help shape the fate of Skyrim, a Nordic land that must fend off an empirical invasion and the return of long-dead dragons. Whether you choose to fight with a weapon or magic, this game is perfect when you have nothing else to do and an imagination that needs to be fed.
Available on: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Best Cannabis Pairing: Take one or two gummy edibles (i.e. Wana Fast-Acting Peach Bellini Sativa) to help you relax and better enjoy this calming little world.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has quickly become one of Nintendo's top selling games, and ultimately, one of the best video games for quarantine. Create a character, then play on a vacation island where you interact, explore, barter, fish and help your many furry island friends throughout the day. People can easily get lost playing this game as you design your home, dig up fossils, make more quirky friends, and basically live your best video game life. It's simple and almost meditative, which will leave you especially satisfied when playing high.
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Best Cannabis Pairing: A dab of a quality sativa concentrate (i.e. Chocolope) will get you ready for the existential nature of this trippy game.
This mind-boggling simulation game is an open-world experience unlike any other. Play an evolving rotation of thousands of different characters, including inanimate objects, animals, sea creatures, plants or insects! The point of the game is to explore the world, grow, discover, listen to a transient soundtrack and unlock narrations from 20th century philosopher, Alan Watts. If you're ready to really feel something, then Everything is for you.
Available on: PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Best Cannabis Pairing: Roll a joint with a sativa strain (i.e. Green Crack) to keep you creative and ready for wherever this inexhaustible game leads you.
First released for the PC back in 2009, Minecraft has since become one of the most popular games in the world and one of the top Xbox games for the past few years. Using your trusty pickaxe and building skills to craft your own unique version of the world, Minecraft has you dig deep into the earth, climb up mountains, dodge lava, and outrun midnight creatures that want to blow up in your face. This one made our list simply because of how mindless it can be and just how creative it lets you become.
Available on: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Android, iOS
Best Cannabis Pairing: Hit the vape pen with a sativa strain (i.e. Strawberry Cough) to stay frosty and be the last players standing at the end of a ridiculously unpredictable match.
A worldwide phenomenon, Fortnite has become one of the most popular video games to play right now. This third-person shooter game drops you onto a gigantic map with 100 other players from around the world. As soon as you land, you must collect guns, kill enemies and build structures to keep within a closing barrier. Survive to be the last player standing and you'll win the coveted "#1 Vicotry Royale." If you're ready to defeat a bunch of 12-year old kids in digital combat (or get obliterated by them), you should probably download this game sooner rather than later. Online features also make this an ideal game for remotely getting high with your friends.
Available on: PC, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Best Cannabis Pairing: Smoke a joint with a solid hybrid strain (i.e. Lemon Kush) so you can relax and enjoy the artistic stylization, while also staying focused enough to solve the puzzles.
For a mobile experience, Monument Valley and Monument Valley II offer incredible visuals and calming puzzle gameplay. Work your way through optical illusions as Princess Ida to reach platforms and complete the mazes. This game is great for sitting back on your phone and getting lost in the beautiful visuals and calming music of this amazing cannabis-friendly video game.
Available on: Android, iOS
Best Cannabis Pairing: Munch on some brownie edibles with a hybrid strain (i.e. OG Kush) and you're ready to laugh, be social and enjoy the wild animations.
Another classic Nintendo, Mario Kart is a high energy racing game featuring bright colors, intricate courses and classic characters. You can spend hours racing around stellar tracks, dodging enemies and attacking other competitors by throwing bananas and shells! With excellent online and split-screen features, this will go down as one of the best party games in the history of video games. Add some weed into the mix and this can provide a pretty crazy gaming experience.
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Best Cannabis Pairing: Get ready for this crazy ride by smoking a joint with a sativa strain (i.e. Sour Diesel). Trust us, you'll want to a clear head for this one.
Sit back for hours and enjoy the unbelievable exploits of three fictional characters in the city of San Andreas (a fictional riff on Los Angeles). In Grand Theft Auto V, it's you versus everyone and the world is your oyster. Drive cars, mess with anyone or anything and play through an award-winning story about the American dream and modern ideals. One of the best video games to play while high, this open-world masterpiece is ideal for sitting back and playing for hours on end.
Available on: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
If you're ready to sit back and enjoy video games in a whole new way, check out our website to find the closest dispensary to you. And to maximize both safety and convenience, look for shops that offer online ordering and delivery services!