Social distancing is out, physical distancing is in, because we can and should still be social! It’s the physical distance we need to maintain.
My partner and I have finished Netflix, read the obscure titles on our nightstand, and Marie Kondo'd our closet. What's next on the docket? The Nintendo Switch and a little herb. After all, there are few things more soothing than smoking THC while getting lost in one of our favorite video games. Especially ones that we can play with our friends and family.
Check out NatuRx's list of the best Nintendo Switch and THC crossovers for your time in isolation.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild x Skywalker OG
Explore the kingdom of Hyrule as Link in Zelda's arguably most beautiful incarnation: Breath of the Wild. While playing this single-player game with tons of outdoor elements (think majestic mountains, lush forests and expansive meadows),
The Strain: Roll up a bit of Skywalker OG, an Indica-dominant hybrid It will give you a light euphoric feeling—perfect for adventuring the moblin-ridden countryside in search of the princess Zelda.
Fortnite x White Widow
Dystopian times call for dystopian games. Even though Season 2 of the Battlepass is available for purchase, Fortnite is still one of the highest downloaded free games. Not sure how to play? Ask your teenage kids (or nephews and nieces) for advice on how to squad up or go solo in the Battle Royale.
The Strain: You can accentuate this high-adrenaline, high-stakes gameplay with White Widow, a sativa-dominant strain said to invite conversation and creativity. You can use this energizing flower to better communicate with teammates and create intricate forts to hide from your enemies as you collect resources and gear to be the last team standing.
Stardew Valley x Chemdog
Stardew Valley is an open-ended, indie, role-playing game that pays homage to agrarian living. Players start with a few hand-me-down tools, a pocketful of coins, a bag of seeds, and build their own settlement, grow crops, and raise livestock. With single-player or multi-player gameplay available and a soothing soundtrack, this game will bring you to a new level of zen as you create a peaceful coronavirus-free life in the valley.
The Strain: A little Chemdog will allow you to snuggle into your couch and immerse yourself in the game without worrying about the pandemic. This strain is pungent and skunky, peppery and potent. If you tread lightly with this flower, you’ll still have your wits about you to take on mine quests, court townsfolk, and cultivate a thriving homestead.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe x Grapefruit Durban
Strap in for this updated blast from the past. In Nintendo’s most vibrant version of the infamous Mario Kart, players can choose from 42 characters and 48 courses, racing or battling your friends.
The Strain: Grapefruit Durban will keep your head in the race while you attempt not to fall off Rainbow Road or dodge a hurtling blue shell. This strain combines the head-high of Durban Poison with a distinctly citrusy grapefruit flavor, giving you the perfect sativa energy to steal that last mystery box from Princess Peach.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Marley Black Indica
Animal Crossing: New Horizons debuted on March 20 of this year, just in time to help distract from the chaos of the world. In this version of an old favorite, players can purchase their own island from raccoon real estate tycoon Tom Nook, to create, plant, and craft their personal utopia. Thanks to the online play option, players can visit virtual animated versions of their friends' islands in real time. Bonus: These animated characters are incredibly adorable.
The Strain: Pair your island adventure with the full-body experience of Marley Black Indica. With its high potency and THC percentage, this bud is the epitome of sensory decompression, accentuating Animal Crossing’s feel-good island vibes.
Whether you play online with friends or need a bit of alone time away from your shelter-in-place partners, indulge in some ganja and gaming. You deserve it.