If you want to put money into gaming hardware it is hard to beat the Nintendo Switch these days. More accessible than the other options. Play on the living room TV or in bed. Enjoy new and classic Nintendo games.
Your home computer can run video games. Don’t let the idea of a $1000+ gaming computer tell you otherwise. The computer you have is the computer you have. With plenty of gaming options, if not necessarily every game you may want.
LAN parties are get togethers of gamers with their computers and/or game consoles. Social distancing prevents us from dragging our computers out of the house. But we can still get online with friends to play.
Board games are popular because they bring friends and family together. But don’t lend themselves to social distancing. So let’s look at some options for playing remotely. Using either video chat or established online systems.