Fun Games For Your Next Family Video Chat
Whether you prefer trivia, Bingo, word games, or card games, there’s a way to play online.
At this point, you’re a pro at hosting Zoom parties. Loungewear? Check. Glass of wine? Check. Laptop charger? Better believe it. However, you also know that Zoom calls have the tendency to get a bit repetitive — and that’s why it’s important to have a few virtual party games on deck to shake things up.
Need help? We’ve got you covered. Ahead, we’ve found the best games to play on Zoom that will transform your next virtual party from meh to magnificent.
With so many video chat options available today — services like Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype — there are tons of opportunities to stay connected and get competitive. And luckily, these platforms are great for playing games, which means you can go from virtual gossip session to game night in a matter of minutes. Whether you prefer word games, trivia games, ice-breaker games, or online games you can play on apps and websites, there are many Zoom games to choose from. Our list of easy games to play on Zoom will ensure that your next virtual hangout is just as fun as your last in-person one. And for even more things you can do on Zoom, don’t miss these fun virtual happy hour activities.
Get to know your friends and family even better over the coming months by playing 20 Questions on your Zoom calls. This classic game is as simple as it sounds: You ask each member of your group 20 creative questions. No matter how well you know each other, there are bound to be a few surprises. You can find a list of questions here.
It doesn’t get any easier than Bingo. You can use a website like My Free Bingo Cards to play a traditional game with a virtual caller, or you can play a custom Bingo game that revolves around a movie or TV show that your group plans to watch. Don’t forget to make small fun prizes, like an IOU for a cocktail or a gift card for takeout.
Most Likely To…
This drinking game is a fun way to get to know your friends. Pose different “most likely to” scenarios — for example, “most likely to go skydiving” or “most likely to own a zoo” — and decide which friend would be most likely to do that thing. Whoever it is has to drink.
Don’t let those trivia skills fall by the wayside! You can still practice them while social distancing. To play trivia on Zoom, open a random trivia generator and start asking questions. Have each person send their answer in the Zoom chat at the same time (or just use the honors system).
Pictionary is a classic game-night game, in part because the rules are so simple. To play, divide your group into teams.
Heads Up always gets the party started. It’s a classic word game where players have to describe the word on the screen to the person holding the screen to their head. You can choose from a range of categories and play with as many people as you want.
Charades is a basic game that translates easily to Zoom. Split your group into two teams and use a charades idea generator to choose your words and phrases. The person who’s acting out the charade uses the Zoom “spotlight” feature, and their team has one minute to figure out the phrase.