10 Fun Games to Play on Zoom
We live in an interesting time. In just a few weeks, many of our social calendars have gone from jam to grand opening. But just because you’re staying at home doesn’t mean you have to cancel the game night. With so many video chat options available today – services like Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype – there are tons of possibilities to stay connected and become competitive.
Due to its ease of use and high quality, Zoom has quickly become the happy hour virtual app of choice. It’s also great for playing games, which means you can go from a gossip session to a game night in seconds. From word games and icebreaker anecdotes that require little or no equipment to online games that you can play on apps and websites, there are many Zoom games to choose from.
Our list of easy-to-play games on Zoom will ensure your next virtual hangout is just as fun as your last one in person. And for even more things you can do on Zoom, don’t miss these fun, happy hour virtual activities.
It is no 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 fun little prizes, like an IOU for a cocktail party or a take-away gift card.
Scattergories is a fun game to play with Zoomers of all ages. To play, go to this free game generator and send each person a link to the game. The rules are simple: there is a letter and five categories (things like “school supplies”, “book title” and “girl name”). You have 60 seconds to find a word that fits into each category and begins with the letter chosen. The more unique your answer compared to your friends’ answers, the more points you get.
Most likely to …
This drinking game is a fun way to get to know your friends. Suggest different “most likely to” scenarios – for example, “most likely to skydive” or “most likely to own a zoo” – and decide which friend would be most likely to do this. Whoever it is, he must drink. You can find a large list of free questions here.
Don’t drop these trivial skills! You can still practice them while staying away from society. To play trivia on Zoom, open this random trivia generator and start asking questions. Ask each person to send their response in the Zoom chat at the same time (or just use the honors system).
Name, place, animal, thing
This popular children’s game works well on Zoom. To play, choose a letter. Each player must list the name of a famous person, a place, an animal and something that begins with this letter. The first person to enter them in the Zoom chat wins.
Pictionary is a classic night game, partly because the rules are so simple. To play, divide your group into teams. Open this Pictionary word generator and choose a team to play first, as well as a designated drawer for that team. The drawer generates a word and has one minute to draw the word so that its team can guess it. If the team guesses the card correctly, it gets a point.
Heads Up always start the party. It is a classic word game where players must describe the word on the screen to the person holding the screen in mind. You can choose from a range of categories and play with as many people as you want.
This board game comes from the creators of Heads Up – and it’s just as fun. To play, participants invent false answers to real trivial questions, and a player must choose the right answer from the wrong ones. There’s even an “And the Truth Comes” deck that lets you do the same thing with personal questions about each other.
Charades is a basic game that easily translates into Zoom. Divide your group into two teams and use a charading idea generator to choose your words and phrases. The person playing the masquerade uses the “Spotlight” Zoom function, and his team has one minute to understand the sentence.