02 Oct 2020
Want to host a virtual game night? Some ideas suggested
One of the consequences of the pandemic has been the loss of human connection.
The inability to socially hangout may have been a bane for many, but is a boon for companies which provide video conferencing services.
And, by using this technology, you can have fun with your friends and family.
Test your acting skills with charades
There is no game night without a round of charades. For charades' prompts (movies, phrases, songs, etc.), you can appoint an unbiased monitor or use a charades idea generator.
Split into two teams and start the game on your preferred video conferencing app.
To make it a better experience, the person who is acting out the charade may also use the Zoom "spotlight" feature.
Use share screen feature on VC apps to play Pictionary
To play the ridiculously competitive yet simple game of Pictionary, divide yourselves in two teams and open any Pictionary word generator.
Remember to designate a drawer for each round.
Every drawer can either share their device screen and use paint to draw, or use the whiteboard feature available on apps like Zoom.
If you are a group of six, Houseparty's Pictionary board is great.
Put spin on a normal game of bingo by customizing
For a creative game night challenge, put a spin on a normal game of bingo by customizing it.
Design your bingo cards with phrases from your group's favorite TV shows or movies. Over VC, choose a caller to read out the show's/movie's common phrases.
You can also use a website like My Free Bingo Cards to play a traditional game with a virtual caller.
Trivia night by using apps like QuizUp
Trivia nights are a crowd favorite because they build up excitement like no other game. You can recreate the feeling by competing with your friends on apps like QuizUp.
These virtual trivia apps allow you to test your knowledge, in real time.
And, if you are up for it, you can also design trivia questions and monitor the game over a video call.
Bring your childhood back with Freeze Dance
The game of 'Freeze Dance' or 'Statue', can be easily adapted into virtual game nights.
As one person becomes the DJ to play and pause music whenever they please, the others must dance.
Once the music stops, everyone should stop dancing and hold their poses until the music starts playing again. Those who move during the paused music period are out of that round.