During quarantine, video chatting like Zoom and Google Hangouts are the new normal for hosting parties. I’ve sourced some of the most user-friendly games that your “virtual” party guests are going to love!!
-split into two teams and assign team captains (they will be in charge of sending the topics to the “drawer)
-To use Zoom’s whiteboard, you’ll want to click the share screen button located in your meeting toolbar,
-select the whiteboard, and click share.
-You should then see annotation tools that will let you use your mouse to draw as you would for Pictionary.
-The last feature to be aware of is the chat box. When you’re the “drawer”, the captain from the opposing team will type the prompt for you to draw in a direct message that only you can see. So make sure you have that screen open on your computer.
-the team captains will be in charge of coming up with the list of topics for the game (here is a great Pictionary word generator! https://randomwordgenerator.com/pictionary.php)
-when it’s not your teams turn to be guessing, your team should all be muted
-You can take turns sharing the screen’s whiteboard depending on who’s turn it is, and you can put some in charge of keeping time for the person who is drawing
-Get someone on zoom that makes your favorite recipe - maybe Grandma, and she finally teaches you how to make her secret recipe cookies.
-You follow along on Zoom looking and baking alongside.
-this can be done with as many people as you want!
-Who said you can’t hold scavenger hunts while social distancing?
-Simply pick a judge, make a list of common household items, and get started.
-Scavenger hunt works by calling out the name of a common household item and watching your friends scramble to find and get back the item to you in time.
-a variety of individual games and games packages for sale.
-Packages include bluffing games, drawing games, fill in the blank, sound effects and trivia.
-Jackbox can be played over every device going from laptops to game consoles, phones to desktops.
-I have a kid in High School, Middle School and Elementary School and our families favorite game was “Drawful”!
Freeze or Dance tag
-host plays music and acts as the referee
-tells all guests to start dancing
-host pauses the music and whoever is still dancing and doesn’t “freeze” is out!
-host is Simon
-“Simon says...touch your nose” etc
-when guests mess up they are out
-all guests participate until only one winner is left
-Basically a virtual version of chopped
-Meet at least 3 chefs in Zoom. Choose a chef to be the Head Chef. They will write down a list of ingredients each chef has available either in the Chat function or on a separate document through the Share Screen function.
-Work together to find one ingredient every chef has in common.
-Chefs are encouraged to visit the website “Super Cook” (https://www.supercook.com/#/recipes) to find a recipe with their available ingredients.
-Every chef will then cook their recipe that incorporates the one common ingredient, with their screens on, allowing everyone to watch and interact in the kitchen.
-Chefs will show off their creation to the Head Chef, who gets to choose their favorite!
Visit https://zoomjam.org/?page_id=419 for more zoom friendly games!
Game designers create new games daily. Hundreds of options!!!