Games night is always a pleasure to spend some time with your peers or family members. Whether you play in the same room, or the same chat room, you’ve got to have an intensive list of games that will entertain everyone, especially if you are the host for the night.
Fun Games to Play Over a Video Call:
1. Would You Rather?
As the name suggests, you have to ask questions where the player is asked to make an obvious choice. Spice up your imagination and with the help of Google you can come up with some mind-boggling questions. These questions can be from various genres from thought-provoking ones (‘would you have an orange square or have a square orange.’) to silly ones like (‘would you rather have eye-shaped fingers or have finger-shaped eyes.’) to extremely creepy ones like (would you rather be itchy for the rest of your life or be sticky for the rest of your life.’)
This game truly brings out the real character of the person and lets you have some really funny discussions.
2. Never have I ever?
This is one of the most famous ice-breaking games. It lets you know the other person inside out. All you need to do is one by one, finish the sentence phrase ‘never have I ever..’ with some random thing or activity you have never done in your life. The rule is whoever has done this act takes a sip from their juice glass. The winner is the person whose drink gets over the first, proving he/she has done the maximum number of things in the chat room.
The statements can be extremely random like ‘never have I ever pickpocketed someone ’ to extremely personal like ‘never have I ever, fallen in love.’
3. 20 Questions
This is a fun interactive game for two. One player presumes an object of an object and the other person has 20 chances, i.e. 20 questions to guess it. So the second player asks relative questions in the genre of the object specified and the first player has to answer in Yes/No to the questions posed.
Thus, this continues for 20 rounds, by which the second player has to guess the object. The key is to ask the right questions and guess smartly.
One of the most popular board games, Chess now, can be played online. The mind games get intense when you play it over a video call. With every passing match, your tactics to attack, calculate your moves, and defend your players gets better and are useful in the long run. You can find this on skype or play it online at Chess.com.
The fun part is you also have a chatbox, where you constantly message your opponent and discuss blunders or perfect moves.
Another classic and popular house party game, Charades is one of the most engaging games. Go crazy with the things you can act out, be it a person, place, a thing, or a movie. Your partner or your competing group has to guess what you are trying to say.
This game is more fun when you stick by the rules and do not utter a single word while showing-off your acting talents.
This game hits the same to all the people who can draw, like how charades appeal to actors. All you need to do is pick up a paper and a pen, and imagine an object. Draw the thing you imagined and let the others in the room have their attempts at guessing it. One of the best online Pictionary can be played at Skribbl.
You can have certain genres decided to base your drawings on, and have a timer to play this game in the exact traditional way.
Hangman is another one of the popular games you played with your high school friends sitting in the back of the class. Here you choose any word and make separate dashes for each letter in the word. Since it’s a guessing game, your friends have to guess the letters and if they get it right you fill in the blanks. However, with each letter they get wrong, you start sketching one part of the gallows until you have completely finished the entire gallows. The words can be from any sphere and usually, some letters are revealed from the beginning to let others a certain guessing headstart.
8. Read my lips
It’s a dire innovative revamping of the “Whisper Challenge”. Here you put your video on mute and enunciate a phrase or word and your friends have to guess it by just reading your lips. It’s a whacky interactive game that gets really funny and equally intense as it progresses if you play it with a time limit. Watch hilarious mayhem break out as people yell out random phrases and words while trying to guess the right ones. Story Building Straight from the stages of improv comedy around the world comes the classic game of story improvisation. Here you get together with your friends and cook a hilariously weird story as each one of you adds a new word or phrase as your turn comes about. In the end, what remains is a whacky story and a handful of bonding emotions. Who knows what embarrassing detail may remain in your friend’s improv phrase that will actually mirror a real-life event they had been in?
Games night over a video call is all about bonding with your close ones over a friendly competitive set of games. In the times of a pandemic, we are really reliant on the platform of video calls and whether we like it or not, it is the new face of creating new bonds and maintaining the existing ones. To be honest a game night over video call with your friends and family turns out to be really refreshing and fun in the current scenario. We hope that these games turn out to be equally fun and entertaining.