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7 Fun Games to Play over Zoom Video Chat

Playing games over video chat is a great way to connect with friends and family!  We’ll show you how to enjoy your online time together using your favorite app.  No prep required.

These are fun games to play over video chat like Zoom, Facetime, Marco Pollo and Skype and great for families and even larger groups like church youth activities.

Video Chat Games To Play:

  • Would You Rather
  • Charades
  • The Laughing Game
  • Likes and Dislikes
  • ‘Things’ Guessing Game
  • Two Truths and a Lie
  • Never Have I Ever

Scroll down for even MORE fun games to play and HOW to play them.

Hosting a virtual party or an impromptu online video chat using these games can be played at a moment’s notice with no materials or set up.

Virtual Party Get To Know You Activities:

I’ve been brainstorming weekday activities for our young women at church for our Zoom calls and found some fun yet easy ideas. So I thought I’d share them with you.

  • Room Tour ~ Share 3 things that represent you in your room
  • Favorite Things ~ Show your 3 favorite things you use every day
  • Daily Dilemmas ~ Conversations about situations
  • What do you do when you’re down?  Ways to cheer up
  • Painted nails
  • Put on our makeup and shared tips & products

We’ve kept our Zoom video calls for our Young Women very casual and we’ve really enjoyed these virtual activities. Hopefully they’ll spark some ideas of your own.  If so, I hope you’ll share them in the comments.  {high fives}

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Now you can click the arrows under each image and “vote” on your favorite by adding a “point”.

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The ideas will move up or down according to all of your results.  {squeal in delight}

This way if you don’t agree with my ranking order –> you have the power to change it.  Cuz I’d rather know what you think.  {high fives}

RELATED:  19 Fun Card Games Perfect for Kids and Families

#1 Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie is a simple get-to-know-you game which makes for a great conversation topics later.

Age:  All Ages

Players: 4+, the more the merrier

Materials Needed: none

Objective:  To determine which statement is false.

How to Play:  

Ask each player to think of three statements about themselves.  Two must be true statements and one must be false.  

Players take turns telling two truths and one lie, in any order, to the group. 

The group votes on which of the 3 statements they think is a lie, and at the end of each round, the person reveals which one was the lie.

Two Truths and a Wish {version} ~ If you'd prefer not to "lie" then you can play this variation of the game.  Instead of telling a "lie" the person states something they wish was true.  

#2 ‘Things’ Guessing Game

Age:  All Ages

Players: 2+

Materials Needed: pen & paper {optional}

Objective:

How to Play in Person:

One person makes a "things" statement like... "Things That Make You Laugh" and everyone else writes down an example on a piece of paper. The answers are collected and read aloud and everyone tries to guess who wrote what.

Video Chat Game:  One person makes a "things" statement like... "Something That Makes Me Laugh" and everyone guesses what that might be.

Another way to play would be the 'host' of the video chat collects the "things" before hand and reads the aloud one at a time while everyone on the call tries to guess who they belong to.

Twenty Questions {version}:  Another version of this game could be using the 20 questions game.  

One person thinks of their "thing" and the group has 20 questions to guess what it is.

#4 Charades

Age:  All Ages

Players: 4+

Materials Needed: none

Objective:  Guess what the player is acting out.

How to Play:

Teresa teaches us How to Play Charades With Kids and unplug with this classic pantomime game. She hooks us up with all the rules, tips, and tricks.

Different Versions of the Game:

Sadie shares her Family History Charades which is a spin on traditional charades... only with moments from your family history.

You can also play themed versions like Frozen 2 Charades with Kristen Bell.

Mandi shows us How To Play Disney Charades While Staying At Home with a free printable download.

React and Act:  Everyone brainstorms different events to react to. For instance, meeting your favorite YouTuber on the street, discovering a snake under your bed, or biting into a sandwich only to find a bug.  Then sends them to the video chat 'host' and he texts out each event to the group participants.  During the chat, take turns acting out the assigned event while everyone else attempts to guess what they're screaming or startled about.

#5 Never Have I Ever

Age:  All Ages

Players: 4+, the more the merrier

Materials Needed: none

Objective:  Get-to-know-you game where you share 1 think you have never done.

How to Play in Person:

Arrange chairs in a circle looking inward, with one less chair than there are people. One person stands in the middle of the circle and announces one thing that they have never done. 

For instance, the person in the middle might announce, “Never have I ever been water skiing.” Anyone who has been water skiing would then jump up, leaving their chair empty, and find a new chair. 

The person in the middle would also quickly find a chair to sit in.

Whoever is left without a chair is the new person in the middle and will take a turn announcing what they have never done.

Group Video Call:  Take turns telling the group one thing they have never done.  Then find out who in the group has done it and let them share their experience.

#6 More Fun Games To Play!

games to play on group video calls

I just love the tried and true games that are easy to set up and so much fun to play.  Here are a few more group games that you might enjoy playing.

No Prep Games to Play as a Group:

  • Hangman
  • Guess the Sound
  • I Spy

Little Prep Required:

  • Pictionary
  • Bingo
  • Talent Show

We hope you found something fun to play during your weekly group video call.

#7 The Laughing Game

laughing game group video call

Age:  All Ages

Players: 4+

Materials Needed: none

Objective:  The objective of this game is to get everyone to laugh while you can not laugh yourself.

How to Play the Laughing Game:

The person who is "IT" picks 1 person in the group and have to make them laugh or smile in any way possible in less than 20 seconds. They must make eye contact. If they do not laugh, then 'IT' chooses another player.  If the other person does laugh they become 'IT'.

Group Video Call ~ When you are "IT" and it's your turn to play the game, say or act something out to get everyone else to laugh.

If you laugh then you are out until the next round. Last person to not laugh wins the game.

This game is as fun as you make it, so if you do not have a youth group that is very outgoing, then this game will be a lot of fun.

HaHaHa Group Game ~ Players take turns to say “Ha", “Ho" or “Hee". Anyone who starts laughing is knocked out of the game.  You keep going until everyone is 'out'.  The person who keeps a straight face the longest wins.

Tell Jokes ~ Give everyone a chance on the video chat to tell a joke and try to make everyone laugh.

#8 Likes and Dislikes

Get to know your friends and family even better using this simple game.

Objective: Each person at the party writes down their likes and dislikes. Can you figure out who wrote what?

How To Play Likes & Dislikes:  Ask everyone to write down 3 of their likes and 3 of their dislikes on index cards or paper.  Gather them together, then read the cards one at a time and have everyone try to guess who the "like" or "dislikes" belongs to.

Online Video Chat:  Email or text the 'host' of the video chat your "likes" and "dislikes".  The host reads them one at a time and allows everyone to guess who sent in that "like" or "dislike".

Fun Games to Play over Video Chat

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