Now that the majority of the country is practicing social distancing, the way we entertain ourselves has drastically changed. Musicians are streaming concerts on YouTube, comedians are going live on Instagram, and people all over the world are using Zoom well after their work calls are over in order to spend time with loved ones. But if your video chat hangs are starting to feel a bit repetitive (read: You're drinking way more wine than usual), a game night on Zoom may provide a much-needed reprieve.
'Using video conferencing technology to have fun, to engage with other people, and to connect socially, reminds us that we are not alone and that we have people there to support us,' Dr. Buxle games. Josh Klapow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and associate professor of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, tells Bustle.
Hopping on video chat can be a great way to feel less isolated. Folks everywhere are propping up their phones while they cook together, watch movies, or simply have conversations. But the fun of a game night, in particular, can make these quiet evenings seem a little less strange and a lot more nostalgic. Battling it out with friends might even ease coronavirus-related anxiety, at least for a little while, as you focus your mind elsewhere.
Here, a few ideas for ways to have a Zoom game night, so you can stay connected from afar.
Get to know your friends even better by playing a game of 21 Questions. To get things started, have everyone come up with a list of 21 Qs, then roll a die, and have the person with the lower number answer first.
Take on other players in board games, MMO games, strategy games, and even social games in this great collection of 2 player games. You can team up with a friend or battle them to the death in these free online games. Jump behind the controls of a tank and find out if you can destroy their tank before they send yours to the scrap heap. Games You'll Need to Own (But Can Still Totally Work Over Zoom) Pictionary. The classic party game, Pictionary is perfect for a long-distance dinner party or night in with friends. Sometimes an ice-breaker game is necessary. To avoid discussing the weather for the millionth time.
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The person who is asking should start with easy questions, like, 'What did you have for breakfast this morning?' Then move onto ones that are more risqué, if your friends are OK with that.
Games You Can Play With Friends
You can ask 'what if?' questions, pose interesting scenarios, ask about dreams and fears — or whatever else sounds fun.