9 Interactive Family Games to Try Over Video Chat

It’s been a long year and we’re missing some of our long-distance relatives, especially around the holidays. Want to do something special for your next family Zoom chat? Pick out one or two of these virtual family games that are fun for all ages.

Scavenger Hunt

Organize a scavenger hunt that the whole family can partake in without leaving their homes. All you have to do is make a list of random items (photos, favorite mug, craziest clothing item) and challenge them to find each item in 2 minutes or less. Plus, you never know, there might be a funny story about the item they selected. 

Charades

Playing charades on Zoom couldn’t be any easier for your family. We suggest using Charades Generator & Ideas that breaks down the game into these categories that you can select — movies, books, actors, singers, bands, athletes, TV shows and songs. If you’re playing with younger kids, give this Word Generator a try. 

Board Games

Do you miss board game night? You can recreate your favorite classic games virtually with these online board games like Monopoly or Scrabble. If you don’t want to play a digital game, you can keep it simple with games like Battleship or Guess Who? where you don’t have to see your opponent’s board. Candyland and Sorry! are also easy games to play separately as long as you move everyone’s pieces on the board. 

Family Feud

If your family loves to watch this game show, then you have to recreate a virtual game. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you organize the game. Throw in some gift cards or cash prizes to have some fun competition. With all that practice over Zoom, you family might be good enough to play the real game with Steve Harvey!

Karaoke

Your Zoom hangout is about to turn into the ultimate family sing along. Make it fun by writing down a few songs on a piece a paper and selecting a random song for each person to sing. You never know, you might have Grandpa singing Frozen’s “Let it Go!” YouTube’s Sing King has some great karaoke songs to choose from. 

Pictionary

Yes, you can even play Pictionary virtually! Each player can use Zoom’s Whiteboard feature to draw out their objects. Have teammates find their words by using this Pictionary Generator that you can adjust from Easy to Really Hard. 

Dessert Decoration Contest

For families obsessed with watching The Great British Bake Off, have your own competition at home by decorating desserts. Family members can buy frosting and toppings to decorate cookies, cupcakes or even gingerbread houses. Then decide who wins based on their finished work!  

Name That Tune

Recreate Name That Tune on Zoom with popular songs that everyone can recognize. Instead of creating your own playlist, go on YouTube to find guessing songs videos with themes like Disney, Christmas and more.

Escape Room

If you’re looking for a more challenging game, give virtual escape rooms a try. There are so many different escape rooms to access online. But, you can try this Hogwarts Digital Escape Room for free thanks to a local librarian in Pennsylvania. 


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