Seven Online Party Games You Can Play With Your Friends Remotely
If there's one good thing about the pandemic, it is the fact that people have become flexible! Work-from-home option has been revealed to be a blessing in disguise, helping companies save money on keeping a functioning office and maintaining productivity. It has helped the staff balance work and personal lives. One thing we have learnt from the pandemic, is that almost any group activity can be done online, even weddings!
So what stops you from connecting with your long-distance friends over enjoyable games played online? Check out some fun games that you can play with your loved ones digitally.
1. Drinking Online Games
Having a cocktail party online with your friends? You can also enjoy party games when you are partying digitally! There are super fun games available online that can be played on a video-conference platform. Explore favourite games such as Power our or ice-breakers such as Never Have I Ever and several card games including Kings.
2. Online Board Games
From old favourites like Monopoly to strategic competitive games such as Risk and Catan, all are available on the internet. You can have an epic time playing these games on your choice of video-conference platforms.
This is a very simple game that you can play with your friends located all around the world. All you need is a video-conferencing platform. Just connect with your friends on one of these platforms. In Bomb, the first player names a movie, then the next player names an actor from that movie. The successive player names move with that actor and so on... Players cannot repeat any movie titles or actors' names during a round. If the player is not able to name an actor or a movie, then they get a letter. If the player spells out BOMB, they lose. The last standing player wins!
4. Houseparty Games
Houseparty has plenty of games that can be played online. From Heads Up!, Chips and Guac, Quick Draw and many more. You can download the app on your phone or tablet or laptop and invite your friends to play a round!
5. Jackbox Games
Jackbox has a good number of online games. You can use a tablet or phone or a controller to play these games. You can get up to ten friends to play the Jackbox games. Just get their party packs, each pack includes five games, from doodle and joke contests such as the popular Quiplash and Drawful, to hidden-identity whodunits and even trivia games.
6. Online Trivia Games
If you enjoy trivia there are plenty of options for you and your friends to play. Enjoy a pub-quiz like game online with your folks. There are a lot of free games such as Random Trivia Generator, apps like QuizUp, detailed logistics on how to throw a DIY trivia over a video-conferencing platform.
7. Online Word Games
Enjoy super-challenging yet fun word games? You and your friends can play head-to-head matches or even epic bouts with multiple players. Scrabble GO is a Scrabble spinoff, Words with Friends. You can also log in to your social media apps such as Facebook to play games like Word Blitz, which is basically Boggle with Scrabble-like scoring. Enjoy!
While it's great to learn about alcoholic beverages and hosting boozy parties, it is important to also consume alcohol moderately. Remember to serve and drink responsibly to ensure you and your guests are healthy and out of harm's way. If you know anyone who has trouble controlling their alcohol intake, please refer them to a professional immediately.