With family video calls becoming part of the new norm, most of us have grown used to interacting with friends and loved ones through a screen -- albeit it's usually a small one.
Whether it’s a simple call to say hello, or just wanting to spend some quality time with each other, doing a video call on your TV further enhances that experience, by giving you a life-size experience with your friends and family, from the comfort of your couch.
If you are looking for some fun activities to do together while on a TV video call, game night is a great option! Here are a few fun ideas to enjoy with those who mean the most to you...
Virtual Trivia Night
Everyone has a subject they know a lot about and a virtual trivia night is a great way to have fun showing off your knowledge!
A little preparation is needed beforehand and you’ll have to nominate a trivia master to find and ask the questions.
If you are in charge of asking the questions, you can find a wealth of trivia questions online. Read the "virtual room" and try and vary the subjects so that everyone has the opportunity to shine.
Divide the group into equal teams and give them each a creative name, if you want.
When you’re ready to play, the MC can begin asking the questions and then keep score. Feel free to setup your own rules such as time limits, and amend them accordingly (with fun always in mind).
As the evening goes on, you’ll be amazed at the facts and trivia (no matter how useless) the others know about.
Expect plenty of laughter as your team mates suggest incorrect and funny-sounding answers to questions!
Virtual TV Charades
Charades is an oldie but goodie! To play charades, you don’t need any special equipment or extensive knowledge: just a willingness to have fun and laugh at yourself and your friends. And by having your video call on your TV, you're able to see everyone in life-size and everyone fits into the frame!
With charades, you have the option of dividing the group into teams or allowing everyone to represent themselves.
It’s also a good idea to nominate a referee who can draw up a list of things to be acted out, as well as monitor time limits. When the game is played, the referee can send the topic to the individual via a personal message so that the others do not see it.
When creating your list of topics, break them down into categories. Making them as complex as possible will result in even more bellyaching laughter as the contestants struggle to act the word out!
Playing charades will show you that it is possible to have just as much fun virtually as it is physically and you will end the evening on a positive and more relaxed note.
Video calls are a fun way to socialize with friends and family, no matter where they are located in the world.
If you can hold your game night on a TV screen, there is no need to battle with the tiny screen on your phone or struggle to keep the device upright.
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