5 Fun Games to Play Over Video Call

We love games, and in our latest blog on gamification and interactivity in app development, you could read about the rapidly growing popularity of gamified elements in applications. Why not make use of this ability to make life a bit more fun with games? And who says you have to be together to play? Video calling applications like Skype and Zoom are booming right now. Because of the COVID-19 crisis and the increased government regulations, working from home has become the norm for many people. And the best way to keep in close contact with your colleagues is by meeting online with video calls. But there is much more to these apps than business. Here are 5 games you can play with your friends, family, and colleagues to fight the boredom of isolation.
 
Houseparty might be the most fun social network for video calling, available for Android, iOS, macOS, and Chrome. With this app you can stay in touch with your friends and family by face-to-face video calling, with up to 8 people at the same time. Besides the basic function of video calling, you and your friends can also play games like “Quick Draw” and “Chips & Guac”.
 

Charades

We’re talking about the classic game here, which you can play on whatever video calling application you prefer. It’s like charades in real life but now played with your friends and family on your computer screen. Tip: make sure everyone’s internet connection and video/audio quality is on point, otherwise it might be difficult to understand each other. Which is, you know, the essence of charades.
 

Pictionary on Zoom

We’re talking about the classic game here, which you can play on whatever video calling application you prefer. It’s like charades in real life but now played with your friends and family on your computer screen. Tip: make sure everyone’s internet connection and video/audio quality is on point, otherwise it might be difficult to understand each other. Which is, you know, the essence of charades.

Drawful 2

To stay in the lane of online drawing, Drawful deserves a little place in the spotlights. Although it’s not necessarily a game played while video calling, you can definitely set up a group call with your friends on the side. Steam temporarily offers the most popular Pictionary application of all time for free. Drawful is a little different than the Pictionary you’re used to, as you and your friends are challenged with the craziest drawing challenges, all without the option of an eraser.

Pub Quizzes

If you have some extra free time on your hands and you don’t know what to do with it other than starting a new series on Netflix to binge-watch, create your own pub quiz with friends. Let everyone create one round with their own questions, from random trivia questions to guessing flags of countries all over the world, you can make it as crazy as you want. And because it’s a pub quiz, don’t forget that cold beer on the side to stay hydrated.

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