10 Zoom-Friendly Games: As Tried And Tested By Our Team!
This is a crazy time. We can’t stop saying it!
Working from home means many things, our calendars have gone from jam-packed to wide open and Zoom has become our best friend.
But just because we’re working from home, doesn’t mean we have to cancel our weekly team bonding.
In fact at 3Search we have amped up our social calendars and as a result, amped up our team’s engagement and motivation.Like many others, zoom has become our main means of communication, not only for team catch-ups but also for some fun team bonding activities.
We've had so much fun trying and testing various zoom friendly games, and we've created a list of our top 10 for you to try!
And for more ideas on how you can have fun (and party!) as a team, check out our blog: 'The Office Christmas Party in 2020'
- Virtual Scavenger hunt - each week someone is the Scavenger Master and comes up with 10 house-hold items that the rest of the team must go and find. The quickest to bring back each item gets a point and the person who wins the 10-item round gets a prize
- Virtual Book or Netflix Club - Ok, so not a game but a great way to come together on a weekly call. Each week someone nominates the book or show and you discuss it over a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) as a group.
- Zoom-friendly Cards Against Humanity. Easy to play, but best for smaller teams (6-8). Full instructions here and click here to play.
- Bingo. It doesn't get any easier than Bingo. You can use websites like this to play the traditional game with a virtual caller or play a custom game hosted by a teammate. Prizes have included Deliveroo Cupcakes and Amazon DIY cocktail kit.
- Guess The Object. One nominated team member takes a picture of an item in their house and the picture is shared using the Zoom Share Screen feature. The person who guesses who the item belongs to quickest wins.
- MTV Cribs. Another non-game but our version of Cribs worked really well with our ‘Guess The Object’ round. Each week a team member gives a tour of their home (and the contents of their fridge). We’ve never known our teammates better.
- Scattergories. There are one letter and five categories (things like "school supplies," "book title," and "girl's name"). You have 60 seconds to come up with a word that fits in each category and starts with the chosen letter. The more unique your answer, the more points you get! Click here to play.
- Psych. Everyone in the group makes up fake answers to real trivia questions, and one player must choose the real answer among the fakes. Really good for smaller teams.
- Pictionary. Divide your team into groups. Open this Pictionary word generator and choose a team to play first and a designator drawer for that team. The drawer gets the word and has one minute to draw the word for their team to guess. Correct guesses get a point.
- Heads Up. The classic word game where players have to describe the word on the screen to the person holding the screen to their head. You can choose from a range of categories and play with as many people as you want. Download the app here.