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Rally Together with a Friends & Family Game Night

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and with the forecast not looking very outdoor friendly, how can we still connect and compete with all our friends and family while still complying with our socially distanced group margins?  Here's one answer: Organize a Zoom Game Night! 

By now, we have all pretty much become Zoom experts, as it has been the go-to app for staying in contact while we have been staying home, and all sorts of ingenious ideas have been borne in the last several months so that we don't all have to just stare at each other on Zoom - instead, we can play some games and compete - YES!  

While I'm certain the possibilities are endless, we are sharing again just a few of the games that work great with Zoom to get you started:

  • PICTIONARY: I'm certainly partial to this game, as this was a family favorite while growing up.  So fun and super simple to play on Zoom!  
    • Divide the group into teams.  
    • Everyone uses a website with a Word Generator, like this one from The Game Gal: The Game Gal Word Generator
    • In Zoom, the artist can simply click on Share Screen and then select the Whiteboard option, where they can draw and all other participants can view. 
    • Each team should have a timekeeper.  If a team guesses the correct word within the time limit, they get a point! 

  • CHARADES: You can't beat a great game of charades, and this is another game easily played on Zoom!  
    • Divide the group into teams.
    • Everyone uses a Charades Words/Phrase Generator. like this site: Get Charades Ideas.  This particular site gives you the option of selecting specific categories such as Movies, Books, Actors, Singers, Bands, Athletes, TV Shows & Songs.
    • Teammates can communicate via individual chat to get each round going. 
    • Each team should have a timekeeper.  If a team guesses the correct word in time, they get the point!

  • TRIVIA NIGHT:  Trivia always, always, always provides fierce competition!
    • Divide the group into teams or make this an every teammate for themselves battle. 
    • You can go old school and use a Trivial Pursuit game and simply track points manually OR use an online option like this one: Trivia Maker.  Trivia Maker's awesomeness lies in the ability to create your own trivia questions if you want to make this challenge about your team, your club, your town, the game of volleyball or you name it!  They also have trivia games already created if you want to go that route as well.

Here's to staying connected, creating a joy-filled atmosphere, and providing competition in any way we can right now!  We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend filled with FUN!

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