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Have you ever been in a situation where you’re on a video call with someone and you’ve run out of things to say but you don’t want the call to end? Yeah, I’m sure this has happened to a lot of people. In these kinds of situations, how about you play games? There are lots of games you can play over video calls.

Check out my list of fun games you can play on Facetime/zoom/Whatsapp video calls: (By the way, this article is also for those of us who are looking for fun things to do with pour friends during this lockdown)


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1. Charades

How to play: This classic game is an instant hit, and is easily played over Facetime. Choose a person, place, or thing. Let loose a little, act it out without saying any words, and see if your partner can guess what you’re acting out!

2. Read My Lips

How to play: Put yourself on mute, and choose a word or phrase to say to your partner. See if they can guess what you’re saying just by reading your lips!

3. Two Truths & A Lie

How to play: Tell your friend three things about yourself. Two should be true, and one should be a lie. Have them guess which one is the lie!

4. Would You Rather?

How to play: Use your imagination or google “Would You Rather Questions For Kids”, and choose a few good ones. They range from thought-provoking queries (“Would you rather live in a mansion filled with cockroaches , or in a tiny house with no cockroaches“) to silly (“Would you rather only be able to walk backwards or only be able to walk on all fours?“) to kind of gross (“Would you rather eat a slug or take a bath with a spider?“) This is a great way to spark discussion and laughter.

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5. Never Have I Ever

How to play: In this get-to-know-you game, each player puts two hands up where everyone can see. One player starts and says “Never have I ever…”, finishing the sentence with something they have never done. (“Never have I ever swam in the ocean.”) If the other players have done that, they have to put a finger down. The first person with all fingers down, wins. Or, the last surviving person with a finger up, wins.

6. 20 Questions

How to play: Think of a person, place, or thing. Your partners can ask you up to 20 questions in order to gather information. You can only answer “Yes” or “No.” See if they can guess what you’re thinking of before they run out of questions!

7. Truth or Dare

How to play: Ask your friend if they want a “Truth” or a “Dare.” If they choose Truth, ask them a question, and they have to tell the truth in their answer. If they choose “Dare”, dare them to do something silly.

By: Dammy Eneli

See Also: Six Games To Download On Your Phone During This Lockdown

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