When the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus has infected at least 94 people and killed at least 44, many of us started to panic and wonder whether or not we would be affected by this new strain of the virus. While it’s impossible to know what will happen in the next few months, it’s comforting to know that in the meantime, there are plenty of ways to stay connected with friends and family from the comfort of your own home.
Give Chalk Talk
Zoom is a great way to stay connected with friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are 7 fun games you can play together online – Hearts: The game starts with each player being dealt 13 cards face down, then players take turns playing one card per turn, until all but one player has gone out by playing all of their cards.
- Spades: A card game in which four people form two partnerships, partners sitting opposite each other across the table; deals out cards; one person at a time plays or discards any number of his or her cards in batches of three; when a batch is finished, its place in sequence must be filled by drawing from either pile (in turn) until no more cards remain from that pile.
We all need a little distraction and connection right now, so why not gather some friends virtually and play a game of trivia? It’s a great way to catch up and have some fun. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Charades is a great game to play over Zoom because it doesn’t require any special equipment and can be played by people of all ages. Plus, it’s a great way to get everyone laughing and having fun. Here’s how to play choose one person in the room to act out words or phrases for their teammates to guess; if someone guesses correctly, they then take a turn acting out words or phrases for their teammates. If you’re playing with kids who don’t know what to do when they’re not acting out anything, just have them say pass when they’re done guessing. The winner is the person who guesses all of their words first!
Play Cards Against Humanity
Zoom is a great way to stay connected with friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic. One fun way to pass the time is by playing cards against humanity. This game is similar to Apples to Apples, but it’s a lot more fun (and sometimes raunchy). To play, each person takes turns being the judge and reads a card out loud. The other players then choose a card from their hand that they think best answers the judge’s card.
Watch YouTube Videos Together
One great way to stay connected with friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic is to watch YouTube videos together. This can be done through a service like Watch2Gether. All you need is a laptop, tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection.
If you’re looking for a fun way to stay connected with your friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic, why not try playing Scrabble over Zoom? Scrabble is a great game for all ages and can be played with people of all skill levels. Plus, it’s a great way to sharpen your mind and have some fun competition. Here’s how to get started – First, download Zoom onto your computer from the link below. Once installed, launch Zoom from the icon on your desktop or taskbar (Mac: find it in Finder).
- Next, create an account by clicking Sign up in the upper right corner of the window and follow their steps to enter your personal information.
Try Some Video Game Streaming
During these unprecedented times, we could all use a little fun and connection. Luckily, there are some great games that can be played over video chat platforms like Zoom.
Here are 3 of our favorites – Checkers: Strategy is key in this game. The aim is to get all your pieces across the board before your opponent does.
- Puzzle: In this game, you have 60 seconds to solve as many puzzles as possible.
- Callisto Strike: Manage your fuel supply while trying to shoot down enemy missiles in this addictive arcade game with simple controls and flashy graphics. Score points by blowing up or shooting down the enemy’s ships before they reach your station. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, Callisto Strike will not disappoint!
- Tetris: One of the most well-known games ever made, Tetris was originally created in 1984 by Russian computer scientist Alexey Pajitnov and his colleagues from Academy of Science of USSR.