If you’re one of the millions of people working from home in the new age of social distancing, video chats are a good way to feel more engaged.
But Zoom isn’t just for conference calls.
If you want to see friendly faces – that aren’t your coworkers – use Zoom, or any video chat service for a game night with your friends.
Especially since a clinical psychologist tells Bustle that video conferencing technology helps us engage with others and reminds us that we’re not alone.
Each team will need a separate space to blurt out their guesses, like a breakout room.
Give them around 30 seconds to come up with an answer and then have a team member send answers on the group chat.
This should go without saying, but make sure one of the rules is to stay off Google for the answers.
Charades is a perfect game to act out over video chat.
Just make sure to move the camera so your team can see what you’re doing and guess the word or phrase.
Board games or card games always work.
The Los Angeles Times says if you and your friends have the same board game, like Monopoly, you can all set it up and move the pieces at the same time.
The outlet says your best bet is to pick a game that only requires a roll of the dice to keep things moving.
Pro tip, card games like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity also work.
Just show your answers to the camera for the judge to decide the winning answer.