I also worked out how to play Connect 4 with
my nephew – we Skype each other, I set up
the frame in front of the laptop, we choose
red or yellow and then he tells me where he
wants his piece to go from 1-7 if 1 is the
first slot on his left and my right. It
works well, as long as he wins!
You can also play Boggle in a similar way,
with one of you shaking up the letters and
positioning the grid, so the others can see
it and setting a timer. Just don’t shake it
too loudly if people are wearing headphones.
Other games we’ve tried on Zoom are Charades
and Pictionary, which work reasonably well.
Please share any other ideas for games to
play with friends and family during a
Pandemic. Even when it’s over, it’s a way of
keeping in touch with friends and family who
live on their own or don’t live nearby.
The Game Gal - Giving you lists of awesome,
fun family games!
It's a good way for families to play
variations on Pictionary, Charades, Taboo,
Who is in the Bag and other parlour and
board games. It has different levels of
difficulty and Christmas themed versions.
All you need is a zoom link or other way of
communicating online and pen, paper and a
timer. If you are playing a variation on
Pictionary, you need to be able to clamp
your phone, so the opponents can see your
paper. With the other games, you can sit
back and guess the answers and tot up who
gets the most correct answers in the set
Hopefully, it will help some families
through this difficult time.
History of Scrabble:
Arneson, Erik (June 26, 2019). "How
To Win at Scrabble and Words With Friends:
How to Practice, Play, and Win