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.
History of Scrabble:
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How to Practice, Play, and Win