Ahoy matey! Welcome to our list of virtual happy hour games.
Virtual happy hour games are any games or activities you play as part of a fun and relaxing video call with a distributed group. At work, these activities are a subset of online team building games.
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So, check out this list of virtual happy hour games to play with coworkers.
List of virtual happy hour game ideas
The following list includes fun games to play during virtual happy hours. These games are designed to be five to fifteen minutes each, so you can run them quickly as part of a larger agenda.
1. Something in Common
Something in Common is an icebreaker game you can play during virtual happy hours. To start off, divide your people into breakout rooms with four or five people each. The group members have three minutes to find the three most unique things they have in common. The emphasis is on unique, because “we all have ears” is boring, but “we all cooked corn on the cob in the last week” is novel and interesting.
2. Virtual Happy Hour Bingo
Virtual Happy Hour Bingo is a type of Online Team Building Bingo.
One way to increase engagement during virtual happy hours is to give your people something active to do throughout the session. Bingo fulfills this need nicely by providing prompts and clues for your people to listen for and check off throughout your call.
Here is a game board you can use:
Virtual Happy Hour bingo is a fun, easy and familiar way to integrate games into your virtual happy hour.
3. “I’ll drink to that”
“I’ll drink to that” is a drinking game you can play during virtual happy hours, either with or without alcohol. Personally, I prefer ginger and turmeric tea.
To play this game, decide on a specific phrase that acts as a trigger to take a drink. The phrase should be both common and a little obscure. For example:
- “oh my goodness”
- “what do you think?”
- “can everyone hear me?”
Each time you hear the phrase, everyone says “I’ll drink to that” and takes a sip of their drink.
4. The Question Game
Have you played the question game? Would you know if you did? How long do the questions go?
The answer to that last question is “as long as you can keep it up!”
Playing The Question Game is simple, challenging and fun. To play:
- One player asks another player a question.
- That player must respond with question directed at another player.
- That players must respond with a question and redirect as well.
- Keep going until the questions stop.
I played The Question Game tonight. It was fun; or was it?
5. The Statement Game
The Statement Game is the opposite of The Question Game.
To play, one person starts with a statement and then passes it to the next player. That person responds with a statement and continues the conversation. Your goal is both to continue the chain of logic and continue making statements as long as you can.
The game ends when someone asks a question or you fail to make a statement within five seconds.
You can develop your own games to play during virtual happy hours too. Nearly anything framed as a fun game can be a quick way to engage your people.
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