Virtual Holiday Party Bingo is a fun game you can play with teams during your online holiday party.
The game makes a great icebreaker and conversation starter, and is an excellent way to help coworkers and partygoers get to know each other.
To play Zoom holiday party Bingo, we recommend splitting participants up into breakout rooms for small group discussion. Simply drop a link to this card into the chat, then send players to breakout rooms. This step will help more folks participate and share their experiences. However, you are also welcome to play the game in one group in the main room.
Here is a free game board you can use:
If you would like to make your own board, here is a link to a Canva template.
How to play virtual holiday party Bingo
Here is how to play Bingo during online holiday parties:
- Drop a link to this page in the chat.
- Send participants into breakout rooms. Or, if you have a small group, you can stay in one room.
- Players can only mark off squares that describe other party guests.
- Give 10 to 15 minutes for the game.
You can also play the game outside of Zoom calls.
Tips for virtual holiday party Bingo
Here are some tips for playing virtual holiday party Bingo with teams.
- Make your own card. You can customize the squares with special facts about your team. For example, if you all live in NYC, you might write “Already visited the Rockefeller tree this year.” Or, fill the card with holiday icebreaker questions that inspire get-to-know you conversations.
- Award prizes! Rewards can be as simple as a $5 gift card, a piece of holiday swag, candy, or bragging rights. However, a bit of incentive will bring out competition and get folks to participate.
- Be inclusive. Filling your card with only Christmas prompts means some teammates may not relate. Having a mix of holidays makes the game more fun.
Sometimes, teammates are not as quick to chat in online parties as they are in person. Virtual holiday party Bingo is a great warmup activity to set the mood, bring the energy, and spark connection during your online holiday get together.