6 Fun Games to Play on Webex

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September 27, 2020

This page includes a list of fun games to play on Webex.

Webex games are fun activities and challenges that you can play over the video conferencing platform Webex. Many of these games utilize platform features like video, screen sharing and chat. The purpose of these games is to promote team building and engagement.

Webex games are a subcategory of games to play on video conference calls, and are similar to Zoom games.

This list includes:

  • fun games to play over Webex
  • Webex team building activities
  • interactive Webex activities
  • and other fun things to do on Webex

So, here is a list of games to play on your next call:

List of Webex games

From Yellow Submarine to online versions of Pictionary and Bingo, these games are fully compatible with the Webex video conferencing platform.

1. Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine is a fun game you can play via Webex. To set the game up, each player makes a small submarine out of paper or other materials. For example, you could draw a submarine on a piece of paper and cut it out, use colored construction paper to build your ship, or get crafty with other materials. Your submarine does not have to be yellow.

Once the game commences, players get 1 point each time they show the submarine on screen. The goal is to have your submarine’s appearance go unnoticed by all other players. For example, a player could casually lift the submarine up from the bottom of the screen during a Webex call, hide the submarine in the background, or camouflage it in their outfit.

If any other player spots your submarine then you still get the 1 point for that display, but otherwise are out of the game. The game ends when only one player remains, and the winner is the player with the most points.

Pro tip: The game mechanics work because the incentive is for each player to show their submarine as many times as they can. If you just wait it out then you will be the last player standing, and you will also have no points.

2. Webex Trivia (Facilitated)

Virtual Trivia is one of the hosted virtual team building activities we offer over Webex and other platforms. For this event, we prepare a set of wildly interesting questions that will have your team racing to be the first to answer.

Virtual Team Trivia

This trivia sessions is 60 minutes, and perfect for teams that like competitive games. You can choose from themes like Rock & Roll or Interstellar, and we can develop custom trivia about your organization too.

Learn more about Virtual Team Trivia.

3. Webex Pictionary

A classic game of Pictionary includes a game board, pads of paper, dice, wine, anxiety and other elements of real world improv games.

Webex Pictionary is similar to the dining table equivalent, but without all the fluff. All you need is Webex, a decent internet connection, a list of topics to draw and someone to keep score.

Here is how to play:

  1. The “Draw Master” goes to Random Word Generator to get a word. I recommend using nouns.
  2. The “Draw Master” then does a screen-share and uses a free drawing app like Sketch to draw the word.
  3. Players can guess the word at any time. The first player to correctly guess the word gets 1 point.
  4. The game ends when a player reaches 5 points or you stop having fun.

4. Webex Bingo

Webex Bingo is a version of Online Team Building Bingo.

The game mechanics of playing Bingo games via Webex are similar to other versions. First, decide on a duration and prizes for your game. Second, distribute a game board. Third, each player self-tracks performance. And finally, award prizes for completing rows.

Here is a Webex Bingo board template you can use:

webex bingo game card

With the game board above, each player listens for the phrases and watches for or completes actions to mark off each square. Completing an entire row is a Bingo an deserving of at least praise and maybe prizes.

You may also be interested in Remote Work Bingo, which is specifically themed for working from home.

5. One Word to Rule Them All

One Word to Rule Them All is one of the Webex drinking games you can play without alcohol.

Here is how it works:

  • Choose a word that is neither particularly common or obscure. For example: “budget”, “market” or “home”.
  • Each time someone says the word during a Webex call, all players take a sip of a drink.

For the drink, you could use tea, coffee, water, juice, milk, kombucha or many others.

6. Webex Icebreakers

Webex icebreakers are virtual icebreaker questions you can prompt attendees with.

One challenge with running icebreakers on Webex is that participants may not know when it is their turn to speak. To remedy this, the organizer should announce who is next and who is on deck and keep a two-person roster going throughout the icebreaker.

Here are a few icebreaker questions you can start with:

  • Where do you consider “home”?
  • What is your typing speed?
  • When did you join Facebook?
  • Who do you follow online and why?
  • Who was your closest friend growing up?

See our full list of virtual icebreakers for online meetings for more inspiration.

More Webex games

You can adapt most virtual conference games to play on Webex. You can also adapt most real world games to play on virtual conferences, so the list of activities is really long.

For more specific examples, check out our list of online team building games, which includes Webex friendly game formats.

FAQ: Webex games

Here are some common questions we see about playing games over Webex.

What are Webex games?

Webex games are fun games and activities that you can play over the video conferencing platform Webex. For example, you can play Yellow Submarine and Webex Pictionary.

What are the best Webex games?

Two of the best games you can play over Webex are Webex Bingo and Yellow Submarine. For Bingo, we have a free template you can download on this page. For Yellow Submarine, everyone creates a mini-sub out of DIY materials and then follows the simple game mechanics.

Do you need any special equipment to play games over Webex?

You do not need any special equipment to play games over Webex! You just need an internet enabled device, the Webex platform, and a stable WiFi connection.

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Author: Michael Alexis

CEO of teambuilding.com. I write about my experience working with and leading remote teams since 2010.

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