This page includes a list of fun games to play on Zoom with coworkers.
Zoom is a virtual conference call platform, and so Zoom games are a subcategory of games to play on virtual conference calls.
This list includes:
- team building games to play on Zoom
- video conference games for work teams
- fun conference call games
And other fun things to do over Zoom with colleagues.
So, here is a list of games to play on your next virtual conference call:
List of Zoom games
From scavenger hunts to word games and more, there are many games you can play over Zoom.
1. Lightning Scavenger Hunts ⚡
Real world scavenger hunts usually have elements like teamwork, collaboration and problem solving. The work from home equivalent you can play on Zoom is more independent. Our favorite format is Lightning Scavenger Hunts.
For Lightning Scavenger Hunts, create a list of items or characteristics. Then, on a Zoom call, challenge your remote employees to gather the items and show them on screen to earn points.
Here is an example of items to find:
- Something red.
- Your favorite mug.
- Whatever is in the pockets of your winter jacket.
- The thing you have had the longest.
- A book that you did not enjoy.
You can get creative with your hunt; the more obscure the objects the better.
2. Zoom “Conference Call” Bingo
Zoom “Conference Call” Bingo is a version of Online Team Building Bingo.
Bingo has a number of advantages for team building on Zoom, including a familiar format, fun game mechanics and the potential for prizes. Your team will love it 🙂
Here is a free Zoom Bingo Board you can use:
To play Bingo games over Zoom, distribute the game board and then encourage your coworkers to track their progress throughout the virtual conference call. The first player to complete a row gets a prize.
3. Five Things
Five Things is an improv game you can play over Zoom to help encourage team bonding. Here is how to play the game:
- Bring your team members onto a Zoom conference call.
- Name a topic and a person. That person has 15 seconds to name five specific items within the topic.
- That player then choose another topic and player to continue.
For example, you could name a topic like “aliens” and choose your coworker, Peter, to answer. Peter would have 15 seconds to name five aliens, which could be “ALF, Marvin the Martian, Spock, Yoda and Ford Prefect.”
4. Something in Common
Something in Common is an icebreaker game you can play for team building over Zoom. The purpose of the game is to help improve employee engagement by connecting people over similarities.
For round one, challenge your team members to find the most unique thing they have in common.
For round two, challenge your team members to find the most unique thing, while excluding physical traits and places.
For round three, challenge your team members to find the most unique thing in a specific category, like high school.
Pro tip: One of the most powerful Zoom features to support games is breakout rooms. For this game, organize your people into breakout rooms with four or five people each to encourage participation.
5. Zoom Pictionary
Pictionary is a great example of a game you can adapt to play on Zoom with coworkers. The classic game mechanics include paper, pen, a timer, buzzer and more.
For Zoom Pictionary, use a free online drawing program like Sketchpad and share your screen over Zoom. then, draw something elaborate like a movie scene. The player or team that guesses the movie correctly wins one point.
More Zoom games
You can adapt many video conference games to play over Zoom. You can also adapt most real world team building games to play on video conferences, so the list of potential activities is really long.
If you end up on another platform then there are games for Webex too.
Have fun with your Zoom games!
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