Virtual Christmas Games
This year the holidays are looking different for many of us and a lot of family gatherings and parties are being held virtually…which is fantastic…but we still want games!
So today I have rounded up some of our favorite games and included how to play them virtually.
Let’s get started:
The “Movie in a Sentence” Game is easy and fun.
Here’s how to play:
#1. Condense the plot of a movie into one sentence. Tell (or text) that sentence to those who are playing.
#2. Everyone tries to guess the movie.
#3. The person who guesses correctly gets to say their movie in a sentence clue….and everyone guesses.
To play virtually have the person giving the movie clue say the clue…for example: “Man buys private island to house his large lizard collection.”
Then players have to be the first one to guess Jurassic Park. They can do this by being the first one to type the answer in the chat, write the answer on a white board or piece of paper and hold it up to the screen, or just yell it out first.
It is easy and super fun.
For more rules (and how to play it over text) and a list of 21 Movie in a Sentence clues just click HERE.
The Would You Rather…Holiday Edition Game
My kids love to play “Would You Rather” all the time…in the car, at the dinner table, on the way to school, whenever…and my husband and I can’t help but join in.
Here’s how to play…someone asks a question like “Would you rather never eat breakfast again or only eat breakfast foods for the rest of your life?” And then the debate begins.
This game can easily played virtually too! Here’s how:
The moderator asks a question and then gives everyone the opportunity to write their answer in the chat, or on a paper or white board to hold up to the screen. The moderator then picks players with two different answers to explain why they chose the answer that they did.
There are no prizes or winner for this game…it is just participation and for fun! For more details and for a list of 20 holiday related questions just click HERE.
The Christmas Telestration Game
Awhile back the teenagers in my neighborhood introduced us to a new game that they are obsessed with…Telestrations…it’s a little like pictionary and a little like Catch Phrase and a little like telephone and it’s all fun.
It starts with someone writing down a phrase like “Here Comes Santa Claus” and passing that phrase to the next player…that player then draws a picture of what that phrase says and passes the picture to the next player. That player then writes down what phrase she thinks the picture is of and passes the phrase to the next player….and so on and so forth.
When you get to the end of the players you compare the outcome with what you started with.
This game is easy to play virtually…with your phones. One person texts the phrase to a player. That player draws a picture of the phrase and then clicks a picture of their drawing and sends it via text to the next player…that player then texts what she thinks the drawing is to the next player…and so on and so forth.
If you want to ramp up the texting fun instead of having players draw what they think they phrase is they could take a picture of themselves doing the phrase or something that represents the phrase.
Mix it up how ever you like and then share the beginning and end results with everyone together over zoom or a google chat.
For all the instructions…and more than 25 different holiday song phrases to use and 20 different holiday movies to use click HERE.
The Hallmark Movie or Not Game
Here’s the game:
I have a list of 20 magical movie plots that you can read one at a time.
Some of them are real Hallmark Holiday Movie summaries…and some of them are imposter plots written by me. WaaHaaHaa!!!! Your mission is to find out which are the real movies and which are not.
Easy peasy. Right?
Here are two different movie plots from the game. I will let you decide which one is real and which one is the imposter:
#1. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe
When a confirmed bachelor is befriended by the daughter of the busy single mother who moves in next door he finds his heart beginning to melt but, can he convince his neighbor to slow down long enough for a moment under the mistletoe?
#2. Christmas By Starlight
A woman trying to save her family’s restaurant is offered a unique arrangement by the heir of the development firm that wants to tear it down. If she pretends to appear as his legal counsel they’ll save the Starlight Café.
Did you guess which one was real and which was the imposter?
It’s a lot of fun, easy to play in person or virtually, and I have a list of more than a dozen already in the works for a sequel.
To play this virtually (like over zoom or google chats is easy. Have all the players write down on one side of a paper REAL and on the other side IMPOSTER.
Then have one person read the plots.
After each plot summary give the players 15-30 seconds to decide if the summary is real or an imposter. At the end of time each player holds up their paper with their answer.
Keep score. The person with the most correct guesses wins!
For more details and to download all 20 movie plots just click HERE.
The Virtual Scavenger Hunt Game
Here’s how they work:
#1. The person running the game gives something for the players to go find at their various locations. For example something red.
#2. Players then have 60 seconds (or longer depending on your players..but 60-90 seconds seems to be the magic time for us) to run and find something red.
#3. Those who return with something red before time runs out show what they found that is red and receive points for that item.
#4. When everyone has returned to their screens and all items have been shown points are tallied.
#4. The game then moves on to the next item.
#5. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Easy peasy…and fun for kids and adults…and often hilarious.
For more details and a list of 20+ fun, holiday scavenger hunt items click HERE.
So that is that!
5 Virtual Christmas Games.