The Best Games You Can Play on FaceTime [April 2020]
When a friend or a family member is far away, FaceTime is a true blessing. You get to see their face and catch up on stuff. But did you know that there are many fun games you can play over FaceTime too?
Nothing beats personalized games and inside jokes, but sometimes you need a little inspiration. This article will give you a list of entertaining games to consider before you schedule your next FaceTime call.
For starters, try something simple, but harder than it seems. Five names is a game that can keep you occupied for a long time. First, one person picks a category, and the other has to name five names that fall under that category.
Pretty straightforward, right? For example, you can choose “Actors,” and then your friend has to list five actors they can think of at the moment. It gets trickier if it’s a group call because you can’t repeat the names.
It would be interesting to see how many your friends can come up with. And it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll remember some unexpected names and forget those that are more familiar.
It’s an old game that never fails to entertain. It works well in any situation, whether you’re talking to your best friend, significant other, or a relative. Think of something specific, like a person, an object, or a place.
Your partner in the game has 20 questions to ask to get to the answer. But here’s the trick – they have to be “yes or “no” questions. Your responses will serve as a guide. If they’re lucky, they can guess quickly. But things are more enjoyable when you’re cutting it close.
Truth or Dare
Who hasn’t heard of Truth or Dare? Teenage movies have popularized it for sure, but there’s a reason why it’s still one of the best. It’s an excellent opportunity to get to know someone better, even if it’s just over FaceTime.
All you have to do is ask “Truth or Dare” and let your FaceTime partner decide. If they say “Truth,” then come up with a question with a potentially embarrassing answer. Or just use the opportunity to ask something you’ve meant to for a while.
“Dare” could be a little more complicated while Facetiming, but it’s not impossible. For example, you can dare them to do an impromptu song or a dance routine.
Take a Personality Quiz
It is not a game exactly, but it can be fun as well. There are so many personality tests online, but the 16 Personalities Test is one of the most popular ones available. It won’t take too long, and the questions will offer a lot of insight for everyone who’s answering them.
After you’re done, you can share the results and discuss them. There will be some fun reveals that will lead to maybe another quiz. Something more like “Which Disney Princess Are You” to make the quiz games even more fun.
If you are a movie lover, you might love playing the Movie Lines game. Provided, of course, that your partner on FaceTime also loves movies. You can say a famous movie line like “No, I am your father.” And see if they can guess that it’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
But there are many famous movie and TV show lines, and this game is particularly fun if you’re both huge fans of the same franchises. You can also set the scene and act out portions of it.
Two Truths and One Lie
Here’s another way to learn more about the person you’re Facetiming. Maybe even a secret or two. You have to give three statements about yourself or something you’ve done. Two of them are true, and one of them is a lie. But for the gamer to work, it needs to be new information about you.
They don’t have to go in any particular order. And they all should sound believable. Delivering them with confidence is essential. Then your partner in the game has to figure out which one is false.
Origami might seem a bit intimidating at first. But it’s a fantastic activity that relaxes and entertains both your mind and fingers. Here’s an idea, you and your friend can play an origami YouTube instructional video for beginners.
Undoubtedly, this will turn into a fantastic activity. And who knows you might impress each other or make fun of each other’s origami animals. It might not be a traditional choice for a FaceTime game, but the odds are that if you try it, you’ll love it.
In case you use FaceTime to reconnect with a kid in your family, it’s always fun to answer riddles. They might seem silly, but most kids love them. And their answers might surprise you and make you laugh.
If you think you’ll have a problem with coming up with riddles on the spot, check out the official Fatherly site.
Let the (FaceTime) Games Begin
When you can’t talk to your loved ones in person, that can be tough. Fortunately, services like FaceTime make that burden so much easier.
If you’re a creative person, you might come up with fun games on your own. But when it doubt you can try any of these, and you probably won’t regret it. There is something on the list for everyone.
What is your favorite game to play over FaceTime? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.