Games You Can Easily Play Over Skype
Playing games with friends and family is a great bonding opportunity, and it can be so much fun. But did you know that you can schedule a Skype call and have a game night?
You can challenge a relative who lives across the country for a game of chess. There is a lot of fun and exciting games you can play over Skype. In this article, we’re going to give you several suggestions, and hopefully, you’ll like some.
Truth or Dare
Starting with a classic game makes sense. When you say “Truth or Dare,” almost everyone knows what you’re talking about. You might think that the “dare” part is hard to do over Skype, but that’s not the case at all.
For example, you can dare the person you’re Skyping with to add a random person from their Skype contact list to the call. Will they answer the call or not? Exciting and suspenseful. A good idea to make the game last longer is to switch from “truth” to “dare” and vice versa occasionally. Just to keep it more interesting.
True or False
If you want to test the limits of someone’s imagination and learn something about them, try playing True or False. It’s a very self-explanatory game, and it’s perfect for Skype calls. One player gets to say whatever statement comes to their mind.
It can be something simple like “It snowed in Washington yesterday.” Or they can say something like, “the Moon is made of cheese.” Another player’s job is to say if that statement is true or false. After five wrong answers, the game is over.
Two Truths & One Lie
Here, it’s about the tone and how clever you can be. A player is supposed to say two true statements about themselves, preferably, and one lie. They should all sound equally believable. The other players guess which one is a lie. It’s an excellent way to test how well someone knows you, and perhaps reveal something intriguing.
It’s an entertaining game you can use to test your knowledge and how fast you are on your toes. It’s fantastic in larger groups. So, make a Skype group call and pick a category. Let’s say, “Animals.”
Then one player says, “Elephant.” The next player takes the last letter from that word and says a word in the same category – like “Tiger.” It would be fun to see how long it takes before no one can think of another word.
If you want a game that’s inclusive for all ages, try Charades. It works very well over Skype, regardless of how big the group is. You use gestures to explain the word, and you have to be careful about staying silent.
If you’re worried you won’t be able to stay quiet, just hit the mute button. Any category will do. Try movies, TV shows, celebrities, or countries and cities.
Here is another guessing game that can be incredibly funny and entertaining for a group of people. One person gets to hum the melody of a well-known song, and others get to guess the lyrics or the performer. Whoever guesses the most songs wins.
Guess the Word
It’s also known as the “Guess the Person” because it’s the most interesting that way. All you have to do is think of something or someone from your life or otherwise.
And the other participants ask you “yes or no” questions. Eventually, when you get close to the answer, you can ask a direct question.
The 21 questions game is an excellent choice for people who are in a new relationship, and they’re apart at the moment. It’s also a fantastic way to get to know anyone in your life a little better. It’s a straightforward game where you ask some specific questions. One person can ask 21 questions in a row, or players can take a turn. You can ask anything you want, but here are a few examples:
- How would you describe yourself? Be as detailed as you wish.
- If you could be in anyone’s shoes for a day, who would it be?
- What is your favorite movie?
Would You Rather
When it’s time to get silly, go with Would You Rather. The more you let your imagination go, the better the game will be. It’s especially funny if you pick something you know the other players are going to have a hard time answering.
If you just ask, “Would you rather eat ice cream or lettuce” then you’re playing the game wrong. But if you go with something like “Would you rather swim the ocean or walk the Earth” it could make someone think twice.
Tell a Story
If you want a more low-key and creative type of game, you can just tell stories. It’s not a game in a conventional sense, but it can be amusing. Think of five words, nouns, verbs, adjectives. And the other participants have to create a sentence, adding their own words as well.
Or they can create five consecutive sentences, each containing one word you said. And you take turns, building a story. You never know where it might take you. So, prepare for very long Skype video calls.
Exercising Your Mind and Spirit Over Skype
Hopefully, at least one game from our list would make you laugh or make the time go faster. If all else fails, you can always watch a movie with your friends over Skype. Play the film simultaneously, or expand your screen so everyone can see it.
Often, just seeing your friends’ and family’s faces over Skype is enough to make you smile, and the games aren’t always necessary. Still, it’s good to have a few ideas up your sleeve.
Have you played any games over Skype? Let us know in the comments section below.