Because of the current pandemic, staying inside is the safest and most responsible thing we can do right now. It can be boring, but because of video calling apps such as FaceTime, we can all have face to face conversations with our friends and family. But there are only so many things you can talk about. In this article, we are going to help you add some fun into your conversations and list out some of the best games to play over FaceTime.
These games can be played with a large group of people and they are a lot of fun. A lot of these games are family-friendly and you can include the kids from your family too! Let’s get started.
- 1 Fun Games to Play Over FaceTime (2020)
- 1.1 1. Truth or Dare
- 1.2 2. Charades
- 1.3 3. Never Have I Ever
- 1.4 4. Would You Rather
- 1.5 5. Antakshari
- 1.6 6. 20 Questions
- 1.7 7. Song Lyrics
- 1.8 8. Two Truth and One Lie
- 1.9 9. Rock, Paper, and Scissors
- 1.10 10. Kiss, Marry or Kill?
- 1.11 11. Read My Lips
- 1.12 12. Bingo!
- 1.13 13. If You Had To!
- 1.14 14. Last Letter
- 1.15 15. Made Up Story
- 1.16 16. Chess
- 2 Fun Games To Play Over FaceTime
Fun Games to Play Over FaceTime (2020)
I’ve compiled a list of 16 games that are simple and fun to play with a group of people.
1. Truth or Dare
Let’s start off with a classic game. Truth or Dare is the go-to game for a group of friends and it can be played over FaceTime. The rules of this game are simple. In a normal setting, you’d have to spin a bottle but since that isn’t possible, you can either go one by one or use a dice. The selected player has to choose between a truth or a dare. You can also include the two truths one dare rule, where the person has to choose dare after choosing truth twice.
Charades is another classic that can be an extremely fun game to play over FaceTime. All you have to do is mimic a certain movie or an object. But note that you have to keep it simple. I’d say that a movie like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” can be pretty hard to act out over FaceTime.
3. Never Have I Ever
Never have I ever is one of the best games you can play to know more about someone. It’s a fun game that can start out with innocent deeds and then move on to weirder topics. Basically, a player has to mention a scenario like ” Never have I ever, cheated off someone in my exams”. The players who have done it have to take a drink. You can learn a lot about your friends over the course of this game.
4. Would You Rather
This game is extremely fun to play especially if you are just starting to get to know a person or a group. Would You Rather is a simple game where the players have to choose between two answers. For example, a player will be asked “Would you rather play Chess or Mahjong?” and they have to choose between Mahjong and Chess.
This is a popular game played by South Asians and the rules are pretty straightforward. The first player has to sing a song and stop at a particular word. The next player has to sing a song that starts with the letter that the previous player ended with.
6. 20 Questions
It’s a classic group game but it is also one of the best games to play over FaceTime. One player gets to choose a word while the rest have to ask a set of 20 questions to determine that word. The questions can only be answered with a “yes” or a “no” so choose the questions wisely!
7. Song Lyrics
Song Lyrics is a fun game. A player has to sing a lyric of a song and the rest have to figure out the title of that song. Extra points if you correctly mention the name of the artist! It seems like a simple game, but it will get hard pretty quickly and you will also learn about a lot of new songs.
8. Two Truth and One Lie
This is one of the best games to play over FaceTime with a group of friends. It will test your knowledge about your friends and the rules are easy too. One player has to state 3 trivia statements about themselves. However, one of them has to be untrue. The rest of the players have to find out which one is false.
9. Rock, Paper, and Scissors
We’ve all had fun playing this game when we were kids and it’s still a lot of fun to play. Rock, Paper, and Scissors follow a simple rule. Rock wins against scissors, scissors wins against paper and paper wins against rock. The player with the most points at the end wins!
10. Kiss, Marry or Kill?
It’s a fun game that can be played between a group of friends. A player is given three choices (usually celebrities or other friends). Then, they have to choose the one to kiss, one to marry and one to kill. This can tell you a lot about the friends you are playing with!
11. Read My Lips
Read My Lips will test out your lip-reading skills. The players have to choose a topic. Then, one by one, players have to say a word related to the word after turning their mic off. The rules may seem simple, the game is pretty hard. Are you up for the challenge?
Bingo! is an extremely popular game that is played all over the world. In this version of Bingo!, each player has to take a sheet of paper and draw 5 rows and 5 columns. Select the range of numbers and then write down 25 random numbers within the range on the tiles. One player has to be the host and call out random numbers. The players have to mark the numbers that were called out. As soon as an entire column or a row is filled, the player has to yell out Bingo!
13. If You Had To!
If You Had To! is a fun game that will pit your friends against weird made-up scenarios. Players can make up weird or unsettling scenarios and question the other players on how they will react to it. This game will help you find out more about your friends!
14. Last Letter
Last Letter is a simple game to play over FaceTime. The first player has to start with a random word. The next player has to say another word that starts with the last letter of the previous word and so on. The answers have to be quick and that’s what makes this game fun!
15. Made Up Story
This game starts with a player creating a short sentence. The next person has to continue that with another related short sentence and so on. Soon you will have a fantastic story and the weirder the story gets, the better!
Chess is one of the oldest games out there but it can be only played by 2 people. You need a chessboard and you can FaceTime the other player. He can tell you the moves and you’ll need to move the pieces.
Fun Games To Play Over FaceTime
Below are the best fun games to play over FaceTime with your friends, family or loved ones.
- Truth or Dare
- Never Have I Ever
- Would You Rather
- 20 Questions
- Song Lyrics
- Two Truth and One Lie
- Rock, Paper, and Scissors
- Kiss, Marry or Kill?
- Read My Lips
- If You Had To!
- Last Letter
- Made Up Story
If you were looking for games to play over FaceTime, then this is it. I hope that each and every one of our readers is healthy and safe right now. Social distancing can be hard, but playing games online with your loved ones will make it better.
As always, if you have any doubts or suggestions, please let me know in the comment box down below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.