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We collected a couple of free online games that you can play within your teams for some virtual team action. If you know of any other awesome online games, please feel free to add them below. If we cannot see us all in person, we may as well have fun virtually!
When it's your turn to draw, you will have to choose a word from three options and visualize that word in 80 seconds, alternatively when somebody else is drawing you have to type your guess into the chat to gain points, be quick, the earlier you guess a word the more points you get!
(available in English & German, up to 12 people per game, you can even enter own word beforehand)
Two teams compete by each having a "spymaster" give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. The other players on the team attempt to guess their team's words while avoiding the words of the other team
(available in English & German, up to 64 people)
In the time allotted, each player must attempt to think of and write down, in the first line on the pad, a word or term that fits each of the categories and starts with the rolled letter.
(available in English & German)
One randomly chosen player begins as Card Czar & plays a Black Card. Everyone else answers the question or fills in the blank by passing one White Card. The Card Czar then picks a favorite, and whoever played that answer gets a point.
(available in English & German)
This is the digital version of Stille Post / “Silent Post” which can be played with larger rounds of people. Someone writes something, the next person draws it, the next person has to write a sentence depending on the picture etc. and in the end the last person has to guess the original post which can result in funny guesses.
(available in several languages)
If you've ever played Balderdash, you'll get the gist. Basically, you'll fabricate fake answers to real trivia questions and your pals will have to guess what's real. The objective is to trick them into choosing yours. You'll score points for guessing the right answer and for psyching your friends into guessing yours. Requires a minimum of two players. (App Store + Google Play)
Nothing riles me up like three glasses of Cabernet and a friend trying to pass off "fleek" as a valid Scrabble word. Then again, isn't that all part of the fun? So get ready to argue for hours on end. The game allows up to four players. (App Store + Google Play)
8 Ball Pool
We can't go to actual bars anymore, so drinking cheap beer at your go-to dive and betting your pals you'll sink the 8 ball is off the table. But there's virtual version that lets you compete one-on-one or in eight-player tournaments. You can sign up through Facebook.
Sure, it won't be quite as fun to gloat your "UNO" over FaceTime as it is IRL, but we've gotta make sacrifices here, people. And the classic card game's virtual app has all kinds of cool twists. You can play in teams up for 2v2 mode, compete in tournaments, and more. (App Store + Google Play)
Spaceteam brings the whole crew together for a collective mission: Stop your ship from exploding. The eight-player game gives each member their own control panel and time-sensitive instructions to help save the ship, pushing you to complete the team-bonding activity together. (App Store + Google Play)
Mario Kart Tour
You may have retired your Gamecube a while ago, but luckily, you can still challenge your nearest and dearest to a cutthroat competition of Mario Kart via your phone. Race up to seven other players. (App Store + Google Play)
Drawful is like Pictionary's weird cousin. The "game of terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers" lets you use your phone or tablet to sketch your best "creepy tiger," "death by trombone," and more while everyone makes their best guess to decipher your, uh, artwork. The app requires a minimum of three players, but allows up to eight in your crew. (App Store + Google Play)
To play Spreadsheet Battleship, each player needs two things: a game board and the placement of ships. You can use graph paper labelled with letters and numbers for the game board, and either randomly assign battleship placement or let each player choose where to place the ships. Spreadsheet Battleship game mechanics are a little like Go Fish. On each player’s turn, that player chooses another player and names a square on the grid like A-5 or C-10. The receiving player says, “you missed”, “you hit” or “you sunk my battleship!” depending on what happened. The next player then goes in sequence, which could be in order of age or geographic location.
Lightning Scavenger Hunts
For Lightning Scavenger Hunts, fire off a rapid series of clues that have your team members dashing to find objects, solve clues and win points. For example, you could have everyone grab their favorite mug and award points to the best mug story.
Guess the Refrigerator
My refrigerator mostly contains tofu, 100% dark chocolate and pears. Your refrigerator may be different. A fun game we could play together is Guess the Refrigerator.
To play this game, everyone submits a photo of the inside of their refrigerator to one point of contact. That organizer then posts the photos to a channel where all participants can study the contents and make best guesses at which refrigerator belongs to who. The players submit answers to the organizer, who then tallies up the scores and announces a winner.
Five Clicks Away
To play, you select a starting topic and an ending topic, which you can decide on your own or randomly generate. For example, the starting point could be Blackbeard the Pirate and the endpoint could be grilled cheese sandwiches.
Each player must start on the Wikipedia page for the starting point, and in no-more than five clicks reach the end point. The idea is that Wikipedia has so many internal links that you should be able to follow a chain to reach the end point in less than five clicks.
Five Clicks Away is difficult to get started with, but as you start to understand Wikipedia’s structure the game becomes easier. The game is also a proxy for learning a useful remote work skill, which in this case is obscure research.
GeoGuessr is a browser-based geography game in which players are tasked to guess locations from Google Street View imagery. You are dropped somewhere in the world in a street view panorama and your mission is to find clues and guess your location on the world map. The game features multiple game modes, including singleplayer and multiplayer competitions. (at least one person needs an account to create a multiplayer lobby) (available in several languages)