Veronica Brundle - Mar 17 2022, 12:00:00 AM
You’ve probably used FaceTime to video chat with your friends and family. It’s an incredibly easy-to-use tool that can help you connect with anyone you want without needing a computer or Wi-Fi.
It can also be a more casual alternative to traditional video-conferencing solutions, such as Zoom. This also means coworkers can utilize this solution to connect with their team members, too! Sometimes, all we really need is a few one-on-one connections with others to create meaningful relationships in the workplace. As a company, you can benefit from these friendships, as well. Research suggests employees who have work friends are seven times more engaged than those that don’t have anyone to confide in. That high level of engagement can increase productivity and overall efficiency, as well as help you retain top talent.
An easy way to encourage these connections is by asking your team members to buddy up, take coffee breaks together, and play FaceTime games when they can with one another. We’re here to help you upgrade your traditional FaceTime calls with engagement games to help foster connections among employees.
Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite games to play on FaceTime.
The this-and-that game can be an engaging game to play on FaceTime that takes very little preparation. During your FaceTime call, you’ll go through a list of this-or-that questions, and you’ll connect on your differences, laugh at silly answers, and get to know your coworker on a more personal level. Here’s a list of 140 this-or-that questions to get you started.
The best part about scavenger hunts is you can completely customize the experience to fit your interests and needs. We recommend creating a list of items everyone on the video call needs to find. From there, everyone will need to search for the items in their house or outside and take photos of everything they can find on the scavenger hunt list. Whoever gets the most on the list wins!
If you want to take your FaceTime games to the next level, we recommend our Team-Based Virtual Scavenger Hunt. This 90-minute virtual adventure will have everyone working together to solve 50 engaging missions. It could be text submissions, videos, or photos they need to submit through a custom application.
A crowd-favorite that’s easy to play on FaceTime whenever you want is virtual charades. All you need to do is select a person, place, or object and then act it out for your partner. From there, your partner will need to guess what you’re acting out before the time runs out on the clock.
If you love a good ol’ fashion game night, consider hosting one on FaceTime. You can connect via FaceTime on your computer or iPad and then choose an app for both of you to play. As you play, you can compare scores with your coworker or friend. Whoever gets the best score wins! The best part is you can play multiple app games to truly put yourself to the best.
If you’re looking for something more preplanned and interactive, our 60 Minute Virtual Game Night might be the choice for you. This virtual game night is designed to create connections among team members and encourage socializing. Each team member will need to download an app and connect through FaceTime for the real-time live game show experience. You’ll work through eight rounds of games and get to know your coworkers on a deeper level.
This classic icebreaker is a great tool to help you get to know your coworkers or team members. All you need to do is go through a list of would-you-rather questions with a partner. Both of you will answer every question, compare answers, and talk through each question. Together, you’ll learn fun facts about each other and get to connect on something that isn’t work-related. Here are a few questions to get you started:
From there, you can think of your own questions. That’s when the real fun begins!
For categories, one person will need to pick a topic and then you’ll continue to go back and forth until you run out of things to say. For example, maybe you choose states or cereal brands to start the first round. Whoever can’t think of something else to say loses.
Ready to put your knowledge to the test? It's time for some trivia. Trivia is a group or one-on-one game that works great for FaceTime. Each participant will need to read a question to the other, and you’ll continue to switch until you run out of questions. Whoever gets the most correct wins.
If you have a large team, we recommend trying our Online Trivia. It’s easy to play, schedule, and plan for your team members. Everyone will need to work alongside each other to compete in three rounds of trivia questions, puzzles, and riddles.
You may have played hangman as a kid, but have you tried it as an adult? It’s almost just as fun and is a great game to play on FaceTime. One individual will choose a word and tell you how many dashes you need to draw for the letters. From there, the other needs to start guessing letters. For every wrong letter, a body part will get added to the hangman. Remember: You don’t want to let the other complete the full hangman!
This get-to-know-you game is a great way to get to know someone on a more personal level and have fun while doing it! One person will start by saying two truths and a lie. The other person will then guess which one was the lie. See how far you can go. You might be surprised at how much you learn about yourself and your coworkers.
Pictionary will allow you to show off your creative skills and put your critical thinking skills to the test. To set this up as a game to play on FaceTime, you’ll need to prop up your camera and get a piece of paper that is large enough for your partner to see. Pick what you want to draw, set a timer, and see if they can guess what it is before the time runs out!
If you’re looking for something more interactive to enjoy with a larger group, you can check out our Virtual Paint Party virtual experiences. Every member of your team will receive everything they need to paint a beautiful picture. You’ll be able to socialize and bond with your coworkers and put your creative skills to the test.
We hope this list of games to play on FaceTime helps inspire you! Encouraging FaceTime games between coworkers can be a great way to foster one-on-one connections in the workplace. However, if you have a larger group, you may want to consider a virtual event alternative that can accommodate your group size.
We understand that planning worthwhile employee engagement events and activities can be tedious and take a lot of time out of your day. When you work with Elevent, you can rest assured knowing that everything is planned from start to finish so you can join in on the fun or focus on different priorities.
If you’re looking for more engagement ideas that can take your FaceTime games to the next level, we recommend checking out our list of virtual games. From there, we can help you find the perfect virtual experience for your company.
Ready to get started? Contact us today.
Originally published at Mar 17 2022, 12:00:00 AM. Updated on Sep 27 2022.