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How to play virtual Family Feud

Veronica Brundle - Jul 25 2022, 8:29:26 PM

Family Feud is a game show classic we all know and love. You probably enjoyed watching the show on TV with your friends and family and even tried to play along with the show from the comfort of your couch.

 The good news is: That playful environment that Family Feud creates can also be enjoyed virtually or in person. The structure of the game creates optimal opportunities for engagement and team building. It’s an exciting way to challenge your colleagues to work together as a team and put their critical thinking skills to the test.

If your company is looking for an exciting new way to keep your coworkers connected, virtual Family Feud might be the game for you.

How to play virtual Family Feud with your team

If you’re looking for an exciting and innovative way to connect with your coworkers virtually, here’s how you can play virtual Family Feud:

Have the questions and answers ready

The survey questions are what makes Family Feud the game show that it is! Before the game, you’ll need to pre-select questions for your survey. If you plan on conducting the survey yourself, you’ll want to find a website that can help you send the surveys out to all the departments at your work.

Once you’ve received all the responses, you can use the same point system the game uses. If you don’t want to do the legwork for the surveys and the answers, there may be websites you can utilize to get your game show content.

Display the game

Once your team joins the Zoom call and is ready to play, someone will need to showcase the game board for everyone. You can use an online Family Feud template or create the game board on your own. Since you’re playing virtually, you’ll want one individual to share their screen on Zoom. You can use a projector, template, or a whiteboard for the game board.

Divide the group into teams

Next, you’ll need to divide your team members into teams. You can do this as department vs. department, or if you want individuals that don’t usually connect daily to get to know each other, you can mix the teams up! Try to keep the teams in groups of 4-6. One individual will also need to play as the host of the game.

Start playing!

It’s time for the real fun to finally begin! To decide what team will get to play first, you’ll have one player from each team come to the podium. The host will ask a question and the player who hits the buzzer first gets to answer. If they guess the higher answer, they get to decide if they want to play or pass.

As you know, the point of the game is to guess the response with the highest amount of points. One team guesses at a time and gains points for their team. If they guess incorrectly three times, it’s time to move on to the other team. There's a time limit - so they'll need to think fast! Everyone will only get 15-25 seconds each to think of a response.

The other team has one opportunity to steal their points with one answer. If they can't guess the correct word, the original team keeps their points. The rounds continue until all of the answers have been guessed.

You can play as many rounds as you choose! The original version has roughly four rounds.

Don’t forget to play Fast Money!

Fast Money is a part of Family Feud where two members of the winning team have to provide answers to five questions in 25 seconds or less. They need to get at least 200 points to win Fast Money.

Raise the stakes

Adding a prize into the mix is a great way to generate excitement and get your colleagues excited to play. Consider a gift card, extra vacation day, happy hour, or a free lunch.

Upgrade your virtual experience with Elevent Virtual Games

We’re not going to lie to you: Planning your own virtual Family Feud takes a lot of planning. With the chaos of the work week, you may find it hard to expertly plan and prepare an entire Family Feud game show for everyone to enjoy.

At Elevent, we have a few pre-planned options where we take care of everything for you. All you need to do is let your team members know, pick a date on the calendar, and have some game show fun with everyone!  

Here are a few virtual game show options we have:

TV Game Showdown

Can't pick just one classic game show to play? Don't worry: we have what your team needs. Step right up for the ultimate game showdown! For 60 minutes, your team will compete in teams of 5-8 people and play three rounds of games inspired by our favorite shows, including Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy.

This exciting experience is full of fun puzzles that will test your team's problem-solving skills and provide them with a new opportunity to connect with their team members outside work. Our TV Game Showdown virtual experience is pre-planned and ready to go, so you don't need to worry about planning a game night for your colleagues.

Name That Tune | Online Music Trivia

This online trivia experience is a fast-paced, competitive game that will keep your team members at the edge of their seats. Together, you'll play music-inspired games like Name that Tune Trivia, Finish these Lyrics, and Guess your team's favorite songs. It's similar to a traditional trivia format but with way more music! This experience can accommodate up to 100 individuals and is an hour long.

Our Survey Says

This virtual Family Feud-inspired game puts your team head-to-head to try to uncover the answers to our survey! The survey was sent to 100 different participants, and it's your team's job to guess the most popular answer. This experience can accommodate up to 1000 individuals and is an hour long.

As a leader in the workplace, it's your responsibility to create a work environment that everyone enjoys. Even though your team is remote and only gets to connect with one another via Zoom, doesn't mean they won't benefit from the virtual Family Feud or other game show experiences.

Whether you're planning your monthly engagement activities or you're looking for a team bonding experience, you've come to the right place. At Elevent, our virtual experiences are designed with your team members in mind.

 We're here to help you plan exciting events and keep your colleagues connected in new and exciting ways. Explore our collection of game show virtual experiences today to find one for you.

Originally published at Jul 25 2022, 8:29:26 PM. Updated on Sep 28 2022.

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