Conversation Games for Zoom/Skype
Hi! So a lot of us are part of language learning groups or classes that meet on Zoom or Skype. Mine is a small group of 3, including myself. I'm running out of ideas of games we can play on Zoom, so I thought I'd ask if anybody has any (free!) ideas they can share. (I prefer games that force you to converse, rather than just shouting out words, like in Pictionary.) Here's some of the games I've done so far, plus some other ideas I have in mind:

~20 Questions
~2 Truths 1 Lie
~Debates (not really a game, but a fun activity, especially if you have some lighthearted prompts prepared)
~Fortunately, Unfortunately
~Story die (or a variation that uses random nouns on a ppt instead of pictures on dice), or make up a story for a captionless cartoon

4+ players:
~Spyfall (<a href="https://www.spyfall.app/gamerules" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.spyfall.app/gamerules</a>;)
~Codenames (<a href="https://codenames.game/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://codenames.game/</a>;), the game is offered in many languages
~Fictionary (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictionary" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictionary</a>;), this is better if played by advanced language learners, because if a player writes a definition with incorrect grammar, then the other players might realize that it is a fake definition. You can, however, bypass this by making a rule that the Word Picker MUST rephrase the original definition from the dictionary.
~Who's telling the truth - Everybody writes their name and a fact that nobody knows about them on a card. The teacher chooses a card, calls up the person who wrote the card and two others. All three suspects must pretend they were the one who wrote the card. The teacher reads the card, and the rest of the class questions the 3 suspects until they're ready to vote on who they think wrote the card. (You actually need at least 5 people for this one, if you include the teacher.)

You'll notice I really like games that involve lying or making stuff up. If you have any 3 player game suggestions like that, or any other suggestions at all, post it below!
Jun 27, 2020 1:18 AM
Language Skills
Arabic, English, Gujarati, Spanish, Turkish
Learning Language
Arabic, Spanish, Turkish