Splurt by Gamewright is a fun new word game for two or more players. Flip over two cards and be the fastest to give the answer that fits. For example, one card may be a category, such as movies, and the other card says, beginning with the letter “A.”
Not Parent Approved works best if each household has a copy of the game since everyone will need to draw red cards and keep their hand private from other players. It’s a fill-in-the-blank style card game full of kid-friendly humor.
To make this work over a video call, one person will flip and read the blue card. The rest of the players will choose a red card from their hand that they think fills in the blank the best and take turns reading them aloud. The person who reads the blue card will choose their favorite.
There are also several classic board games you could play, such as Yahtzee, Battleship, and Chess. If your family enjoys playing cooperative board games, then one person can set up the game and move all the pieces around on camera while still allowing all players to discuss what actions to take on their turn.
Are you looking for even more options? Have the kids participate in a video call scavenger hunt or play a digital board game app together on your phones while chatting on a video call. No matter what, there is a lot of fun to be had!
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Darcy Zalewski is an avid gamer who believes gaming is an excellent family activity. Happily raising two little geeklings with her equally geeky husband in the land of cheese, aka Wisconsin. Darcy loves both video and board games, as they provide infinite family bonding opportunities. When she’s not gaming, she’s crafting, reading dystopian novels, or discussing one of her many fandoms. Her writing has also been featured on Babble, CafeMom, and Mom.me. Connect with her on Twitter at @darcyzalewski.
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