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Fun Games to Play With Your Grandchildren Over Video 

View over the shoulder of a senior man & woman on a laptop playing Zoom games with family

If you are like most grandparents, you have grandchildren who like video games. The beauty of online fun is that regardless of where you are located, you can play fun zoom games with friends & loved ones of all ages! If you are looking for a way to stay connected, consider virtual family game night! While many games can be adapted to play online, here are some of the top games to play on Zoom with family & friends of all ages:


That’s right. Playing cards. You can play classic games like Checkers, Go Fish, Crazy Eights and more at the click of a mouse on The website allows you to select a card game, invite as many people as you please to your link, and get ready to play. Best of all, it’s free! Get the game going online and then start your Zoom call.


Scattergories is a fun game to play with Zoomers of all ages. To play, head to this free Scattergories game generator.

The rules are simple: there is one letter and five categories (things like “household supplies,” “movie titles,” and “dog names”). You have 60 seconds to come up with a word that fits in each category and starts with the chosen letter. The more unique your answer is compared to your friends’ answers, the more points you get. Most points wins! Share your screen on Zoom and start writing!


Trivia is educational AND fun, so it’s a win-win for all ages! To play trivia on Zoom, open this random trivia generator and start asking questions. Have each person share their answer in the Zoom chat at the same time (or use the Honor system). The team with the most points at the end wins!


Pictionary is a classic game-night game, in part because the rules are so simple. To play, divide your group into teams. Then, open the Pictionary word generator. Choose a team to play first. Each team then elects their designated drawer. The drawer generates a word and has one minute to draw that word for their team to guess. If the team guesses the card correctly, they earn a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!

It’s hard to be physically away from friends & family, no matter the circumstances. But by scheduling time for fun games to play on Zoom like the ones shared above, you can continue to build a connection… and maybe even have some fun!

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