4 of 7 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever:
Laugh with friends by playing games over Zoom or by creating funny works together
“If Laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely DISSOLVE your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them.” – Dr. Madan KatariaTweet
My friends and I have made a weekly online game night out of playing funny Jackbox.tv games together and screen-sharing over Zoom (video conference).
One person opts to share their lap-top screen so that everyone on the video conference can see the game. Then, all players use their mobile devices to play on their end.
Still not sure how to play Jackbox.tv games over Zoom? Click the link below for video instructions.
Some of our favorite Jackbox games are Fibbage, Quiplash and Drawful.
In the game Drawful, each player gets a unique prompt they must draw on their phone/tablet and all the while you’ll be racing against the clock. Next, a player’s drawing will be revealed (one at a time) on the shared screen and all the other players must type in what on earth they think it is a drawing of. After all guesses are in, all the players’ answers will be shown on the shared screen but only one of the answers is the correct one (the prompt given to the artist). Finally, everyone must choose which they believe to be CORRECT. Players are awarded points for guessing the correct prompt AND awarded points for tricking others to guess theirs. The artist receives maximum points for each player who correctly guesses what it is they’ve drawn.
To sum it up: Everyone’s drawings are horrendous (hence the name) and it leads to ceaseless fits of laughter as people attempt to figure out what it could possibly be.
If this isn’t your cup of tea, try getting creative with friends remotely.
My husband and I came up with the silly idea of doing a Disney song parody with our friends. Each friend sent us snippets of them singing their own version of “Just Around the River Bend“. Once we acquired all their snippets, we edited them together to make one ridiculous yet funny video. It brought laughter to all those who joined in the fun of making it AND it brought laughter to those who watched.
Moreover, it was a funny bonding experience from afar. We were able to collaborate with friends while remaining at home.
Peep the whacky video below.
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