12 WhatsApp Games to Play with Family Members For Entertainment

Family is one of the most important parts of our lives. More often than not we tend to share our problems and celebrate our success with them.

But in this lockdown period, we have had to restrict ourselves from meeting our loved ones. Due to other commitments like work from home and online classes we might not be spending enough time with our family and not have fun like we used to before.

So, today we bring you some popular games to play on WhatsApp to play with your family, to get back closer with them and have fun spending time with them.

1) Know You Better

How can You make a WhatsApp group more fun? If you are looking for answer to this question then try this icebreaker game “Know You Better”. I guarantee you this is the best game you can play with your family members. Talk about past, childhood memories and unforgettable memories.

2) Emoji Guessing

Well, this game is pretty simple: just send your WhatsApp group a Popular phrase or movie name in just emojis and it’s your family’s job to guess it. You can also switch up the rules by just communicating in code and have them interpret your messages. If they successfully interpret them, they win.

3) Movie Trivia

Another simple game, Movie Trivia is a quiz game that just operates on your knowledge of movies. Just ask each other questions about anything related to movies. It can be absolutely anything. ‘Who was the director of that film?’, ‘who was the music director in this film?’, ‘who played the villain’s character in that film?’, etc. It will get everyone in a competitive spirit and will be very entertaining.

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4) 20 Questions

This game is for all the wanna be Detectives and investigators out there. One person thinks of a place/ person/ thing and the rest have to guess what they are thinking about by asking 20 simple yes or no questions. If the guessers take more than 20 questions, they lose, but if they guess the answer within 20 questions they win. 

5) Name Place Animal Thing

We all remember this game from our childhood. Usually played on paper, we can adapt this game on WhatsApp as well. All you have to do is choose a letter to start on and the person to send all the name, place, animal and thing first, starting with the aforementioned letter, wins.

6) Tambola 

Tambola is a very fun game that is played during many festivals and family gatherings. You can play this on WhatsApp and have your tambola cards from an internet generator. One person can be the tambola master and tell you the numbers using a random number generator online.

7) Antakshari

Antakshari is the world’s best indoor game to play. This is a lyrical game, mostly played during Indian functions like marriage. The beauty of Antakshari is it unites, creates memories for life. This game has a great history in Indian and Pakistani culture and also Bollywood films, remember Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (हम आपके हैं कौन) movie.

The rule of this game is to start this: someone has to say “Baithe Baithe Kya Kare, Karna Hai Kuch Kaam, Shuru Karo Antakshari, Leke Prabhu/Rabb (God) Ka Naam,”. 

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The last word is naam ends with ‘m’, which means, the first song must start with (m). The last letter of the last word sung is then used by the next singer to sing another song and this process keeps on going. The singer has to sing at least two complete lines of lyrics. There is no language barrier to play Antakshari. 

If the person or team can’t come up with a song with the right consonant then their opponent has to sing a song with the same consonant. If they sing then they earn a point. In the end, whoever has more points wins the game.

The best way to play this is through WhatsApp video call (face-to-face). But you can also play by texting each other song lyrics.

8) Puzzles

A game that will definitely pique the interest of everyone involved, puzzles has one simple rule. Just give a puzzle to the members of the group and the first person to crack it will get points. The puzzle can be anything from a small find the difference image to a riddle.

9) Truth or Dare

One of the most famous party games can also be played in your group chat. Just take turns asking each other the truth or dare. The truth can be used to force out confessions from your siblings about any little secret you think they might be hiding from you.

The dare can be executed in a fun way especially through group chats. You can give out dares and tell them to record themselves doing those dares and send them to you, or you can just give them dumb and childish dares like “quack like a duck and send us the audio”.

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10) Dumb Charades

I don’t really think, there is no one who doesn’t like ‘Dumb charades’. This game plays at social gatherings, parties, and picnics. This time, you will play on the video-calling app with your loved ones. You have to mimic any movie’s name or dialogue and the opposition group guesses the movie or dialogue.

11) Rock, Paper, Scissors

Of course, You can play this game with family and friends on video calling. You might know the rules of this game. Please play this game with your family and friends. You will enjoy it a lot.

12) Dance Party

Dance Party is the best party, we like to do most with our colleagues and family. You can do the same on video-calling app but you need to add some things. You can use props and decorate your backgrounds and suggest your game members to do the same. This will give you a more realistic feel of a dance party. You can choose any favourite rock or hip-hop song and start dancing. You can enjoy seeing your family while dancing. You can also add something else to make the dance party more interesting.

Final thoughts:

If you try hard enough you can do nothing and still have fun with your family. But be sure to give these games a try. And lets us know if any of these games helped you. HAVE FUN!

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