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Virtual games for large groups are online games and activities designed to be played with 10 or more people. These games typically include elements of simultaneous participation, like trivia or quizzes. Increasingly, these games are played on platforms like Zoom, WebEx and Google Meet. These activities are also known as “virtual activities for large groups” and “online party games.”
These activities are a subset of online team building games, online group games and online team games, and often include virtual minute to win it games and Zoom games.
This list includes:
- fun virtual games for large groups
- Zoom games for large groups
- the best online party games for large groups
- virtual activities for large groups
- virtual team building activities for large groups
- virtual icebreakers for large groups
So, let’s get to it!
List of virtual games for large groups
When you are bringing the team together, you may have trouble finding a game that accommodates everyone. Here are some interactive online games to play with big groups.
1. Virtual Icebreaker Bingo
Virtual icebreaker Bingo is a fun game to play with large groups online. For this activity, each player has a randomly generated card listing characteristics such as “speaks 3+ languages” and “ate a sandwich today.” To win, you must find other players that match the characteristics and complete a line of squares. The game is easy, fun, and great for quickly creating introductions and familiarity.
Here is a game board you can use to play:
And here is a free template for icebreaker Bingo.
2. Superhero Academy (Fully Hosted)
Superhero Academy is a fun and engaging virtual team building game you can play with large groups. The games and activities include team formations and signals, and “virtual minute to win it” style challenges. It’s fun!
Superhero Academy is led by an expert host who will maximize engagement and participation for your group. The experience is 90 minutes, and run over a secure video conference line that we provide.
Learn more about Superhero Academy.
3. Online Office Games (Most Popular)
We host a fun and interactive online game for large groups called Online Office Games. The event includes icebreakers, trivia, communication games and more. The activities designed from the ground up for team building online.
Online Office Games is a 90 minute event, and is conducted over a secure video conference online. We provide an energetic host to keep everyone engaged, and usually a co-host to manage the technical aspects. It’s a fun, proven way to build comradery and communication quickly for large groups.
Learn more about Online Office Games.
4. Cribs Quiz
Inspired by MTV Cribs, Cribs Quiz is one of the best virtual group games, where players submit a photo of their living space and the others must guess whose “crib” it is. To make educated guesses, players must draw on their knowledge of the other participants. The player who matches the most number of living spaces to their owners wins.
Similar to Digital Scavenger Hunt, since this game entirely depends on players’ submissions, you can include as many people as you want. In fact, by increasing the number of participants, the game escalates in difficulty because of the increase in choices.
5. Large Group Icebreakers
A common warm up activity for large groups is asking icebreaker questions. For example, you might prompt your group with “your name, your role, and your favorite planet.”
There are also a number of icebreaker games you can play. These games and activities are a good way to start events for big groups that don’t know each other well. Example games include “Hello, my name is…” and “Most likely to ____.”
Here is a random icebreaker generator for prompts:
And here is a list of large group icebreakers for more inspiration.
6. Virtual Escape Games for Large Groups
Escape rooms are a popular activity for groups of all sizes. In person, you may be limited by the size of the physical room, but virtually you can usually play with very large groups. These activities can be a fun way to bring your people together to break the ice, develop teamwork skills, or relax and have fun after a long day of meetings.
Check our our list of virtual escape rooms.
7. Virtual Murder Mystery Party
Is your team a fan of solving mysteries? An easy way to involve a large group for virtual games is to host a murder mystery party. Prior to the game, every player receives a role and certain information that only their character knows. Then, during the game, a character is killed and the players must find out who the murderer is. The players who correctly guess the murderer by the end of the game are the winners.
Murder mystery parties are great for large groups because the games’ stories generally feature an expansive cast of characters that require varying degrees of commitment. So, if your group has members who are not willing to be the center of attention, then you can still include them without forcing them into an uncomfortable situation.
Some free murder mystery party games to try are:
- Sour Grapes of Wrath
- Way Out West
- The Little Engine That Could Kill
- Jazz Age Jeopardy
- The Business of Murder
- Murder On the Menu
- The Movie Murder Mystery Party
We also offer virtual murder mystery games as a service.
8. Digital Scavenger Hunt for Big Groups
For a more active game, Digital Scavenger Hunt is a good choice. To hold a digital scavenger hunt, compile a list of items and challenges for players to complete. Then, during the hunt, set a time limit and have players fulfill as many items and challenges as possible before time runs out. The player who completes the most items or challenges by submitting photographic or video evidence wins.
Because digital scavenger hunts hinge entirely on what participants have in their homes, the game can include an unlimited number of players. However, when choosing items or challenges, try to name items that are universal.
Here is a list of rules and items for your hunt.
Would your team rather work together than compete? Spaceteam is an award-winning game that is played using a mobile app. In this game, your group assumes the identity of a team piloting a spacecraft. You must follow the instructions and collaborate to keep the ship running as it outruns an exploding star.
While this game is generally limited to 2-8 players, you can modify its capacity by having multiple space teams playing at once. Then, you can crown every space team that accomplishes their mission as winners, making it a stellar virtual game to play with large groups.
Download the Spaceteam app.
10. Large Group Virtual Trivia
Does your team have a competitive streak? Virtual Trivia is an online party game where teams of players answer trivia questions to win. Before the game begins, compose a list of questions spanning a variety of topics and ask players to sign up. Then, divide people up into teams, and ask each group to come up with a fun name. During the game, the teams rush to answer trivia questions, and the group that answers the most questions correctly wins.
Virtual Trivia is a great online game for large groups because it can be easily scaled up or down. If you have a very large group, you can always increase the number of teams competing. However, when you have participants, be sure to draw questions from across a spectrum of knowledge, so everyone can contribute.
Here are rules and guidelines for virtual trivia, and a guide to doing trivia nights at work.
11. Virtual Amazing Race
Virtual Amazing Race is a fun activity for any group size, and works especially well for large groups. You can divide your participants into teams of two or three people, and give them challenges to complete like photo scavenger hunts, trivia, quizzes and more. This activity can scale to accommodate nearly any group size with a little preparation.
Learn more about doing a virtual amazing race.
13. Cocktail Shakeup
There is no better way to relax after a hectic week at work than a cocktail party! Our hosted 90-minute Cocktail Shakeup event teaches your whole team the art of mixology. We will mail your team members a package with a fully-loaded cocktail kit ahead of time. During the party, a professional bartender will teach you seasonal drink recipes and host fun team building games. To relax, laugh, and learn a new skill, the Cocktail Shakeup is an event you cannot miss!
Learn more about Cocktail Shakeup.
14. Slides with Friends
Slides with Friends has large remote groups in mind with their virtual games. With activities available for three to 500 employees, there is an option for any team! You can choose from games like puzzles, word clouds, and controversial questions. With several options for customization, it is easy to make these games your own. To play remotely, you can start a Zoom call and share your screen with colleagues. For interactive slides, participants can scan a QR code with their phones to join in on the fun. Players can send in responses, photos, and sound reactions.
Learn more about Slides with Friends.
15. Heads Up!
Heads Up! is a virtual guessing game great for teams of all sizes! The app has several categories, like celebrities, movies, and animals. Player One will choose a pack to play with and place their phone screen on their forehead. All other players try to get Player One to guess what is on the phone screen without saying the word. You can use descriptions, sounds, or impressions to get Player One to guess correctly. Players can skip if they do not understand the clues, and each correct answer is worth one point. This is a great game to get the whole team laughing!
Download Heads Up!
When planning online group games, choose competitions and challenges designed to accommodate all players, and keep them engaged during the entire experience. Successfully organizing these online games to play with large groups can lead to more successful and productive work teams.
Next, check out our list of virtual team building ideas, this list of virtual game night ideas, these fun games for virtual teams, and these games to play via Google Meet.
We also have a list of fun communication games you can play virtually, one with free online office games, one with the best group activities for conference calls, and this one with the best virtual activities for groups.