Pre-Covid, people thought Cousin Russ and I were a tad too techie. Now many folks agree virtual family gatherings make sense. All you need is a web cam, internet and a laptop or computer with speakers and mic. Ol’ Myrt here still recommends hosting with Zoom.
How about hosting a regularly scheduled VIRTUAL FAMILY GAME NIGHT? I like Code Names Online (free). It takes a bit of deductive reasoning for the teams to decipher codes from their spymasters.
1. You’ll all start out in Zoom so you can see and hear each other.
2. The host opens up their web browser and creates a game room at: https://codenames.game
3. The host copies the Code Names room link and pastes it in the Zoom chat to invite others to join.
4. The Zoom participants click on the link in the chat, taking them to the Code Names room where they choose teams and spymasters.
5. Have fun!
For smaller groups, consider Scrabble or Apples to Apples. Searching for online, multi-player games returns a positively puzzling plethora of possibilities.
This link is to the archived version of Virtual Family Reunions Cousin Russ and Ol’ Myrt here presented for our friends at Legacy Family Tree Webinars: https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=546s