All schools and colleges are closed, malls and movie theatres are shut down, most of the restaurants are also closed. All of us are stuck in our houses due to this global pandemic. Corona has definitely hit our lives.
However, instead of getting bored or doing only Netflix and Chill, you can utilize this time more efficiently. We often complain that we don’t have time for this, we’ll do it when we have some free time. Well well well! you can get rid of this excuse because this is your “free” time. Try to make most of it by spending some time with your loved ones, talk to them, do something creative, or learn something new every day.
This pandemic has taught us that we can’t predict anything, and everything is so temporary. It’s high time that we stop taking things for granted and start doing what we truly want. We tend to think that we have enough time but in reality, we don’t. You never know what could happen in the next second. So, do spend some time with your closed ones.
In this blog, we’ll be suggesting 10 games which you can play with your family and make your quarantine a memorable time.
- Passing the parcel
We all are very much familiar with this game as we all have played this one at our birthday parties in our childhood. In this game, the players sit in a circular manner. A player is supposed to handle the music, which he/she has to stop at a certain period of time (this player has to sit in a manner that they are not allowed to face the players). Then, a parcel (a cushion, for instance) gets passed in a clockwise direction. When the music stops, the person holding it gets the punishment. After completing the punishment, he/she gets eliminated from the game. Rest of the players will continue to play. The last person wins the game.
A lot of us have played Atlas during our school time. Even our teachers made us play this game. It increases your geographical knowledge. You don’t have to do anything, just sit in a circular manner. The first player has to start with letter S, the next player needs to continue the game with the last letter of the first player’s place and then it continues. If someone is unable to tell the name of the place, then he/she got eliminated.
3. Chidiya Udd
Chidiya udd is a typical game which we all have played at least once in our lifetime. Remember, when there was an electricity cut, we all gather and play this amazing game. And, we all know how to play so let’s just skip that part.
4. 20 Questions
This one is a really exciting game. A player has to think of an object or anything like the name of a fruit, car, or some random things. You’ve got 20 questions to ask from this player. And they’re only allowed to answer in a YES or NO. On the basis of those questions, you have to guess the name of what the other player has thought. The catch is that you have to guess that name in fewer questions.
5. Raja Mantri Chor Sipahi
Raja Mantri Chor Sipahi is a game which is full of excitement. The one who got Raja is safe and the most tricky job is of Mantri, who have to guess who is Chor and Sipahi. If he guesses right, then he will get a point, otherwise loses.
Just pray that you don’t get the Mantri chit, otherwise… All the Best!
6. Dumb Charades
Dumb charades is a must one when you are with your siblings or friends. It fills the entire room with another level of energy. A piece of advice, you better polish your acting skills in order to win the game.
You don’t have to be an artist in order to qualify to play this game. In this game, one player has to draw something and the other one has to guess. Trust me, you’ll be surprised when you know
8. 16 Parchi Dhapp
Remember when we used to play this game in our regular boring periods. We tried our best to not to get caught by the teacher. When she turns, we hide our slips real quick. You can relive those moments while playing this game with your family.
9. Name, Place, Animal, Thing
This is also the most played game in our school times. After deciding a letter, all the players have to write a Name, Place, Animal and Thing starting with that particular letter. Seems quite easy, but you need to very fast in order to get more points. Once you’re done, you have to say stop.
Antakshri never gets old and that’s a fact, period. It reminds me of those school trips and picnics where we pick our friends and sings like a maniac. We already have so many memories with this game, and trust me we can make many more. You should definitely try this one!
So, these are some of the games which you can try out and can get rid of the boredom. You can decide a particular time in which you have to put all the technology aside and just live in the moment. This is the perfect time for some family bonding. So, don’t waste it!