These NYE games will keep you entertained, even from afar.
Have faraway family and friends on New Year's Eve and looking for some virtual fun? These 15 virtual New Year's Eve games will keep you and your video chat guests entertained long after the ball drops at midnight.
15 Virtual New Year's Eve Games
1. 2022 Bingo
We've made jokes all year about our "2022 bingo cards." Make them for real, then draw things like "monkeypox," "pandemic" and "variants" from a hat and go to town over Zoom.
2. 2023 Superlatives
Who's the most likely to get married or arrested in 2023? Who's most likely to succeed next year? Get creative!
Be creative with your questions and have them focused on the past year specifically. Get some ideas here!
4. Two Resolutions and a Lie
Similar to Two Truths and a Lie, Two Resolutions and a Lie has a twist: Guess which potential New Year's resolution for 2023 is bogus and which are real.
5. New Year's Trivia
See who's the smartest about January 1 in your group. Check out these fun New Year's trivia questions and answers to get ideas.
6. New Year's Jeopardy
Put together your own Jeopardy episode with categories that work for summarizing 2022, and see who can remember events accurately!
7. New Year's Scattergories
Try a template like this one and set up a game over video chat.
Related: New Year's Jokes
8. Jackbox Games
Groups can play all sorts of games online with Jackbox. Find one that works best for your posse!
9. All Bad Cards
Bring on the laughs with All Bad Cards. Need something more family-friendly? Opt for something like Apples to Apples!
Use an app like Quizbreaker to get to know all of your friends, family, and virtual guests better.
11. 2022 in Review
Use these conversation starter cards to spark some spirited chats about the best, worst, funniest, most awkward, or craziest people, places, and events of the past year.
12. Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Make a list of things around the house (or use this template) and send your guests on a search. This is an especially good option if you're playing with families and kids.
13. 2022 Name That Tune
Make a private playlist of 2022 hits and have your guests guess the artist and song name.
14. 2022 Would You Rather
Take turns asking each other what you'd rather do in a variety of awkward and bizarre situations, and throw in a 2022 twist. For example: Would you rather quarantine with your ex or your mother-in-law? Get more Would You Rather ideas here.
15. 2022 Charades
Act out major events from the past year, whether they're personal (just make sure all of your guests are aware that it happened), historical, or cultural.