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25 Amazing Virtual Games for Large Groups To Have an Engaging and Interactive Time

September 4, 2023
| By
Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

Reviewed by
Kara Funk

Senior HR Consultant, People & Culture

Amazing Virtual Games for Large Groups

Remote work has made digital nomads out of most of us. While there are many benefits to having a remote workforce, one of the drawbacksis that it's difficult to organize virtual games for large groups, which usually means 10 or more participants..

If you thought virtual games are just for fun, think again. Virtual game nights bring the team together and gives them a chance to get to know each other beyond the work. It builds trust, improves communication and allows people to work with each other in fun new ways. These positive by-products of virtual game nights will improve morale and increase engagement and collaboration.  In this post, we will be talking about some of the best virtual games for large groups that can be played on Zoom or any other digital platform.

Simplify your search for team building games through our comprehensive list of fun virtual team building activities, 10-minute virtual team building games, free virtual team building activities, and quick virtual team building activities

For even more games, remember to look at our guide to virtual charades for work and virtual team building activities for small groups.

Read more: 30 And Above Virtual Holiday Party Ideas That Your Remote 

1. What are Virtual Games for Large Groups?


Virtual games for large groups refer to online games that 10+ or more people can take part in. These games generally include trivia, quizzes, puzzles, mystery games or breaking out of a digital escape room. There are even online versions of laser tag and paintball that require participants to join in on any video conferencing platforms.

2. Best Virtual Games for Large Groups

2.1 Team Building With Hooray Teams

The best way to host a successful virtual game for large groups is with the help of a host. Hooray Teams, our sister venture, is one option that offers a variety of hosted games like  murder mysteries, virtual escape rooms, and virtual scavenger hunts. The only thing you need to do is choose an activity, and everything else will be taken care of by the hosts on the platform.

Hooray Teams events can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 1000 people, making them a great option to contact if you are looking to host a large virtual gathering. All of their events are facilitated which takes the pressure off you for conducting the large event. If you choose to have an event like Cooking Pasta at Home or Painting a Tote Bag from Home, they send all the materials required for the event right to participants’ doorsteps prior to the event. 

2.2 Virtual Trivia



Virtual Trivia is an excellent option that accommodates large groups and offers a little friendly competition between participants. To run a successful virtual trivia event, select your platform for the group to meet over (Zoom, Google Meet, etc) and divide participants into teams.  Teams will then compete by answering questions on a variety of different topics.. The winning team is the one that answers the most questions correctly.

To increase the competition, eliminate the lowest-scoring teams in every round and provide a prize to the winning team. Some of the most popular virtual trivia websites are VGN Quizzes, Quiz Witz, etc.

2.3 Cribs Quiz

This virtual game is loosely based on MTV Cribs. In this game, a chosen host from the team will share a photo of a living room and participants have to guess whose “crib” it is from the team. The person with the most correct guesses wins. This game requires that participants take a picture of their living room and submit it in advance. The host will have to save and file the photos correctly to ensure they’re attributed to the right employee.

2.4 Spaceteam

Spaceteam is a fun game that requires collaboration from the team members. Though this game requires 2-8 members, you can create multiple teams. First, all the groups will commandeer virtual spacecrafts. Then, they will be given instructions that they must follow and outrun an exploding star.  Following that, you can crown every space team that accomplishes its mission as the winner. This game was a lot of fun and we played two more iterations of it so that the other team members had a chance to play as the ship’s captain!

2.5 Large Group Icebreakers


Icebreakers can be played as a warm-up activity before every team meeting. These games lighten up the mood and make the members more engaged. For instance, you can start a session by asking everyone’s favorite dish or favorite music band.

Through virtual icebreakers, my team found out about my sweet tooth and fondness for red velvet cheesecakes. A few other secret and not-so-secret tidbits got out too! It was quite fun learning more about each other and what we thought we already knew! 

Icebreaker questions can be seasonal and timely too which makes for more engagement. For example, around Halloween you can ask about favorite costumes participants have worn, or around the holidays - favorite family tradition.

2.6 Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter is a combination of popular games like escape rooms and murder mysteries. First, divide your group into smaller teams and provide a name for each team. Then, each team will solve puzzles and find clues to locate “monsters.” Finally, there will be a “boss monster” at the end, and the team that finds the last monster wins.

The International Monster Hunter is a 90-minute game that you can play with groups of all sizes. This is one of the best Zoom games for large groups. The only requirement to run this game successfully is a skillful host to keep all participants engaged.

2.7 Murder Mystery

If you have some true crime aficionados on your team, murder mysteries are the perfect game for you. To start, assign a role to every player. Participants will either be part of the detective crew, witnesses or suspects. You’ll need to give specific information about their character to help them get their head in the game. The goal is for participants to figure out who the murderer is. If their guess is right, consider it a mystery solved! 

Some of the best free murder mystery games are Sour Grapes of Wrath, Way Out West, Murder On the Menu, etc.

2.8 I-Spy

In this game, the host will detect an item on someone else’s Zoom window and they’ll give out hints which the other players have to use to identify the item. This game tests everybody’s attentiveness as 

the items you can spy are virtually endless. The more elaborate your backdrop, the more fun and challenging this game will be.

2.9 At The Races


At The Races is a virtual game where you can enjoy the excitement of a horse racing competition from your home. You can train your horse, place bets during the game, and cheer them to victory against your colleagues. 

This game can be played by as many as 200 people for 60 minutes. All you need to do is buy a plan and send the link to the participants.

2.10 Desert Island

Desert Island is one of the best virtual games for large groups. In this game,  players are divided into teams, and everyone will be left on an island. On that island, they have to find hidden keys by solving riddles and puzzles. There will be a key to a boat that they must find to escape from the island. The team that escapes first wins.

This game requires each person to pay $22 to get registered. It accommodates more than 100 people and lasts for an hour. 

2.11 Inquest

Can you put your sleuthing skills to the test to find out what happened to Scott Davies? 

Get ready for a fantastic virtual experience that revolves around Scott’s murder. After the open verdict was passed, a new inquest was called. In this game, you and your team will follow the evidence alongside a police archivist and a coroner totry to solve the case.

This game can be played by 20 people  for one show (maximum nine shows). After each show, a team will pass on the findings to the next group. By the end of the 9th show, the murderer has to be found.

2.12 Amazing Race


In this game, you and your team will hop on a journey and travel around the world. While doing so, you will have to solve mysteries from “real-life clues” facilitated by live hosts.

About 100 people can play this game at a time and it requires each person to pay $25 for participation. The maximum time limit is 60 minutes.

2.13 Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon is a space adventure game that incorporates virtual assistants and props that you can control from your keyboard.

My team of 25 and I played this game last summer and we embarked our very first virtual space journey. We engaged with a host during the game and worked together to launch a rescue mission and save a stranded astronaut on the moon.

2.14 Jury Duty

This game is a one-of-a-kind virtual courtroom game. This exciting game unfolds the truths of the actual courtroom and allows you to assume the life of a juror.

We played this game amongst our team of 18 participants and it cost $600 for a show. Based on our experience, the game kept us on our toes and we really got a sense ofhow actual jurors think and what it takes to pass the verdict.

Bonus: the game gave us the opportunity to see how everybody strategized.

2.15 Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is a simple but entertaining game that is sure to make everyone laugh. The host will draw a card at random while the others submit their ideas for the funniest answer.

This game can be played on any of the virtual platforms. There are online versions of the game, but you can also create your version of responses for extra fun.

2.16 Psych


Psych is a free virtual game that can be played by groups of all sizes. All you need is to download the app or the desktop version of the app. Following that, you can create trivia questions or select questions from the list, but make sure to provide silly answers to those questions. The players have to guess the correct answer and the person with the most guesses will win.

2.17 Wildgoose

Wildgoose is a scavenger hunt game that lets you travel across the world. You can embark on your very own adventure from your living room with a murder mystery, an escape room, and more online games for virtual teams.

The game requires you to pay $17 per person for registration. Following that, you and your team can enjoy the game for 60 minutes.

2.18 Heads Up!

This is a simple and accessible game. As a group, all the participants have to download the app and take turns one by one. You also have the option toform teams. To play a person will hold their mobile over their eyes, and the other has to provide examples totry to make the person guess the word displayed on the phone. The person with the most guesses will win.

2.19 Among Us

This game has swept the world by storm. It is free to download, and everyone can play it over a video call. In addition, you can create custom rooms of 4-10 participants when there are many people.

Among Us is a simple game. All the participants will be virtual astronauts who are trying to fulfill mission tasks. There will be one imposter among the members. The imposter will try to undo all the work. For instance, if you are a member then you have to find the imposter. Or if you are the imposter then you will have to remain undetected till the end.

2.20 Masked Singer


For those with a musical flair, you can host your very own version of Masked Singer on Zoom. All you have to do is ask everyone to blackout their screens and then elect someone as a singer. After the song, others have to guess who that singer was.

3. Free Online Games for Big Groups

3.1 Scavenger Hunt

For a more active game, Scavenger Hunt is a good choice. To host a virtual scavenger hunt, you need to compile a list of items and challenges for teams to complete. 

We played a “Things you find at the beach” scavenger hunt which asked players to hunt for items or pictures of the following items:

  1. Sun hat 
  2. Shades
  3. Bathing suit
  4. Palm trees and 
  5. Sandcastles 

You can even set a hunt time limit and let teams fulfill as many items and challenges as possible before time runs out. The team that finds the most things or finishes the most challenges wins.

3.2 Guess Who!

Guess Who is an easy to play and easy to set up game. You and your team can play this over a Zoom call. First, decide on a category of person (profession, TV show, nationality, etc.). Following that, you will write your choices down and the others will guess the person by asking you  a series of yes or no questions.

3.3 Charades

Charades is one of the classic games for large groups. In virtual charades, you can use an online word generator to provide different words. The premise is simple- assign a word to a person in secret. That person has to act out to the word (without speaking) and the other participants take guesses at what the word is. The person who has the most correct answers wins.

3.4 Pictionary

This is another classic. And like most others, our team has also played Pictionary on multiple occasions. We used the platform Scribble to play the game. All the members joined a room that I created. Then a random person was given three word choices and after selecting one of the words, the individual had to draw it on the virtual board. The timer was set to one minute, and everyone else had to guess the word within that time. The person with the most correct guesses was declared the winner.

3.5 Read My Lips

Read my lips is an alternative take on Pictionary, and it can be played on Zoom or any other virtual platform. First, the host will select a topic and give it to a participant. Then, that person has to mute the mic and say the word. You can even set the timer for this game to one minute. After that, the others have to guess the word, and the winner will be the one with the most correct guesses.

3.6 Two Truths and a Lie

This is another simple yet classic game. The members will tell two truths and one lie about themselves. Then, the other participants have to guess the lie. The person with the most correct answers wins.

4. Zoom Trivia Games for Large Groups

4.1 Virtual Scavenger Hunt

If you are looking for games to play with a group, this is a great one. All you need to do is create a list of items that participants need to find around their homes within a set time limit. The person or team that finds the most items wins.

4.2 Name That Tune

Everyone listens to music in some capacity. This is why this always shows up on the list of games to play with a group. Play a snippet of a song and have participants guess the title and artist. You can use a shared playlist on a streaming service like Spotify or create your own playlist.

4.3 World Trivia 

One of the most fun ways you can have a trivia game is with World Trivia. Since everyone is more or less familiar with the topic, everyone will have fun. Keep your questions basic, kind of like elementary school basic, and see how much your players know about the world. 

5. FAQs

5.1 Which are the best free virtual games for large groups?

Some of the best free virtual games for large groups include Cards Against Humanity, Heads Up!, Trivia, Among Us!, Masked Singer, Murder Mystery, and Scavenger Hunt. These games can easily accommodate larger groups and provide hours of entertainment.

5.2 How to select the best game to play?

Since you’ll be playing these games with many people, you can create a poll with 10 games and send it via email or post on your internal communication platform to all participants. When the poll closes, select the games that received the most votes.

5.3 How to set up an online game for large groups?

To set up an online game for large groups, first, choose a suitable game and communication platform like Zoom or Discord. Ensure all participants have access to the game and create accounts if needed. Conduct practice rounds if required, and establish communication rules. Set up the game room according to the rules, assign a moderator, and manage time effectively. Prepare for technical issues with backup plans and tech support. Encourage interaction, gather feedback, and aim for an enjoyable gaming experience.

5.4 What are some of the best online games for 30 players?

Some of the best online games for 30 players are virtual murder mystery, online pictionary and virtual escape room.

5.5 What are the best virtual games for large groups on zoom?

Some best virtual games for large groups on Zoom include - "Jackbox Party Pack" with games like Quiplash and Drawful, or interactive trivia games such as "Kahoot!".

5.6 What are the best online board games for large groups?

Some excellent online board games for large groups include "Codenames Online," "Among Us," and "Tabletop Simulator," offering diverse gaming experiences for big virtual gatherings.

5.7 What are the best free online games for big groups?

Some free online games for big groups include - Scavenger Hunt, Guess Who?, Read My Lips, and Pictionary. 

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