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20 Amazing Virtual Games for Large Groups To Have Fun and Engaging Time

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By Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

Reviewed by Kara Funk

Senior HR Consultant, People & Culture

Virtual Games for Large Groups

Think that virtual games for large groups won't bring the same level of fun and bonding as smaller team-building activities? We get it. After all, team-building is excellent for fostering connections and keeping everyone engaged, but it becomes more challenging as the group size increases. Nevertheless, the key is to choose the right online group games to play with your remote teams.

In this article, we share 21 amazing virtual games for large groups that will surely hit the mark. It’s all here - from virtual trivia, Charades to virtual murder mysteries and escape rooms, you’ll certainly find some popular online games that fits your interests. Let’s jump in.

1.What are Virtual Games for Large Groups?

Virtual games for large groups refer to exciting yet fun multiplayer games that can be played via any video conferencing platform for a group of 10+ or more people in a team or group. These virtual games for office generally include trivia, quizzes, puzzles, mystery games, or breaking out of a digital escape room.

Many organizations have embraced online team building games for large groups to promote teamwork and strengthen relationships among their remote workforce.

2. Best Virtual Games for Large Groups

2.1. Virtual Trivia

Virtual Trivia

Add plenty of laughs and competitive cheer to your next remote gathering with Virtual Trivia by Hooray Teams, an interactive platform for hosted fun teambuilding events. You and your team will split into breakout rooms to tackle a wide range of rapid-fire questions. There will be a professional host who ensures your trivia experience is a perfect mix of fun, knowledge, and team bonding.

Try different themes such as history, movies, music, holidays, sports, pop culture or ‘The Star Wars’, Harry Potter, and so on. If those options don’t seem like something your team would enjoy, Hooray Teams can customize questions on any topics you suggest.

Time: 60 minutes

Price per person: $ 25

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.2. Virtual Murder Mystery

Virtual Murder Mystery

If you have some true crime aficionados on your team, we recommend Hooray Teams Murder at the Manor mystery challenge. You and your team have to put your sleuthing skills to find out the culprit behind the suspicious death of Lord Aubrey Falconer. The lively host will guide you and your team to discover clues, decipher codes, and solve the mystery.

Our team had a thrilling time playing Hooray Teams Murder at the Manor. We were given some clue materials which helped us to interrogate suspects like the vicar, professor, cook, and the wife of the deceased. Through collective teamwork, we were able to put the clues together and solve the mystery. Some of the other exciting murder mystery games to try on Hooray Teams are Murder! in Hollywood, Murder! at the 18th Hole, Murder! Beside the Seaside, Who Killed Papa Roni?.

Time: 60 minutes

Price per person: $ 48

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.3. Virtual Escape Room

Virtual Escape Room

If you're looking for thrilling virtual games for large groups that are immersive and fun, Hooray Teams escape room is the answer. For an hour, you'll be locked in a virtual escape room to find hidden clues or puzzles and get out before the time runs out. A dedicated host will guide you and your team members from start to finish.

Our The Alchemist escape experience was outstanding and felt realistic. We were welcomed by a professional host who read us general rules and guidelines to follow in the game. We got 60 minutes to search for the clues and solve the puzzles, and finally, we beat the clock. If you and your team are looking for more adventures, consider exploring other virtual escapades offered by Hooray Teams, such as Patient 360, Dungeon Things, Mafia 360.

Time: 60 minutes

Price per person: $ 35

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.4. Virtual Icebreaker

Virtual Icebreaker

Tired of the cliché ‘Hello everyone’ at the beginning of every virtual gathering? Then join Hooray Teams’ Icebreaker games to engage your team members and lighten the mood. A professional host will be with you to guide you through the icebreaker games and keep the energy high, making sure everyone has a fantastic time.

Among Hooray Teams' fun online games, we tried Icebreaker Trivia and found out who had traveled miles away just to have their favorite cup of tea and who had Mount Everest on their bucket list. A few other secret and not-so-secret tidbits about some teammates got out too! It was quite fun learning more about each other and what we thought we already knew!

Time: 60 minutes

Price per person: $20

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.5. Cribs Quiz

This is one of the fun group games for remote workers 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.

Time: 60 minutes

Price per person: customizable

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.6. Spaceteam

If you are searching for super fun games to play online that demand cohesive effort from the team, Spaceteam is just as enjoyable. Though this game requires 2-8 members, you can create multiple teams. First, all the groups will commandeer virtual spacecraft. Then, they will be given instructions to 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 could play as the ship’s captain!

Time: 5-15 minutes

Pricing: $27.95

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.7. I-Spy

I-spy is one of the simple and fun Internet games for groups to flex their guessing skills. In this game, the host will detect an item on someone else’s Zoom window, and they’ll give out hints that the other players have to use to identify the item. This game tests everybody’s attentiveness as the items you can spy on are virtually endless. The more elaborate your backdrop, the more fun and challenging this game will be.

Time: 5-15 minutes

Pricing: Customizable

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.8. At The Races

Among virtual games for large groups, At The Races lets you and your team 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.

Time: 1-1.5 hours

Pricing: Customizable

SIWOM’s Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐

2.9. Desert Island

Many of us have at least thought of a situation like this - if you were abandoned on a desert island, what essential items would you choose to survive? In Desert Island 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.

Time: 20-60 minutes

Price per person: $24

SIWOM’s Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.10. Amazing Race

Travel around the world from the comfort of your home to tackle clues, puzzles, and roadblocks with your teammates. Participants will be split into breakout rooms where they have to solve missions and creative challenges to visit 4-5 countries. Throughout this virtual event, teams will play mini-games, such as Trivia, Lightning Rounds, Brain Teasers, Guess Whos or Photo Booths. The virtual amazing race is one of the best online games
that we recommend for large groups teams to connect, collaborate, and work together.

Time: 1.5 hours

Pricing - Customizable

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.11. Jury Duty

Assume the life of a juror in a courtroom for a day. In this ‘whodunnit’ online video game, You and your team are required to decipher riddles, gather clues and evidence, interrogate the suspects, and solve the crime. 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 got a sense of how actual jurors think and what it takes to pass the verdict.

Time: 90-105 minutes

Pricing - $50

SIWOM’s Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐

2.12. Cards Against Humanity

Unleash your wits and creativity with a touch of dark humor by playing Cards Against Humanity. The host will draw a card at random while the others submit their ideas for the funniest answer. The result is a perfect storm of laughter as players have to pair outrageous and often offensive phrases with equally outrageous scenarios. There are online versions of the game, but you can also create your responses for extra fun.

Time: 30 -90 minutes

Pricing - Customizable

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

2.13. Heads Up

Heads Up! is one of the funny games online to play with your coworkers. Try to figure out the word on your mind while your friends give you hints for 60 seconds of fun guessing! You might have to guess celebrities, sing or do funny accents—there are tons of game categories, and the fun never stops! The person with the most guesses will win. As a group, all the participants have to download the app and take turns one by one.

Time: Customizable

Pricing - $1.99

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Check out 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.

3. Free Virtual Games Large Group at Work

3.1. Among Us

In this 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.

Among Us provides fun computer games for online playing and it can be played over a video call. In addition, you can create custom rooms of 4-10 participants when there are many people.

Time: 2-5 minutes

Pricing - Free

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐

3.2. Scavenger Hunt

If you are looking for thrilling fun free online games for large groups, then virtual scavenger hunts are a good choice. To host this activity, you need to compile a list of items and challenges for teams to complete. 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. We played a “Things you find at the beach” scavenger hunt, which asked players to hunt for items or pictures of a sunhat, shades, bathing suits, palm trees, and sandcastles.

Time: 1-2 hours

Pricing - Free

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

3.3. 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.

Time: Customizable

Pricing - Free

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

3.4. Charades

Charades is one of the classic free fun games online 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 the word (without speaking) and the other participants take guesses at what the word is. The person who has the most correct answers wins.

Time: Customizable

Pricing - Free

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

3.5. Pictionary

Put your team's drawing and communication skills to the test with the classic Pictionary game. Players will illustrate a wide range of words or phrases and their teammates need to guess the right answer before time runs out. We used the platform Scribble to play this game. 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.

Time: Customizable

Pricing - Free

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

3.6. 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.

Time: Customizable

Pricing - Free

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

3.7. Two Truths and a Lie

If you're searching for an icebreaker kind of online party games for a large group of colleagues, Two Truths and a Lie is a fantastic way to get to know each other. In this simple yet classic game, 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. To have the most fun with this activity, choose a fake statement that seems realistic and believable and go for true statements that sound unusual or amazing.

Time: 3-5 minutes

Pricing - Free

SIWOM's Fun Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

4. FAQs

4.1. Which are the best free virtual games for large groups?

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

4.2. How to select the best game to play?

Since you’ll be playing these virtual games online 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 party games online that received the most votes.

4.3. 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 for your multiplayer online games 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.

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

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

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

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

4.6. 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.

4.7. What are the best free online office games for big groups?

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

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