Mon 6 Apr 20 in Life

Indoor game ideas


Seeing as we are all stuck at home for the duration of who knows how long, many have taken to occupying their time somehow in the company of friends and family, either at their household or through social media video chat (social distancing and all).

But it must be called physical distancing more than social, we still need social interaction and below are some fun ways by which to do so. 


Board games

A staple of indoor fun activity that has entertained people for years. The most conjured up game that comes to mind when thinking about board games is Dungeon and Dragons, and it is a massively fun game to play. A much easier board game to play that does not involve much planning ahead as D&D does, in Settlers of Catan.

The board game itself can be bought online or in stores but it also has a free online version for those of us who are more comfortable at the keyboard. So jump online and start playing a fun enjoyable game or opt for the physical board game. 

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Card games

Regular old playing-cards are probably the most wide-spread past time. There are many variations of games that can be played with this one deck of cards, such as crazy eights, hearts, go fish and even solitaire for those that want to go about playing on their lonesome. One other easy to play card game is war. Far from it being as dramatic as it sounds, war simply follows the goal of gathering or conquering all the cards to one player.

A bigger card will take the smaller ones, but if one or more players land on the same card then war breaks out. Each must place the same amount of cards as indicated by the last card placed and whoever has the bigger one on top wins the war and conquers all the cards contested.

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Indoor treasure hunt

This game needs a little more work. Many riddles can easily be found online to depict household items such as chairs, TV or pillow, where clues can be hidden in order to find the treasure at the end. The treasure can be a piece of candy, a toy for kids, eggs for Easter, or a little gift.

In some instances, this treasure hunt can even be used with education in mind, the clues can be problems to solve in accordance with educational norms, like writing a word correctly, or pronouncing it phonetically correct. In the end, the reward will have made it worth playing and maybe even fun.

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Indoor bowling 

A few empty plastic bottles and a tennis ball, or any kind of small hanging around the house. Simply line the bottles in a triangle formation, like in bowling, and begin the game.

This should keep one occupied for a few hours at least unless one decides to make an entire competition with multiple tiers and accumulate the most points. Have fun with this fun exciting game.

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Indoor mini-golf course

An easy game to set up. All that is needed are some pieces of cardboard, empty toilet roll or plastic bottles. Place them around the room to create the different golf holes, number them, grab a small ball or make one out of foam or a sock.

Get a mop stick or broomstick and start the game. Far from trying to keep any kind of score, this game can simply provide a little fun in trying to get to the end of it. Enjoy a nice fun game with loved ones and family. 

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