The host will choose 3/4 young people to be the Mafia (depending on group size), one to
be the detective, and one to be the doctor. Assign everyone to breakout groups in pairs or
threes (leaders and young people in separate rooms), with all the Mafia in one room, and
the doctor and the detective in another room. The host will start the story and ‘as night
falls’, open the breakout rooms. The host and another leader will join the Mafia room first,
tell them they are mafia, and then ask for their murder victim. The host and second leader
will then join the doctor and detective’s room, and ask individually for who they want to
accuse and save. Before answering the detective, you can ask the doctor to close their eyes,
and you either shake or nod your head in response. (Before starting, instruct that if, in the
first round, you don’t enter their breakout room, they are a villager). Close the breakout
rooms and announce who died (if anyone). Any dead players mute themselves and turn off
their camera. It’s also helpful for the host to keep a list of who’s still alive. Take three
nominations for Mafia (who can give them a chance to defend themselves if time), and
then vote. Nominee with the most votes dies. Before they die, they can reveal who they
were. Repeat. Play until you run out of time/get bored/one of the teams can no longer
The host will choose a theme (e.g. Disney, Winter, Egypt etc) and write it on a piece of
paper. On another piece of paper, they will write ‘Ghost’. Everyone turns their backs to
the screen and in turn, the host will call out each person’s name. Most people will be
shown the theme, but two or three (depending on the group size) will be shown ‘Ghost’.
Everyone then turns back to their screens and takes it in turn (host will need to establish
an order, maybe alphabetical) to say one word that relates to the theme (without saying
any word in the theme shown). Repeated words are not allowed. The ghosts don’t know
what the theme is but need to try and work it out and say something convincing when it’s
their turn. When everyone has said a word, the group discuss who they think the ghosts
are. They vote on one person, and they reveal whether they were a ghost or not. If they
are, they get a chance to guess what they think the theme is. If they get it right, the ghosts
win. If they get it wrong, the real theme is not revealed and they are out for the next
round. Play as many rounds as there are ghosts at the start/until a ghost guesses the
Nominate a player to study the group. Send them into the waiting room on their own
while ten things are changed across the rest of the group. Bring the player back and they
have two mins to guess all ten things that have changed.
Send a player (the Psychiatrist) into the waiting room on their own. Everyone else has
to come up with a rule that dictates how they answer or behave to qs from the Psychiatrist
e.g. answer must begin with first letter of your last name. The Psychiatrist then comes
back in and has to ask individuals qs to guess the rule. Three guesses of the rule before a
new player is chosen.
Split everyone into two breakout groups. Each has a host who has a board on their screen
they can share with their team or has one drawn out on paper they can hold up. Each time
the breakout rooms open, teams decide where they want to hit. Coming back together,
they each announce where they want to hit, and the other team will announce if it was a
miss, hit, or sink. First team to sink all the opponent’s battleships wins.
As a group, tell everyone to turn their mics on. You will count to 25 together, but only
person saying one number at a time. If two people speak at the same time, you have
to start over. If you want to make this expert level, have everyone do it with their video
off! If 25 is too easy, see if you can do any higher!
On the count of 3, everyone holds up a number between one and five (or ten if it’s a big
group) on their fingers. If you match someone, you have to play rock paper scissors with
that person to decided who is the Captain of the team. If you join someone’s team, you’re
your video off. The ultimate goal is to be the captain of everyone.