As a human, it’s natural to be craving human interaction during this time of practicing social distancing. Here’s 5 ways to stay connected with friends and family while staying home.
Can’t watch Netflix without discussing the details of your favorite show or movie with your friends? Us too. Check out https://www.netflixparty.com/. It allows you to synchronize video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows so you don’t have to be alone in your Netflix binge.
Virtual Happy Hour or Dinner Party
Set a date and time to video chat with your friends or family over a cocktail or dinner. Facetime or Zoom are both great options to get face-to-face with loved ones without having to leave your home. If you really want it to feel like you’re all together in the same room, order carry-out or delivery from the same restaurant! (We, of course, highly recommend The Goat. You can get all of your Goat favorites for pick-up or delivery through their app, and also through DoorDash).
Think Facetime but with the addition of some of your favorite games such as Heads Up!, trivia, and Pictionary. Download the app (available for iOS, Android, and even on your computer,) invite your friends, and get to playing today.
Unlike the previous video chat options, Marco Polo doesn’t require participants to be online at the same time, making it the perfect option for connecting with friends and family whose schedules might not match up with your own. Send short videos to an individual or a group and they can view and send a reply at their convenience.
Online Board Games
Remember how popular the app Words with Friends was a few years ago? We think it’s time for it to make a comeback. If you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s a Scrabble-like game which pits players in a turn-by-turn battle of letters. Another easy option is to play classic board games, such as Monopoly, online for free here.
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