Virtual Activities

As the Covid scare was decreasing, I have started my outings with usual precautions. I always wear my N95 mask, if I am going to indoor premises and a surgical mask or cloth mask if it is an outside activity. One thing which these pandemic lockdowns have taught all of us is that we have learned to be happy with ourselves and inside our homes. Thanks to internet connectivity, we are connected with the world. The virtual world that has given us happiness and saved us from boredom and depression is a technological boom. With the scare of the Omicron virus which has very recently registered its presence on the world stage, I have again moved my interest to online games and OTT platforms for entertainment.  

Online social events have really evolved during these times when we are forced indoors. Sometimes I think, how better off we are if we compare the agony of people who were forced inside during black deaths due to plague in the mid-1300s in Europe or Jews who were forced to live in hiding due to Nazis. At least technology has opened up a whole new world to us. One can have online entertainment and online work too. 

As I was surfing the net, I came across so many options for entertainment. There are a whole lot of games and activities which are fun. I am sharing a few online event ideas, which may be useful for the coming festive and new year season. 

When teams are working online, “Online Office Games” plays a great role in team building. These activities are fully hosted and include icebreakers, trivia, mini competitions, and are fun to play. 

If you are planning to have an alcohol party for your next virtual social event, then the “Virtual Cocktail Shake-up” may be a great idea. For this event, the master mixologist will teach all participants how to make two prohibition-era style drinks, and lead a series of games and quick stories.  

Kindness Quest is another online event that focuses on gratitude and community. 

Vast Treasure of Online Games and Activities on plays.org

If you want to enjoy a quiet game all alone, the best website to reach out to is plays.org. Once you land there, you do not need to look anywhere else. It is good for a novice like myself and an expert alike. I have come across it just like that. I am sharing this so that you do not need to waste your time.

The best part is this website does not want you to download any app or any software. All games are browser-based. Their catalogue is in mobile-friendly HTML5, offering cross-device gameplay. You can play on multiple devices like iPhones, or Android-powered cell phones and tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. These games work in all popular web browsers like – Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and other modern web browsers. 

The game’s explanations are simple to understand if you are a newbie. 🙂 Games can be played with parents or with kids. In general, they are like family activities. Good fun!

Some games are based on scientific principles and one can apply the basics to play the games. Good practical learning for young students.

Hard to have controls. I am at a 0 score. 🙂

I am a kid as far as these online games are concerned. My exposure to these games is just under a year and I am playing and enjoying mostly the games which children enjoy… like Tom and Jerry kind. I am amazed at the fun they provide even to me in my sixth decade on the planet. Good, I have been exposed to this website, which has opened a vast world of virtual fun. I started with 0 scores and have crossed 3rd or for a few at 4th level. But they say, slow and steady wins the race. I am taking it easy. The hand and eye coordination are bound to improve, I am sure. 🙂

If you are homebound and do not have many options to go out and have fun, I would recommend you to explore this website.

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