Week 2 invention challenge

Share your amazing ideas in our Facebook group The best ideas get added to the website for everyone to play.

Family Hangout

A video call game challenge
At Bored Games we are all about inspiring kids to use their imagination away from devices, but it's also important to stay in touch with loved ones.

Whether they are on the opposite side of the world or just down the road, let's stay connected and make each other smile.
Can you come up with a game that families can play together over a video call?
Have you already created a game to play over Zoom, Facetime or Houseparty? Does your game use WORDS, ACTIONS or HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS? Is it something free and fun that gets everyone smiling and laughing?
Is your family up for the challenge of inventing a game like this?
What does your game look like and how will people play?
Sorry, but purchased board and card games won't count unless you've re-imagined them somehow
Hints and tips to get started
  • Is your game for 2 people or a group?
  • Is it a physical game to get people moving?
  • How about a game with just actions and no speaking?
  • How might you create a game that includes the grandparents, or other elderly relatives? What might you need to consider?
  • Or is your game just for kids?
Game guidelines
Try and make sure your game ticks one of our game guideline boxes:
  • Build creative confidence
  • Spark imagination
  • Encourage curiosity
  • Make us smile
Need more information see our full game guidelines

Need some inspiration
Check out how we do this example of a great game to play over a video call see how other people are doing it in our Facebook group.
How to share your ideas
Share photos and videos of your new game on the Facebook Group
The best games will get added to this website for everyone to see!
Are you ready to share your game with the world?
Share with other Bored Gamers on our Facebook group and see how others enjoy playing it. We'll be choosing our favourite and most popular games to appear on this website.
Game guidelines
If your game ticks at least one of these boxes you might be on for a Bored Games seal of approval.
Build creative confidence
Examples might be role-play or games that involve speaking, storytelling.
Encourage curiosity
Seeking out new or re-discovering things. Finding inspiration in unexpected places. Seeing the world in a different way.
Example of a game that encourage curiosity
Spark imagination
Games that encourage people to use their imagination, for instance with things around the home
Make us smile
Please don't get serious. Spread some joy and laughter with your ideas.
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