Have you ever found yourself in need of a fun and engaging activity to do with your colleagues or friends during a Microsoft Teams meeting? Look no further than the classic game of Pictionary! In this article, I will guide you through the process of playing Pictionary on Microsoft Teams, while adding personal touches and commentary from my own experience.
Setting up the Game
To begin, make sure that all participants have the Microsoft Teams app installed on their devices and are logged in. Once everyone is ready, create a new meeting or join an existing one. I personally prefer using the video call feature for Pictionary, as it adds an extra level of excitement and interaction.
Next, choose a person to be the moderator of the game. This can be done by taking turns or assigning someone the role. The moderator’s task is to keep track of the teams, time the rounds, and ensure that the game runs smoothly.
Dividing into Teams
Before diving into the game, it’s important to divide the participants into teams. This can be done randomly or by letting people choose their own teams. Personally, I find it more fun to mix up the teams and get to know different people better.
Once the teams are formed, assign a team captain for each group. The team captains will take turns drawing while the rest of their team guesses what is being drawn. It’s important that the team captains keep their drawings hidden from the other teams to ensure fairness.
Using the Whiteboard Feature
Now comes the exciting part – using the whiteboard feature on Microsoft Teams! The team captain who is drawing can share their screen and open the whiteboard. They can then use the drawing tools to create their masterpiece.
While drawing, it’s important to remember that the team captain cannot use any words or numbers to give clues. They must rely solely on their artistic skills to convey the word or phrase they have chosen. This is where the fun and laughter really start!
Guessing and Scoring
Once the drawing is complete, the other teams have a limited amount of time to guess what it is. They can type their guesses directly into the chat or use the raise hand feature to indicate that they have an answer.
When a team correctly guesses the word or phrase, they earn a point. The team captain for that round can then choose the next person on their team to be the artist for the next round. This rotation continues until a predetermined number of rounds is completed or until everyone has had a chance to draw.
Pictionary on Microsoft Teams is not only a great way to have fun and bond with your colleagues or friends, but it also helps improve communication and creativity. The combination of technology and the classic game creates a unique and enjoyable experience.
So next time you find yourself in a Microsoft Teams meeting and want to add some excitement, suggest playing Pictionary! I guarantee it will bring laughter and create lasting memories.