8 Creative Facebook Group Live Game Ideas To Engage Your Members (2023)

Playing games is one of the best ways to break ice, create a fun and relaxing atmosphere for people, encouraging them to leave their shyness and insecurities behind, and most importantly, have a great time.

Both offline and online.

But still, merely 27% of Facebook group admins have hosted live games in their groups to date. Check out the poll I did in our community of power admins.

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This makes it all the more important for me to share a list of the most popular and amazing Facebook live game ideas to inspire the rest of you who haven’t hosted a live game session up till now.

Below, I’ve also explained how some group admins are implementing some of the great games for Facebook groups and keeping their members entertained while boosting their Facebook group engagement.

If you’d like to know about some other amazing ways to keep your members engaged, refer to this article.👇🏻

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So, bookmark this article as I’m sure it’ll come handy, and without further ado, let’s dive right into it.

8 Creative Facebook Group Live Game Ideas

  • Live Quiz

It is one mind-blowing game that increased the reach of Baby Destination’s Facebook page from a couple of hundreds to 20,000 on a single post.

Since then, admins of Baby Destination communities have been using this approach to keep their group members active and engaged.

Feel free to call it another version of KBC as it comes with a set of multiple choice questions and members have to answer them in a few seconds.

How you can do it is – prepare a video beforehand that has the quiz questions along with a ten second timer and tell members to share their answers in the comments.

Or you can go live, share your screen, ask questions from the members and encourage them to answer in a limited time frame. This is another way to go about it.

Have a look at this example.

In collaboration with Dettol, Deva Ahuja, Admin of Home Remedies for Babies and Moms, prepared a live quiz on the all-new Dettol & Moms soap and shared it in the community.

It got an excellent response from the members (134 reactions and 2K comments)

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Not only did the members enjoy taking part in the quiz, but they also got to learn about Dettol’s latest product, i.e. their moms soap.

Not to forget, the winners got their hands on the new soap!

They eventually used it and shared their thoughts in the community, impacting the buying decision of other members.

A win-win for everyone, right!

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To Reiterate : You can either go live with a small PPT (one multiple choice question in each slide) and keep a stopwatch handy, announce the questions while members respond in the comments.

Or you can prepare a video and post in the community. Either way, it works!

In the former, it’ll be great, if you go live with a moderator, who keeps a tab on the answers and members who’re leading.

It works amazingly well for all group categories. So, whether you’re collaborating with a brand or simply want members to learn something new, go ahead and do a live quiz.

  • Live Riddle

Raise your hand if you got excited reading this. ✋🏻

Riddles have been one of the most interesting parts of our childhood.

Truth be told, I still get excited as I stumble upon riddles every once in a while, like I used to wait patiently to solve the crossword puzzle in the daily newspaper.

They are indeed fun and a great way to foster creativity and imagination, especially in kids.

Which is why Jaya Aviral Mishra, admin of Home remedies for babies and moms, hosted a live riddle along with her Facebook group moderator to celebrate the group’s birthday.

Check out the massive engagement! (276 reactions and 3.1K comments)

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From riddles around songs and movies to veggies and general childhood riddles, they asked them all.

We went live through our mobile phone and had the riddles saved on a different mobile. Purvi and I alternatively asked riddles by turning the phone screen towards the members, and also read it out for them. They shared their answers in the comments and we cheered for those who responded the soonest,” told Jaya.

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If you’re not comfortable handling two mobile phones, you can go live from your laptop, and use a mobile phone for riddles.

When choosing to host a live riddle, make sure that:

  • You are fully prepared
  • You have a list of riddles ready beforehand
  • You have divided those riddles into different sections and decided the sequence of each of them
  • You have practiced going live

No matter the category, this is an awesome Facebook group live game idea.

  • Live Tambola

Trust me, a virtual Tambola is as fun as an offline Tambola game we’ve played at parties.

Sheenu Goyal, Admin of Super Indian Women, backs me here.

She has hosted approx 30 Tambola games in her community and has got a mind-blowing response each time.
Sharing a snippet from one of the recent games below.

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Here’s how Sheenu goes about organizing the game:

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a. Game Announcement Sheenu announces in the community at least a week prior to the day she’s organizing the game. Members express their interest in the comments.
P.S. You can always do a poll and ask members about the day and time they’d like to play Tambola.

b. Distribution of tickets She reaches out to the interested members (those who shared they’d love to play in the comments of the announcement post) on messenger and shares the image of the ticket (from the Tambola game she has) with them.
Members either take a print out of it or create the same ticket on a paper so that it becomes easier at the time of the game.

c. Rules Announcement – Sheenu creates a post and shares the rules of Tambola with the members and announces the prize for the winners. She usually announces 3-5 winners each time and gives them either cash prizes or gifts, mostly when her group’s sellers sponsor the game.

d. Game Time – Sheenu goes live on the announced date and time and hosts the game. “I keep my members entertained by talking to them, cracking jokes in between so that they have a good time,” says Sheenu.
Every time members share they cracked a corner or have a houseful, Sheenu verifies their ticket and only then concludes the game.

e. Rewarding the winners – If it’s a cash prize, Sheenu transfers that instantly into the winners’ account. Otherwise, she delivers the winners gifts to their respective addresses. After they receive it, they review them and post in the community. This way both members also feel happy and the sellers are able to expand their reach.

If this seems interesting, you too can host a live Tambola game in your community. It is one of the best Facebook group games to win prizes which your members would surely enjoy.

To know how Sheenu is managing her community and empowering small business owners through it, refer to this blog 👇🏻

How did Sheenu build a 28,000 strong, women-only, buy and sell Facebook group of verified sellers?

  • Live Antakshari

The age-old game of Antakshari that we play mostly during travel and during get-togethers has finally made a virtual appearance.

Ayesha Younus and Tanu Dubey, admins of Super Women and Mothers Express respectively, have managed to take Antakshari online allowing members to experience the same in-person fun and have an amazing time.

Ayesha goes live on the scheduled time and starts with singing a song. She sings a few lines in her beautiful voice and then members continue with a song that begins with the last alphabet or word.

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They type the song name and line in the comments. Ayesha picks the last word or alphabet, tells members and then they continue from there.

At the end of the live Antakshari session, Ayesha makes a list of all the members who participated, gives them a serial number each, and announces winners by a lucky draw.

The winners are rewarded with a cash prize.

Tanu Dubey, on the other hand, hosts Antakshari with a twist and has divided the game in three rounds.

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In round 1, similar to how Ayesha does, she starts by singing a song herself or playing one on her phone. And members continue with the last word or alphabet by writing the song name in the comments.

In round 2, Tanu randomly gives words to the members. Then they come up with a song name and share it in the comments section.

Round 3 is more of a prop + Antakshari where Tanu shows different props/things on live video, members recognize it and comment the song.

At the end, she makes a list of all the participants’ names and announces the winners via a lucky draw. She rewards them with either cash prizes or things like chocolates, hair bands, scrunchies etc.

  • Live Picnic

Because of the Covid pandemic, gathering with friends for a small picnic sounded like a distant dream.

But, Shruti Sinha, admin of Weightloss Recipes, came up with a workaround and hosted a live picnic.

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Members got very excited when I announced it. They were really looking forward to a virtual gathering,” tells Shruti.

Shruti went live on the scheduled day and time and members started to join. One by one, she added members to the live session who then showed the dishes they prepared. Some of them even danced and sang.

Can imagine the whole vibe!

The best performances and dishes were later featured in the community.

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  • Live Scrabble

Yet another classic game that you can take online!

Create your own graphic with words and save it on your phone or mobile. Like this one.

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You can edit the above design HERE

Go live at the scheduled date and time and share your screen to show this graphic to your members.

Whoever is able to make the most words out of these before you say ‘STOP’ wins.

You can do multiple rounds of it depending on the time duration you’d go live.

  • Scavenger Hunt

This is one game that’ll keep your group members on their toes.

Create an image, list down different objects on it and send your members on a hunt for them in their home.

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You can edit the above design HERE

Whoever gets the maximum number of objects from the list of those mentioned in the images wins.

A Tip – Don’t create a lengthy list of objects or else members would become busy looking for them. Instead, create multiple short lists so that members remain engaged and entertained throughout.

  • Emoji Pictionary

This is a great game to entertain and engage members.

For those of you who haven’t heard about it, emoji pictionary is like a trivia where multiple emojis come together to form a word. You have a list laid out in front of you and you need to decode the words.

However, you need to do a little prep before organising it.

First off, decide whether you want to organise the game based on random things or movie names or song names, or anything alike.

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Then go ahead and create that game. Start off with an easy one and then increase the difficulty with every simultaneous word. Keep different points for every word and whoever decodes the maximum words, i.e. has the highest total wins.

Check out the example below.

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Interesting, right?

You can easily create such a graphic on Canva yourself or edit this design HERE.

A Tip – Don’t go overboard with too many words on a single screen. Keep a maximum of three words.

That’s all with the Facebook group live game ideas.🙌🏻

If you’ve not hosted a single game in your Facebook group up till now or were looking for inspiration for a long time, this is your sign.

Stop contemplating, pick the game you like the most from those mentioned above, and organise them already!

And see your Facebook group engagement skyrocket.🚀

In case you’re looking for Facebook group live ideas, this article is all you need.👇🏻

How to go live in a Facebook group? + 15 best Facebook live ideas to boost engagement

If you have any doubts/concerns or would simply like to share some more ideas with us, feel free to comment them down below.

Or you can even reach out to us in our Facebook group where thousands of power admins are talking about this and so much more about managing their Facebook groups.🙂

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FAQs

What games can I play on Facebook with a group? ›

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How do I make Facebook live fun? ›

Once you're live, make it conversational and encourage your audience to participate. You can respond to and or pin fan comments. Get more exposure by sharing the live stream in groups or Pages you manage. Additionally, although your audience isn't there in person, try to make direct eye contact.

How do I make my Facebook group more interactive? ›

25 Facebook Group Engagement Ideas that work wonders
  1. Tag all new members in the welcome post.
  2. Use Facebook live videos.
  3. Play fun Facebook group games and offer rewards.
  4. Run contests that include giveaways.
  5. Conduct polls.
  6. Facebook group engagement posts – Only use the formats that work.
  7. Post at the most engaging times.

How do you engage members in a group? ›

Here are a few tips you can try during their onboarding phase to build a meaningful relationship with them.
  1. Send Them a Cool Welcome Kit. ...
  2. Establish a Personal Contact Point. ...
  3. Make a Commitment. ...
  4. Encourage Them to Use Their Member Benefits. ...
  5. Engage Them Through Social Media. ...
  6. Enroll Them in the Online Community.
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How do you attract members to a group? ›

Get Help from Current Members
  1. Host a “bring a friend” meeting. ...
  2. Reach out to former members. ...
  3. Encourage members to share your newsletter. ...
  4. Invite members' families to events. ...
  5. Help members develop an “elevator speech” about their membership. ...
  6. Ask your members for recruitment ideas. ...
  7. Offer club business cards to your members.
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What are small group games? ›

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  • 1) Who am I?
  • 2) Word Chains.
  • 3) 1000 Blank White Cards.
  • 4) Interview Game.
  • 5) Four Corners.
  • 6) Fabulous Flags.
  • 7) Helium Stick.
  • 8) Empires.
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Which game can we play in a group? ›

  • Actors. Players 'react' to a made up scenario and others have to guess what it is.
  • Back Draw. Players try to guess the word that their teammate is drawing on a piece of paper on their back.
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  • Bite the Bag. ...
  • Blindman's Swag. ...
  • Charades. ...
  • Cherry Pie. ...
  • Dizzy Bat.
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How do you make a live session interesting? ›

Live Streaming Content Ideas
  1. Live spontaneous session to answer questions about yourself. ...
  2. Do a live product or service demonstration. ...
  3. Share your expertise. ...
  4. Live Q&A (Questions & Answers) session about topics related to your business or interests. ...
  5. Promote your content. ...
  6. Create live webinars or trainings.
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How can I make my live stream more interesting? ›

Fun Things to Do While Live Streaming to Excite Your Audience
  1. Q&A Sessions. ...
  2. Product Demonstrations. ...
  3. Live Interviews. ...
  4. Give Your Views On a Trending Topic. ...
  5. Host Quizzes. ...
  6. Live Streaming From Events. ...
  7. Going Behind-the-Scenes. ...
  8. Host a Webinar.

How do I attract viewers on Facebook Live? ›

Here are a few tips that you should apply to your live streaming video content strategy to get more live stream viewers.
  1. Research Your Audience. ...
  2. Promote the Broadcast. ...
  3. Get People to Pre-Register. ...
  4. Collaborate With Others. ...
  5. Pin The Scheduled Live Stream. ...
  6. Use Compelling Titles and Descriptions to Promote Your Live Stream.
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How do you keep a group active? ›

To build an active community, we need to get known to each other for more active engagement. Don't talk to your group; talk with your group members. Ask them interesting questions, ones that allow them to share a bit of their personal life. Allow yourself to be authentic, encouraging others to be also.

How do you engage members virtually? ›

14 Best Virtual Employee Engagement Ideas For 2022
  1. Virtual Murder Mystery.
  2. Solve Puzzles With Remote Teams.
  3. Virtual Rewards And Recognition.
  4. Virtual Water Cooler Activities.
  5. Themed Days.
  6. Remove Unnecessary Team Meetings.
  7. Allow Frequent Breaks.
  8. Give Time Off.
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What is the best way to engage people? ›

Here are seven habits that all engaging conversationalists share:
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  5. They Tell Stories. ...
  6. They're Animated. ...
  7. They Keep Things Moving.
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How do you inspire and engage people? ›

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  5. Put the Right People in the Right Positions. ...
  6. Invest in Regular Training. ...
  7. Let Them Do Their Job.
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How do you encourage more members? ›

7 ways to nurture new members and encourage more participation
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  2. Educate about notifications. ...
  3. Regular Interaction. ...
  4. Ask for feedback. ...
  5. Be persistent.
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How can I attract everyone's attention? ›

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  3. Disruption: Break expectations. ...
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  5. Reputation: Establish credibility. ...
  6. Mystery: Leave things incomplete.
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How do you increase member participation? ›

Regularly communicate.

Make sure you let members choose their preferred mode of communication—email, text messages, e-newsletters or snail mail. Include your social media channels in your emails, so in case a member cancels the email subscription, he or she can still connect with you, for example, on Facebook.

What is a fun group activity? ›

Group activities for adults aim to bring folks together for socialization and fun. For example, scavenger hunts, board games, and happy hours. These ideas can work for team building outings, friendly gatherings and other social activities.

What is the one word game ice breaker? ›

The one-word icebreaker game

Ask them a very simple question—e.g., "What one word would you use to describe our company culture?"—and give each team five or 10 minutes to come up with their answers. Before finalizing their one word, teams will have rigorous discussions among themselves.

What is a good group activity? ›

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  • Start a Book Club. ...
  • Tackle a Ropes Course. ...
  • Form an Intramural League.
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What is the best game to play together? ›

Fortnite, Words with Friends 2, Scrabble GO, Uno & Friends and Draw Something are all great options for simple games that let you keep in touch and sneak in a turn when you have time throughout the day. If you're mostly playing solo, you might want to check out a mobile gaming subscription service.

How do you play Can You Hear Me Now? ›

How to play “Can you hear me now?”
  1. Invite your people to a Zoom call or other video meeting platform.
  2. Divide your group into equal sized subgroups. ...
  3. Put the subgroups into breakout rooms, with instructions on how to play and a random word generator.
  4. Players take turns being the Describer and Drawers.
May 20, 2022

What are grouping games? ›

Grouping Games
  • Types of Grouping Game. Divide people into two or more groups with each entity placed into one group. Like Sequencing Games, Grouping Games have only one set of variables. ...
  • How to Diagram a Grouping Game. Just like in Ordering Games, you use shorthand to summarize the question's rules.

What are some fun virtually games? ›

From scavenger hunts to word games and more, here is a list of fun online games to play on Zoom with coworkers.
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  • Zoom “Conference Call” Bingo. ...
  • Zoom Trivia. ...
  • Online Office Games (Hosted Game) ...
  • Five Things. ...
  • Something in Common. ...
  • Blackout Truth or Dare. ...
  • Superhero Academy (Hosted Game)
Nov 30, 2022

What is a game that everyone loves? ›

For some people, it's the classics; Pong, Tetris, Pac-Man, Alex the Kidd, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario. For others, it's the modern-day AAA classics; The Witcher 3, Horizon: Zero Dawn. For others, it's the major game-changers; industry masterminds like Counter-Strike, World of Warcraft, and Age of Empires.

What makes a successful Facebook live? ›

During your live stream:

Make sure you give your audience time to tune in. Try going live for 30-60 minutes. Respond to, or pin, fan comments. Say hello to your fans by name when responding to their comments, and prompt them.

How do I spice up my stream? ›

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  1. Quality Over Quantity. It's important to focus on quality over quantity for your Twitch stream. ...
  2. Use a Stream Controller. If you're serious about streaming, you should consider using a stream controller. ...
  3. Add Some Stream Alerts. ...
  4. Plan Your Stream Content. ...
  5. Be Consistent.
May 3, 2022

How can I attract someone's attention on Facebook? ›

Get someone's attention quickly with Mentions in your group conversations on Messenger. To mention someone in a group conversation, type the “@“ symbol with the person's name or start typing the first few letters of the name of the person you want to notify.

How do I make my group stand out? ›

5 Tips to make your teams standout
  1. Get the team composition right. First step in building a successful team is to get its composition right. ...
  2. Invest in building the right culture. Culture drives emotional connect and bonding in the teams. ...
  3. Lead by example. ...
  4. Giving the bigger picture is important. ...
  5. Celebrate small successes.
Sep 14, 2020

What makes a group activity successful? ›

An effective group work together to complete a task in an agreed time, with each member contributing to the team according to their skills, experience and personality. There are various stages that you will go through in a group project to achieve a task.

How do you make a group chat more fun? ›

If you want a group chat that stick (ho ho) to people you need to give them fun stuff to share. Stickers, Emojis, viral videos, GIFs… They will stay where they can share those stuff the fastest and if they are the most accurate to what they wanted to share. Number one reason someone would share something on a chat?

How do you play games on Facebook group chat? ›

Play games in Messenger video calls
  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your call screen.
  2. Tap Play Games. If you don't see Play Games, you may not have enough people in the call who are eligible to use play together.
  3. Choose a game, then tap Start Game.

Can you play games with people on Facebook? ›

Tap in the top right of Facebook. Tap Games. Scroll down to find a game. Once you find the game you want to play, tap Play.

How do I find a group to play games with? ›

Use meetup.com to find groups of gamers.

Go to meetup.com and check out the different options for video game groups in your area. Meetup is a website where you can find different groups of people to "meet up" with in real life.

How do Facebook games work? ›

Facebook Gaming is quite simple to navigate after you set it up to be curated according to your interests. It consists of main feed page, accessible from the bottom navigation bar. Your feed will include any videos from the streamers that you follow, livestreams and content from similar streamers.

How do you play EverWing? ›

How do I play EverWing? You can play EverWing instantly by tapping on the Games icon on Facebook's Messenger app from within a chat. The icon looks like a game controller and is located near the field where you type your messages. A list of games will be revealed, and simply select EverWing to start playing!

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