#CoronaScare gives rise to group games on chat platforms

Until recently, social distancing was something we could have done when we saw a talkative neighbor or a previous bad date at a party. But with the coronavirus situation, social distancing has become the norm.

Those who live in gated communities say they are finding this confinement difficult, as their evening gatherings, gossip sessions, kitty parties, and bhajan time are reduced, and they are forced to be confined within the four walls. Aparna M, a resident of a city society, says: “Our society association has established very strict rules. Even the maids are not allowed to enter and housework without communication with the outside world makes me miserable. ”

However, Sowmya Santosh Rajan, a housewife with two children, says that she is making the most of the period of confinement and having fun with her friends through her WhatsApp group. “We have a group of checkers and we have decided to create different games that we can play while maintaining social distance. In this way, we make sure we don't distance ourselves from social media. ”

Here are some games that some of the groups are playing on chat platforms ...

Sing a song

This is a very simple game in which one of the members challenges the rest to sing a song based on a color or theme. Whoever sings the maximum number of songs in a particular period of time is declared the winner. “Although I'm not very good at singing, I love to sing. But I make sure to record the song locked in the room so that no one at home listens to me. But I have no such inhibition when it comes to being heard by members of my group, says Anusha B.

Antakshari

This is, again, a song based game. As one member begins the game by singing and loading the pallavi of a song, the next member must start a song with the last word of the previous song. Jayanthi & says: “Our group started with classic songs and hits from old movies. Let's see how long we can carry this forward.



Write a story

Geetha R, who likes to read, has been using this closing time to read as many books as possible. She says this is how she came up with the idea of ​​writing a few lines. “When I discussed the same thing with my friends, who are voracious readers, they decided to join, and together we are weaving stories on WhatsApp. While one member writes one line of the story, others collaborate with the rest of the lines. I think that at the end of the curfew, we will have between five and six good stories, and we plan to publish them as an e-book or a blog, ”he reports.

Kiss, marry or kill

We're finding this game super fun, begins Gayathri P, who is forced to spend her time as a PG in a city society as she was unable to travel to her home state due to the curfew. She says that hers is a small group of young people and they consider the game to be a great way to pass the time. In describing the game, he says: A member will select a celebrity and ask the rest if he wants to kiss, marry, or kill that particular person. However, he adds that they don't stop with just celebrities, but include the names of their colleagues and bosses, as some of them are in love with the office.

Unpopular opinion

This brings out the best and worst in group members, says Komal T. We know that most of our group members are celebrity fans. So, to irritate them, a member will start the game with a statement like XYZ ... it's not worth playing the role/getting the prize. You should see the answers ... the group becomes something of a war zone, with an avalanche of angry messages. Since we take personalities from popular movies, from objections to arguments and fights, it all happens in our chat group, ”he laughs.

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