This was going to be a blog about things to do in Kingston, but it seems there is not much to do in Kingston at the moment!
If you are stuck away from family, or looking after kids these are some games you can play via a video call to your friends abroad or just down the road…
Connect 4 (4 in a row)
If you have a copy of the game, set it up and call your friend.
Point the camera at the Connect 4 stand and they can tell you where they want their pieces to go!
Draw a grid (or print one off) and get your friend to do the same!
You take it in turns to call out a grid reference and see if it is a ‘hit’ or ‘miss’ – when you have hit the whole ship it is ‘sunk’. First to sink their opponents ships wins!
For a grid you can print off at home: http://static.kidspot.com.au/cm_assets/79310/battleship-game-highres1-pdf-20160118152656.pdf”
Noughts and Crosses (Tic Tac Toe)
One person draws the grid, then all you have to do is make sure your online friend can see it on the screen… simple!
If there is more than one of you at home, secretly write the name of a famous person or fictional character on a sticky label and stick it to your sibling/mum/ housemates head, they have to ask you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions until they guess who they are. (e.g. Am I a human? Am I on Television?)
You could even get your friends to do this at their house and link up online and help answer each others questions! You might want to not look at your reverse screen otherwise you will know what you are!
This is an excellent board game you can buy, but if you already have it – you could set up the board at your house and get your friends to join you online! Give them a place at your table and move the pieces for you in a competitive game! Don’t forget to give and take away their coins and tokens.
This brilliant describing game can be played 2-player! Only one house would need to set up the board and in the 2-player version you play against the board. The person describing would need to be able to see a ‘key card’ and both players need to see the laid out cards for playing – and off you go!
March 24, 2020 12:33 pm