Fun and Games

On Saturday evening after Havdalah, you can choose to schmooze or go to a breakout room for Fun and Games. Some of the activities are:

• Whist
• Scattergories
• Joke Night
• Lexulous (Scrabble®)

To learn more, please scroll down. Fun and Games are part of the Havdalah ZOOM meeting, so no separate login is needed.


Other activities that we may try include:
• a play reading
• improv
• Yiddish song fest
• open mike
• Bridge
• Trivial Pursuit

Your additional suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

Whist

The same game-play as Bridge, but without the bidding. Perfect for those of us who find Bridge too complicated.

We play at https://cardgames.io/whist/?

Instructions for the host

  1. Go to cardgames.io/whist
  2. Click on Multiplayer
  3. Click on Create a Private Table
  4. Tell the table number to the other players

Instructions for players

  1. Go to cardgames.io/whist
  2. Click on Multiplayer (AT THE BOTTOM)
  3. Click on Join a Private Table" (AT THE BOTTOM)
  4. When the host gives you the table number, type it in, and press Enter.

(To be added later: how to start the next round, how to start a new game, time limits)

Scattergories

This is a simple word game that anyone can play. All you have to do is type in words that belong to each of the catagories and which begin with a particular letter. We play at https://scattergoriesonline.net/

Joking Around with Sara

Sara says:
"I / we love to laugh! How about you?
Join us for an hour -- we'll tell jokes & laugh together.
Come prepared with a joke or 2.  No jokes? Then just come prepared to laugh!
Let's have some fun!"

Lexulous (Similar to Scrabble®)

We've had a good time playing this online version of the familiar Scrabble® word game. We play at https://www.lexulous.com/


How to Host a Game . . . [Adapted from https://forum.lexulous.com/topic/571/live-games]

  1. Login to the website at https://www.lexulous.com and visit the PLAY LIVE section from the top menu.
  2. To host a game, click on the NEW GAME button and set the parameters. We offer multiple parameters - Number of players, Choice of dictionary, Game type, Duration, Rated Games, and Time increments after each turn. Click on Set Table. Now your game is available to other players for joining.
  3. Clcik on hamburger icon at upper right, then "Invite friends." You can have Lexulous send invites or do it yourself.
  4. When people request to join your game and you accept, the game will start immediately.
  5. In case you setup a 3 or 4 player table, you will get an information screen where it shows you who has already joined and which slots are open for others to join.