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1. Phone Calls – Obviously you can keep it old school and call friends and family. This is especially great for older generations who are uncomfortable with technology.
2. Video Chat – There are so many ways you can video chat with others. Depending on your device, you can try FaceTime, SnapChat, Facebook, Google Hangout, Skype, Zoom, Google Duo, and more. If you’re looking to spice things up while video chatting, grab some dinner and eat together, have a few drinks, livestream a concert, or play some games (see below).
3. Netflix and Chill (virtually) – Netflix has an extension that allows you to watch movies with friends.
4. Play a Game – There are multiple options here. First, if all the players own the game, you can set it up separately and everyone move the pieces on their own board each time. This works best with dice games, but games like Cards Against Humanity and Catch Phrase work well, too. Or you can try multiplayer apps like Words with Friends or Draw Something. Last, there are certain sites that allow you to play virtual board games with friends. If you’re a Catan fan, we suggest colonist.io.
5. Work It Out – A lot of gyms are posting online workouts or hosting Facebook live workouts. Call up a friend and do it together (virtually)!
6. Book Club – A book club is perfect for a virtual hangout! Choose a book everyone has at home or can easily access online. Set a timeline to have it read, then set up a video chat meet up. Bonus points if everyone makes their own book-themed snacks!