6 Facebook Games For Groups That Will Increase Engagement
Increasing engagement is one of the most reliable methods to expand a Facebook Group or revitalize an inactive one. But consistent engagement can be a challenge for many group administrators. Thankfully, we have a simple solution: playing games!
Playing interactive activities with your Facebook audience is an effective means of breaking the ice, having fun, and expanding your group. Similar to an icebreaker at a real-world event, organizing a simple game or activity within your Facebook Group will encourage participation.
In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of playing games with your group and describe a few games we like to play when our groups become dull and unmotivated.
Why Games Work for Boosting Engagement
Facebook games are a fantastic method to bring people together in groups. They are simple to play and can be quite entertaining, particularly when played with others.
In addition to the apparent benefits of potential member growth and increased engagement, consider the following benefits of games for Facebook groups:
- Build rapport between group admins and group members
- Group members get to know each other and build friendships
- Creates a true sense of community and builds community spirit
- Breaks the ice and gets people talking on posts outside the game
Games You Can Play in Your Facebook Group
Would You Rather?
This game is a great way to get people thinking about their preferences and opinions. To play, simply pose a “would you rather” question and have people answer. For example, “Would you rather eat sushi or Korean BBQ?”
Tips for “Would You Rather” Posts
- Keep it lighthearted and fun
- Don’t make the questions too difficult
- Ask about things related to your business
- Encourage people to explain their choices
This game is ideal for businesses seeking to increase engagement and stimulate conversation. Asking about people’s preferences is an excellent method to begin a conversation and learn more about your audience.
Host a Live Trivia Game
Trivia, a classic game that is ideal for groups, is an excellent method to stimulate thought and knowledge testing. There are trivia topics available online, and you can also create your own. Simply post a trivia query and request that group members submit their responses. The winner is the individual with the correct response! Or else? After all, not all contests need prizes.
Facebook Groups can conduct trivia games using live video or the comments section of a post. Either way, you are certain to attract a great deal of attention!
This or That?
This or That is a simple but entertaining game ideal for groups. Simply pose a “this or that” query and have people respond to play. Because “this or that” questions can be about anything, they are a wonderful way to get people talking and sharing their opinions. For instance, you could pose the question, “Twitter or Facebook?” or “Publer or HubSpot?”
Tips for “This or That?” Posts
- This game is meant to be a way for people to relax and have a good time, so make sure your questions reflect that.
- Avoid controversial topics. You don’t want to start any arguments in your group!
- Make sure the questions are relevant to your group. If your group is about cats, for example, you wouldn’t want to ask a question about dogs.
- Use images or GIFs to make your questions more eye-catching and engaging.
This works best with exceptionally interesting or funny photos. Ask your group members to write creative captions for the photo, set a deadline for entries and declare a winner.
The best part about this game is that it requires very little effort on your part. Just post the photo and let group members do the rest!
Engagement Interaction Posts
No matter if you’re creating content for your Facebook Page or Facebook Group, interactive content is a fantastic way to entice engagement in large quantities. Consider engagement interaction postings if you are the administrator of a group that has been relatively inactive recently.
Engagement interaction posts will increase your group’s engagement and may attract new members.
Common contests work by asking group members to leave a comment to participate in a contest. The easiest example to picture for a comment contest is a “guess how many candies are in a jar” type post. If you’re a social media marketing agency, you could post
This is a super simple type of engagement post! Just like the name suggests, you leave a part of a sentence missing and ask your group members to fill in the blank.
One of the easiest ways to write fill-in-the-blank posts is to use visuals and get people to describe it in a creative way. For example, if you run a nail salon, you could post some recent nail art you did with this caption: “The first thing that comes to mind when I see these nails is
As with any type of engagement post or social game, the key to not making a fool of yourself is to stay on-brand and to talk in language that your audience resonates with.
Generating waves of engagement in your Facebook Group doesn’t have to take mountains of effort, waste lots of time or cost you lots of money.
With just a little bit of planning and creativity, you can host games for your Facebook Group that will encourage participation in a low-commitment fashion that’s hard to resist. Your group members won’t know what hit them and you’ll soon dominate the Facebook feed.
Have you ever played social games on Facebook? What was it like? We’d love to hear about your experience, so feel free to share in the comments below.