More and more small businesses and corporations are encouraging their employees to play games in the office at different events or sessions.
Workplace environments can be stressful. It is important to lighten up your employees if you run a small business or if you are a business employee yourself.
Games aren’t just great for fun but also for improving communication amongst the team members.
However, here we are proudly listing the games that are extremely fun to play, totally worthy of those Friday parties.
What Is It?
This is also a fun and interesting game to play at office parties with your co-workers, mostly to just enjoy and have some good time together.
What you need to do is take a large bowl or giant box in which you have to put all kinds of stuff like soft items, unusual toys, different items, etc.
Now you will blindfold the participant when their turn comes and take them to the bowl and tell them to pick up an object.
It is important that they identify the item by touching it. Cove the bowl so other players won’t see what’s in it and gain leverage of knowing what’s in there before their turn.
You need to create two teams to play his game on Friday party night. It is such an exciting game to let their creative juices flow together.
Both teams are supposed to write different words on a separate piece of paper and place them in a bowl.
Each of the teams will choose 5 or more pieces of paper from the bowl.
After each team gets their 5 pieces of paper, they are only going to have 5 minutes to use those words and come up with a story.
Once the five minutes complete, every team will recite their stories using those 5 selected words on the pieces of paper.
Whosoever tells the best story that impresses everyone will win the best story award amongst them.
Intranet Scavenger Hunt
There are a lot of companies who have their own intranet for employees available to use, however, they are not familiar with it.
What you need to do is create a sheet with fill-in-the-blanks in the questions related to the intranet.
The questions you list in there can be about the mission statement of your company, FAQ sections, or anything actually.
The idea here is to encourage your employees to look through and find through the company intranet.
It will not just give them answers to fill in the blanks but also help them learn more about the company, their objective, etc.
Not to mention, the game is fun to play at office parties for bonding and improving teamwork.
Truth Or Lie
The game is really fun to play amongst the team members or participants. Not all games need to be ice-breaking or team-bonding.
In this game, every participant needs to come up with one lie and two truths about themselves.
All participants in the game need to sit in the circle facing each other and everyone gets their turn for sharing.
The person sitting just right of the first person in the series will share their one lie and two truths and also guesses what the lie is.
If that person guesses the right, they will be allowed to stay in the game and continue further. If not, they will be out of the game. The last person sitting in the game wins the game.
Whoose The Baby
It is most certainly the best way to know your co-worker at office parties. Also, quite an ideal icebreaker as well as a team bonding game.
The idea here is that every employee or team member needs to bring their childhood picture of them.
One person needs to collect all the childhood pictures of employees and attach them randomly on the bulletin board or the whiteboard.
Below every picture attached, there need to be a few blank cards where employees will be writing down the name of the employee who they think the picture is of.
Name That Tune
As the name of the game very much suggests, it is a guessing game where participants are supposed to name the given tune.
Before playing this game, it is important to create a list of the songs that are familiar to your group. Choose the songs that are most relevant to the age, times, and interests of your group.
It should not be biased or focussed but also an average of what everyone probably must have heard or known.
Now you have to play the parts of the song in the group. What you can also do is create two or different breakout groups to compete together, or just two.
Choose a significant part of the song and play the five-second of the song to allow the team members to guess.
Penny For Your Thoughts
It is a fun party game that primarily focuses on the employees to break the ice in the team or just the party.
The game is extremely good at loosening up people and allowing them to share their thoughts in the most comfortable space.
Penny For Your Thoughts is a great icebreaker game that you can play at Friday parties with your co-workers or team members.
What you need to do is collect coins with a year printed on them and the collection should begin from the early years to the end.
Make sure the year dated on the coins is not older than the youngest employee or team member in your group.
Now, put all those coins in a jar where every person one by one will draw one coin.
Depending upon the year on the coin each person has selected, they will share something significant or memorable that happened with them during this year only.
There is no way that you haven’t heard about the game ‘Musical Chairs’. However, it is mostly considered a children’s game but it is so much fun for adults too.
You have to place the chairs one behind the other in a row but make sure the number of the chairs is one less than the number of the participants.
Choose the songs that are the most familiar with the group, the average numbers of the group members.
Now, when the song is played, the participants are supposed to circle around the row of the chairs.
When the music stops, one would be left out and out of the game. And further one chair is removed. This goes on until you get your winner.
The game really got fun to watch and play as you see your team members trying to get a seat.
What more you can add is bring some nice food like Pizza and beer or even elaborate dinner at the end of the game.
This has to be one of the most fun office party games to play. It is also a great way to get people going to get up from their chairs and go for a break.
You have to divide your employees into two teams where each one of them is given a list of objects they are supposed to find.
They will be given 2 to 5 minutes on the timer where each team will search for the object. The team with the maximum number of objects found from the list will win.
Karaoke is a fun activity and game to play at parties. It is perfect to bring the party vibes and ending up having such a blast with your employees or team members.
It is already known to be favorite go-to thing for parties, get-togethers, and celebrations.
Besides, it is so much fun to see your co-workers embarrassing themselves with their round on Karaoke.
Some of them might come as good singers and surprise anyone! And, nothing stopping to put a little innovation or twist in the game.
You can always make some punishment who couldn’t go singing or you can add lots of food and drinks at these Karaoke events to make it even more happening.
If you are looking for just a fun and creative office game to just loosen up the atmosphere, this is the best one to go for.
You must have a whiteboard to play this game which is usually in the offices or workspaces.
Someone is supposed to draw a large inkpot shape figure on the whiteboard where other co-workers are supposed to tell their interpretations.
Drawing Blind is a fun yet very communicative and skill-enhancing office game to play at parties with your co-workers.
You have to place the two players back to back. One of them will be given a word or object where they have to describe to the other player who will be having a pencil and a pad.
So, the interesting part of the game is not giving away any word related to the drawing the other person is supposed to make.
They have to draw on the basis of the clues they are getting from their partner.
For example, if the word is “house”, they just can’t mention something like “it has windows” or “it has doors”.
They have to go for more abstract details as clues such as saying “it is a giant rectangle with a lot of squares in it”.
Office Bingo is quite an “office-game adaptation” of the classic popular game Bingo played at parties.
It is so fun to counter the meetings’ boredom or awkwardness and get things on with this game.
You will need Bingo cards that will be passed out with each particular box including common habits or traits of the people participating in the meeting.
Every time each or any of these will be pulled out, the respective bingo card will be marked off.
Whosoever from the game is able to get all crossed out five in the row, diagonally, vertically, or horizontally, yells “Bingo” and wins.
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