If you work in an office where you don’t find enough time to spend with your colleagues, a fun way to quickly engage with everyone in the team and to have an amazing time in the office itself is by throwing an office party. Be it a celebration, a promotion, a birthday party or even just one hour of a breather on a fun Friday, an office party will not only help the employees socialise but also motivated them to do better. Nothing excites people more than games regardless of their age be it 18 or 45. Indoor games brings out so much joy, competitiveness and bonding in everyone and it is additionally enjoyed as a group, hence making the workplace being an ideal place.
A few things to remember before playing any games are making sure they appeal to everyone and to always start with an icebreaker, so even the most reluctant and introvert employee will want to play.
BookEventZ brings to you 8 games that can be played during an office party; there are games to do with knowledge, coincidences and sometimes even pure luck!
This famous game played all around the world gets everyone in the room excited, competitive and engaged. It is a fun way to see how silly and fun a person is willing to go to enact different scenarios.
A different play on the famous game of bingo, is word bingo you need to a create bingo card of 25 squares, the centre of each containing a statement describing themselves. Each player gets a card and works the room, asking others for info, the first player to complete an entire row of squares – either across, diagonal or down – wins. An example of the statement could be “speaks a second language”
Two truths’ and a lie
This is a very quirky and sneaky way to find out more about your fellow workers. Each participant will have to tell three facts about themselves. Out of these three facts, two will be true, while one will be a lie. The rest of the group would have to guess which one is a lie and in the end the person that has guessed the most number of lies, wins!
The goal of this office party game is for the group to describe the drawing presented to them without using shapes and the player has to draw the object and guess it withing a time frame. For example, if the object is a sun then the group can’t ask the player to draw a circle, they rather say join a C and an inverted C.
Although this can only be played in December and during the time of Christmas, Secret Santa is a crowd favorite. You have to write down all the names of your colleagues on chits and put it in a bowl, everyone picks out a name and has to give them a present during Christmas. Some people also try to give nice notes and cards during the process and hints about who it may be!
Dividing yourself among groups, while 2 people grab a particular item from each person’s desk and hides it. The members of the separated groups need to find as many objects as they can.
One person writes on chits a list of well-known famous people and put it in a bowl. Going around the room, each person picks up a chit, they cannot look at the chit and have to face it towards the room and can ask 21 questions to his or her fellow workers about who the person is and guess. The questions can only be yes or no.
A classic form of games are board games such as monopoly, scrabble, Uno, clue, etc. It takes you back to the times you used to play as a kid having your competitive side as a child come out as well!
These are the list of exciting and enjoyable games to play with your coworkers. If someone might be having a bad day or everyone needs a break from what they’re doing or during parties, these can be used to thoroughly enjoy yourself and the company of your colleagues.