Work Hard, Play Harder: 9 Games to Play With Your Phenomenal Coworkers

77% of employees say that a strongly engaged culture makes them do their best work.

Employee engagement is the foundation of a great company culture. If your employees are engaged, they’ll be more productive and creative and they’ll feel good about working for your organization.

One way to cultivate highly engaged employees is to play fun office games.

Games are an excellent way to get your employees together in a fun, friendly, and competitive way. They help build relationships, communication skills, and teamwork.

If you are looking for fun games to play with coworkers, this short and simple guide is for you. 

Work Hard, Play Harder: 9 Games to Play With Your Phenomenal Coworkers

1. Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are a great way to get your employees out of the office. They are also a fun way to get your employees to interact with each other.

The fun starts when you divide your employees into teams, give them a list of items to find, and rules about how to find those items. You can make it as easy or difficult as you want by giving them more or fewer items. Be sure to have one item that requires some creativity.

When you’re done, have a prize for the team with the most points. If you want to supercharge your scavenger hunt, visit your local escape room.

2. Table Hockey

Table hockey is a fun and straightforward game that you can play anywhere. You’ll need two teams of two to four people, a table, and two pucks.

The rules are simple. Each player takes turns sliding the puck across the table toward their opponent’s goal.

Once they make it past their opponent’s goalie into their goal, they get one point. The first team with a pre-determined amount of points wins.

3. Never Have I Ever (Office Edition)

Never Have I Ever is a great icebreaker game you can play at the office. You’ll need a few people to play, and the game is simple.

You start by saying “Never have I ever…” followed by something you’ve never done. For example: “Never have I ever had a root canal.”

The next person on your team has to say whether they have or haven’t done that thing before. If they have, then they get a point for their team.

The first team to get a pre-determined amount of points wins. You can make it a little more challenging by adding “…in the last six months” at the end of your statement, or “…on a weekday.”

4. Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie is a good way to talk about some of the weird things you’ve done in your life.

To play, go around the room one at a time and ask everyone else for three facts about themselves. Choose two of these facts as “truths” and one as “a lie.”

Figure out which one is false by asking questions or making guesses based on what people say.

5. Telephone

Telephone is a classic game that helps your coworkers get to know each other better.

To play, form two lines facing each other with enough room between them for one person to stand in the middle. One person in the front line whispers a phrase into the ear of their partner behind them.

Then the partner repeats it to their partner and so on until it reaches the back line.

The last person in line then says the phrase out loud. The person in the middle then guesses which of the two versions is correct.

If your office has a large enough space, you can play Telephone with more than two lines. The game is more fun if you have a large group, but it’s still entertaining with just two lines.

6. Trivia

Trivia is a great game for parties because there are so many variations of it. You can play as teams or as individuals, and you can focus on different topics.

Trivia is also fun because it allows you to learn something new while having fun with friends.

There are many ways to play trivia. You can make up questions or use a book of trivia questions, or you can use an app on your phone.

7. Twenty Questions

Twenty Questions is a game of logic and deduction. It’s also a great way to get people talking.

The goal is to get the other players to guess what you are thinking of by asking yes or no questions. If a player guesses incorrectly, he or she is out of the game. The last player standing wins!

8. Charades

Charades is a fun game that requires acting skills. The goal is to get your team to guess what you are acting out by giving clues.

The first person acts out a word, phrase, or sentence.

If the team guesses correctly, they get to pick another player to act out something. If they guess incorrectly, they must wait until their turn comes around again before acting out again.

The game ends when the team guesses all the words correctly. The team with the most points wins.

9. Paper Airplane Wars

Paper Airplane Wars is a fun game that requires strategy and teamwork. The goal is to build an airplane that flies the farthest.

Each team gets a stack of paper and draws their design on it. They then fold the plane into an airplane shape, trying to make it as aerodynamic as possible.

The teams then have to throw their planes as far as they can. The team with the plane that flies the farthest wins.

Fun Games to Play With Coworkers: There's Something for Everyone

Fun Games to Play With Coworkers: There’s Something for Everyone

The list of fun games to play with coworkers is long and varied. No matter what your interests are, you can find a game that suits your needs.

From classic board games to creative activities, there’s something here for everyone. Use these games to get to know coworkers better or simply have fun at the office.

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