Best Office Games To Enjoy Life At Work
There has been a debate for many years now on how to make a workplace productive. One of the ways to do this is by playing fun games. Office games create an informal atmosphere, which helps to build trust in the workplace, boost morale, and foster engagement among the staff. Whether it’s a workplace or any other place, building trust helps a lot in innovations and productivity.
However, with a busy work schedule, we often forget to play games in the office. So, it is high-time to bring in some crazy ideas and to challenge our mindset on different topics.
In this post, we have shared some of the most prominent games one should try in their workplace to spice it up and make it more enthusiastic and productive.
Some Fun Yet Competitive Office Games
Work-related competition is witnessed among employees in the workplace. But what if this competition gets up to the games as well? Inevitably, it would be fun.
All you need to do is, make two teams of 5-6 individuals where one squad defines a well-known phenomenon, object, or person. That could be things like Milk, Mandela, or the Golden age. After this, define five words that relate to this pick. For instance, in the case of Milk, it could be Cow Milk, Calcium, and Calories. Now, the other team gets to know the topic and will have to mention it within a set time of all the keywords.
Fun with pen and paper games
Here is another type of game that you can play at your workplace and boost the competitive spirit. Divide your team into pairs and make everyone sit back to back. Now, one partner has an illustration, whereas the other partner has a pen/pencil and paper to draw the illustration.
The partner having the illustration will have to describe it to his partner so that he could draw it. The partner drawing can question the other partner anytime to describe the interpretation perfectly.
Truth or Lie?
Truth or Lie can be a brilliant icebreaker for office. This game help groups to know each other well for the first time. In this game, going around the table, each person will tell the other three stories. Out of the three, two stories will be true, and one will be a downright lie.
Now the false statement or lie has to be called out by everyone else sitting.- This could be a great way to learn a couple of truths about your colleagues and also find out who is the best liar.
As the name suggests, Speed Chess is a Chess game but played rapidly. All you need is five minutes, a chessboard and a mate – a “check-mate”, that is. Use all the standard rules of the game, but make all the moves quickly. You have to showcase your speed over the skill-set and strategy.
The Basketball Bin
Perhaps the best game to enjoy when you get free time from your heavy workload. Basketball bin is a timeless classic game wherein you just have to put your paper waste into a dustbin just like a basketball is put into the basket.
To make it more interesting, set up a wastebasket against a wall. Use masking tape to designate a two-point line and, at a farther distance, a three-point line (Like in the basketball game). The thrower or the player sits on a chair and attempts to throw the paper waste into the bin.
The Public Puzzle
This is another simple office game that will make you kill your boring time in the office. All you need here is a jigsaw puzzle, spill all the pieces on a table, and wait. All the employees involved in the game have to put one piece at a time making a single contribution to the cause. With this game, your teamwork is under the scanner.
The Instant Pitch
The game involves an individual who is assigned to give an impromptu five-minute pitch (a type of extempore) on any topic whatsoever. Employees gather in a meeting room to hear the pitch and score the presentation on the persuasive skill, body language, confidence, engaging content, and delivery. Like any other competition, the highest-scoring speeches get rewarded.
Time to wrap up:
If you find your workplace boring, try playing these office games and spice up your work culture. If you have been playing some office-friendly games already, feel free to mention the names in the comment section.