Whether it’s Employee Appreciation Day, a Halloween spooktacular, or the annual holiday rager, throwing the perfect office party is a lot of pressure. Not only do you have to provide something for everyone, your idea needs to be new and different. Your co-workers don’t want the same old work party year after year, and staying one step ahead of their expectations is a major challenge.
An office party is an occasion that doesn’t make many people excited. That’s because these parties usually lack those interesting elements that make an event enjoyable or memorable. Most workers usually don’t know people outside their branches or departments. They simply try to get through the event and leave the premises as soon as acceptable.
We have put a few corporate party games together that your employees would love to be a part of. Use these gaming ideas to give an exciting touch to your corporate party. Don’t forget, most games are more fun if there’s some sort of reward involved.
1. Escape Room Adventure
The game goes like this – you and your colleagues are trapped in a room. You have an hour to get out, and the only way out is by solving a series of cryptic puzzles and clues.
Escape Rooms aren’t only tons of fun, they also augment team building and problem-solving – because if you ever hope to see the outside world again, you’d have to start working together.
2. Scavenger Hunt
Create a list of hints based on the history, policies, and other particulars about your company. Form a trail to enable every team to find the next clues. Don’t forget to arrange a prize for the group that completes the task first. This is a great way to enhance creativity and team-work amongst the employees.
3. Trivia Game
Many people love trivia games. You can invoke your employees’ competitive spirits by having a trivia contest. Integrate questions about the company into your trivia questions. Accomplish this type of game by having guests answer questions from electronic devices on their tables. Use an overhead display and a game template.
4. Flashback to Your Favorite Decade
Combining the fun of costume parties with the irresistible appeal of nostalgia, decade theme parties are as close to a sure thing as it gets. To throw one, just pick a decade. Guests should come dressed in fashions from the era and be prepared to dance to period-appropriate music. The 60s, 70s, and 80s are all great options.
5. Game of Thrones Party
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. But when you party like Game of Thrones, everyone wins. HBO’s addictive medieval/fantasy series has legions of fans, for whom every new episode is a must-watch event. Capitalize on this fervour by throwing your very own GOT themed work party. Break your office up into the four major houses – Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, and Targaryen – and have everyone dress to represent their house.