7 Fun Games To Play In Office7 Fun Games To Play In Office

Due to a hectic schedule and pressure, it becomes challenging to handle work. Eventually, it leads to stress build-up, thus, productivity plunges down. In such a scenario, it becomes essential to engage employees in fun activities. For this, you can find plenty of fun games to play in the office.

There are companies which organise fun Friday activities for their employees, so they can engage, interact, play and have a great time together. Additionally, competitions are organised in which winners are accorded prizes, making it a good morale booster.

All such activities create a good atmosphere and work culture in the company, consequently, employees’ productivity increases and you see fewer disputes between them.

If you are looking for office game ideas, you are 1 step closer to making your and your employees’ office life fun. 

Let’s get going!

Scavenger Hunt

When it comes to fun games to play in the office, a scavenger hunt leads the way. It is one of the most popular games played around the world. It is engaging, simple to play, and a fun game. The game tests participants’ skills of paying attention to things, the presence of the mind, and their memory. Additionally, it makes them agile as they have to hunt for things in a given time.

Steps to organise scavenger hunt:

  1. Prepare a list of specific items available in your office.
  2. Write clues to find those items.
  3. Divide people into teams.
  4. Give them the list and ask them to find all the given items in a fixed time.

The team that finds all items or the most items on the list should be crowned the winner of the office scavenger hunt.


Charades is a classic word/phrase guessing party game which is played at home with family and in offices with colleagues. It is quite an engaging game, moreover, the participants learn new words and phrases. 

Additionally, it enhances participant’s cognitive, and reasoning skills which eventually help them in their professional life. These features of the charades game make it one of the most famous fun games to play in the office. 

Steps to organise charades:

  1. Split people into 2 teams.
  2. Write words/titles/phrases on paper slips, fold them and put them in a jar.
  3. Do a coin toss to decide which team will go first.
  4. Ask a player to pick a paper slip from the opposite team’s jar.
  5. The player who picked the slip has to act out whatever is written on the slip.
  6. That player’s teammates have to guess the correct answer.

Note: There are a lot of things that you can write on the paper slips, like movie titles, song names, words, famous phrases, etc. Nevertheless, refrain from using long phrases and words that can potentially ruin the whole game.

Musical Chairs

Musical chairs is a game loved by people of all ages because it involves a lot of fun and entertainment. As far as gameplay is concerned, one can play this game indoors or outdoors with very little resources. You just need some chairs and a music system (not necessary).

You may have played this game in your school, college and even with your family and friends. If you know how to play it then it’s good and if you don’t then here are tips for you:

  1. Play the music on a sound system and if it isn’t available then you can ask the judges to sing.
  2. Ask everyone to rotate in a circle around the chairs, remember the number of chairs should be 1 less than the number of participants.
  3. When the music stops, everyone should immediately sit on the chair which they find near to them.
  4. If somebody fails to sit on the chair, he will be eliminated from the game.
  5. Likewise, one who survives till the end wins the game.

This game brings your presence of mind, listening skills and reflexes to test. Furthermore, you enjoy a lot playing along while listening to songs.

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Office Karaoke

Gather people who love to sing and jam, and then begin a karaoke session at the office. Karaoke is one of the most sought-after fun activities in the office. There is no need to have any additional resources if you have a music system and a microphone.

How to organise a karaoke event?

  1. Choose a theme.
  2. Ask the spectators to suggest some songs.
  3. Download the karaoke tracks of the suggested songs.
  4. Plug the music system and a mic to it.
  5. Ask the participants to sing.

The best thing about this game is that not only the participants but also the spectators enjoy listening to sweet melodies. Additionally, you can involve more people in it by accepting song requests from them.

One who sings best deserves to be crowned the karaoke star of the company.

Read about the best theme ideas for your karaoke night

Creative Writing Challenge

There are people in every company who have hidden talents. Some of them have amazing writing skills. If you want to recognise their writing skills, plan a creative writing contest. Such fun activities in the office give everybody a chance to shine.

Ask the participants to bring in their pens and paper and give them 3-4 topics to choose from. Also, don’t forget to allow them a limited time and a word limit. Additionally, ask them not to use smartphones or the internet.

The creative writing challenge provides a way for employees to show the flair of their pen. Furthermore, it gives a chance to introverts who feel shy to participate in other games to write and engage themselves.

Guess The Person

Guess the person can be the best game that you can try in your office. It gives everyone a lot of laughs and provides a way for everyone to strengthen their bond. Furthermore, the gameplay brings light moments, therefore, promoting a healthy work environment. 

How to play?

To play “guess the person game”, you need to follow the below-given instructions:

  1. Create a list of employees of your company.
  2. Write down their words, phrases, dialogue, or anything they always do or say.
  3. Additionally, you can write down any specific thing about them.
  4. Once done, go in front of the participants and tell the traits or words of a particular person.
  5. Every participant will try to guess that colleague.
  6. One who thinks he knows the answer can raise a hand.
  7. The person giving the highest correct guesses wins the game.

Board Games

When it comes to board games, everybody seems interested in playing them. They are one of the most popular indoor games for offices. There are plenty of board games that can be played at your workplace. Some of the famous board games are Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, Chess, Monopoly, etc.

For playing a board game, first of all, you should have the required pieces of stuff. Additionally, every participant should know the rules of the game.

Although board games are quite fun, the drawback is that only 2-4 people can play on a single board at a time. Therefore, it limits engagement and fun. Nonetheless, spectators can enjoy the game by supporting any of the teams.

Last but not least, you can put a reward on winning the game and also don’t disappoint the participants by giving them certificates. It is one of the morale boosters for any employee.

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