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remote work team bonding

We’re a remote work-friendly company, but have never been a fully remote work team — until this week!

With a mixed bag of newbies and veteran remote workers, we wanted to see how we could continue fun and hilarious team bonding from a safe distance. Here are 30 ideas that our team came up with. 

Unless otherwise noted (for example, a gaming system), all of these can be done using Google Hangouts: 

  1. Jackbox Games – “Since 2014, we’ve been releasing collections of easy-to-play party games for your friends, family, and fellow inmates. Players join by simply using the web browser on their smartphone – no app needed!”
  2. Kast – “Watch parties, made easy.”
  3. Conference Call Bingo
  4. Call of Duty
  5. Drawful 2 – “Challenges players to draw ridiculous prompts on their smartphones and tablets.”
  6. A team radio playlist with Spotify
  7. Roll20
  8. MTV Cribs: Remote Team Edition
  9. Trivia
  10. Name that song
  11. Most embarrassing photo contest
  12. Charades
  13. Taboo
  14. AirConsole
  15. Everyone takes turns reading a book aloud, paragraph by paragraph like in middle school
  16. Everyone takes turns making up a story and says one sentence
  17. Dog talent show
  18. Taco eating contest
  19. NAILED IT! Cooking challenge
  20. Chopped challenge! Pick 3 random ingredients and each person make a dish
  21. Team book club
  22. Pick a Bob Ross painting and everyone attempts making it in Paint (or equivalent) in 30 minutes
  23. Scavenger hunt for common household items
  24. 21 questions
  25. Eye spy
  26. Price Is Right watch party
  27. PowerPoint Karaoke – “Powerpoint [sic] Karaoke (also called Powerpoint Roulette or Battledecks) is an improv game where a person presents a slideshow to an audience without knowing the contents of the slides.”
  28. Team lightning talks
  29. Lip Sync Battle
  30. Everyone holds their pets up to the camera and pretends they are talking