1. Virtual games to play over Microsoft Teams
There are many business apps that you can integrate with Microsoft Teams, including games and activities. Here's a video on some of the best apps from Microsoft Teams AppSource that you can use for your team game time:
This is best for all trivia lovers. Registered users can integrate Kahoot! trivia app and play virtual trivia on Microsoft Teams. You can select the existing or create an assignment with questions on Kahoot! and send it to the channel. Then, everyone can click on the assignment and play the trivia live. Once the game ends, a message will be sent to the channel with a button to open the podium - highlighting the top three participants.
1.2 Microsoft Teams Bingo
Microsoft Teams bingo is a classic virtual game to play on Microsoft Teams or any platform, for that matter. You can use a free bingo card and number generator, distribute the cards to players beforehand, get together and play. Bingo is one game that will keep everyone sitting on the edge of their seats.
1.3 Guess Who?
One of our favorite things about Teams is the together mode. It places the participants onto virtual auditorium seats, so it looks like you are in a lecture hall. Guess Who? or 20-questions about one of the team members on the meeting is one of the most fun games for Microsoft Teams to play with coworkers, in addition to being an excellent way to know more about them.
1.4 The Puzzle
Espionage! is a great virtual game to play on Microsoft Teams. It is a 90-minute fully hosted spy-themed game for puzzle lovers. The best part is they provide accurate AV components, making it one of the most super engaging games to play over microsoft teams. We didn't realize the passing of 90 minutes!
You can also play a free version from here.
1.5 Trello Truth or Dare
If you have Trello integrated, then truth or dare is a great game to play on Microsoft Teams through synchronous and asynchronous channels. You can create a board and assign one column for truth and one for dare.
You can then prefill each column with cards for truth and dare. If organizing this activity during a live meeting, each player can pick a card and immediately perform it on camera. However, if you are planning to have your teammates perform it over the week, then assign players to cards randomly to which they can either type out the answer for truth or send in a photo/video as proof of dare.
1.6 Microsoft Teams Family Feud
We have all dreamed of being on Steve Harvey's Family Feud. So why not recreate that within your team? If you use SurveyMonkey, you can use their Microsoft Teams plugin and gather original data for your family feud questions. It is best to collect data from a pool larger than your team.
Then, split your team into two groups and host the official family feud on the D-day. Participants can use the private chat room to discuss answers amongst themselves.
1.7 Wiki Kingdom Founders
1.8 Microsoft Teams Pictionary
1.9 Who bot Scavenger Hunts
'Who' is a bot within Microsoft Teams that allows you to perform quick searches within the organization's directories. You can ask questions like the ones given below and race your teammates to answer making it a great addition to your list of Microsoft Teams games. Whoever gets back with the correct answer first wins the point.
- Who is
- Who works with
- Reports to Who?
- Who was in the meeting about
2. More virtual games to play over Microsoft Teams
You need not depend on the apps available within Teams to engage with your team members. Here are some more virtual games to play over Microsoft Teams, independent of any integrations.
2.1 Virtual Talent Show Party
2.2 Spot the difference
You can even go up a notch and gather images famous for the Mandela Effect and ask your teammates to identify which is real.
2.3 Virtual Murder Mysteries
This is another classic virtual game to play on Microsoft Teams. Create your own murder mystery story, or get one off the internet. Gather your team, assign them roles and have them identify the murderer. You can even go an extra step and dress up in the story's theme – say you plan the murder of the chef, and then you can have your team dress up like people in a party.
2.4 War of the Wizards
2.5 Can You Hear Me Now?
2.6 Virtual scavenger hunts
If you prefer traditional scavenger hunts, you can check out this article for ideas.
2.7 Cocktail-making contests
2.8 The imitation specialist
2.9 The awkward virtual storyteller
2.10 Try not to laugh
- What are Microsoft Teams games?
Games and activities that can be played over Microsoft Teams are generally known as Microsoft Teams games. They are great for team bonding experiences and work as excellent icebreakers, closing or re-energizing activities during meetings.
- What activities can you do on Microsoft teams?
A few apps can be integrated with Teams and can be played with your coworkers collaboratively – like Kahoot!, NickNack, Quizlets, etc.
- What are some team-building games to play over Microsoft Teams?
You can also play any virtual team building activity over Microsoft Teams – like scavenger hunts, Pictionary, talent shows, etc. Here is an article that will provide you with over 40 ideas for team-building activities.
- Do I need a gaming app that integrates directly with Microsoft Teams?
No. While it might be easier to have an app that connects directly to Microsoft Teams, it’s not necessary. There are other gaming sites that can easily be shared on Microsoft Teams. For example, online multiplayer card games are popular for building camaraderie among coworkers.