Virtual Team Building Activities

Virtual Team Building Activities

Virtual: Escape Rooms

  • Amazing storylines
  • Tap and Reveal technology
  • Cryptic clues, puzzles & challenges
  • Interactive fun host
Rating 4.9 of 5

Virtual: Team Quiz

  • Professional online team quiz
  • Fun, competitive, interactive
  • Quick fire question rounds
  • Variety of pub trivia games
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Murder Mystery

  • CSI meets Virtual Cluedo
  • Thrilling storyline
  • Solve the crime, catch the killer
  • Clues, witnesses, explore
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Race Night

  • Amazing racing software
  • Place bets, train horses
  • Live host / bookie
  • Brilliant graphics & commentary
Rating 4.9 of 5

Virtual: Spy School

  • Espionage style challenge
  • Develop spy skills
  • Cryptic codes, lip-reading
  • Head spy host
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Around the World

  • Global themed challenges
  • Huge variety of tasks
  • Visit over 22 countries online
  • Festive edition available
Rating 4.9 of 5

Virtual: Beat the Screen

  • Ideal for active teams
  • 3 fun interactive rounds
  • Physical challenges
  • Professionally hosted
Rating 5.0 of 5

The Virtual Social

  • Up to 8 games
  • Energetic event host
  • Friendly competition
  • Seasonal questions
Rating 4.9 of 5

Murder on the Slopes

  • Winter-themed mystery
  • Interactive crime scene
  • Timed investigation
  • Great for big groups
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Chocolate Making

  • Make chocolate truffles
  • Chocolate boxes delivered to everyone
  • Interactive chocolatier
  • Christmas festive options
Rating 4.9 of 5
Virtual: The Pitch

Virtual: The Pitch

  • Business focused challenge
  • Competitive & creative
  • Teamwork is key
  • Expertly hosted

Virtual: Musical Bingo

  • Super fun event
  • Interactive live DJ host
  • Non-stop music hits
  • Professional setup
Rating 5.0 of 5
Virtually Killed

Virtually Killed

  • Investigate a crime scene
  • Designed by ex-Scotland Yard Detectives
  • Intense murder storyline
  • Based on a real case
Rating 5.0 of 5
Virtual: Away Day

Virtual: Away Day

  • Energising challenges
  • Engage team remotely
  • Custom-made solutions
  • Work together!

Virtual: Cocktail Making

  • Highly interactive class
  • Cocktail boxes delivered to your door
  • Alcohol & ingredients included
  • Professional mixologist
Rating 5.0 of 5
Virtual: Pirate's Cove

Virtual: Pirate's Cove

  • Online hunt for treasure
  • Enthusiastic host
  • Interactive treasure map
  • Competitive, points-based
Virtual: Jungle Survival

Virtual: Jungle Survival

  • Online Jungle Survival
  • Enthusiastic Host
  • Competitive Fun
  • Interactive Game Map

Virtual: Wreath Making Class

  • 2 wreath crafting classes
  • Material kits posted
  • Fully remote host
  • Includes faux foliage & ribbon
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Festive Social

  • Fun Christmas themed trivia
  • Photo & video challenges
  • Involves singing & laughter
  • Great end of year party
Rating 4.9 of 5

Virtual: Christmas Decoration Making

  • Festive keepsake!
  • Quality craft kits sent out
  • Experienced workshop host
  • Flexible set up for you
Rating 4.8 of 5

Virtual: Christmas Cracker Making

  • Create 6 Christmas crackers
  • Material kits posted to all
  • Various colour themes
  • Paper hats, jokes, snaps
Rating 4.7 of 5
Virtual: Crafty Workshops

Virtual: Crafty Workshops

  • Choice of workshop
  • Crafty kits delivered to everyone
  • Interactive workshop host
  • Festive options
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Trivia Challenge - Festive Edition

  • 12 Christmas-themed rounds
  • Festive knowledge fun
  • 45 mins duration
  • Guided by a merry host

Virtual: Scavenger Hunt - Festive Edition

  • 3 Christmas-themed rounds
  • Photo & video challenges
  • Quick fire trivia fun
  • Guided by a remote host

Virtual: Festive Escape Room

  • Escape Room: Christmas Edition
  • Can Santa escape in time
  • Festive clues, puzzles & challenges
  • Interactive fun host

What are Virtual Team Building Activities?

Games for remote teams are moral boosting events that can take place online and include participants from all over the country and worldwide.

Times are truly changing, as bonding together is more important than ever. With an increasing number of people working remotely, it’s easy for colleagues to feel less motivated and lonely.

Mental health is a huge part of society nowadays, with many people already worried about long periods of working alone. Mind, the charity for better mental health, has created an article with 12 tips to support yourself and your colleagues.

Remote virtual games for teams or individuals are an excellent opportunity to come together and communicate more informally. Think of these UK remote team building activities as a swap for your usual social drink after work or talkative coffee break midday.

What Are Virtual Team Building Activities?

Are There Different Remote Team Building Ideas?

Like normal team events, our remote team games are all different to cater to every group type. Businesses are dealing with many more variables nowadays, so no matter how big or small or where they are based, your team will have challenges and games to suit.

We have short, energising online activities that are perfect to motivate colleagues at the start of the day to full-on problem-solving events and even a virtual CSI activity run by ex-Scotland Yard Detectives. Whatever event you are trying to plan for, some ideas will suit you! Even for the end of the year, our virtual Christmas parties have been extremely popular.

Best 7 Virtual Team Building Activities in the UK

What are the Benefits of Team Building Activities for Virtual Teams?

Right now, the biggest benefits of using online activities are that they promote inclusivity, motivation, and positive mental health. For teams who are used to working closely in an office, virtual ideas are a great way to bring back that sense of belonging and membership.

As mentioned above, mental health is extremely important for yourself and your employees. By putting in a plan including daily chats, face-to-face using software like Microsoft Teams, and fun activities for remote staff, we can all help overall well-being.

Why Choose Funktion Events for Virtual Team Building Events?

Event planners will save you time and money, but why choose us specifically to take the reigns and organise your team outing?

Tried and trusted, Funktion Events has been trading for over 13 years. We organise thousands of events each year for a variety of companies. From big, global organisations to small local traders and everything in between.

Why Choose Funktion Events for Virtual Team Building?

Connecting Global Teams

Even before recent global events, organisations leveraged online games to foster teamwork and streamline communication among remote teams. This trend continues with even greater momentum today, thanks to an increasingly diverse range of virtual team-building activities available in the market.

Boosting Mood & Outlook

It’s easy to get that sinking feeling when home alone and working. Make sure the lines of communication are open, colleagues are talking daily, and people’s mental health isn’t suffering in silence through regular games and activities.

Improving Resilience

Ever heard the phrase ‘you get what you give’? If you give your employees fun, friendly and competitive online team building games the team will become more resilient. This is especially important if your business is in an industry at risk in 2020.

Building Teams Online Itinerary

Unlikely attributes can rear their heads in times of confusion, and you never know what team spirit can come out of remote working. Build on these feelings and instil a sense of “we’re in this together”!

Increasing Productivity

Sometimes, workers can feel strange and unproductive when sitting right next to their beds or in their living rooms. Creating daily, weekly or monthly remote team activities gives everyone something to look forward to in the work week.

Preventing People from Feeling Isolated

If you’re the event organiser, it’s likely your responsibility to make sure all employees aren’t feeling isolated. This can be difficult when everyone is scattered. Make your job a little easier with a fun virtual team event.

Free Online Team Building Games Vs Paid Activities?

Online games have been gaining popularity for boosting company teamwork and communication. Today, you can easily find a variety of 25 to 50 free games and challenges on the internet, all designed to enhance employee engagement. These virtual activities are increasingly recognised for their value in creating a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere. Great news, Yes?

Well, not really.

Once you start reading the games, you'll soon realise that they aren't suitable for most businesses or won't achieve the desired outcomes you'd expect from a collaborative team event. The saying you get what you pay for is 100% true when combining technology, people and events.  Our virtual team building activities for work have been tried and tested before launching, ensuring engagement and motivation outcomes are achieved.

What do I need to be able to Participate in Virtual Team Challenges?

What devices will I need?

Virtual team games can be played using any smartphone or tablet.

Do I need a webcam?

Yes, for the best experience, you need a webcam.  Most smartphones, laptops and iPads come with webcams as standard.

Will I need access to the Internet or 4G?

Definitely.  You will need to be able to join a video conference with your remote worker colleagues so you can participate in the fun and interact with them.

What video conference software do I require to have a Funktion Events virtual team building event?

We recommend Zoom. It offers the best experience and most functionality for remote team building activities. See more information on Zoom here.  However, if your business uses alternative video conferencing software, we should still be fine to run the challenges.

Can remote workers take part in virtual team games anywhere in the world?

Of course. That is the real benefit of virtual online games: Anyone can enjoy interacting with their remote workers anywhere.  We believe remote team building activities will be around long because they are so accessible.

Virtual Team Building FAQs

Q: What is virtual team building?

Virtual team building is a way to enjoy bonding with your staff through games, challenges, exercises, and icebreakers online. As these are online, you will be using platforms like Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams! Virtual team building has become extremely popular and is as vital to an online team as in-person team events!

Q: Why is virtual team building important?

Remote working has become extremely popular and a vital part of how businesses have continued through the recent years. But it can be lonely and unproductive, and you can feel disconnected from the rest of your colleagues. This is why including virtual team events in your work environment is so important. It will help in the long run by making all your staff feel valued, and positive and increase productivity within their day-to-day work.

Q: What are the benefits of virtual team building?

We have found so many amazing benefits of virtual team building, which is why they are so popular, but below you will find the top 10:

1. Boosts team morale

2. Connects offices from all over the world

3. Promotes workforce collaboration

4. Increases productivity

5. Build diverse relationships with staff

6. Reinforce a positive work culture

7. Increases job satisfaction

8. Gives a positive outlook to remote working

9. Builds team culture

10. Combats loneliness

Q: What are virtual team building activities?

Virtual team building activities are challenges, exercises, and games that you participate in to give remote employees the chance to bond as a team. Examples would be virtual around the world and the virtual team quiz.


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Reviews for Virtual & Remote

Rating 5.0
Alex Hill
27th November 2020
the event was very good!
Rating 5.0
Emilia
20th November 2020
For the first time we did something “remotely” and it worked out! It was great to see my senior colleagues having fun too. Thumbs up to the host, she facilitated the game in a perfect way
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Rating 5.0
Tom Crawford
20th November 2020
Lovely event to round the year off with the team, already looking at other virtual events to try
Rating 5.0
Alex Williams
19th November 2020
Really fun activity, the codes and challenges really got us all thinking. A fun way of getting the team together!
Rating 4.0
Jack Abbott
18th November 2020
The session flew by so I wish it had a longer duration. However, the event was enjoyed by all involved. Thank you
Rating 5.0
Grace Walton
16th November 2020
The host was lovely, we all had great fun making wreaths!
Rating 5.0
Lauren Shone
12th November 2020
This was our first ever virtual event, we were not disappointed! The host was super friendly and the puzzles were fun but challenging
Rating 4.0
Robert Hughes
4th November 2020
Great way of getting the team together for some festive fun. However, I wish the event lasted a little longer as we were having so much fun.