5 Most Popular Office Party Games to Try Today

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5 Most Popular Office Party Games to Try Today

Office parties are a fantastic way for your employees to bond and get to know each other more outside of the office setting. Of course, by having fun, employee stress levels are also reduced, and their productivity improves. Whether you’re planning an end-of-year bash, a party to show your appreciation for your employees, a summer-themed celebration or a fancy-dress do ‘just because’, you need to consider the entertainment.

If you have no idea what to do, don’t fret; at Biz Hub, we’ll help you come up with fun games that everyone will love – and will want to participate in. Our serviced offices in Burnley Central and serviced offices in Burnley North, as well as our many other locations across the north of England, are perfect for both work and to enjoy a fabulous evening of fun and games.

Escape Room

Match the atmosphere of the party to the culture of your office; most start-ups tend to be relaxed, so your party should reflect that. And what is more relaxed than an escape room activity where employees need to work together to solve clues and escape? Creating your very own game can be a lot of fun, as you are able to choose the theme, the puzzles and the layout at your leisure. Turning your managed office into a party – and game – paradise is easier than you think, so give it a go.

And, while you’ll want your employees to switch off and just enjoy the games – and so they will – it doesn’t hurt that this activity is perfect for team building and to develop leadership skills. A two-for-one is always appreciated!

Fancy Dress Contest

If you’re creating a themed party, it’s easy to host a contest – all you have to do is request your employees come dressed as their favourite movie characters, book villains, 80s musicians, and so on… or pick a decade and have everyone dress up in the fashions of the era and dance to the appropriate music. Your employees can then vote on the ‘best dressed’ or ‘best dancer’ co-worker, for example. Office parties don’t have to be boring, so go all out.

Karaoke Night

You don’t need to be talented to enjoy karaoke; in fact, a lack of talent is almost always a must-have, as you can’t have as much fun if people can actually sing well. Your employees can either sing in teams or by themselves, and you can make a game out of it too – for instance, the person who butchered a song the best or the team who made everyone laugh is the winner.

Karaoke night is a great way to get everyone out of their shell; combine it with good food and drinks, and you’re on your way to transform your serviced office into the best pub in town.

happy colleagues singing karaoke

Murder Mystery

If you want to make your office party a truly unforgettable experience, why not plan a murder mystery? We’re confident that a night of intrigue accompanied by dinner will stay on everyone’s minds for a long time. These types of games tend to be extremely popular, as employees will enjoy mingling with one another, putting their detective skills to use with well-thought-out clues and just work towards finding out whodunnit.

Watch as your employees work hard to solve the puzzles you’ve laid out for them in your office – just don’t forget to decorate accordingly. After all, you want to offer an immersive experience that will allow people to feel like they’re actually solving a crime.

Scavenger Hunt

Treasure hunts are not just seriously fun; they also help to improve the sense of camaraderie between your employees, to boost their problem-solving skills and to improve the way they work together as a team. And you don’t need to wait until Easter to do an Egg Hunt; quite the opposite, scavenger hunts are the perfect entertainment all year round, both for kids and adults.

Who doesn’t want to solve riddles or clues to find an object? Or to search the office’s nooks and crannies for hidden treasure? No matter what you choose to give as a prize, we’re confident your employees will enjoy this game.

A great thing about these games is that they’re suitable for start-up businesses as well as companies with a lot of personnel. A party isn’t a party without the perfect entertainment, and what’s better than an activity or game your employees can actively participate in? You can offer fun while still promoting desirable skills, such as teamwork and leadership.

Send us a quick enquiry to learn more about our serviced offices in the north or talk to us to hire a meeting room – our vast range of services are suited for a variety of businesses, be it housing agencies, contractors or engineers.