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Online games for team building: how to rally teams remotely Quarantine in Ukraine has been extended until June 22. This means that all communications in the coming month will mostly remain online, and

Quarantine in Ukraine has been extended until June 22. This means that all communications in the coming month will mostly remain online, while traditional summer corporate events and team building events will again be postponed indefinitely.

But the Hurma team understands that it is necessary to involve and unite the team now. Or rather, especially now. Therefore, we offer you a small selection of online activities that will help you to have a high-quality and fun team building even in a remote format?

7 online games that will help unite the team

We have compiled a list of familiar games that can be easily transferred online.


Crocodile is a well-known collective game that contributes to a better understanding of each other. Guessing the drawings of colleagues improves communication, liberates and simply gives a lot of positive emotions.

How to play? Drawpico is an online game where one of the players draws and the rest guess what they have planned. The explainer is given a word or concept that he must depict on the board. The winner is the one who collected the maximum number of points. For more interaction, you can split into teams and earn points together for a guessed drawing.


Popular all over the world, Mafia is an exciting team game that develops interaction and cooperation. It perfectly distracts from everyday work, focusing all attention on the gameplay. And “Mafia” is great for getting to know newcomers to the company.

How to play? Add a bot to a corporate chat in Telegram. After launching the bot, you will be given a choice of registration time from 1 to 5 minutes. The maximum number of participants is 22, and the minimum is 4. After registering everyone, the bot, which acts as a moderator, will automatically select the roles for everyone (“Mafia leader”, “Doctor”, “Commissioner”, “Civilian”, as well as others ), and will announce their number in the game.

As in the classic “Mafia”, all participants get to know each other, and when night falls, civilians sleep, the mafia leader chooses which of the participants to kill, the doctor – to cure whom, the commissioner – who to check.

The results are automatically uploaded to the chat, and the team traditionally discusses who is who. The game will continue until there are more or exactly the same number of mafia as civilians, or until the civilians expose the mafia.

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This super spy game has won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres and Origins Awards for board games, and was named the best party game in the world by BGG.It is perfect for team building, as it helps to unite the players and better understand each other. And the participants who have the role of captains can demonstrate their leadership qualities.

How to play? Players are divided into two equal teams. Team members choose captains. Each online game has a key, which is written in the upper left corner of the game. The captains enter the “table of captains” and see the code names in front of them. They come in 4 colors: red, blue, white and black. In one move, the captain needs to explain in one concept as many code names of the colors of his team. For example, if the captain wants to explain the words “vulture” and “wing”, he can give a hint to the team in the format “bird 2”, consisting of an explanation and the number of code names thought up.

The team members do not see the colors of the words, they just need to cooperate and guess the code names made by the captain. At the same time, the participants must not accidentally open the words of the opposing team, otherwise the point passes to the other team. When a white word is opened, the move goes to the opponents, and if it is black, the game ends with a loss. The first team to unlock all the codenames wins.

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Danetki is a game where mysterious situations are unraveled. Here, employees can show intuitive and logical thinking, work in a team, and even feel like real detectives. In this game, leaders traditionally appear who protect against false decisions and “lead the investigation.”

How to play? The facilitator tells the players the situation, and they must recreate the story. Players can ask any questions, but the facilitator’s answer to them can only be “yes”, “no” or “doesn’t matter”. Through collective interaction, players step by step restore mysterious, unusual, funny, and sometimes scary situations.

Two truths and one lie

You don’t even need special online platforms for this game. “Two truths and one lie” is a game that promotes a closer acquaintance with each other. It is great for the adaptation period of newcomers and for rallying employees who rarely interact on work issues.

How to play? As you might guess from the name, each employee tells 2 truths and 1 lie about himself. It is false information that needs to be presented convincingly, because points are awarded for it. And the person or team that exposes it also gets points.

Zoom is a popular game used by various event agencies in team building. This game is suitable for small teams in which you need to establish interaction in solving common problems.

How to play? The pages of an illustrated book by the artist Istvan Bagni are taken as the basis. Images are sent to participants separately. The main task is to put together a story together, not showing pictures to each other, but only telling what is shown on them.As a result, participants collect with the help of the logic beautiful and bright history of the universal scale.

Advantages and disadvantages

Such a game is suitable for small and cozy team tymbynding. It allows not only to strengthen trusting relations inside the team, but to learn to extract positive lessons even from negative experience.

How to play? Each participant needs to tell an unpleasant story about himself. It should be a real event that happened in the employee’s life, and not too personal so that he could share it with colleagues. The team is divided into couples, where one person tells the story, noting her disadvantages, and his interlocutor retells him the same story, finding the pros in it. Later they change roles.

This task can be done both in pairs and the whole team. The main thing is to ensure that the atmosphere of openness rear in the team without criticism and condemnation.

We hope our selection of online lyrics will help not only rally your team, but will bring a lot of pleasure from communication. Let, while the virtual?

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