The world has been rocked by the current pandemic and any semblance of normal we used to know is now a distant memory. We are all learning to make do and navigate this time in the best ways we can... that includes finding creative ways to stay connected as a team and build morale, even when we’re far apart. 

With in-person teambuilding activities, lunches, water cooler chats and corporate retreats all on hold indefinitely, companies now more than ever are looking to find innovative ways to introduce remote socializing, break up the monotony of staying in and attempting to bring a little cheer to the dreary apartment walls we are all subjected to staring at day after day. 

True to Moniker's ethos, we have been hard at work behind the scenes devising a handful of creative, custom-designed and engaging remote team building activities that can be seamlessly delivered to your remote team via Zoom. Digging a little deeper, here are few ideas that go beyond the group chat room ice breakers, knitting circles and sharing photos of toilet paper stashes. 

An Online Murder Mystery | A Unique and Fun Way to Engage Your Entire Team

We have brought the well-loved Murder Mystery Dinner party game online, but with a whole lot more pizzazz. This unique team-building activity immerses you in the story, as your team becomes a squad of detectives interrogating a slew of suspects (live improv actors). Teams are tasked with cross-examining their alibis over 3 rounds, piecing together the clues and uncovering hints as the story unfolds. 

Designed and produced in collaboration with a murder mystery writer and a cast of professional actors, this 2-hour experience offers a premium teambuilding activity that stimulates lively debate and camaraderie as teams pull together to decipher who is guilty. 

We have designed a variety of Whodunnits for your team to choose from;

  1. Love in the First Degree - Set in the eighties, this follows the story of an an untimely murder at a wedding reception.
  2. Space Crime Continuum - An intergalactic murder mystery with an eclectic cast of astronauts. 
  3. A Very Merry Mystery - A festive nighties office whodunnit, following the great mystery surrounding the surprise disappearance of this seasons must have toy. 
  4. Y2Kapper - Set at the turn of the new millennium, solve the conundrum of who stole the software that would solve the “Y2K Bug”. (coming soon)

A Virtual Escape Room | Classic Team-Building with a Twist

There is no shortage of virtual escape room providers out there. From small teams getting the opportunity to instruct a real life guide through a physical escape room, to a narrator leading you through the story with the help of a few visual aids. Teams race against the clock, solving a variety of puzzles with the ultimate goal of escaping the game.  

Once again Moniker took this concept a step further, by harnessing 3D touring platforms to create an escape room teams can navigate through. Integrating multimedia elements and a rich storyline provides teams with a fully immersive experience. 

A timeless teambuilding option providing everyone with an escape from the monotony of the workday. 

Disaster and Survival Exercises | A Perfect Way to Promote Analytical Problem-Solving

We have taken those age-old survival scenarios to new heights - harnessing technology and adding in a few additional puzzles, multimedia and surprise twists. As if attempting to survive a disaster wasn’t challenging enough, in a twist of fate, additional curveballs are thrown at the teams throughout the game causing them to think on their feet, adapt their strategy and re-rank their precious salvaged items along the way.

Project Artemis: Lunar Outpost Disaster Scenario, is a 1 hour exercise that can be played in smaller teams of between 3-5 players. 

Patent Pending | Great for Encouraging Cross-Department Collaboration

Patent Pending is a true test of teams’ creativity (and comedic) skills, as they take to a virtual main stage in a game show-style team building battle-royale. Here, participants are tasked with designing, innovating and pitching a gadget or gizmo that solves one of the many modern day conundrums in a bid to secure investment for a somewhat plausible - but by no means feasible company.   

Product pitches will be pitted against one another and colleagues will vote for the million-dollar idea they believe should prevail. Keep an eye out for those curveballs, however! Spin the game wheel for your fate before hitting the main stage.

This interactive and engaging 90-minute team-building activity, designed for teams of up to 150 is bound to leave everyone in fits of hysteria. 

This interactive and engaging 90-minute teambuilding activity, designed for teams of up to 50 is bound to leave everyone in fits of hysteria. Among the many tried and tested online games here are a few other virtual activities that have proven to be real crowd-pleasers.  

Hunts from Home | Company-Wide Scavenger Hunt

This versatile game can be as elaborate or simple as you want. From simply dropping a few clues for teams to surmise the youngest employee, employee with the most pets, and so on to posting a list of common (or not) items, teams may have access to around their homes. Winning teams are those with the most correct guesses or items gathered in the allotted time. 

Upgrade this experience to a more elaborate custom-designed “Hunt from Home” game that involves intricate puzzles that will have teams working together to develop creative responses to prompts by submitting photos, videos and solving riddles all while being judged and rated in real-time. 

Company Cook-Offs

While we are all doing more home cooking than usual these days, a company cook-off offers a great opportunity to not only go head to head with your colleagues in a little healthy competition, but also expand your recipe repertoire. Setting this up is simple.

Pinch a little inspiration from any one of the renowned cooking shows Chopped, Nailed It, Masterchef or even a wine tasting. Set up a date and time that works for the majority, send out the ingredient list and get to work whipping up and recreating dishes. Microwave lovers and budding pro chefs unite in this tasty team-building challenge. 

Virtual teambuilding activities can be a powerful tool to help remote workers feel just as tight-knit as onsite teams. If you are looking to treat your teams, get in touch with the Moniker Team for more information.