We love creating custom experiences to bring people together and stay connected. While we may be socially distant, that doesn't mean we can't still be emotionally engaged.
With the unprecedented situation COVID-19 has caused, we at Moniker were challenged to find an approach to still serve our clients in a meaningful way, helping them connect in a virtual environment without coming off as cheesy or contrived. We sought to create a handful of concepts that allowed us to stay true to our core ethos of producing exceptionally polished and memorable experiences for our guests.
We've produced the below custom-built games and team-building exercises with the aim of bringing your distributed teams together and solidifying bonds amongst one another. Because even though your teams may be spread apart physically right now, that doesn't mean that you can't ensure your team culture remains strong and continues to grow during these times.
Now - more than ever - it's important to help people feel connected, and give them a sense of community.
And we're confident we've been able to do just that.
These activities have been developed and tested to be as engaging as possible and seamlessly delivered in a remote environment.
You can choose between a variety of activities that will highlight the strengths of your entire organization. Once you've decided on the activity, we'll set about customizing the product and execution for your team's size and culture.
Select a launch date and time for the activity, and we'll handle the rest!
Recommended Number of Participants: 40 - 100 total | teams of 8 - 10
Time: ~2 hours
Jesse Walsh was living his best life in 1987, set to marry the love of his life - Samantha. Moments after toasting to their love during the reception, he took a sip of his whisky, and collapsed to the ground...dead. 8 guests from the wedding are taken aside and split up for interrogation, with hopes of rooting out the murderer before the police arrive, who are sure to bungle the investigation. 8 Live actors, 1 murder, in 1 virtual mansion.
In this 1980's-themed fully virtual Murder Mystery, teams are split into smaller breakout 'tables' of 8-10 and tasked with interrogating the suspects in real-time; Cross-examining their alibis over 3 rounds of live interaction before ultimately submitting their best guess for both the Murderer and the Motive. Who will be proven innocent? Who will be found guilty? Will the murderer be brought to justice? Only you can decide!
Recommended Number of Participants: 20 - 100 | teams of 3 - 5
Time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
In these modern updates to classic teambuilding exercises, teams are given a scenario in which they must work together to decide the best strategy for rescue and/or survival, and come to a consensus ranking of various items in order of their value and utility.
Using cloud-based platforms that allow for real-time virtual collaboration, polished visuals and deep back stories all combine to create an immersive experience for participants. Choose from 4 different scenarios or pair two together in a back-to-back challenge to test your teams' survivalist mettle:
(1) Project Artemis: Lunar Outpost Disaster Scenario
(2) Bug Out: A Zombie Horde Doomsday Prepper Scenario
(3) Lost at Sea: A Sailing Adventure Gone Wrong
(4) Into the Wild: Surviving a Floatplane Crash in Northern Canada
Recommended Number of Participants: 20 - 50 (teams of 3-5)
Time: 90 minutes
Creativity meets comedy in this Pitch-themed competition, pitting teams against eachother in a battle-royale style challenge to ultimately crown the team most worthy of securing funding for their product or idea as voted on by their peers.
Using a mix of crowd-sourced prompts and our own list of proven gems, teams are tasked to create a 3-5 minute pitch within a mad-libs inspired mashup, creating a product that solves a specific target market's problem or need. Will your pitch be a polished back-of-napkin sketch, delivered by committee? Or perhaps a catchy jingle or rap, delivered in song? Do whatever it takes to win - but beware a few curveballs thrown in to keep people on their toes and add to the hilarity!
Recommended Number of Participants: 20 - 120 (teams of 3 - 8)
Time: 1 hour
How well do your colleagues know the company they work for, and the people they work with daily? Put everyone to the test in a lively custom-built trivia game themed after either Jeopardy or Family Feud. Prior to the event, all participants are sent a survey sourcing everything from fun facts and trivia to baby photos, providing fodder for the ensuing fun.
Responses are compiled and used to create questions that will have team members guessing and scratching their heads in the ultimate company trivia.
Recommended Number of Participants: Teams of 3 - 8
Time: 1 hour (can allocate as many 1-hour sessions as needed)
Just as you were about to blow the lid on an illegal speakeasy, James Moriarty’s crew locked you up for the night within that very venue! You just know that Moriarty is on his way over to make sure you never see the light of day again - can you escape in time?
Log in and get ready to be transported to a completely different world as we set the scene and paint an immersive visual for an unforgettable team building experience. Using a series of elaborate 'Choose Your Own Adventure' story-based puzzles and clues, this online escape room really tests your problem solving and deductive reasoning abilities as you race against the clock to escape before time runs out.
Recommended Number of Participants: 20 - 100 (teams of 6 - 8)
Time: 2 hours
In this unconventional take on a team building classic, teams will compete head-to-head from their own home to complete a series of exciting challenges. Who has the messiest home office space? Whose furry friend can do the coolest tricks? Whose child has the funniest talent?
“Hunts from Home” will have teams working together to develop creative responses through submitting photos, videos and figuring out some fun puzzles and riddles while being judged and rated in real time. Better think outside the box… the virtual judges have seen it all and will be critiquing submissions as they come in. Can you best all the rest?
Options for Family-Friendly Hunts From Home are also available for companies looking to get their teams' kids involved in the fun!
Loved it. This was honestly better and more fun than both of the escape the room/mystery type things I've done at in person retreats.
My favourite aspect of the experience was enjoying it from the comfort of my own home, with drinks and snacks, yet it still felt like being engaged with a group in-person.
This version of a murder mystery game with a time theme was actually really fun and it was mostly because of the super into it actors. It definitely exceeded my expectations. Let's do it again.
The entire thing was very fun and engaging. It was also really well managed as far as with security to give reminders, the actors during interrogation. The whole thing was impressive for being virtual with ~90 people.