As it turns out, trivia isn’t just fun. It’s good for your mind! So, we’ve compiled our favorite virtual trivia games to play with your colleagues.
Here’s an incredible fact: trivia knowledge isn’t actually trivial. In fact, science has proven that knowing obscure things is good for our mental health.
Don’t believe us? We’ll explain.
Experts say that playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling except without the negative effects or risks. And it’s all because we get a thrill out of providing correct answers to questions about lesser-known facts. Beyond that, it’s also a great way to connect with people and have fun, making it the perfect team building pastime to play with your colleagues.
With all of that said, we’ll admit we get a bit of a dopamine rush ourselves by sharing these incredible virtual trivia activities for workgroups.
Get together with your team and take a trip to “Hamish McDuff’s” virtual pub. This hilarious Scottish pub owner is the legendary host of a trivia game that is perfect for your team’s virtual happy hour fun!
Hamish will host two rounds of virtual pub trivia, featuring four themed categories of your choice. With 20 category options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect themes for your remote team — from Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader to Sports, Food & Drink, or even Celebrity Real Estate.
With pub soundscapes, visual surprises, and warm-hearted humor, Hamish McDuff makes your guests feel like they just had a memorable happy hour with friends in a real pub, like the good ol’ days.
This virtual pub trivia game is guaranteed to produce plenty of laughs and lift team “spirits.” It might even include a few special surprises.
Are you looking for ways to make virtual team building a recurring activity? With Quizbreaker, you can deliver scheduled team building quizzes to your team’s inbox, anytime you want. Quizbreaker delivers up to 100 predeveloped icebreaker questions to your team members via email. Then, colleagues are tasked with trying to guess the correct answers in gamified quiz rounds sent out on autopilot to help teammates get to know each other better and to have fun in the process.
Looking to have fun and learn with your colleagues at the same time? Then you’ll love Kahoot! This game-based learning platform makes it easy to create, share, and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.
Kahoot! even has a business-focused version tailored to energize employees, inspire them to learn and get in the flow of work.
4. DIY Trivia
If you’re looking to simply host your own virtual trivia game, then you might want to check out Random Trivia Generator to help you come up with your questions.
This free tool can automatically give you hundreds of incredible question options ranging from general interest to arts, history, science, entertainment, geography, and more.
Step into the Outback Time Machine and take a trip through time, from pre-pandemic 21st century through the decades all the way to the 60's.
This exciting, fast-paced virtual trivia game, packed with nostalgia and good vibes, is guaranteed to produce big laughs, friendly competition, and maybe even some chair-dancing.
Your virtual game show host will warm up guests with a couple of “table hopper rounds” (breakout room mixers) and split you out into teams. Within minutes, your home office will be transformed into a game show stage with your very own game show buzzers!
Houseparty is a face-to-face social networking app that gained a ton of popularity last year. And, although this group video chat platform may seem like just another FaceTime or Skype, Houseparty comes with some unique social features — namely virtual trivia games!
With Houseparty’s virtual trivia options, you can choose from 18 different decks that cover a range of topics that test your coworkers’ trivia knowledge!
Remember that amazing trivia game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Well, here’s some exciting news: it’s now available as a free virtual trivia game that allows up to 15 people to play at once.
Here’s how it works: your colleagues will work their way through a series of 15 questions that escalate in difficulty.
If you’re in a small group, you can all take turns playing while the others watch. Or you can play it as a team game, where each team decides on the answers together.
After more than a year of lockdowns, we’re all in desperate need of a vacation. Luckily, Captain Furling has room for you and your colleagues on his virtually chartered yacht. Come aboard and channel your “inner Cancun” for a tropical online team building adventure.
Captain Furling’s chartered yacht welcomes online guests aboard his luxury vessel and quickly takes them out of their homes to a gorgeous beach in Cancun.
With ocean soundscapes and delightful vacation destination footage, your travel companions will compete with their knowledge of travel destinations, vacation-themed movies, summer pop hits and even a cabana-wear contest. Your yacht captain gives guests a playfully immersive experience for a virtual team vacation from your workday that your colleagues truly deserve.
9. Heads Up!
OK, we’ll admit, this isn’t exactly trivia in the traditional sense. But Heads Up! does combine trivia with charades. And you can make it into a virtual trivia game by simply logging onto Zoom with your colleagues.
Here’s how it works: divide your group into teams. Each player will need to download Heads Up! onto their device from the app store.
Pro tip: before each player’s turn, make sure to have them hide their own video from themselves so they can’t see the answer on their own screen ( here’s how to do that).
During the game, one player holds the device to their head while the other participants shout out clues to help the first player guess what the word on the device is. With a variety of topics to choose from, including celebrities, movies, and accents, Heads Up! is sure to get your team hyped at the next game night.
Does your team have what it takes to win the Virtual Trivia Championship? In this virtual trivia team building activity, your colleagues will break into teams and turn the competition level up to ten as you challenge your wits, test your knowledge, and work your way through a list of trivia questions ranging from cities to movies, songs, objects, and even a round of Jeopardy-style challenges.
11. Online Jeopardy
If you love the TV show Jeopardy, then you’re going to get a kick out of this! With Online Jeopardy, you can choose from a ton of virtual trivia games to play with your colleagues, including playing real Jeopardy episodes.
There are also a number of other games you can play, including Infinite Final Jeopardy that takes you through clues from the last 30 years of the show as well as app-based versions you can play with multiple people.
12. Jackbox Games
When it comes to party games, Jackbox Games makes a ton of different party games created for meetings, Zoom calls, and more. This includes everything from drawing and writing-based games to virtual trivia games like its classic You Don’t Know Jack which features “snarky,” risqué, and hilarious questions.
Remember: trivia isn’t just fun, it’s good for your mental health as well! So, you can help boost your team’s morale and their mental wellbeing all with one fun game.
Are you and your team fanatics for trivia? If so, let us know your favorite and most obscure trivia facts in the comments section below.
Learn More About Our New Virtual Trivia Team Building Activities
If you’ve got questions about any of our new virtual trivia team building games, reach out to an Employee Engagement Consultant.