Conversations can take a good amount of effort for anyone to start. For some people, it’s not easy to strike up a conversation with other people, especially if those people are strangers they’ve just recently met. That can be detrimental in a remote team since it requires remote employees to communicate and collaborate effectively. With the appropriate conversational games, team members can make every minute they spend together into something more memorable and exciting. While conversational games will not always be required, they can be an excellent way to spark some fun conversations when your team is hanging out after a long day of working hard.
A great conversation will leave your remote team feeling as though they have gotten to know the other person better and have come to understand them on a deeper level. It will cause everyone to be eager to speak to each other in the future. Here are some of the best conversational games to play with your remote workers.
Some of the best ways to get to know each other is by asking some thought-provoking questions. It gives people the opportunity to share their life experiences, funny stories, and an overactive imagination. In this game, everyone will take a turn to answer a short question. When the person sees the question, they can answer with whatever appears in their minds. These questions will stir up some conversations that will allow everyone to get to know each other better.
Here are some questions that you can ask in this game:
- What kind of books do you like?
- What kind of movies do you like?
- What kind of music do you like?
- What is your personal philosophy in life?
- How do you spend your time?
Would You Rather is a timeless classic that can be played with your remote workers. It allows you to come up with some of the most eccentric scenarios. Best of all, there is no right or wrong answer, so no one should be embarrassed by the answer they decide to give out. It’s a great way for your team to get some laughs out of the responses provided by their fellow teammates from these specific scenarios.
Here are some Would You Rather questions you can get started with:
- Would you rather have to use chopsticks every day for the rest of your life or use a fork?
- Would you rather wear a constantly changing outfit or a constantly changing hairstyle?
- Would you rather your only mode of transportation be a donkey or a giraffe?
- Would you rather be famous on the internet or in real life?
- Would you rather have a pet tiger or a pet lion?
Another simple conversational game that is guaranteed to bring much enjoyment to your remote team. The idea here is to provide the player with three answers to a question about yourself. Of course, one of those questions is going to be entirely false. Choose the like and trick your team members.
Truth or dare
Truth or dare is another timeless classic that is easily playable among your remote team members. The rules for this game are easy to follow. The players need to ask each other the truth or dare. If they choose truth, they can be asked pretty much anything they would like to know about the person and need to be answered truthfully. However, if they choose to dare, the person can be placed in a wacky or embarrassing situation that will have everyone laughing.
Fact and Fiction
Fact and Fiction is an excellent conversational game where you can test everyone’s knowledge and have general amounts of fun. In this game, you can look up all sorts of fascinating facts and common myths to see who can tell facts from fiction. You could make it about yourself to see how much your team has managed to learn about you. The game is reasonably simple. You need to give two statements, one that is true and the other a lie. The players need to guess which statement is true and which one is false. Try not to make the lies too outlandish so your team members can have a challenging time telling the two apart.
Just a minute
Just a minute is a conversational game where someone is provided with a topic, and they need to speak about it for a whole minute. While it may seem like an easy thing to pull off, it does become increasingly challenging as the topics start to become obscure or if you don’t know anything about the subject. The idea here is to sound like you know what you are talking about, which can be hilarious for everyone listening.
Speedy answers is an exciting conversational game where you can see what happens when one of your remote workers is placed under pressure to answer quickly. Everyone can take turns asking the question in this rapid-paced conversation game, and the person needs to answer as fast as possible.
Never have I ever
A classic conversational game that is always an amusing pastime among remote workers. The idea behind this game is very simple, one person says, “Never have I ever…” and something they’ve never done before. The rest of the participants can either place their hands up or take a drink if they have done that specific thing. For example, “Never have I ever gone on a roller coaster.” Everyone who has takes a drink or raises their hands.
These conversational games are an excellent way to break the ice and generally allow everyone to have some fun getting to know each other better. These can be conducted at any time, from the start of a meeting or whenever your team is having a virtual happy hour. It all comes down to how you decide to strike up these exciting conversations with your team.