Online Office Games

Fun & Competitive Challenges

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How it Works

It’s virtual team building…but on the tropical island of your dreams

But there’s a catch: your team must work together to navigate across waters to our next destination.

Your energetic, quirky guide will get everyone laughing and connecting, and working through fun challenges to problem solve, and get to know one another better.

This activity involves fun icebreakers, get-to-know-you games, and collaborative challenges and activities that foster trust, teamwork, self-expression, and a bunch of laughs.

We’ve designed this to be the perfect mix of activities to engage your whole team, from the typically introverted engineers to your most outgoing sales types 🙂

So…how does it work?

Your team just joins the Zoom call (in their best vacation wear, of course), and suddenly you’re transported to a tropical paradise, complete with island music, and a backdrop of palm tree dotted beaches.

To kick things off, meet your host and get the low down: we’re on an island together, and need to get to know one another better, before we figure out how to sail off the island.

Then, your trusty host will lead your team through a series of games that develop psychological safety, and provide a place to share and collaborate.

We’ll use breakout groups that shuffle after each activity, so you get plenty of chances to work in small teams with lots of different folks. Because we use breakouts and you’re in teams of 4-8, we are able to accommodate big teams for this activity (even teams of 100+).

To kick off, the host will introduce easy ice breakers that warm up your team and get them talking and connecting immediately. Then, we come up with new nicknames for the rest of the session, and begin the challenges!

Like in small teams, you’ll have to design a route for our ship, collecting points in an around-the-world scavenger hunt. The challenges are things like “a country where someone on your team honeymooned,” so you’re learning more about your team as you compete!

Then, there’s a competition to collaboratively draw the greatest team flag, and we’ll vote on one winner. We’ll fly the flag as we sail off on the next leg of our journey!

Lastly, everyone has 30 seconds to find one sentimental item that they “packed” into their luggage for the trip — a precious family heirloom, pet, kid, trophy…anything that has a special story behind it, which we’ll all share.

Then, our host will wrap things up, give everyone a little treat, and say farewell — until our next journey!

Standard Structure

Time Activity
10 Minutes
Opening and meet your "captain"
10 Minutes
Icebreaker: favorite vacations
10 Minutes
Choose your vacation "alter ego"
15 Minutes
Oh Captain My Captain: nautical map challenge
15 Minutes
Design our ship's flag (small team activity)
8 Minutes
Bag Check (sentimental luggage)
5 Minutes
Wrap up and farewell
Total: 90 Minutes
For the opening activity we’ll share an easy ice breaker question, which everyone will answer in small breakout groups (Tell us about your favorite vacation — what made it special?). It sounds simple, and it is! But you learn a lot about your team, based on what they consider important memories. You’ll hear about your team’s families, friends, and lives outside of the remote office, developing trust and giving space for all to share. Then, we come up with alter egos for ourselves. Maybe today you’re Sweet N’ Low (as a kid you ate those sugar packets obsessively), or Sk8rbo1 (your first screen name) or Chef Boyardee (you love Italian cooking). Rename yourself on Zoom, and that is your new identity for the rest of our time together! In brand new breakout groups (they’ll shuffle after each game), share the funny story behind your nickname! Next we get into competitive games, where you’ll need to work in small teams on challenges. Up first is Oh Captain My Captain, where your team will compete in an around-the-world seafaring scavenger hunt. Your mission is to circumnavigate the globe, stopping at 5 countries of your choosing along the way. To get points, the countries need to check off a list we’ll share (things like: “a country where a teammate did a heroic act,” or “a country where a teammate honeymooned”). Again, you’ll learn so much about your team, and everyone gets to bring their unique skills and life experiences to contribute. We’ll choose one route as the winner, and that map will guide us as we set sail. But first, we must design a flag to fly on our ship. In small groups, you’ll use an online whiteboard to collaborate and design an epic flag that represents your team. All teams will show these off, and we’ll vote on one to represent us as we set sail. Finally, we play a game we call Bag Check. The premise is this: we all packed one sentimental item in our luggage for the trip — what was it? You have 30 seconds to go find something special to show off to the group that you’ve “brought” on vacation. (This is often a family heirloom, photos, a trophy, even a pet or a kid!) We like this one because it’s as silly or sentimental as each person wants to take it, and there are often really sweet shares. I know that these activities may sound easy to self-run, and they are… …if you have an amazing, charismatic host, with solid Zoom skills. With Kabloom, you’re making the wise decision of bringing in an expert facilitator to seamlessly run this session. We’ll ensure everyone gets to participate, the games run smoothly, and that your team leaves with big smiles on their faces, grateful they got to play and connect.
Your team is encouraged to wear their best vacation wear, and set up a virtual background so they can join us on the island (we’ll send you some backgrounds that your team can download and use). If bringing an adult beverage fits with your company culture, fine by us!

Sure! We can run this anywhere from 45-90 minutes. We do recommend the full 90 minutes if you have the time, especially if you’re only doing team events quarterly, as it allows more chances for everyone to share, talk and laugh.

Honestly, the Virtual Vacation works across the board — this one has a little friendly competition for the competitive folks, some laughs for the goofballs, and some opportunities for meaningful connection and discussion for those looking to really bond.

We do! You’ll find that our pricing is already competitive, and there are sadly not many companies doing what we do (meaningful team building that develops team psychological safety, and is just plain fun). We have discounts for return clients, nonprofits, groups of 50+, and universities. Let us know if budget is a concern for you, and we’ll see what we can do.

• Once you send in a request, you can set up a free demo to meet a host and get any questions answered. Or, if you’re ready to rock now, our booking specialist will reach out to help choose your date/time and send a secure payment link!

• We’ll be in touch leading up to the event, and share a Zoom link that you’ll send to your team.

• On the day of, show up ready for fun, and our host will take it from there!

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Standard pricing, plus specials for large groups, packages and nonprofits. Enter your details and we will send you the info.

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