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3 fun ideas for virtual meet-and-greet games

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Get-to-know-you games—whether virtual or real—are great for getting to know each other or forcing a closer bond between team members. This includes digital coffee breaks, mutual interviews and guessing games about colleagues. You can find out here which ones we particularly like.

#1 Is it me you're looking for?

The point of this game is that you have to guess which person is on the team or in the virtual meeting. To do this, you must send all participants a list in advance where they should enter personal details. Make sure you ask for things that are a little funny or amazing (e.g. you can ask what the craziest thing the participants have ever experienced is; or what their favorite food is). Then you share the list of selected facts with the participants and ask them to match the relevant facts to the appropriate participants. It is best if everyone prints out this list and writes the names next to it. The duration of the game can be adjusted at will, depending on the number of participants and the schedule. It can be a short part of a meeting or - in the case of (project) teams - it can last several days, depending on how difficult the facts are. To win the game, the participants have to talk to each other to learn more about each other and get to know each other better. To make this virtual get-to-know-you game more exciting, you can create breakout rooms where all participants can exchange ideas for a maximum of 30-60 seconds before jumping into the next room. Once someone has completed their list, he or she can report and it's game over.

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#2 Virtual coffee break

The virtual coffee break is a bit more relaxed than the previous game. This is also equally suitable for project teams and established teams. It can also be a great aspect of onboarding for new employees or simply a nice way to get to know colleagues across teams. During the virtual coffee break, (at least) two randomly selected colleagues meet for a virtual drink or snack to have a relaxed conversation. Especially in times of remote work or home office, the online coffee party is a great virtual get-to-know game to replace the "real" coffee kitchen. The most important rule? Employees are not allowed to talk about work during the break. Instead, it should help colleagues get to know each other better. You can use the Donut Slack app to randomly match colleagues.

#3 Exciting introductory questions

In 2015, The New York Times published a list of questions psychologists said could make people fall in love. And even if you don't want to go that far with teams and colleagues, such questions are very useful for getting to know each other. They awaken a strong feeling of connectedness, are surprising and conducive to good (work) relationships. Questions like those from the New York Times or our list of icebreaker questions are a good basis for having an exciting conversation. Divide the participants of your virtual event into pairs or small groups and provide them with a list of questions. You can accept the questions as well, delete questions or add more.

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Virtual introductory games are particularly important for teams that need to work together digitally and cannot (currently) meet in the office. They help remote teams to feel connected, even virtually, and get to know each other better in a simple and fun way. Games like this are worth their weight in gold, especially when new team members join or project teams work together virtually over a longer period of time! It is best to save this list as a bookmark in your browser. We regularly create updates and add more discovery games. Would you like to hand over the organization of a virtual introductory game? How about a chocolate introductory event ? We are happy to take over the organization, you can sit back and enjoy.

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