128 Team Building Activities, Games, and Exercises Ideas for Work


Congratulations! You’ve found the ultimate guide to corporate team building ideas (that you’ll actually want to do). Today, we’re going to make you the hero of the office by giving you ideas for team building that are actually fun. If you are here, you are most likely one of three people:

  1. An employee looking for ideas to present to your boss!
  2. A cool manager/boss looking for ideas to treat your staff with!
  3. A manager/boss/ceo/president/owner that is sick and tired of whiny millennials who need to be coddled and “respected” in the workplace. Back in your day you had to sit, down, shut up, and get to work. Now these damn kids with their gluten free this and their GMOs that and their Pumpkin Spice Lattes and their “me time” vacation days. But you’ve caved, and you decided that you don’t want everyone to quit so you’ll do one freakin’ team-building day, and you want to find something that Preston and Wyatt all the other hipsters you accidentally hired will enjoy, and that you will tolerate. You’ve come to the right place.

Below is a list of 128 team building ideas that you can do off-site, on-site, and everything in between.

Whether you’re a small startup or large corporation, there’s bound to be something here that will be a fun idea for your organization and hopefully please everybody.

Let’s get started!

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Out-of-Office Activities for Team Building

  1. Visit an Escape Room
  2. We’re an escape room, dummies. Of course this is number 1. But we won’t bore you with this. If you want to find all about how awesome escape rooms are for team-building, just click-through to the rest of this site.


  3. Try Out a Bicycle Bar!
  4. This one might seem a little far-fetched for some companies. But trust us, it is a freakin’ blast to do with your co-workers! As long as you don’t do it during the day and head back to work, we highly recommend doing a Bicycle Bar Tour! You never know what you’re going to learn about your co-workers after a good ol’ fashioned drinking sesh. For more info on what a bike bar is visit: Denver Patio Ride, and tell them The King sent ya! (Ok, please don’t tell them that, they won’t have any idea what that means)

  5. A Night of Painting
  6. Photo Credit: Sipping N' Painting Hampden

    Photo Credit: Sipping N’ Painting Hampden

    Painting? Say what? All the craze these days are places where you can get together with friends, have a few cocktails, and paint your own masterpiece! It brings out the artist in you, and you have a great instructor to guide you along the way. The best part is they serve wine if you mess up! Contact each individual location to make sure they do team building events, but most surely do. Our recommendation: Sipping N’ Painting Hampden, and tell them The King sent ya! (Ok, please don’t tell them that, they won’t have any idea what that means)

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