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10 Exciting Office Olympics Ideas to Unleash Friendly Competition

Host some Olympic games with your team to boost employee morale! Read on for Confetti's ideas to get you started.

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Carry the spirit of the Paris games into the office! Engaging employees in exciting, competitive activities boosts morale and fosters employee teamwork. Office Olympics is a great way to achieve these company culture goals by introducing a series of entertaining and inclusive games.

Whether you're working in a physical office or a remote environment, here are some Office Olympics ideas to mark the Summer Olympics, bring out the best in your team, and unleash some friendly competition.

Try these fun DIY office Olympics ideas with your team:

1. Table Tennis πŸ“

Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a well-loved game that can be easily set up in the office. Most people are familiar with the basic rules, but for those who need a refresher:

  • How to Play: Players use paddles to hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table divided by a net. The objective is to score a point by making the ball land on the opponent's side of the table without them returning it. The first player to reach 21 points wins.
  • Setup: All you need is a ping pong table, paddles, and balls.
  • Variations: Consider holding singles or doubles tournaments, or even a mixed doubles competition for added variety.

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2. Speed Finger Skating Game ⛸️

This quirky game turns your fingers into ice skaters, requiring minimal equipment but providing maximum entertainment.

  • How to Play: Each team member uses their index and middle fingers to mimic ice skating movements on a smooth surface (like a desk or table). The objective is to "skate" through a designated course as quickly as possible, or with the most flair if playing with remote employees.
  • Setup: Create a small obstacle course using office supplies, like paper clips or sticky notes, and mark a start and finish line. Playing virtually? Get creative with your camera setup and compete with short routines to songs.
  • Competition: Time each participant and award medals for the fastest "skaters." Or, have everyone vote on their favorite routine!

3. Rubber Band Archery 🏹

Test your aim with this simple yet fun game.

  • How to Play: Participants use rubber bands to shoot at a target from a specified distance. The target can be a printed bullseye or a series of cups arranged in a pyramid.
  • Setup: Provide each participant with a set of rubber bands and establish a standing line.
  • Scoring: Assign points based on where the rubber band hits the target, with higher points for more challenging sections.

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4. Desk Chair Soccer ⚽

You'll need plenty of office space to play this game.

Desk Chair Soccer is a hilarious and active game that turns your ordinary office chair into a soccer tool.

  • How to Play: Players sit on office chairs and use their feet to maneuver a lightweight ball (such as a beach ball) toward the opposing team's goal.
  • Setup: Clear a space in the office and set up goals using cones or other markers.
  • Rules: Players must remain seated on their chairs at all times while attempting to score goals.

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5. Rhythmic Gymnastics-off 🀸

Show your coordination and personality with some Rhythmic Gymnastics!

  • How to Play: Participants use office supplies like ribbons, streamers, or even scarves to perform a rhythmic gymnastics routine.
  • Setup: Create a performance area and provide music for the routines. Or, for virtual participants, have them make sure they have a clear area to perform in front of their camera.
  • Judging: Have a panel of judges score each performance based on creativity, coordination, and entertainment value.

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6. Minute to Win It ⏲️

Inspired by the popular TV show, Minute to Win It games are quick and exciting challenges that test various skills.

  • How to Play: Participants have one minute to complete simple yet tricky tasks, such as stacking cups, balancing pencils, or moving cotton balls with a spoon.
  • Setup: Choose a selection of games and prepare the necessary materials.
  • Fun Ideas: Create a series of obstacles and have participants rotate through them, or host head-to-head challenges for added excitement.

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Or, play these virtual Olympic games with Confetti:

7. Field Day πŸ‘Ÿ

Get ready for an exhilarating Field Day with your team! Guided by our enthusiastic Coach, you'll dive into various breakout rooms, each offering unique activities that you can mix and match for a personalized adventure.

  • ❓ Trivia Kickball: Combine trivia with kickball in this engaging game where correct answers advance your team around the bases. Each point scored will go towards a charity, making this not just fun but impactful. Watch out for those three strikes!
  • πŸ—― Tug-O-Words: Engage in friendly competition with a group version of Codeword. Guess the correct codeword to enter a raffle for gift card prizes!
  • πŸ‘Ÿ Group Fitness Room: Energize your day with a team building cardio class led by a dynamic host. Get your heart pumping and bond with your colleagues.
  • πŸ’¬ Conversation Rooms: Take a break from the action and enjoy some casual chat time in our breakout conversation rooms, perfect for mingling and making new connections.
How to get started πŸ‘‰ Lace up your sneakers, it’s time for a Field Day!Β 
Virtual Field Day by Confetti

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8. Trivia Kickball

Step up to the plate with Trivia Kickball, a thrilling twist on traditional trivia! Join your team for up to three rounds of trivia, where confidence and knowledge go hand in hand.

Your host will pitch trivia categories, and confident players will step up to the plate to answer. Correct answers advance runners around the bases, while wrong ones lead to outs. Three outs and it's the other team's turn.

Every point you score contributes to donations for charities that support youth through outdoor activities and mentorship. Play hard and give back!

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Run the bases at the Trivia Kickball game!
Virtual Trivia Kickball by Confetti

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9. Sports Jeoparty

Transform your trivia skills with Sports Jeoparty, a fast-paced game where answers are given, and players must respond with the correct questions.

  • Gameplay: Choose from categories that test players on Legendary Athletes, Championship Games, and Sports at the Movies.
  • Competition: Use a digital buzzer to buzz in and answer, scoring points for your team. With a variety of topics and complexities, everyone gets a chance to shine.
  • Fun and Fast-Paced: This dynamic game ensures a thrilling experience as players race to showcase their sports knowledge and win points for their team.
How to get started πŸ‘‰See which team comes out of Sports Jeoparty on top!Β 

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10. Office Olympics

And last but not least, Confetti's Office Olympics!

Jump into the ultimate team building event with Office Olympics, where participants are randomly assigned to teams and can navigate through various breakout rooms for a customized experience.

  • ❓ Jeoparty: Answer with the correct questions in this flipped trivia format, featuring a diverse game board to challenge your knowledge.
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦ Coworker Feud: Enjoy a virtual spin on Family Feud. Compete to come up with the most popular answers under the guidance of an entertaining host, culminating in a high-energy lightning round.
  • 🧩 Mini Games: Test your skills with a series of mini puzzles and brain teasers, including Picture Word Puzzles, Name that Nonsense, and Name that Tune. These fast-paced games keep the competition fierce and fun.

Perfect for large teams, Office Olympics offers a range of activities for a fun and engaging team building experience. Earn points and see which team comes out on top!

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Go for gold at the Office Olympics!Β 

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Throw your online Office Olympics with Confetti 🎊

Just because you can’t take your team doesn’t mean you can’t carry the torch of friendly competition and team building into your workplace.

Book your fun Office Olympics games with Confetti today!
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