VIRTUAL EXPERTS

Escapely virtual team building activities are designed specifically for corporate groups and specifically for remote teams.

FUN

We only offer team building activities that we would want to go to ourselves and participants say they would attend again!

SEAMLESS

Our technical team oversees each virtual event and is ready to replace our hosts in seconds should technical issues arise.

FRIENDLY

Our customer service will amaze you. We only hire people we love to work with - and you will too!

Virtual Events

For all group sizes

Since June 2020, Escapely has captivated over 100,000 clients worldwide with our innovative and budget-friendly online games. Our virtual team building activities are designed specifically to help coworkers connect in the virtual environment. We can host virtual teams of any size, anywhere.

Not sure which of our fun virtual games is the right fit for your group? No sweat. Book a demo with our awesome event planners, and we’ll whip up the perfect set of virtual activities for your team!

Escape rooms

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Escape the city

Staffed

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Murder Mystery challenges

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Murder
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Escape rooms

Digital

Virtual
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Escape the city

Staffed

Virtual
escape room

Murder Mystery challenges

Virtual

Murder
mystery

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    VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOMS:

    Get ready to put teamwork to the test like never before in a race against time! Virtual escape rooms are the perfect opportunity to collaborate under pressure. This online team building activity involves social communication, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. Teams must work together to solve puzzles and overcome challenges to escape the room. Coworkers brainstorm together via video chat, honing their leadership and communication skills as they work collaboratively to make it out in time.

    Our premium virtual escape rooms are fully hosted events with moderators who work one-on-one with each small team. The game kicks off with the entire group before breaking into smaller teams (don’t worry, we handle the logistics) that race against each other to escape.

    Here’s what to expect:

    • Dedicated moderators guide the teams through everything so they don’t have to download attachments or open any files.
    • Diverse puzzles and themes ensure that every participant can contribute their unique perspective to the escape.
    • The ultimate team-building thrill when teams get the “aha” moment of figuring out a code together, and our moderators make sure all teams get the satisfaction of finishing the game!
    • To wrap it up, we all reconvene to announce the victorious team.

    Sign your team up for this immersive experience where teamwork and problem-solving take center stage! 🚀

    VIRTUAL MURDER MYSTERIES:

    Get into character and channel your inner investigator as you try to crack the case! Escapely virtual murder mysteries are immersive and interactive virtual team games in which participants aim to crack a crime by engaging with live suspects in character. Just like a regular murder mystery game, virtual murder mysteries involve unraveling a mystery using clues and teamwork. It’s also hilarious as teams try to guess what the suspects are going to say next.

    You might be amazed at how seriously your team embraces this virtual team-building challenge! Coworkers love the opportunity to play investigator and it’s a surefire way to get those competitive juices flowing.

    Here’s what to expect:

    • No need to worry about memorizing roles – our actors have that covered! Channel your inner investigator and grill suspects to gather evidence and clues.
    • Large groups are seamlessly divided into small teams that take turns interacting with each suspect. Collaborate to ask the right questions and piece together all the facts.
    • To win, a team must accumulate the most points by accurately deducing motives, alibis, lies, and, of course, identifying the killer!

    Give your team a virtual murder mystery – a thrilling experience that adds a dash of suspense to your team-building adventure – your team will thank you! 🕵️‍♂️🔍

    VIRTUAL TRIVIA AND BINGO:

    Get ready to test your knowledge and have fun with your colleagues. You might be surprised to find the hidden knowledge your coworkers are hiding! Virtual trivia is a great way to learn more about your colleagues, gauge your team’s knowledge, and even help team members discover new things!

    Teams have a blast competing in a friendly way to answer as many rapid-fire questions as they can. Facing a tough question? Teams decide together whether to pass, adding a collaborative twist to the game. It’s not uncommon to hear teammates applauding each other or laughing at loud at the guesses and answers.

    Here’s what to expect for this remote team building activity:

    • A lively emcee will lick off the excitement as the entire group gets ready to spark the competition.
    • After breaking into smaller teams, dedicated quizmasters ask the teams a rapid-fire barrage of questions. They work together to answer as many as they can before time’s up!
    • After each round, everyone regroups for lively score updates, adding an extra dash of fun to the event.
    • Choose six themed rounds from our array of choices to give employees a chance to showcase the diverse knowledge they’ve accumulated over the years.

    Immerse your team in the joy of trivia, where camaraderie meets friendly competition, and everyone gets a chance to shine! 🏆🧠

    Join the party and let's make your team building experience the talk of the town!

    TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    Our premium events are monitored at all times and backup staff is ready to jump in at any moment to ensure a completely seamless experience.

    DONE-FOR-YOU EXECUTION

    Our amazing event planners take everything off your plate so that you can relax and participate in the event.

    PREMIUM STAFFING

    Our virtual team building activities have the highest staffing ratios in the industry. Hosts make sure everyone is interacting and getting the most out of their game!

    EPIC EVENTS

    Exciting, impactful, and so much fun employees will ask to do it again. We design our virtual team building activities to be all of those things!

    AHA MOMENTS

    Our games are designed to create a sense of accomplishment when teams figure it out together and are able to celebrate shared success.

    EXCITING PUZZLES

    Challenging enough for coworkers to feel a sense of accomplishment yet solvable without being frustrating. Puzzles use all employee’s strengths at different times.

    OPTIONS FOR EVERY BUDGET

    We offer virtual team building activities of all shapes and sizes ranging from self-moderated to fully staffed and everything in between.

    GLOWING TESTIMONIALS

    Our clients say it best! Check our glowing testimonials to hear why Escapely has become so well respected and has been called the best virtual team building company by so many.

    ESCAPELY HANDLES IT ALL:

    HERE'S HOW WE PLAN

    We make your team building activities easy to set up and simple to execute. We provide full-service event planning services, so we take care of all of the details and leave you to sit back and enjoy!

    Our friendly event planning team will guide you through the coordination process from choosing your event to hosting it on the day of. At every step along the way, we provide clear and easy-to-follow instructions so you know what to expect.

    The participants you invite won’t need to do any prep work and you get to enjoy a fun and seamless game day that you will get to enjoy alongside your team!

    SETTING YOUR GOALS

    While Escapely clients won’t need to worry about the details, here are some of the things we think about in planning and hosting a virtual team building activity. If you try to host your own event, you’ll want to start here. The first step in planning is setting clear objectives for your team. This ensures everyone is on the same page and makes the experience more structured, productive, and rewarding for everyone involved.

    A successful virtual team building event should:

    • Establish unity among team members
    • Promote open communication
    • Overcome physical distance barriers
    • Make the team more united and productive
    • Improve collaboration in remote work setups

    Imagine your team members bonding, communicating well, and working seamlessly together, regardless of their geographical locations. That’s the power of virtual team building activities!

    Once you’ve agreed on the goals, let’s explore some virtual team building ideas to enhance your team’s collaboration.

    CURATING YOUR ACTIVITIES

    We offer team building activities suited to companies and groups of all shapes and sizes. From virtual escape rooms and interactive murder mysteries to trivia night and activity kits, these events are designed to engage remote team members in fun and collaborative ways.

    Whatever your budget, we have an activity that will work for your team. Even our self-guided team building activities come with clear instructions and a user-friendly interface so that you won’t need to worry.

    We’ll constantly update you along the way to ensure a productive and satisfying event. And most of all, your team will emerge stronger and more cohesive.

    Our activities are designed to:

    • Provide opportunities for collaboration
    • Celebrate achievements and milestones
    • Create a positive and inclusive environment

    By implementing these goals in our team building activities, we can help you create a stronger and more cohesive virtual team!

    BIG TEAMS AND SMALL TEAMS: WE GOT YOU!

    But what if you have introverts on your team? Or what if your team spans across different time zones?

    These are questions we get all the time, but we have answers for all of them. Depending on the size and personality of your team, we can keep everyone together or organize breakout rooms. If you have shy people on your team or coworkers who are still getting to know each other, you can choose an activity with more staff to help facilitate. They will maintain inclusivity and engage every team member, regardless of the group size, personality types, and locations of the team members.

    ORGANIZING THE EVENT

    SELECTING THE BEST VIDEO CONFERENCING PLATFORM

    Virtual events are hosted on a video conferencing platform for conducting video calls and virtual meetings online. These platforms offer features like screen sharing, recording video calls, and on-screen annotation, which makes them ideal for virtual team building activities during a virtual meeting.

    Selecting the best video conferencing platform is crucial for smooth communication and collaboration within a remote team. At Escapely, we can host all of our team building activities over Zoom, Teams, Webex, or another platform of your choice.

    INTERACTIVE TOOLS AND APPS FOR REMOTE TEAM ENGAGEMENT

    We’ll provide the interactive tools needed for your chosen activities. Whether you need virtual tools for your online games, interactive features to access, or physical kits, we’ll prepare them for you!

    WHEN IT’S TIME FOR GAME DAY

    Ice breaking and setting the mood is important when starting a team building session. This is especially challenging when done virtually.

    That’s where our emcees come in. They will welcome everyone and set the tone for the virtual event. Our moderators will facilitate the team building activity from start to finish. During the event, they will interact with employees and keep the mood fun and immersive for your team!

    BUILD YOUR REMOTE TEAM

    WITH ESCAPELY'S VIRTUAL TEAM BUILDING

    In the era of remote workplaces, it is more important than ever to unite team members dispersed across the country or even the world. Escapely has risen to the occasion by creating games that foster unity and collaboration.

    Our virtual team building activities are fun and exciting – players rave about them. But the best part is they’re not just games – they’re gateways to improved communication and a united team spirit.

    WHY CHOOSE

    ESCAPELY?

    We have become known as the industry standard for virtual escape rooms and we have applied those same ideals to our newer virtual team building activities. We stand out for our personalized service, in-house coordination, and emphasis on values and diversity. Our activities are known for their collaboration, problem-solving elements, and sheer fun!

    Ready to transform your team’s remote work experience? Reach out to us for a custom quote and let’s plan an unforgettable virtual team-building event!

    ESCAPELY MAKES

    VIRTUAL TEAM BUILDING FUN!

    SEAMLESS PLANNING, UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

    Our expert team takes care of every detail to make your virtual event a smooth and enjoyable experience. From the initial planning stages to the event day, we handle everything.

    INCLUSIVE AND ADAPTABLE

    Our virtual team building activities cater to all, including introverts and teams in different time zones. Our activities promote inclusivity and ensure everyone’s engagement, regardless of their location or team size. Our moderators keep everyone interacting.

    LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR ENGAGEMENT

    Utilizing the best video conferencing platforms, we offer an interactive and seamless virtual environment for your virtual team building activities. Our tools are user-friendly and require no downloads or prep work from participants.

    THE IMPACT OF VIRTUAL TEAM BUILDING

    These activities are essential in enhancing remote work dynamics, fostering a sense of community, and maintaining a robust company culture. They are instrumental in making remote work more enjoyable and effective.

    CUSTOMIZATION

    Create an immersive experience unique to your company, ranging from custom puzzles to fully custom games!
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    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS

    ARE SAYING

    "I was super impressed with the service I received in the planning process."

    Escapely provided the perfect virtual event for our group. It was both challenging and fun! I was super impressed with the service I received in the planning process. Totally recommend using Escapely!

    Brianna Norton,
    Analyst, SRGM Pricing Strategy

    "I would definitely recommend this as a fun, team-building activity."

    My team had a great time! We’re an engineering organization so I was a little worried that the puzzles would be too simple. But Escapely delivered -- we even had to ask for a few hints! I would definitely recommend this as a fun, team-building activity.

    KC Johnso,
    Sr. Directory, Product and Engineering

    "Escapley was a major highlight and success for our virtual event!"

    Escapley was a major highlight and success for our virtual event! From beginning to end, the team at Escapely made everything so easy, allowing our department to truly enjoy and engage in the event. They are prompt and responsive and accommodated our group’s requirements exactly as we needed. I highly recommend working with Escapely for their virtual engagement offerings - high marks from our group!

    Vera Rodriguez
    Manager, Operations Excellence Team

    "We were all blown away with how fun this experience was!"

    Our group didn’t know what to expect when we signed up to play but we were all blown away with how fun this experience was! We had a blast doing it.

    Laura Klinker
    Wells Administrative Assistant

    "Escapely is my go-to for virtual team learning events at my organization."

    Escapely is my go-to for virtual team learning events at my organization. Scheduling and payment is easy and quick, the flexibility is perfect for groups of varying sizes and the customer service is always extremely pleasant. Our employees have had such a great time. I highly recommend Escapely if you’re looking for a fun online activity your work team.

    Judy Barclay
    Training Manager

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      FAQ

      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

      When we say we bend over backwards for our clients, we mean it. No matter what your needs are, we will find a way to make it work. We host large, complicated virtual events that other companies cannot and our in-house event coordinators plan it all. When you use us, there is no need for a third-party event company. We have tried our competitors’ offerings and we can safely say that our virtual team events are more interactive, more seamless, and with better support. All of our virtual events are fully guided and feature moderators who are with participants at all times, even while playing. Also, many clients love and appreciate our company values and our commitment to diversity.

      There is a reason our virtual team building games online have become so popular. Leaders love that all of our events encourage participants to collaborate and problem solve together. Participants love how fun they are! Whether there is a prize on the line or just bragging rights, the competition gets everyone excited and invested. Companies frequently come back to book a rematch or to try one of our other offerings. In fact, companies who have played them all (yes, many have!) often come back begging us to create a new virtual team game. We’re working on it!

      The ideal team size depends on the specific event. We want the small teams to be large enough for building relationships, but still small enough that everyone can participate. This means something different for each of our virtual team meeting games. Our escape games, for example, are ideally split into teams of 7-10. Our murder mysteries, on the other hand, work with teams as small as 4 and as large as 12. We take great pride in the quality of our virtual team building activities and each group will be split into the optimal team size for the specific activity. If you wish, your team can even do team building ice breakers in the small groups before beginning the game!

      Our online team building events are the perfect way to increase employee engagement. But for companies looking for a little more, we can turn the event into a virtual happy hour by adding a virtual chocolate tasting, virtual wine tasting, or virtual cocktail mixes before the team building games for remote workers begin. They make a great warmup to a virtual team game, or work well on their own as a stand-alone bonding activity. Contact us for more information. If you’re looking for something shorter, we can add a quick virtual ice breaker to the team building exercise. For example, right before starting the game, we can have the team come up with things they would take to a deserted island that start with the first letter of their name. Just note that the games themselves are excellent ice breakers and nothing further is necessary.

      From the time players enter our virtual game room to the time they leave, our activities for remote teams are fully guided. An energetic emcee welcomes everyone into the video call and gives a lively intro. Once we divide into small teams for game play, each online team has its own dedicated moderator with them from start to finish. What the dedicated moderators do exactly depends on the virtual game type, but participants will have a member of our staff interacting with them at all times.

      Because of the competition format of our virtual activities, we can successfully host large groups in all of them. We currently have the staff to host up to about 600 participants in a session, but for larger groups we are always happy to create a custom package that includes hiring and training additional staff. We will always make it work! Small groups love our events, but if anything, a larger group size makes the event more fun by upping the ante. We are told all the time that our games and activities are one of the most fun activities available online.

      Our virtual escape rooms are typically one hour, but we do have a version that can fit into a 30-minute or 45-minute time frame when necessary. The game truly flies by, so we discourage shortening it too much! Usually people can’t believe it’s over. Our virtual murder mysteries are 90-minute experiences and because of the immersive nature, we don’t recommend shortening it. Our virtual trivia can fit into a 30-60 minute time frame. It’s about the same amount of time as a typical team meeting, so all of our virtual team events fit nicely into workday. If you want a longer experience, consider adding a virtual happy hour before one of our virtual team building activities. We even offer wine tastings, chocolate tastings, and cocktail mixers that you can do before the experience. We send a kit with the wine, ingredients, or chocolates that is shipped to each participant in advance.

      Our virtual team building games are not just for team building! They make a perfect virtual holiday party for friends, families, and coworkers. They’re also a great way to get your family and friends together near and far. In addition to our virtual activities, we also offer an in-person Amazing Escape Race. It is extremely popular with teams in all industries!

      All of our scenarios are wonderful and have a great puzzle variety – you can’t go wrong! Groups that have played them all usually have a different favorite. Puzzles are varied so that each scenario will have something for everyone. You can view a trailer of each one and choose the scenario that best first your company’s culture. All of our scenarios are completely suitable for work and do not contain anything scary or gory.

      The optimal video conference platform for our games is Zoom. Zoom has some features, such as annotating on the screen, that make the game more fun and interactive – both conducive to building relationships. Though Zoom is the preferred platform for team building activities for conference calls, we can use any platform of your choosing. We have workarounds for all other virtual video conferencing platforms and have routinely run our games over Webex, Teams, Google Meet, and more.

      If you choose Zoom, participants who have the app downloaded can login through the desktop app. Downloading the app takes less than five minutes. However, participants who choose not to download the desktop app can choose to join our virtual team building activities through the web without logging in. Some platforms, such as Google Meet, do not require a login at all and if you join our virtual event over your team’s own conferencing platform, you will simply login as usual. Once you join the video conference, there is nothing else you need to login to or download.

      We recommend joining our activity for virtual bonding through a computer or tablet, rather than a smart phone. This is because a larger screen size makes it easier to see the other participants, the puzzles, and any other necessary materials. We also recommend having a smart phone handy because our games allow the use of the internet. The real work will be done while brainstorming out loud with your team, but for all team building activities virtual or not, you may want some scratch paper.

      After the event, all remote workers are welcome to continue socializing in our online game room. Talking about the puzzles or the mystery afterward, comparing hints, and finding out who won and lost is an integral part of the team bonding experience! We always leave a little time between our virtual team building activities to ensure that your team has some time to chat.

      Absolutely. If there is one thing we have heard emphatically from every team, remote bonding is here to stay. We are often told that our virtual escape games are more fun than in-person escape games, and companies have already told us they want to do our virtual murder mysteries as team building even after the pandemic because of the convenience it affords. Our social distancing team building will be making the transition to virtual team building that is here to stay!

      Virtual team building is actually not so different from in-person team building. The idea behind both is the same: create lasting bonds through games and camaraderie. In person, this can be done through team building exercises like our Amazing Escape Races. Virtually, this can be done through any of our virtual team building games activities which are interactive and fun. Participants will forget they are in a virtual environment and will simply focus on connecting and working together to beat the other teams!

      Escapely’s virtual escape game, virtual murder mystery, and virtual team trivia are the most popular virtual team games. They’re all played as a competition and set up to host groups small and large!

      Virtual team building is important because your company’s culture depends on strong bonds between employees. Without the water cooler conversations, coffee break banter, and happy hours, it’s easy for teams to feel disconnected and disengaged. The best way to connect a remote team is to get coworkers collaborating and problem solving together, which is exactly what all of Escapely’s virtual team building activities do!

      This depends on the size of your group. For small groups (and even for a few large groups!), we have turned around same-day events. Ideally, we prefer 1-2 weeks for groups under 100 and 2-4 weeks for groups of 100-300. If you have a larger event or a company-wide conference with thousands of people, we need as much advance notice as possible to coordinate the event to our standards.

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