18 Incredible Virtual Trivia Games for Work Teams

18 Incredible Virtual Trivia Games for Work Teams
As it turns out, trivia isn’t just fun. It’s good for your mind! So, we’ve compiled our favorite virtual trivia games to play with your colleagues. 

Updated: March 28, 2024

Here’s an incredible fact: trivia knowledge isn’t actually trivial. In fact, science has proven that knowing obscure things is good for our mental health

Don’t believe us? We’ll explain.  

Experts say that playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling except without the negative effects or risks. And it’s all because we get a thrill out of providing correct answers to questions about lesser-known facts. Beyond that, it’s also a great way to connect with people and have fun, making it the perfect team building pastime to play with your colleagues.  

With all of that said, we’ll admit we get a bit of a dopamine rush ourselves by sharing these incredible virtual trivia activities for workgroups.  

1. Virtual Jeoparty Wars

Virtual Jeoparty Wars

May the right answer be with you!

With Virtual Jeoparty Wars, you won’t have to choose between the light side and the dark side, but you will need to channel the force as you compete with your colleagues in a Star Wars-themed trivia challenge.

In this virtual activity, your group will split into teams and battle through four rounds of trivia. Next, the cosmic combat will shift to a round of Double Jeoparty where you’ll earn two times the points for every correct answer. The galactic showdown will culminate with a round of Final Jeoparty where you and your colleagues can wager points on one final question.

Your team’s score will be displayed in real-time on a live leaderboard and, when the activity is finished, the team with the most points will seize their interstellar reign as the Jeoparty Wars Champions!

To keep engagement high, Jeoparty Wars is infused with a social mixer warm-up round as well as a unique social mixer challenge between each round.

2. Virtual Hollywood Murder Mystery

Virtual Hollywood Murder Mystery

The case is fresh, but here’s what we know so far: we’ve got an up-and-coming actress who’s been found dead in her hotel room following last night’s awards show. We have several suspects, but we haven’t been able to put the crime on any of them for sure yet.

Now, it’s up to you and your remote team of virtual detectives to crack the case. Together, you’ll review case files and evidence including police reports, coroners’ reports, photo evidence, tabloids, interrogations, and phone calls as you determine the motive, method, and murderer and bring justice for the victim.

You’ll need to put your problem-solving skills to the test as you share theories, collaborate, and think outside the box with your fellow investigators.

3. Virtual Happy Hour Trivia 

colleagues playing virtual happy hour trivia together

Get together with your team and take a trip to “Hamish McDuff’s” virtual pub. This hilarious Scottish pub owner is the legendary host of a trivia game that is perfect for your team’s virtual happy hour fun! 

Hamish will host two rounds of virtual pub trivia, featuring four themed categories of your choice. With 20 category options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect themes for your remote team – from Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader to Sports, Food & Drink, or even Celebrity Real Estate. 

With pub soundscapes, visual surprises, and warm-hearted humor, Hamish McDuff makes your guests feel like they just had a memorable happy hour with friends in a real pub, like the good ol’ days. 

This virtual pub trivia game is guaranteed to produce plenty of laughs and lift team “spirits.” It might even include a few special surprises.  

4. Water Cooler Trivia

If you’re trying to find fun and unique ways to keep your team engaged on an ongoing basis, Water Cooler Trivia is a great way to do it. Water Cooler Trivia integrates into your email, Slack, or Microsoft Teams channels and automatically sends trivia quizzes directly to your team members on a weekly basis. You can choose the trivia schedule and categories, and Water Cooler Trivia will write the questions, automate their distribution, and grade the results for you.

5. Virtual European Adventure

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If you’ve got a team full of colleagues who love traveling and learning about new places, this is the perfect budget-friendly team building activity for your group. 

Virtual European Adventure is all about connecting with your colleagues, testing your wits together, socializing, and collaborating through high-energy rounds of European-themed trivia.  

In this activity, your group will break out into teams. Then, you’ll take part in a warm-up social mixer followed by three rounds of trivia, a Jeopardy-style lightning round using cellphone buzzers, and a European travel conversation to finish it all off. For each trivia challenge answered correctly, your team will earn points. The team with the most points at the end of the activity will be crowned the Virtual European Adventure Champions! 

6. DIY Trivia 

If you’re looking to simply host your own virtual trivia game, you might want to check out our list of 270 trivia questions and answers for workgroups, which includes:

Question: What was the first feature-length animated movie ever released? 

Answer: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 

Question: In which winter sport are the terms “stale fish” and “mule kick” used? 

Answer: Snowboarding 

Question: How did lone assassin George Elser attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939? 

Answer: A time bomb 

Question: Which planet is closest in size to Earth? 

Answer: Venus 

You’ll find 267 other questions falling into categories including:

  • 66 Entertainment Trivia Questions and Answers
  • 23 Sports Trivia Questions and Answers
  • 33 Geography Trivia Questions and Answers
  • 22 Politics Trivia Questions and Answers and Answers
  • 21 History Trivia Questions and Answers
  • 25 Food Trivia Questions and Answers
  • 20 Science, Space, and Technology Trivia Questions and Answers
  • 20 Nature Trivia Questions and Answers
  • 20 Holiday Trivia Questions and Answers
  • 20 Health Trivia Questions and Answers

And with these questions, your virtual trivia party will be a hit with your colleagues.

7. Virtual Trivia Time Machine 

colleagues playing virtual trivia time machine

Step into the Outback Time Machine and take a trip through time, from pre-pandemic 21st century through the decades all the way to the 60’s. 

This exciting, fast-paced virtual trivia game, packed with nostalgia and good vibes, is guaranteed to produce big laughs, friendly competition, and maybe even some chair-dancing. 

Your virtual game show host will warm up guests with a couple of “table hopper rounds” (breakout room mixers) and split you out into teams. Within minutes, your home office will be transformed into a game show stage with your very own game show buzzers! 

8. Games on Houseparty   

Houseparty is a face-to-face social networking app that gained a ton of popularity last year. And, although this group video chat platform may seem like just another FaceTime or Skype, Houseparty comes with some unique social features – namely virtual trivia games!   

With Houseparty’s virtual trivia options, you can choose from 18 different decks that cover a range of topics that test your coworkers’ trivia knowledge!  

9. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 

Remember that amazing trivia game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Well, here’s some exciting news: it’s now available as a free virtual trivia game that allows up to 15 people to play at once. 

Here’s how it works: your colleagues will work their way through a series of 15 questions that escalate in difficulty. 

If you’re in a small group, you can all take turns playing while the others watch. Or you can play it as a team game, where each team decides on the answers together.  

10. Virtual Beach Staycation 

coworkers playing virtual beach staycation trivia

After more than a year of lockdowns, we’re all in desperate need of a vacation. Luckily, Captain Furling has room for you and your colleagues on his virtually chartered yacht. Come aboard and channel your “inner Cancun” for a tropical online team building adventure. 

Captain Furling’s chartered yacht welcomes online guests aboard his luxury vessel and quickly takes them out of their homes to a gorgeous beach in Cancun. 

With ocean soundscapes and delightful vacation destination footage, your travel companions will compete with their knowledge ofc travel destinations, vacation-themed movies, summer pop hits and even a cabana-wear contest. Your yacht captain gives guests a playfully immersive experience for a virtual team vacation from your workday that your colleagues truly deserve. 

11. Heads Up! 

OK, we’ll admit, this isn’t exactly trivia in the traditional sense. But Heads Up! does combine trivia with charades. And you can make it into a virtual trivia game by simply logging onto Zoom with your colleagues. 

Here’s how it works: divide your group into teams. Each player will need to download Heads Up! onto their device from the app store.  

Pro tip: before each player’s turn, make sure to have them hide their own video from themselves so they can’t see the answer on their own screen (here’s how to do that). 

During the game, one player holds the device to their head while the other participants shout out clues to help the first player guess what the word on the device is. With a variety of topics to choose from, including celebrities, movies, and accents, Heads Up! is sure to get your team hyped at the next game night. 

12. Virtual Trivia Championship 

colleagues playing virtual trivia championship together

Does your team have what it takes to win the Virtual Trivia Championship? In this virtual trivia team building activity, your colleagues will break into teams and turn the competition level up to ten as you challenge your wits, test your knowledge, and work your way through a list of trivia questions ranging from cities to movies, songs, objects, and even a round of Jeopardy-style challenges.   

13. Online Jeopardy 

If you love the TV show Jeopardy, then you’re going to get a kick out of this! With Online Jeopardy, you can choose from a ton of virtual trivia games to play with your colleagues, including playing real Jeopardy episodes.  

There are also a number of other games you can play, including Infinite Final Jeopardy that takes you through clues from the last 30 years of the show as well as app-based versions you can play with multiple people.  

14. Jackbox Games 

When it comes to party games, Jackbox Games makes a ton of different party games created for meetings, Zoom calls, and more. This includes everything from drawing and writing-based games to virtual trivia games like its classic You Don’t Know Jack which features “snarky,” risqué, and hilarious questions. 

15. Kahoot 

Looking to have fun and learn with your colleagues at the same time? Then you’ll love Kahoot! This game-based learning platform makes it easy to create, share, and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.  

Kahoot! even has a business-focused version tailored to energize employees, inspire them to learn and get in the flow of work.

16. Frost’s Virtual Holiday Trivia

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The holiday season is all about coming together and celebrating! So, in Frost’s Virtual Holiday Trivia, you and your team will be invited to join the Frosts in the lounge of their brand-new ice hotel. 

While you’re there, you’ll compete through three rounds of holiday and winter-themed trivia questions, earning points for each one answered correctly. But the fun doesn’t stop there! You’ll also become better acquainted with your colleagues as you take part in a round of Frost’s Icebreaker Questions. 

17. Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour

One thing’s for sure. St. Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in all of our hearts, no matter where we are in the world! So, this year, gather your remote team and celebrate Celtic culture with St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Happy Hour, an immersive, interactive, and highly engaging virtual experience hosted by a professional actor. Together, you’ll face a series of Celtic-themed challenges, including a buzzin’ Irish trivia game, a Famous Irish Faces challenge, an Irish-themed “Would You Rather” conversation game, and even a few Irish pub song-based memory challenges. 

18. Virtual Jeoparty Social

Virtual Jeoparty Social is a fun high energy virtual team building activity

If your remote team is eager to socialize, have some fun as a group, and channel their competitive spirit, we’ve got just the thing for you! With Virtual Jeoparty Social, you and your colleagues will step into your very own virtual Jeopardy-style game show—equipped with a buzzer button, a professional actor as your host, and an immersive game show platform! Best of all, this game has been infused with an ultra-social twist: players will take part in a unique social mixer challenge between each round. 

Remember: trivia isn’t just fun, it’s good for your mental health as well! So, you can help boost your team’s morale and their mental wellbeing all with one fun game.  

Are you and your team fanatics for trivia? If so, let us know your favorite and most obscure trivia facts in the comments section below.  

Learn More About Our New Virtual Trivia Team Building Activities     

If you’ve got questions about any of our new virtual trivia team building games, reach out to an Employee Engagement Consultant.   


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Kavya Bansal
Kavya Bansal
2 months ago

Outback Team Building’s blog on virtual trivia games for work is a game-changer! It offers creative and engaging ways to foster team bonding and fun in remote environments. Perfect for adding a dose of excitement to virtual meetings and team events. Thanks for sharing these fantastic ideas!