STOP A KILLER? GET A CLUE!
There’s a killer on the loose, and it’s up to your team to stop him! The madman—or madwoman—bumped off a famous art critic, then taunted the police to expose him/her by completing a virtual murder mystery scavenger hunt through America’s great museums. Your task: to play the game, follow the clues, find the art, answer amusing questions about what you find online, and suss out the name of the killer, the scene of the crime, and weapon used. Think you’re up to the challenge?
Using video conferencing, you’ll join our Host in launching the game in our app, which works in any browser. Working on teams, you’ll follow links to art on museum websites, tackle tricky questions for points, and consult photo clues to narrow the list of possible suspects, weapons and crime scenes. No previous knowledge of art is required. But you’ll be amazed at the art you discover—and with any luck, you’ll catch the culprit.
Games for the general public are available on weekends. Games for private groups are available anytime, including an International Edition, for people whose first language is not English, as well as a Kids Edition for kids and adults to play together, ages 10 and up.
Tackle trivia on a team while working from home
This is the team building trivia game for people who don’t like trivia games—and for those who love trivia games. In multiple rounds, teams will tackle a variety of challenges that emphasize teamwork. Even if you think you don’t know the answer at first, a little brainstorming often produces the correct answer—or a darn good guess! It’s even more fun when your guesses pay off.
But this game involves more than just trivia questions! Our host/emcee will also guide you through visual puzzles and a scavenger-hunt round. Along the way, you’ll discover some of your colleagues’ hidden talents and unusual expertise. Best of all, you’ll laugh as much as you ever have in your own home or socially distanced office.
The game is available in “in person” and virtual editions. In the virtual version, Zoom and the Watson Adventures app (which runs in any browser) bring together people working at home to that they can play on teams, interact with our host, and have a blast. This game of online trivia for groups of all kinds is a great morale booster!
Customized Trivia Games for Private Groups
- The Customized Trivia Slam Game, with questions tailored to your company, group, or special occasion
- The Trivia Slam International Edition, featuring trivia that spans the globe, written so the game can be enjoyed by people whose first language is not English
- Guest of Honor Editions: The Virtual Birthday Party Game, The Virtual Graduation Game, and The Virtual Bridal Shower Game
- Trivia Slam Second Edition, for groups who’ve done the original edition and can’t get enough
- Indoor, IRL, In Person Trivia Games are available in select locations
Companies that have enjoyed the Trivia Slam include Amazon, Societé Generale, Novo Nordisk, and Nestlé, to name just a few. Contact us to learn more and get in on the online trivia for groups game!
A virtual murder-mystery game for team building
Terrible news! Watson Adventures game host David Park was on his way to your office to lead a team-building activity today, but a killer had other plans for your group. David was found dead in the parking lot. We need your help to expose the killer and catch him before he strikes again.
We have reason to believe that David led a secret life. He created today’s virtual murder mystery game, and we suspect that there are clues in it that could help unravel the quandary of his death. We need you to play David’s game to see if you can uncover any clues to what he was up to and why he disappeared.
On teams, you’ll tackle trivia questions, solve fun puzzles, and—spoiler alert!—uncover evidence of spies, intrigue, and assorted skulduggery. Can your team crack a code that can stop an international incident with cataclysmic consequences?
A Watson Adventures host will lead the game via Zoom or other video conferencing—setting the scene, offering guidance, announcing how the teams are doing, and supplying hints if you get stuck.
The game requires one hour, and anyone with access to a computer can participate. It’s a great way to unite offices, stay connected with people working from home, and boost morale. You’ll having fun while collaborating in a fun, new way.
A Virtual Global Adventure from Home!
Feeling a bit cooped up? Need to take your mind for a stroll? Here’s a team-building game that will take you around the world in 60 minutes! Just get your group on Zoom to meet with our Host and we’ll send you off to explore the world’s best museums and historic locations—all via amazing websites. Your challenge: follow our clues, find amazing objects, and answer tricky questions about them.
Stops along the way include…
- A 360-degree view of the ancient streets of Pompeii, Italy
- A dash through caves in France in search of prehistoric paintings
- A centuries-old pagoda in Kyoto, Japan
- A creepy “mermaid” in London
- A you-are-there walk-through of an artist’s haunting studio in Mexico
And that’s just a taste of this traveler’s buffet. It’s the perfect game for any company looking for a team-building activity that brings together far-flung colleagues with a mix of backgrounds and interests. The game is in English, but written with players in mind whose first language is not English. Also, the special Mix and Mingle Edition divides the game into two rounds and recombines the teams, so each player gets to interact with more people.
Our app, which works in any browser, will deliver the clues, the links to eye-popping websites, and the tricky questions; you just need to enter the answers. No previous knowledge is required: you just need nimble fingers, sharp wits, and great teamwork. Magic carpet sold separately.
16 questions, many diverse perspectives
In these team-building diversity games, you’ll search amazing websites from around the world that highlight the remarkable contributions and creations of people of many creeds, colors, native countries, and other perspectives. You’ll meet our Host on Zoom (or your favorite platform) and, on teams, head into breakout rooms and access clues via our browser-based app. You’ll visit a wide range of museum websites in search of answers to tricky, fun questions.
- The new monument in New York City’s Central Park that honors Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth
- The daring art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
- A virtual tour of a house that was the last stop on the Underground Railroad for Frederick Douglass
- A look at the immigrant families who lived in the apartments that are now the Tenement Museum
- The queer and questioning pop art of Andy Warhol
- The Hollywood stereotype–defying movies of Anna May Wong
You can escape a room, but can you escape a vintage game store?
Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically, Thanks a Thousand) has partnered with Watson Adventures to create a devilishly fun murder mystery that anticipates his upcoming book all about puzzles. But first…
Shocking news! The owner of a local board-game store has been murdered! Authorities are baffled by the mysterious killing, and they have called in you and your team of expert puzzle-solvers to crack the case.
The killer has hidden clues to their identity in games scattered around the store. It’s up to you to solve a series of puzzles and piece together the name of the murderer. Clearly the murderer loves to play games—but in a gaming store, that doesn’t narrow things down much!
On teams, you’ll tackle up to 10 mini-games that are inspired by classic games—but with humorous twists. Each challenge you solve will lead you a step closer to unmasking the murderer. Can your team unravel this mystery, catch the culprit, and show the villain that they toyed with the wrong people?
Interact with colleagues in an online adventure
Double the number of players you interact with during one of our virtual scavenger hunts by choosing this special edition. On most of our virtual games, teams of six work together in breakout rooms, using our app to follow a trail of clues across the internet, in search of fascinating places, unusual objects, and answers to tricky questions. After an hour, all teams return to the main room in Zoom (or your favorite platform) to hear the scores and cheer the winning team (even if grudgingly).
On Mix and Mingle Games, there are two rounds, and after Round 1 the players are randomly rearranged to form new teams for Round 2. Every player gets to interact directly with up to 10 people during the game!
Available for these virtual scavenger hunts
- Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt
- Escape to the Museum Virtual Scavenger Hunt
- Around the World Scavenger Hunts: Virtual European Tour
- Celebrate Diversity: A Virtual Team-Building Scavenger Hunt
Is your interest piqued? Your competitive adrenaline percolating? Your itch for more fun needs to be scratched? Contact us to learn more!
Visit museums across the country—virtually!
Discover odd and unusual art and artifacts on this unique museum virtual tour. Tricky, fun trivia questions provide clues that lead you on a quest to explore 16 online museums of all kinds, all over America. You’ll pick your way through virtual galleries and historic locations, in search of amazing masterpieces, startling artifacts, dinosaurs, famous people, and more, earning points for uncovering humorous details, all without leaving your comfy chair.
No previous knowledge is required. You just need sharp eyes and great teamwork on this adventure. Thanks to video conferencing technology and our custom game app, people at home can play along with a Watson Adventures host, work with teammates, and have fun together. This game sends you searching for the strangest and funniest details in art hidden on museum websites.
Special editions for private groups
- Want your colleagues to mix more during the game? The Mixed Alliances edition rearranges the teams at “halftime” to increase the number of people players interact with during the game.
- The International Edition is great for groups seeking online ESL games.
- If your group is up for a challenge, try the Brain Squeeze Edition, which adds devilish trivia questions to the clues.
- Or if you’re an educator looking for online classroom games, consider the Kids Edition.
Want to see more of a particular city’s best museums and landmarks? Escape games for New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Texas, and Washington, D.C., are also available. If your group includes people from a variety of countries, whose first language might not be English, check out the Around the World Scavenger Hunt.
Contact us to learn more—and find more fun working at home!
Caution: There’ll be ghosts in your machine
…when you use your computer to join us for a poltergeist-plagued online scavenger hunt. On teams, you’ll go for a virtual walk to and within haunted places and learn the stories of their ghosts. You’ll meet our host on Zoom, then your team will go into a breakout room and use our browser-based app to follow a trail of clues across surprising websites, in search of answers to tricky questions. We’ve taken our decades of real-world “haunted scavenger hunts” and translated them into an online quest—with new ghost-plagued places and blood-chilling tales.
Along the way, your team will…
- Visit Philadelphia’s creepy Eastern Penitentiary and its bygone (or are they?) prisoners
- Check into the Hollywood Hotel where Marilyn Monroe and other celeb ghosts haven’t checked out
- Learn the chilling fate of Giles Corey at the Salem Witch Trial Memorial
- Sneak into the White House in search of the presidents whose ghosts have been spotted there
And those are just a few of the escapades and tales your team will enjoy on this online scavenger hunt. And in October, the game is perfect for your virtual Halloween party!
Or are you looking for a Kids Edition? Step this way…
Also available: The Halloween Trivia Slam, which proves that answer tricky questions associated with the holiday is not a trivial pursuit. (See what we did there?)
To join the fun, all you need is a good internet connections, reliable teammates, and a bit of courage. Click below to get into the game… before it’s too late.
Fun for Kids and Adults Together
Oh no! A famous art expert is missing, and an anonymous person claiming to have killed the expert is daring you to stop him—or her! This diabolical person has created a virtual museum scavenger hunt for kids involving art in famous museums, and has hidden in the game clues that reveal where the crime took place, what weapon was used, and the name of the killer. Can your team of detectives beat the killer at his or her own game?
You’ll play the killer’s game by visiting museum websites, finding works of art, and answering tricky questions. Close-up details of the art will provide visual clues to help you zero in on the masterpieces you need to examine. No previous knowledge of art or any museum is required.
To play, all you need is a desktop computer and our app that launches in any browser. You’ll connect with our Host and perhaps your teammates in other places by using a video conferencing platform that runs on your computer.
The game is suitable for ages 10 and up, and we recommend at least one adult per team. Think you have what it takes to bring a criminal to justice?
Explore Museums All over the Country—at Home!
Round up your teammates for an online adventure that challenges you to explore museum websites in search of the craziest, zaniest, secret-and-surprise-stuffed-fulliest (is that a word?) works of art you’ve ever seen outside of your dreams. Once you follow the clues and find the masterpieces, you’ll be challenged to answer a tricky, humorous question about what you see.
No knowledge of art or any museum is required: you just need sharp eyes, sharp wits, sharp teammates, and sharp pencils. Wait: sharp pencils not required, because you’ll be reading the clues and answering the questions in our spiffy app, bursting with links and hints and sound effects and other fun stuff.
Virtual scavenger hunt highlights include…
- Sue the T-Rex at the Field Museum in Chicago
- A tour of the Texas State Aquarium with a sloth
- A bison stampede at the Milwaukee Public Museum
- The Space Shuttle Discovery at the Air & Space Museum
- Vintage arcade games at San Francisco’s Musée Méchanique
The game is suitable for ages 10 and up, and we recommend at least one adult per team. This virtual scavenger hunt is a great way to connect with kids with friends or classmates. Contact to learn more about a private game for your group!
Deck the Hall with Rounds of Challenges!
Prepare for a game that has more surprises in it than Santa has toys on his sleigh. (Don’t tell him we said that.) This is a team-building activity that pleases full-throated carolers and grumbling Grinches alike. In multiple rounds, teams will gather around the virtual yule log in Zoom breakout rooms to answer humorous questions that cover a wide range of holiday themes.
You might tackle such topics as tricky lyrics from seasonal songs; a holiday movie mashup; celebrities with festive connections to the holidays; celebrations and foods from around the world; and other entertaining fact-snacks about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, Boxing Day, and of course Festivus. Plus there’s a photo scavenger hunt round, to get teams to use their egg-noggins. Also: no more puns like that one.
Our host/emcee will guide your group through the rounds and keep the good cheer flowing. An International/ESL Edition for adults is also available. And don’t miss our other virtual holiday games, like Joy Around the World: Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunts.
Contact us to learn more—and turn this season of separation into an occasion to join together in a laugh-stuffed virtual holiday game.
A Virtual Global Adventure from Home!
Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t go around the world in 60 minutes! This unusual virtual adventure will send kids, on teams, in search of answers to fun questions that they find on websites for museums and historic landmarks around the world. Your group will meet with our host on this Zoom game for kids, learn the rules, then head into virtual breakout rooms where teams will use our browser-based app to follow clues, find websites, and enter answers. And wow, what websites have we found for you to discover!
Stops along the way include…
- A 360-degree view of the ancient streets of Pompeii, Italy
- A dash through caves in France in search of prehistoric paintings
- A creepy “mermaid” from Japan who now lives in London
- A swim with fish through a 19th-century shipwreck at the Great Barrier Reef
- A live panda cam in the Wolong Grove Panda Yard, China
And that’s just a taste of this traveler’s buffet. It’s the perfect Zoom game for kids—a virtual classroom activity that reveals the wonders of the world while fostering teamwork and cooperation. No previous knowledge is required: you just need nimble fingers, sharp wits, and great teamwork. Magic carpet sold separately. Groups can book a game any time. Or round up a group of friends and family for weekend games for the general public. Click below to start your virtual trek across the globe!
Got a Bad Case of Cabin Fever?
Embark on a virtual around the world scavenger hunt to sun-drenched beaches and tropical climes. On teams, you’ll follow clues to explore interactive websites and virtual tours in search of answers to tricky questions about landmarks, natural wonders, historic events, stunning artwork, and much more.
You’ll meet with our Host in Zoom (or your favorite platform) and use our browser-based app as your guide. No previous knowledge is required: you just need sharp eyes and great teamwork. Digital suntan lotion not included.
Chase the virtual sunshine in such places as…
- A rollicking festival in the Bahamas
- Ancient ruins in Asia and Latin America
- The mansion of an eccentric tycoon with a view of Miami
- Treasures on sun-baked shores around the Mediterranean
- Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
And those are just a few of the 18 stops on this sunny, funny virtual tour. This around the world scavenger hunt is a great way to get together with friends and collaborate on a sight-seeing adventure.
The special Mix and Mingle Edition of the game divides the game into two rounds and recombines the teams, so each player gets to interact with more people. Also, an International Edition is available for people for whom English is a second language (ESL). The Kids Edition, for ages 10 and up, makes a great school activity.
Contact us to learn more—and escape into sunnier places this winter!
It’s 5 O’ Clock Somewhere!
Pull up a seat, bend your elbow, and join your friends for a round of trivia. Actually, since you’re already at home, make that five rounds! Drink in five rounds of questions and challenges that value teamwork as much as knowledge. Instead of meeting up at the bar, you’ll meet with our Host on Zoom, then head into team breakout rooms to tackle questions in our browser-based app. Each question encourages discussion that lets you work out the answers—and laugh while you do.
As you play, you might be asked about…
- Literal “pub” trivia about famous watering holes around the world
- The “Happy”-iest songs you know
- Sauced and saucy art you can find in museums
- Mashups that mix equal parts cocktail and pop culture
…and more. Plus there’ll be a photo scavenger hunt round, where you’ll need to collaborate with teammates to make memorable, “Brady Bunch” style team photos on your Zoom screen.
In a time when getting together after work is all too rare, this virtual team-building game is perfect for bringing together colleagues in a fun activity that fosters bonding while defeating Zoom fatigue. Not only will the Zoom Happy Hour games bring your team closer, but the good times will live on in your future meetings.
This is just one of our many, many virtual games that hundreds of companies and thousands of players have enjoyed as a happy hour activity. See the sidebar at left for a list of games. Or contact us below to prepare for the happiest hour you’ll ever have online!
Put more ho-ho-ho in your holiday party
Can’t commune with your colleagues for a big holiday party? This December, gather your group around the Zoom yule log to play one of our fun, fascinating, fast-paced, and definitely festive virtual holiday scavenger hunts. On teams, you’ll use our desktop app to explore websites around the world that reveal holiday traditions, scenic places, and pop culture favorites. Your quest: answers to tricky, humorous questions. You’ll feel like you’re sight-seeing from Santa’s sleigh.
- A virtual visit to Charles Dickens’ house in London in search of Scrooge
- A panoramic view of the actual, geographic North Pole
- A look around the Vienna Christmas Market
- A snow-topped pagoda in Japan, where Christmas is celebrated with chicken from KFC
- Festivals in such places as Budapest, Strasbourg, Krakow, and beyond
Of course these are more than just online Christmas games: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, the Winter Solstice, and even Festivus are also in the mix. But even if you’re allergic to tinsel you’ll have fun. We’ll make the list of fun websites and questions; you just have to check it twice.
This game is available to the general public on select weekends. To learn about booking a private game for your group, clock on the button below to contact us, and we’ll throw in tidings of good cheer.
Can you stop a disgruntled game designer from ruining the holiday season?
Millions of people around the world might not get the games on their wish list—and it’s not due to supply line problems or materials shortages. It’s much more diabolical: Someone who goes by the alias SCROOGE has somehow shut down all of the equipment at companies that make games.
Scrooge has dared authorities to expose his or her identity by playing a game that involves a series of devilishly difficult puzzles that are all based on classic board games.
This is where you come in: Can your team crack up to 10 puzzles inspired by classic games—with humorous twists—and come up with the code words that will get the manufacturers humming again? You have one hour. After that…who knows what else Scrooge might do?
This virtual mystery game comes in three versions: the Classic Edition, the Expert Edition (with the most difficult puzzles), and the International Edition (with easier language for players whose first language is not English).
Are you up for an exciting, fun virtual holiday game—with lots of laughs along the way?
A Zoom Game for Team-Building Fun
Get to know your friends and colleagues better on a virtual game of fun questions and surprising answers. First, in the “main room,” everyone in the group answers three multiple-choice questions via an on-screen Zoom poll. You might be asked, “What item would you most want with you on a desert island?” Or, “Which super power would you most want to have?”
Next, our host will send teams into breakout rooms, where you discuss the three questions, talk about your own answers, and decide which choices you think will be the most popular with the group. When you return to the main room, the host will reveal the poll results—and you’ll find out how well your team knows your colleagues.
The best part of the game is bound to be the discussions you have with your teammates, as you find out what each person chose and debate the most popular answers. It’s a great way to start conversations and get to know your teammates better. Contact us to learn more!
Fun for people of diverse backgrounds!
Celebrate the lasting impact and rich history of Latinx people past and present on this fun, fast-paced, virtual Hispanic Heritage Trivia Game. Team up with colleagues or friends for five rounds of insightful and silly questions and challenges that highlight your teamwork as much as your knowledge. You’ll meet with our Host on Zoom, then head into team breakout rooms to tackle questions in our custom, browser-based app.
You don’t necessarily need to be a genius of Hispanic history to do well, either. The questions are generally designed to encourage discussion that lets you work out the answers—and have fun while you do. So anyone can compete and win.
You might be quizzed on…
- Amazing places in Spanish-speaking countries
- Traditional and not-so-traditional Hispanic food and drink
- Great moments in Hispanic history
- Latinx influences in American entertainment
…and more. Plus there’s a photo scavenger hunt round, where you need to collaborate with teammates to make eye-catching, “Brady Bunch” style team photos on your Zoom screen. In this memorable challenge, you might have to dig out a CD by a Latinx musician. Or find a piece of clothing with Spanish writing on it. Or eat an authentic Hispanic food in a funny way. You get to choose the photo ops that get your team’s creative juices flowing.
This virtual team-building game is perfect for bringing together colleagues in a fun activity that promotes bonding and fights off Zoom fatigue. The virtual Hispanic Heritage Trivia Game will have your team talking, laughing, and even learning a little something.
Private groups can book the game anytime. An international version of the game is also available for groups with ESL participants. Contact us to learn more!