Office Games in Washington, D.C.

The Trivia Slam Quiz Game

  • private
  • adults
  • teens
  • indoor

Go on an amazing race while remaining in place!

The Trivia Slam is a rousing game that your can play just about anywhere. Better than a conventional pub quiz, this battle of wits and nerve brings forth the various talents of every member of your team.

Each round poses a different challenge, featuring wide-ranging trivia, participatory challenges, musical and other auditory teasers, and an unusual twist on a scavenger hunt. Special rounds allow teams in last place to vault ahead by benefiting from the skills of other teams. Our host will engage and egg on the participants between rounds and between questions, keeping the event fast-paced and laugh-filled.

Witty, surprising questions that require teamwork

After years of fashioning scavenger-hunt questions, the master writers of Watson Adventures know how to craft trivia questions that are more than mere tests of book knowledge. Instead, the questions contain clues that players will have to tease out and piece together to answer. These questions aren’t easy, but they’re also not impossible—and solving them requires a true team effort.

Our writers come from various realms of the entertainment world—magazines, television, stand-up comedy, and beyond—so we guarantee that the game will keep you on your toes, sharpen your wits, and make you laugh.

Customized questions featuring your group or a guest of honor can be added to the game. The standard game is 90 minutes long, but we can adjust that length to meet your needs.

For groups small or large, in your office or working from home

Our team-building trivia games have been a big hit with groups of all sizes. We can come to your office or other venue to stage the game. Or we can use video conferencing (such as Zoom) and our custom app to link people working at home with our host. Learn more about the Virtual Trivia Slam.

An International Edition is also available, with trivia questions and challenges suitable for a group mixed with people whose first language is not English.

What clients are saying about this Trivia Game

A 5-star review on Google: “Our host, Sharlette, was super energetic, fun, and humorous! Our team had a great time interacting with her and loved the rounds of the trivia. This is my 3rd Watson Adventures event and they haven’t disappointed yet!”

“Just a quick note to say thank you! Our Charity Pub Quiz at Bierhaus last night went great! The Watson team was first-rate! They got the attendees excited, were extremely professional and fun, and super efficient! It’s always a pleasure working with you guys! Thanks for everything!” —the director of special events for a financial firm

“Andy [the game host] and the guys were great, the event was a hit from all the good things I have heard from the employees: ‘Thank you very much Sheila…the trivia game was a great idea, had a blast.’…‘It was great to be part of the CRAVENGERS…! Reigning champs until next year.’…‘It was a great time! We should start doing things like this more often.’…‘Thanks Sheila. It was a lot of fun and we had a great team.’ I think everyone enjoyed the event; it was nice to see everyone working together as a team and interacting with each other.”

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 about this unusual, exciting trivia game that your colleagues will be raving about long afterward. Treat your team to more team-building fun!


The Killer Trivia Slam

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

A pub quiz meets a murder mystery

Can your team master an unusual array of trivia quiz challenges—while piecing together the puzzle of whodunit? The host of your trivia game didn’t make it to your conference room: a killer had other plans for him. But we think that the host, who created the quiz, left clues in the game that might reveal who had it in for him.

The only way to make sure the killer doesn’t strike again is for your team to put your heads together to tease out the answers to trivia questions, identify snippets of popular song, solve perplexing puzzles, and untangle a tale of international intrigue, all before time runs out!

Learn more about this team-building activity in Trivia Games—or contact us before the trail grows cold!


The Lost in the Office Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

Office bound…for adventure!

When you want a fun, engaging scavenger hunt but you also want to stay in the office, this is the team-building game you’re looking for. You’ll rely on wits, imagination, and teamwork to sculpt, write, leap, eat, and act your way to victory.

Teams scour the office to complete entertaining tasks. You’ll be challenged to…

Take unusual Team Photos

Put your creativity and sense of fun to work as you fulfill the requirements of different Team Photo challenges. The whole team has to get into each picture (except the person taking the photo), and you won’t just be standing around looking dull and bored. You might be asked to show off a team member’s hidden talent, treat a staircase like it’s a carnival ride, eat food in a surprising way, and more.

Players use their own smartphone cameras on our app, which runs on any browser. After the game you’ll get to see the other teams’ photos and download them.

Find or create unusual items

This part is like a classic scavenger hunt, where you have to locate or come up with various items. But in this version of the game, teams will be tasked with tracking down specific objects often found in office settings—and creating original stuff from scratch. Put your heads together to devise something that’s actually made better when it’s broken, an edible(ish) state quarter, an inflatable object with your own team slogan on it, and more.

Crack a code to decipher a mystery message

In your hunt materials, you’ll stumble upon a strange, coded message. What in the world does it say? To find out, you’ll need to solve fun puzzles involving a few trivia questions, intriguing texts or e-mails, a musical phone call, and more surprises. Work together to decipher the key that unlocks the mystery message.

Contact us to learn more—and find more fun with you colleagues, right in your office!


The Murder by Team Building Game

  • private
  • adults
  • teens
  • indoor

The murder-mystery game you can play anywhere

Terrible news! A Watson Adventures host, David Park, was on his way to lead your team-building activity today, but he was found dead in the parking lot. We need you to go through David’s backpack of game materials and see if you can figure out who would want him dead and why.

On teams, you’ll play the game that David created, answering trivia questions, solving fun puzzles, and—spoiler alert!—uncovering secret messages that reveal that David was leading a double life. There might even be a spy in your group!

We’ll send you the backpack full of game materials, and a Watson Adventures host will get the game started, then answer questions (and offer hints) as you go along.

You can choose whether you would like our Host to lead your group remotely, via Zoom or a similar platform, or you can opt for an in-person host, live in your office.

The game requires one hour and can be played in any room where you need to provide a break for your group, ramp up the fun, and get people to bond and work together in a whole new way.

Do you need a hybrid solution to bring together players working from home and in the office? Check out the Murder by Team Building Game: Virtual Edition.

A Teens Edition is also available.

What players are saying about the murder mystery game

A 5-star review on Google: “What fun we had! Josh was an amazing guide and I would recommend Watson Adventures!!”

Contact us to learn more about this murder mystery game—and find more fun!


Around the World Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

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.

What clients are saying about the virtual global scavenger hunts

“Great team building experience! Our host was very interactive and high energy, and our staff really enjoyed the experience—would highly recommend!” —a five-star review posted on Google

“It was just what we needed—team building and a lot of fun. It was such a professional event, from start to finish! What an awesome end to our offsite. Thank you, Watson Adventures.” —Karen Harcourt-Baldwin Community Lead, CCSE, Microsoft

“Daniel [of Watson Adventures] was a phenomenal host—we loved him and he made us so comfortable and it really felt like we were exploring and traveling, with just the right amount of help and support to keep us going.” —post-game feedback from a Fortune 500 company

Contact us to learn more about the Around the World Scavenger Hunts—and find more virtual team-building fun!


Celebrate Diversity: A Virtual Team-Building Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

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.

Highlights of the virtual game include…

  • 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
And those are just five of the 16 heroes you’ll meet, reflecting the powerful perspectives of women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those who are differently abled, and the vibrant fabric of different faiths.
So that you can better experience the diversity of your colleagues, this game is offered in our Mix and Mingle format, featuring two rounds with different combinations of teammates.

What delighted clients are saying

“My team truly enjoyed the scavenger hunt. The thought process that went into the creativity of the questions is quite impressive. This was a great way to engage virtually with my full team. We will definitely be back to learn more fun facts!” —a review posted on Google

Contact us to learn more about our equity, inclusion, and diversity games!


Puzzled to Death: A Virtual Game of Murder Mystery Puzzles

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

You can escape a room, but can you escape a vintage game store?

As part of his acclaimed new book, The Puzzler, best-selling author A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically, Thanks a Thousand) partnered with Watson Adventures to create a devilishly fun murder mystery game packed with puzzles. In his book he describes the experience of creating the game—now it’s your turn to play the game! 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?


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