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Fun, social Icebreakers for remote teams

Spark fun, spontaneous water cooler chats to 10x your team bonding. Make remote work less isolating.
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How Icebreakers work

Include everyone. Even the introverts.

Our 3100+ strong library of Icebreaker questions are perfect to break the ice in a remote team. They make people smile, and everyone participates. Great for getting to know each other!

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Customise it your way

Remove questions you don't like from our Icebreakers library. Or add your own! You can also change timings & frequency of the Icebreakers.

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Have fun across timezones

Kaapi is built to work async. Simple chat based games for everyone to have fun together. Better than the 'Friday Fun Zoom Calls' your HR forces on everyone.

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The Icebreakers are very engaging. Our India & Indonesia teams love the questions and look forward to them every week!

Saurabh Pandey
Founder's office
at
Bukuwarung

The team absolutely loves Kaapi! We survived Covid-19 lockdowns because we could have fun together! (full interview here.)

Sanam Rawal

Loved the easy setup and ability to help the team have fun together during an abrupt transition to remote work

Manik Mehta
CEO
at
Omnify

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Choosing the best Icebreaker tool for your team

The rise of remote work has led to an explosion of apps that help teams have fun together. And choosing the right one can get confusing! So we prepared a quick guide to help you choose the right Icebreaker tool.

A good Icebreaker tool helps everyone participate

You know the worst part about playing fun games on Zoom? Not everyone participates. Some of them switch off their camera. And the introverts completely switch off. You are left with the same extroverted people who usually participate anyways in every team activity. Text based Icebreaker tools means that your team activity can now be inclusive! 

A modern Icebreaker tool should fit into your workflow

Everyone hates signing up for new apps and then learning how they work. The ideal Icebreaker tool for your team will integrate into all your existing processes e.g. Slack, Jira or Whatsapp. Icebreakers work well if they are conducted in a space which your team is already familiar with. 

It should be chat based vs video 

We don’t need more Zoom meetings, do we? As a remote team (or even a globally distributed team with multiple offices) it is important to have an asynchronous culture. Which means that Icebreaker games that force participants to come together on a video don’t work very well. You have to schedule the meeting in a time zone that works for all participants, and scheduling can be a big hassle! 

Playing chat based Icebreakers means that every team member can answer Icebreaker questions at their own pace. 

It should have an exhaustive questions library  

This is probably one of the most important factors in ensuring that your team doesn’t get bored of the tool! A minimum of 200 Icebreaker questions is a good place to start, which ensures that you can have a year round supply of fun conversations without getting repetitive. 

It should be simple to setup and use 

You don’t want your team members to get bored & frustrated with the Icebreaker tool even before they start using it. The installation should be really easy, and once setup the tool should ideally run on autopilot every week. 

It should be customisable 

While a pre built library of Icebreakers questions is good, it’s also important to have the ability to add your own! The most engaging questions are usually very personal to the team (think inside jokes!), and also contextual to the times! In 2020, our tool saw the most engagement on questions around Covid-19 and lockdowns.

A good Icebreaker tool works across timezones

There is a big chance that your team is already working remotely, or will be soon! Scheduling meetings can get difficult (and frankly who needs another forced Zoom call?) and hence making it asynchronous is a better approach. In that case too, remember that the tool should send checkin notifications to the team members in their local timezones. This is a great way to be less intrusive and not disturb normal work.

A few ideas for Icebreakers during meetings

We already have an exhaustive list of Icebreaker questions you can ask to break the ice during a meeting, but sometimes you need more than that! Here are some fun games that you can play together:

A few questions you can find in our Icebreakers software

Is there a household chore you actually enjoy doing?
If you could buy a car right now, what would you buy?
Is there any topic lately that you would like to be mentored on?
What do you buy way more of than most people?
Owe money or owe a favor?
Free lunch or free dessert?
Do you have a favorite news site?
What is your favorite item you’ve bought this year?
Where do you work most frequently from at home? Your office? Your kitchen table? The backyard? Your bed?
What is your favorite “work from home” exercise?
What Disney/cartoon character were you inexplicably afraid of as a kid?
What is the favorite Halloween costume you have ever seen?
If you weren't doing your current job, what would your dream job be?
If you could only have one food with you on a desert island what would it be?
What would your entrance theme song be?
Who is your favorite villain?
What object (that’s not an album, book, or movie) would you bring to a desert island for entertainment?
Hot or cold?
What is your favorite kitchen gadget?
As a child, did you trick-or-treat during Halloween? Can you remember the costume you went out with?
If you could eat your favorite food now, what would it be?
What apps do you use most?
Couch potato or fitness fiend?
Pick something from your pocket/purse and tell us why that thing is inside there.
If you had to delete all but three apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?
Road trip or plane trip?
Do you have any remote work productivity hacks?
What’s a problem you have, that might be entirely unique to you?
Crunchy peanut butter or smooth peanut butter?
Would you rather spend Halloween night at a haunted house or spend the night at a cemetery?

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