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

Manik Mehta

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

Sanam Rawal

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

Saurabh Pandey
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3x the engagement, in half the effort. Kaapi will send personal messages to your team to fill the Icebreakers when it's time.

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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

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
If you created your own country, what would it be called?
Is there a household chore you actually enjoy doing?
Which skill or talent would you love to have?
Give a ride or hitch a ride?
Girl friends or guy friends?
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
What does your typical work from home uniform look like?
If you could take 3 things to a desert island what would they be?
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
Hang out with little kids or old folks?
Would you rather visit a haunted house or a haunted graveyard?
Road trip or plane trip?
Do you have any remote work productivity hacks?
Education or experience?
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
What is your favorite musical instrument and why?
What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?
Who is your favorite villain?
Halloween or Christmas?
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
What’s the most ridiculous thing your parents ever did to embarrass you?
What do you wish your phone could do?
How do you stay productive and motivated working virtually?
Imagine you can instantly learn any language. Which would you choose?
If you could only have one food with you on a desert island what would it be?
Tell us the Christmas film you always watch every year!
What’s a problem you have, that might be entirely unique to you?
Do you have a favorite news site?
You are stranded on a remote desert island. Are you alone or with your worst enemy?

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