Top Startup Team Building Activities in NYC

Sometimes, conventional wisdom rings true – happier employees are more productive employees. In fact, some studies even claim that happier employees are up to 12% more productive!

So, in the spirit of employee happiness, we’d like to share a few of our favorite NYC company outings, perfect for both large companies and startups alike.

TrivWorks is a live trivia entertainment company that specializes in creating fully customized trivia events. You got it – we said “fully customized” trivia, meaning that yes, you can create questions that are tailored to internal company culture or humor. We squared off in head-to-head trivia as well as incorporated some physical challenges reminiscent of our favorite Family Double Dare episodes from the 90s. To say that least, our trivia session was a particularly “revealing” moment for the team!

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
Off the bat, “shuffleboarding” and “Brooklyn” may seem like an unlikely match. That’s what we thought, too – that is, until we visited the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Gowanus for one of our team outings. Royal Palms truly puts the “hip” back in shuffleboarding – it’s a 17,000 square-foot shuffleboard-themed bar with 10 shuffleboard courts, food trucks with craft food vendors, and more. We had a blast!

The Murder Mystery Company
Calling all Clue-lovers! The Murder Mystery Company is a dinner theater company that will immerse your entire team in a detective-novel style experience! Every member of your team will either play a suspect or sleuth in the mystery. Your one goal? Find out “who-dun-it” by the end of the night!

Bonus Tip: If you’re a NYC-based company, consider hosting your event in the VIP Lounge at the Gaslight. You’ll have to walk through a basement labyrinth to get there, which really sets the scene for the night!

Indoor Extreme Sports – Zombie Laser Tag
Note – this activity is not for the faint of heart! Seriously. In other words… zombies. will. jump. out. at. you.