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10 AWESOME TEAM BUILDING EVENTS IN SEATTLE THAT ARE OPEN RIGHT NOW

Which one will you go for?


Home to some of the world’s largest and most exciting corporations, Seattle has drawn in thousands of workers and entrepreneurs since the 1990’s.


Seattle has grown into a tech and startup hub.

Gif via giphy.


And in keeping with its status as a startup hub and a major center for the tech industry - in both of which teamwork is a critical element of the company culture - Seattle has a variety of team building and team bonding events for you to choose from.

10 team building activities and events in Seattle that are open right now

From outdoor activities to indoor events, from virtual activities to physical ones, from events for small groups to those for large ones, here are Seattle’s best team building activities and events.

  • Go sailing at the Seattle Sailing Club.

  • Forge steel items at Lawless Forge.

  • Team up on thrilling missions at Fox in a Box Seattle.

  • Make the best guacamole at The Great Guac Off.

  • Compete in the Gingerbread Wars (virtual option available).

  • Go on a scavenger hunt with Let’s Roam

  • Go ‘Whirlyballing’.

  • Make stuff at Seattle Makers.

  • Team outing at Flat Stick Pub.

  • Deal with rage and frustration at Rage Industry.

Go sailing at the Seattle Sailing Club

Sail Puget Sound with your team.

Image by Artem Verbo on Unsplash.


Swap navigating the whirlpool of project deadlines with navigating the waters of Puget Sound with your team.


Roll up your sleeves, and join your team mates in a struggle against the elements on a sailboat…overseen, of course, by a trainer from the Club.


They can also arrange short, friendly sailing competitions among your team.


As they mention on their website,

Our variety of modern, well-maintained sailboats, experienced professional staff, and a convenient Seattle location make our group programming efficient, easy, and fun!

Team Building: Yes, they have a dedicated team building program. Here is the webpage.


Phone: (206)782-5100


Email: info@seattlesailing.com


Address: 7001 Seaview Avenue NW. Suite 130. Seattle, WA 98117.


Website: Visit their website.

Forge steel items at Lawless Forge

Get the team ready for a rather steely experience. One that will strengthen the sinews and give everyone a renewed vigor for work.


I’m talking, of course, about going for a ‘blacksmithing experience’ at Lawless Forge.


Work together to make everything from chopsticks to knives, working on a real anvil, guided by a trainer.


As they mention on their website,

Let loose, try the forbidden, and discover that you’re capable of far more than you think. Forge stronger group bonds…

Team Building: They have both a corporate team building program (webpage) as well as a private experience (webpage).


Phone: 206.552.8341


Email: info@lawlessforge.com


Address: 3600 E Marginal Way S #8, Seattle, Washington 98134.


Website: Visit their website.

Team up on thrilling missions at Fox in a Box Seattle


Team building in Seattle…with a twist. This is something you might only have dreamed of.


Will you…

  • Break into a top secret military bunker to disable a catastrophic nuclear weapons launch?

  • Mastermind an escape from a maximum security prison?

  • Find a way to escape a serial killer’s lair, evading the traps they might have laid for you?

Those are, in fact, the three escape games you can choose from, at our facility.


Of course, we could have asked you to Google ‘escape room near me’ and choose, but as the winner of TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award 2021, we’re confident you’ll take a shine to our team building event.


As is mentioned on our website,

We have hosted over a HUNDRED corporate events in Seattle, including some of America's premier corporate names…

Team Building: Yeah we do offer a team building event.


Phone: (206) 495-3081


Email: info@foxinaboxseattle.com


Address: 2121 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.


Website: Visit the home page.

Make the best guacamole at The Great Guac Off

It’s not just the number…it’s the variety. Building team bonds as you work together to make guacamole.


To rev things up, split up into two or more groups and see which one makes the best guacamole.


And as you do that, there’ll be trivia, storytelling, and mini challenges.


And at the end of it all, you have an energized team, warm memories, and a bowl of guacamole to enjoy!

And you should note they’re BYOB-positive.


As they mention on their website,

It’s unusual, challenging, fun and very collaborative.

Team Building: Yes, they have a dedicated team building program (webpage).


Phone: 347-919-7792


Email: vip@thegreatguacoff.com


Address: They have multiple locations.


Website: Visit their website.

Compete in the Gingerbread Wars (virtual option available)

Team up for trivia, challenges, and to make the best gingerbread house!

Image by Theo Crazzolara from Pixabay.


The logical followup to guacamole team building is gingerbread team building, don’t you think?


Typically their events start off with fun challenges like Snowman Hustle.


And then comes the main event - where you are split up into smaller groups, and follow their “Elves” to create gingerbread houses, and a host of other items.


They can arrange for the event to take place at your workplace. Or, you can opt for a virtual team building event with them.


As they mention on their website,

Gingerbread Wars is a smart, competitive and wildly fun team building activity based on a gingerbread house making competition.

Note: The event is Holiday Season-based and they are taking bookings for the 2022 Holiday Season.


Team Building: Yes, they have a dedicated team building program (webpage).


Phone: +1-347-919-7792‬.


Email: info@gingerbreadwars.com


Address: They have multiple locations.


Website: Visit their website.

Go on a scavenger hunt with Let’s Roam

This is a great choice if you’re looking for a team building event that takes place outdoors, but isn’t too physically demanding (like going sailing).


Plus, Let’s Roam plans for their scavenger hunts to be educational, which means that as your team goes on the hunt, they’ll learn exciting tidbits about Seattle, from lesser known aspects of its history to quirky cultural features as you witness some of Seattle’s most important landmarks.


As they mention on their website,

Our adventures are designed to boost morale, increase productivity and build stronger teams.

Team Building: Yes, they have a dedicated team building program (webpage).


Phone: 833-202-7626‬.


Email: support@letsroam.com


Address: They have multiple locations.


Website: Visit their website.

Go ‘Whirlyballing’

‘Whirlyballing’ is a cross between lacrosse and basketball, played while riding on an electronic machine.


It’s been described as ‘the world’s only totally mechanized team sport’.


Apart from the main game, their Seattle venue has food and drinks stalls, making it an ideal option for a complete team outing.


Best of all? Up to 80 people can take part at one go.


As they mention on their website,

WhirlyBall is a team sport and an ultimate group activity.

Team Building: They have several kinds of events (webpage).


Phone: (425) 672-3332‬.


Email: info@whirlyballseattle.com


Address: 23401 Hwy 99, Edmonds, WA 98026.


Website: Visit their website.

Make stuff at Seattle Makers (virtual option available)

Team up to learn interesting skills like 3D printing and laser cutting.

Image by Theo Crazzolara from Pixabay.


If Facebook’s earlier mantra was “move fast and break things”, Seattle Makers’ mantra would be “Team up and make things”.


And indeed it’s an activity with a twist as the objective is to learn various kinds of skills - from 3D printing to laser cutting.


This will be of great interest to team members who’d like to learn such active skills.


They have facilities for both in-person events and virtual events.


As they mention on their website,

We’ll do all the teaching and fabricating from our makerspace, you can participate in-person or virtually.

Team Building: They have several team building event options (webpage).


Phone: 833-2-MAKE-IT.


Email: contact@seattlemakers.org


Address: 3300 Wallingford Ave N.


Website: Visit their website.

Team outing at Flat Stick Pub

Mini golf, tabletop golf (Duffleboard, a game they invented), pizza (including happy hour) and a meaningfully long list of beers to choose from.


Do you see anything you don’t like?


If you’re looking for a simple team outing, you can’t go wrong with this.


As they mention on their website,

We are here to help turn that next birthday party or company outing into an unforgettable experience.

Team Building: They have a group event (webpage).


Phone: 206.258.4989.


Email: southlakeunion@flatstickpub.com


Address: 3300 Wallingford Ave N.


Website: Visit their website.

Deal with rage and frustration at Rage Industry

Let out all that pent-up rage and frustration at Rage Industry!

Gif via giphy.


Like I need to tell you that at times all those deadlines, client feedback, bugs and errors that refuse to be fixed result in frustration, anxiety and rage among team members.


It’s unhealthy to keep all of this bottled up.


The team needs an outlet to channel it out, regaining calm and composure.


And that’s exactly what Rage Industry offers.


As they mention on their website,

We specialize in creating an innovative way for you to relieve stress.
​Come break bottles, destroy a table or two, sledgehammer a toilet, break what's been bothering you (legally).

Team Building: They have a group/party event (webpage).


Phone: 206.678.2133.


Email: Submit their contact form.


Address: 13333 Lake City Way NE Seattle, WA 98125.


Website: Visit their website.

How do such ‘team building activities’ make a difference?

Here’s the deal.


  • These are all thrilling activities that your team members/employees will feel excited to take part in.

  • It gives them an incentive to work with each other towards a shared goal.

  • BUT - it’s all in good fun. This removes the toxicity that might build up at the workplace, and encourages participants to overcome their differences.


And it’s this combination of factors that makes these activities great for infusing team spirit amongst your team members/employees.

Planning your next team event

It's time to plan your team event in Seattle!

Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay.


Like I said, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to team building ideas in Seattle.


Ultimately, which one you choose depends on you and your team - what kind of activity you would like to take part in.


Convenience - which activity would be the most convenient for the entire team to join in - is another factor.


If, instead of team building, you’d prefer to have a simple team event, there are some great Seattle weekend getaways that you can check out.


Finally, if you like this post, and would like to read more such content, bookmark Seattle’s best teamwork blog.


Featured image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay.



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10 AWESOME TEAM BUILDING EVENTS IN SEATTLE THAT ARE OPEN RIGHT NOW

Which one will you go for?


Home to some of the world’s largest and most exciting corporations, Seattle has drawn in thousands of workers and entrepreneurs since the 1990’s.


Seattle has grown into a tech and startup hub.

Gif via giphy.


And in keeping with its status as a startup hub and a major center for the tech industry - in both of which teamwork is a critical element of the company culture - Seattle has a variety of team building and team bonding events for you to choose from.

10 team building activities and events in Seattle that are open right now

From outdoor activities to indoor events, from virtual activities to physical ones, from events for small groups to those for large ones, here are Seattle’s best team building activities and events.

  • Go sailing at the Seattle Sailing Club.

  • Forge steel items at Lawless Forge.

  • Team up on thrilling missions at Fox in a Box Seattle.

  • Make the best guacamole at The Great Guac Off.

  • Compete in the Gingerbread Wars (virtual option available).

  • Go on a scavenger hunt with Let’s Roam

  • Go ‘Whirlyballing’.

  • Make stuff at Seattle Makers.

  • Team outing at Flat Stick Pub.

  • Deal with rage and frustration at Rage Industry.

Go sailing at the Seattle Sailing Club

Sail Puget Sound with your team.

Image by Artem Verbo on Unsplash.


Swap navigating the whirlpool of project deadlines with navigating the waters of Puget Sound with your team.


Roll up your sleeves, and join your team mates in a struggle against the elements on a sailboat…overseen, of course, by a trainer from the Club.


They can also arrange short, friendly sailing competitions among your team.


As they mention on their website,

Our variety of modern, well-maintained sailboats, experienced professional staff, and a convenient Seattle location make our group programming efficient, easy, and fun!

Team Building: Yes, they have a dedicated team building program. Here is the webpage.


Phone: (206)782-5100


Email: info@seattlesailing.com


Address: 7001 Seaview Avenue NW. Suite 130. Seattle, WA 98117.


Website: Visit their website.

Forge steel items at Lawless Forge

Get the team ready for a rather steely experience. One that will strengthen the sinews and give everyone a renewed vigor for work.


I’m talking, of course, about going for a ‘blacksmithing experience’ at Lawless Forge.


Work together to make everything from chopsticks to knives, working on a real anvil, guided by a trainer.


As they mention on their website,

Let loose, try the forbidden, and discover that you’re capable of far more than you think. Forge stronger group bonds…

Team Building: They have both a corporate team building program (webpage) as well as a private experience (webpage).


Phone: 206.552.8341


Email: info@lawlessforge.com


Address: 3600 E Marginal Way S #8, Seattle, Washington 98134.


Website: Visit their website.

Team up on thrilling missions at Fox in a Box Seattle


Team building in Seattle…with a twist. This is something you might only have dreamed of.


Will you…

  • Break into a top secret military bunker to disable a catastrophic nuclear weapons launch?

  • Mastermind an escape from a maximum security prison?

  • Find a way to escape a serial killer’s lair, evading the traps they might have laid for you?

Those are, in fact, the three escape games you can choose from, at our facility.


Of course, we could have asked you to Google ‘escape room near me’ and choose, but as the winner of TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award 2021, we’re confident you’ll take a shine to our team building event.


As is mentioned on our website,

We have hosted over a HUNDRED corporate events in Seattle, including some of America's premier corporate names…

Team Building: Yeah we do offer a team building event.


Phone: (206) 495-3081


Email: info@foxinaboxseattle.com


Address: 2121 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.


Website: Visit the home page.

Make the best guacamole at The Great Guac Off

It’s not just the number…it’s the variety. Building team bonds as you work together to make guacamole.


To rev things up, split up into two or more groups and see which one makes the best guacamole.


And as you do that, there’ll be trivia, storytelling, and mini challenges.


And at the end of it all, you have an energized team, warm memories, and a bowl of guacamole to enjoy!

And you should note they’re BYOB-positive.


As they mention on their website,

It’s unusual, challenging, fun and very collaborative.

Team Building: Yes, they have a dedicated team building program (webpage).


Phone: 347-919-7792


Email: vip@thegreatguacoff.com


Address: They have multiple locations.


Website: Visit their website.

Compete in the Gingerbread Wars (virtual option available)

Team up for trivia, challenges, and to make the best gingerbread house!

Image by Theo Crazzolara from Pixabay.


The logical followup to guacamole team building is gingerbread team building, don’t you think?


Typically their events start off with fun challenges like Snowman Hustle.


And then comes the main event - where you are split up into smaller groups, and follow their “Elves” to create gingerbread houses, and a host of other items.


They can arrange for the event to take place at your workplace. Or, you can opt for a virtual team building event with them.


As they mention on their website,

Gingerbread Wars is a smart, competitive and wildly fun team building activity based on a gingerbread house making competition.

Note: The event is Holiday Season-based and they are taking bookings for the 2022 Holiday Season.


Team Building: Yes, they have a dedicated team building program (webpage).


Phone: +1-347-919-7792‬.


Email: info@gingerbreadwars.com


Address: They have multiple locations.


Website: Visit their website.

Go on a scavenger hunt with Let’s Roam

This is a great choice if you’re looking for a team building event that takes place outdoors, but isn’t too physically demanding (like going sailing).


Plus, Let’s Roam plans for their scavenger hunts to be educational, which means that as your team goes on the hunt, they’ll learn exciting tidbits about Seattle, from lesser known aspects of its history to quirky cultural features as you witness some of Seattle’s most important landmarks.


As they mention on their website,

Our adventures are designed to boost morale, increase productivity and build stronger teams.

Team Building: Yes, they have a dedicated team building program (webpage).


Phone: 833-202-7626‬.


Email: support@letsroam.com


Address: They have multiple locations.


Website: Visit their website.

Go ‘Whirlyballing’

‘Whirlyballing’ is a cross between lacrosse and basketball, played while riding on an electronic machine.


It’s been described as ‘the world’s only totally mechanized team sport’.


Apart from the main game, their Seattle venue has food and drinks stalls, making it an ideal option for a complete team outing.


Best of all? Up to 80 people can take part at one go.


As they mention on their website,

WhirlyBall is a team sport and an ultimate group activity.

Team Building: They have several kinds of events (webpage).


Phone: (425) 672-3332‬.


Email: info@whirlyballseattle.com


Address: 23401 Hwy 99, Edmonds, WA 98026.


Website: Visit their website.

Make stuff at Seattle Makers (virtual option available)

Team up to learn interesting skills like 3D printing and laser cutting.

Image by Theo Crazzolara from Pixabay.


If Facebook’s earlier mantra was “move fast and break things”, Seattle Makers’ mantra would be “Team up and make things”.


And indeed it’s an activity with a twist as the objective is to learn various kinds of skills - from 3D printing to laser cutting.


This will be of great interest to team members who’d like to learn such active skills.


They have facilities for both in-person events and virtual events.


As they mention on their website,

We’ll do all the teaching and fabricating from our makerspace, you can participate in-person or virtually.

Team Building: They have several team building event options (webpage).


Phone: 833-2-MAKE-IT.


Email: contact@seattlemakers.org


Address: 3300 Wallingford Ave N.


Website: Visit their website.

Team outing at Flat Stick Pub

Mini golf, tabletop golf (Duffleboard, a game they invented), pizza (including happy hour) and a meaningfully long list of beers to choose from.


Do you see anything you don’t like?


If you’re looking for a simple team outing, you can’t go wrong with this.


As they mention on their website,

We are here to help turn that next birthday party or company outing into an unforgettable experience.

Team Building: They have a group event (webpage).


Phone: 206.258.4989.


Email: southlakeunion@flatstickpub.com


Address: 3300 Wallingford Ave N.


Website: Visit their website.

Deal with rage and frustration at Rage Industry

Let out all that pent-up rage and frustration at Rage Industry!

Gif via giphy.


Like I need to tell you that at times all those deadlines, client feedback, bugs and errors that refuse to be fixed result in frustration, anxiety and rage among team members.


It’s unhealthy to keep all of this bottled up.


The team needs an outlet to channel it out, regaining calm and composure.


And that’s exactly what Rage Industry offers.


As they mention on their website,

We specialize in creating an innovative way for you to relieve stress.
​Come break bottles, destroy a table or two, sledgehammer a toilet, break what's been bothering you (legally).

Team Building: They have a group/party event (webpage).


Phone: 206.678.2133.


Email: Submit their contact form.


Address: 13333 Lake City Way NE Seattle, WA 98125.


Website: Visit their website.

How do such ‘team building activities’ make a difference?

Here’s the deal.


  • These are all thrilling activities that your team members/employees will feel excited to take part in.

  • It gives them an incentive to work with each other towards a shared goal.

  • BUT - it’s all in good fun. This removes the toxicity that might build up at the workplace, and encourages participants to overcome their differences.


And it’s this combination of factors that makes these activities great for infusing team spirit amongst your team members/employees.

Planning your next team event

It's time to plan your team event in Seattle!

Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay.


Like I said, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to team building ideas in Seattle.


Ultimately, which one you choose depends on you and your team - what kind of activity you would like to take part in.


Convenience - which activity would be the most convenient for the entire team to join in - is another factor.


If, instead of team building, you’d prefer to have a simple team event, there are some great Seattle weekend getaways that you can check out.


Finally, if you like this post, and would like to read more such content, bookmark Seattle’s best teamwork blog.


Featured image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay.



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