- We fully plan & host a virtual event for up to 298 people.
- You choose date/time to connect your group through unique fun.
- Book in under 3 mins with no taxes, contracts, or deposits!
- Fun & social event is created to get your members out of their shells.
- We provide Zoom link or host on yours. It's up to you!
- Our host greets, guides, & entertains everyone in large virtual room.
- Players quickly placed in breakout rooms to play in small groups.
- Different kind of fun played every round with a new small group.
Providing one-of-a-kind events can be mighty tough. That’s why we’re here! We enthusiastically do the heavy lifting so your group enjoys social entertainment while you focus on other priorities. Here’s how we help:
To begin with - We LOVE what we do! Here's how we found our passion.
Our fascination with social entertainment began growing up in small towns with no fun nearby. It grew quickly through college and 14 years of managing movie theaters & amusement parks.
As our work experience progressed to lead bigger businesses and live in larger cities, our passion increased with it. However, the more people we entertained and lived near, the less real connections we experienced. This led us to wonder if the power of entertainment could be used to effectively connect people through events that are virtual, comfortable, fun, AND social. Our enthusiastic answer is Switchboard Games!
Our name was created with old school Switchboard Operators in mind. Just like them, we are dedicated to "connecting" people. But instead of using cables and phones, we use fun and games!
In 2016, we began hosting in-person events that were designed to encourage small group interactions. Various forms of themed entertainment were spread out at multiple stations. Each round saw friendly people switch stations and make new friends while enjoying different fun.
When social distancing became necessary in 2020, we immediately pivoted to hosting virtual events on live Zoom calls. It was exciting to see that our one-of-a-kind brand of Game, Trivia, Social Bingo, & Game Show events work perfectly in this format (due to the small group interactions that can take place in breakout rooms)!
We're thrilled to be able to continue bringing people together when they need each other the most. What's more, we now have the ability to entertain/connect groups across the world and the experience needed to exceed expectations. Needless to say, we truly love what we do, the leaders we assist, and the people we virtually connect along the way!
**Quick Note - If you found us, we're proud to say we didn't pay a dime to get you here. We spend $0 on marketing as we'd rather keep prices low. It's our goal to grow by having friendly sales chats, exceeding expectations, and giving back to both the amazing leaders we assist (through freebies, discounts, & referral rewards) and the incredible charities we donate to with every booking. Hey....when we say we're passionate about comfortable connections, that's not just with our events. It's evident with everything we do!
We're honored to speak with the news about our story, our virtual event services, and our ability to continue doing what we love!
Enjoy watching our promo video! It gives a brief summary of how our event format entertain and connects people simultaneously.
Wondering how an actual event looks? Here's a 7 minute sample event that allows you to experience how our fun and social format feels!
"Using Switchboard Games for my virtual events has made my life easier as an Activities Director, and provided us with options for things we would not have been able to do in-house. The hosts are engaging and fun, and my students always have a great time during these events. As a college with a huge online population, this has given us the opportunity to connect students from all across the country."
Abbie Twyford Wilson
Eastern Gateway Community College - Dir. of Student Activities
"Switchboard games did an amazing job catering to my organization’s needs. Our Switchboard-hosted game night was the perfect way for our incoming students to engage with each other before orientation and classes start in the fall, and I would definitely recommend this service to anyone looking to foster community and fun in their group using an accessible online platform!"
American University Washington College of Law - Admissions Counselor
"Switchboard games is the perfect way to throw a virtual games party for your team at work. The fun, the passion and the enthusiasm that Switchboard games brought to us was essential especially in this remote work environment where team bonding is much needed. The event was really engaging and the hosts made it easy for us. I would recommend other teams to try it out too."
Microsoft - Electrical Engineer
"Working with Switchboard Games was so easy and stress free! They were so attentive and very responsive. You really don't have to worry about anything which is so wonderful and such a relief! We used them to host a college event and the students loved the host and had so much fun! They were recommended to me and I would highly recommend them to anyone else!"
Sarah Lawrence College - Assistant Director of Student Involvement & Leadership
"Switchboard Games worked hard to make sure our company's virtual End of Year Celebration was a blast! Some friendly competition brought our team together more than we've been in months. We can't wait to book with them again!"
Thrive Chicago - Operations Coordinator
"Thank you to Switchboard Games for an amazing company event. In this world of virtual meetings, it was wonderful to participate in one that was fun and high energy. This is an event that our employees will talk about for a long time. If you are looking for a way to bring your team together in a fun and entertaining way, Switchboard Games is the way to go."
Monica S. Areford
VP of Ops - Enterprise Residential
"Switchboard Games joined us for our annual Holiday Party - of course, this year over Zoom. They were fantastic and our host Donna did a wonderful job bringing the holiday spirit and keeping everyone engaged! We were able to personalize the event with employee related questions and how many rounds/timing we wanted to do. Overall, the event couldn't have gone more smooth from start to finish and we absolutely recommend them!"
Riddle & Bloom - Senior Account Manager
"I used Switchboard Games for a virtual holiday party. Setting up was easy. Ryan and Sarah responded to all of my questions quickly and thoroughly, and they were very flexible. The event went off without a hitch. Gabby was a fantastic host and kept the mood light and fun! This service is a great value. Takes a lot of stress off the host."
AAR Corp - Paralegal, Legal Department Coordinator
"Our teams loved the trivia games event. We were able to relax, enjoy some virtual camaraderie and have some much needed laughs! The event was well organized, reasonably priced and a lot of fun. Thank you again for being such a great host."
Greystar - Senior Director of Real Estate
"Our residents absolutely loved the virtual game night we hosted with Switchboard Games! It was amazing to see people laughing, smiling, and having fun during this difficult time we are all going through. We highly recommend trying this event out for your residents to help them connect with each other while we are all stuck at home."
Alliance Residential - Business Manager
"Switchboard Games has been a FANTASTIC company to work with during these crazy times! Getting creative with running events virtually has been a new challenge that we are all facing, but they take all of the obstacles from you and make it easy to enjoy the fun! Using Switchboard Games has been a great way to keep our residents engaged while keeping the sense of community alive here at our properties! Thank you, Switchboard Games, for taking all of the work off of our plate and allowing us to create fun new memories with our residents!"
Fairfield Residential - Resident Service Coordinator for 3 Communities
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Hello! To ask questions or receive a quote, please fill out your info and submit. Each fully hosted events start at $415 - $490. With any booked event, there are no fees, taxes, deposits, or contracts required. Our motto with cost - "We'd rather earn 10 quick dimes than 1 slow dollar". We can't wait to exceed your expectations and look forward to connecting soon!
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