Microsoft today announced the new Games for Work app for Microsoft Teams. Using this new app, you can play popular casual games including Microsoft IceBreakers, Wordament, Minesweeper, and Solitaire inside Teams meetings, on desktop and mobile. Also, these games support multi-player versions (from 2 to 250 players). Another important thing is that these games will be available ad-free.
Games for Work app is available for Microsoft Teams Enterprise and Education customers only.
Games promote creativity, collaboration and communication in powerful and unique ways, and we can’t wait to see the how the Games for Work app on Microsoft Teams inspires productivity and helps foster connections in the workplace. – Jill Braff, General Manager of Integrations and Casual Games, Microsoft
The following games are available for now:
Encourage new teams to communicate and learn about each other with ease. It’s a variation on this or that—pineapple or pepperoni on your pizza? It’s so simple and intuitive, you can’t help but answer the question. It can also spur lively and, at times, passionate conversation to foster connections and build team morale.
The most cooperative game of the bunch. This game encourages individuals to come together to solve problems and accomplish objectives quickly.
Exercise your brain and create some healthy team competition over a word challenge. Wordament easily accommodates large groups, designed to play with up to 250 participants.
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
And fan favorite Microsoft Solitaire Collection provides a head-to-head competition encouraging group participation. This might sound like an oxymoron—the multi-player capability and enhanced spectator mode allows everyone, whether actively playing that round or not, to follow the action and engage with the players on-screen.
You can download the Games for Work app here.