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200 Great Ice Breaker Questions for Virtual Meetings

November 24, 2023
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Jenna Pitkälä
200 Great Ice Breaker Questions for Virtual Meetings
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Hosting engaging virtual meetings is a big challenge. You want to ensure each team member feels a sense of belonging and excitement in a video call.

One simple way to get closer to this goal is to ask thought provoking or fun icebreaker questions. But isn't it tiring to always ask the same shallow questions about whether someone is a dog person or a cat person? What about favorite ice cream flavor?

Don't worry, we dive deeper, fostering real connections that enhance virtual team building and bring laughter and thoughtfulness into our digital gathering spaces.

Here's how we've categorized great ice breaker questions for virtual meetings:

  • Energizing and Funny Icebreaker questions
  • Reflective and Personal Icebreaker Questions
  • Cognitive Challenge Icebreaker Questions
  • Wildcard and Creative Icebreaker Questions

Energizing and Funny Icebreaker Questions

These questions aim to inject energy into the group and can be a great way to start a meeting on a light-hearted note.

  1. If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  2. What’s your go-to karaoke song and why?
  3. If you could only eat one favorite food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  4. Imagine you’re an infamous villain. What would be your super-villain name?
  5. What’s the most unusual place you’ve ever visited?
  6. If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
  7. What's the most embarrassing fashion trend you followed, and do you have photo evidence?
  8. Share the funniest video you’ve recently seen online.
  9. If you could add a word to the dictionary, what word would it be, and what does it mean?
  10. What’s a silly fear you have?
  11. Which movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
  12. What would the title of your autobiography be?
  13. If you could be a character in any TV show, who would you be and why?
  14. What’s your most used emoji?
  15. What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
  16. If you could bring back any fashion trend, what would it be?
  17. Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses?
  18. If your life was a hashtag, what would it be?
  19. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given but never followed?
  20. Tell us about a nickname you have and how you got it.
  21. If you were ice cream, what flavor would you be and why?
  22. What’s something that everyone looks stupid doing?
  23. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  24. If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you be?
  25. What’s one of the most hilarious childhood memories you can think of?
  26. If you could swap lives with one person for a day, who would it be?
  27. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled?
  28. If you could have any fictional character as your best friend, who would it be?
  29. What’s the strangest gift you’ve ever received?
  30. If you could time travel, what era would you visit first?
  31. What’s your hidden talent?
  32. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  33. What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?
  34. If animals could talk, which one would be the rudest?
  35. What’s the funniest thing that happened to you recently?
  36. If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
  37. What’s your guilty pleasure?
  38. If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would it be and why?
  39. What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had?
  40. If you could invent a holiday, what would it be called and how would it be celebrated?
  41. What’s the weirdest thing in your refrigerator right now?
  42. If you could speak any language fluently, which would it be?
  43. What’s the most useless talent you have?
  44. If you were a vegetable, what would you be and why?
  45. What’s the last thing you did for the first time?
  46. If you could change your name, what would you choose?
  47. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done on a dare?
  48. If you were a kitchen appliance, which one would you be and why?
  49. If you had a warning label, what would it say?

Reflective and Personal Icebreaker Questions

Questions in this category help participants share something about themselves in a more meaningful way. They promote personal connection and empathy within remote teams.

  1. What’s one movie or book that has profoundly affected your life?
  2. What’s a hobby you’ve always wanted to pick up but never did?
  3. Share a piece of wisdom that someone in your family passed down to you.
  4. If you could dedicate a year of your life to serving a cause, what would it be?
  5. What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from your career thus far?
  6. Describe a “perfect day” for you, from morning to night.
  7. What’s one goal you are determined to achieve in your lifetime?
  8. What’s your earliest memory that makes you smile?
  9. If you had the chance to go back in time for 24 hours, where and when would you go?
  10. What's a memorable virtual team building activity that made you feel truly part of the team?
  11. What are three things on your bucket list?
  12. If you could learn any skill instantly, what would it be?
  13. What’s one thing you’ve done that you’d advise others never to try?
  14. Which historical figure would you like to have coffee with?
  15. What’s a talent you have that most people don’t know about?
  16. What’s a challenge you’ve overcome that made you stronger?
  17. Tell us about a place you’ve been that felt like a different planet.
  18. What’s one thing you’re looking forward to in the next year?
  19. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
  20. Share a random act of kindness you’ve either given or received.
  21. What’s a moment in your life that felt like a crossroads?
  22. If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say in 30 seconds?
  23. What’s something you believe in that not everyone agrees with?
  24. Tell us about a “hidden gem” in the city or town you live in.
  25. If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?
  26. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
  27. Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?
  28. What’s a habit you wish you could break?
  29. What’s the most significant change you’ve made in your life in the last year?
  30. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  31. What’s a tradition you cherish in your family?
  32. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from a failure?
  33. How do you like to spend your free time?
  34. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
  35. What’s one thing you wish people knew about you?
  36. If you could master any musical instrument, what would it be?
  37. What’s the last thing you did that you were really proud of?
  38. What’s your favorite childhood memory?
  39. What’s a cause that’s close to your heart?
  40. If you could meet your younger self, what advice would you give them?
  41. What’s the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make?
  42. If you could live in any era, which one would you choose and why?
  43. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
  44. What’s your favorite way to relax and unwind?
  45. What’s a skill you’re currently working on?
  46. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
  47. What’s a goal you’ve achieved that you’re really proud of?
  48. What’s something you’re passionate about?
  49. What’s a lesson you learned the hard way?
  50. If you could relive any moment in your life, what would it be and why?
  51. What’s a dream you’ve had that you’re still thinking about?
  52. What’s one piece of advice you would give to your future self?
  53. What’s a tradition you hope to start in the future?
  54. What’s a unique habit or routine that you have?

Cognitive Challenge Icebreaker Questions

These are thought-provoking questions that require a bit more thinking and are great for meetings where you want to stimulate creativity or problem-solving right from the start.

  1. If you could solve one world problem, what would it be and how would you tackle it?
  2. What's one invention you can't believe hasn't been created yet?
  3. If you had to teach a class on one topic you’re passionate about, what would it be and why?
  4. What's a controversial opinion you have about a popular book or movie?
  5. If our virtual meeting was a spaceship, what role would you play in our mission?
  6. What's the most compelling piece of trivia you know?
  7. Describe your thought process if you were to invent a new color.
  8. How would you describe the internet to someone from the 19th century?
  9. If you could enhance humans with one ability from the animal kingdom, what would it be?
  10. What's a prediction you have for the future that others might find surprising?
  11. If you had the power to merge two different animals to create the ultimate creature, what would they be?
  12. What do you think would be humanity’s reaction to the discovery of extraterrestrial life?
  13. If you could live in any fictional world for a week, which one would you choose?
  14. Which scientific mystery or phenomenon do you find most interesting?
  15. If you were to write a book, what genre would it be and what would be the main storyline?
  16. What’s something that seems obvious to you, but others seem to disagree with?
  17. If you could design a new planet, what would be the most important feature?
  18. What’s a piece of technology you think will change the future?
  19. If you could add a new subject to the school curriculum, what would it be?
  20. What’s a skill or craft you think everyone should learn?
  21. If you were a detective solving a case, what would be your signature method?
  22. How would you use a time machine to benefit mankind without causing any paradoxes?
  23. What’s an ethical dilemma that you find particularly intriguing?
  24. If you could have a conversation with any person from history, who would it be and what would you discuss?
  25. If you could witness any event in history, what would it be and why?
  26. If you could redesign the human body, what feature would you add?
  27. What’s a societal norm that you think should be changed?
  28. If you could make one law that everyone in the world had to follow, what would it be?
  29. How would you explain artificial intelligence to someone who has never heard of it?
  30. What’s the most thought-provoking quote you’ve ever heard?
  31. If you could be an expert in any field instantly, which one would you choose and why?
  32. What do you think is the most important scientific discovery of the last decade?
  33. If you could only ask one question to determine a person's true character, what would it be?
  34. What’s a paradox that you find fascinating?
  35. If you had to create a new holiday, what would it celebrate and how would people celebrate it?
  36. What’s the biggest challenge facing humanity today, and how would you address it?
  37. If you could invent a new mode of transportation, what would it be and how would it work?
  38. How would you create a utopian society?
  39. What’s the most inspiring thing you’ve learned from nature?
  40. If you could control one element (earth, water, fire, air), which would it be and how would you use it?
  41. What’s a fictional technology you wish existed in real life?
  42. What’s a problem in your community that you would like to solve?
  43. If you could speak to your future self, what would you ask?
  44. What’s a hobby or interest that you think will become more popular in the future?
  45. If you could combine two fields of study, which would they be and why?
  46. What’s a moral or ethical question that you find particularly difficult to answer?
  47. What’s the most interesting experiment you’ve ever heard of?
  48. If you could eliminate one human flaw, what would it be?
  49. If you could invent a new sport, what would it be like?
  50. What’s a creative way you would solve traffic congestion in major cities?
  51. If you could live in any time period, past or future, which would you choose and why?
  52. What’s a fictional universe you think would be the most interesting to live in?
  53. If you could instantly understand any complex system, which one would it be and why?

Wildcard and Creative Icebreaker Questions

This is a mix of unusual, unexpected, or off-the-wall questions that don't fit neatly into other categories. They're designed to prompt surprise and spontaneous reactions that can lead to memorable moments.

  1. If you were a superhero, what would your catchphrase be?
  2. What’s the most imaginative nickname you can come up with for yourself?
  3. If you could instantly master any art form, which would it be?
  4. If your life was a genre of music, what would it be?
  5. What’s an unusual skill you’d love to learn, just for fun?
  6. If you were to become a famous artist, what would you be known for?
  7. Imagine you’re a chef; describe your signature dish.
  8. If you could design your own planet, what would be the most unusual feature?
  9. What’s a strange combination of flavors that you enjoy?
  10. If you had to live in a movie for a week, which one would you choose?
  11. If you could create a new holiday, what would it celebrate?
  12. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, in which would you have a good chance at winning a medal?
  13. Describe your dream house if there were no budget constraints.
  14. If you could have any mythical creature as a pet, what would it be?
  15. If you could open a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
  16. What’s a piece of technology from science fiction you wish existed?
  17. If you could exchange lives with any fictional character for a day, who would it be?
  18. What’s the title of the current chapter of your life?
  19. If your personality was a city, which city would it be?
  20. If you could compose a theme song for yourself, what instruments would be in it?
  21. What’s the most creative excuse you’ve ever used to get out of something?
  22. If you were a fashion designer, what kind of clothing would you design?
  23. What’s an activity you think could bring about world peace?
  24. If you had to give a TED talk tomorrow, what would it be about?
  25. If you could invent a new ice cream flavor, what would be the most outrageous flavor combination you’d try?
  26. If you could teleport anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
  27. What’s a fun fact about you that no one here knows?
  28. If you could swap jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be?
  29. What would you do if you woke up one day with a superpower?
  30. If you could only use one emoji for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
  31. If you were a mythical creature, what kind of creature would you be and why?
  32. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen someone do?
  33. If you had to describe your life as a movie, what genre would it be?
  34. What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
  35. What’s the best prank you’ve ever played on someone?
  36. If you could create a new trend, what would it be?
  37. What’s a hobby you think would be fun to get into?
  38. If you could live in any country for a year, where would it be?
  39. What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?
  40. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  41. What’s the most interesting fact you’ve learned recently?
  42. What’s the strangest thing you believed as a child?
  43. If you could create a viral internet challenge, what would it involve?
  44. What’s a creative project you’ve always wanted to start?


Icebreaker questions are more than just conversation starters—they're helpful for virtual team building. Here's a more detailed breakdown of their benefits:

Bridging the Digital Gap: Using fun icebreaker questions turns our virtual meetings into friendly gatherings, helping everyone on the team feel connected, even when we're far apart.

Building Team Spirit: Each question is a stepping stone towards stronger team building, helping members find common ground, from favorite foods to bucket list adventures.

Promoting Participation: Icebreaker questions encourage everyone to contribute, ensuring that each virtual team member, new or established, has a voice.

So, in your next virtual team gathering, leverage these questions not only to break the ice but also to forge connections that resonate beyond the screen. Remember, a simple question can lead to a shared laugh or a moment of insight, making every virtual interaction count.

if you are looking for more virtual team building activities like these ice breaker questions, check out this blog.

Now, go ahead and use these icebreaker questions to enliven your next online session, where every participant can feel connected, engaged, and valued—ready to collaborate and innovate.


What are 5 great ice breaker questions?

1. The Dream Vacation: "If you could teleport to any place on Earth for a day, where would you go and why?"

2. Culinary Curiosities: "What's the most interesting dish you've ever tried, and would you eat it again?"

3. Hidden Talents: "Do you have a skill or hobby that no one at work knows about?"

4. Book or Movie Swap: "Which book or movie has had a significant impact on you, and why?"

5. Time Travel: "If you could witness any historical event in person, which one would you choose?"

What is a fun ice breaker question for work meeting?

The Superpower Scenario: "If you could have any superpower just during work hours, what would it be and how would it boost your productivity or team collaboration?"

This question is fun as it invites creativity and can lead to humorous as well as insightful discussions about work styles and team dynamics. It’s a light-hearted way to start a meeting that can also reveal what team members value in their workday.

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