Secret Mission of the Day
December 28, 2013 - Game Sketchbook
Nothing builds camaraderie in the workplace like a little playful deception. Enter Secret Mission of the Day. As the name would indicate, Secret Mission of the Day is about assigning secret missions to your coworkers that they must accomplish over the course of the day. This game can be played several ways: (1) Each player assigns a secret mission to another player, or (2) one mastermind assigns missions to everyone playing the game. Both are lots of fun!
Here are a few example missions to get you off on the right foot:
- One person receives a note that says: “Choose five outrageous lies about yourself and tell them to as many people as possible today.” (For example: “Bon Jovi is my grandfather”, “I invented Scrabble”, or “I was once on a scrubbed moon launch”. The other players receive notes that say: “Someone is going to tell five outrageous lies about themselves today. You win if you can name him/her by the end of the day.”
- One person, let’s call him Bob, receives a note that says: “You have no mission today. Get some work done!” The other players all receive notes that says: “Steal something from Bob’s desk today!” and are told they are the only ones to receive that specific mission. Bob wins if he gets wise to what is going on or catches anyone red-handed.
- This mission involves players and non-players in a meeting setting. The players are each assigned a word that is somewhat awkward to fit into a sentence, for instance: “Sasquatch”, “Formaldehyde”, or “Fungus”. The task of each player is to fit that word into a sentence five times during a meeting in which both players and non-players are present. The winner is the player who can use the word in a sentence five times without any of the non-players noticing or remarking in any way that they are saying the word more than usual.
Let us know how it went on our Playtesting page.