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Chess or Dare

February 3, 2015 / 0 comments

So there I was… excited to play a new game we’d cooked up on the spot (“What would happen if we combined chess and truth or dare? Hmmm…”) So we drafted Chess pieces, made up some funny dares, and flipped to see who goes first. Then Sean, who had up to this point been benignly…

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Medieval Capture the Flag

January 27, 2015 / 0 comments

The medieval version of the classic game Capture the Flag (See link for rules) is the same except instead of tagging enemy players who stray into your territory, you have to duel them with your choice of medieval weapons. And, of course, before the game begins, you get to slap your enemies in the face…

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Full Contact Invisible Two-Liter Pool Scrum

January 3, 2015 / 0 comments

I couldn’t decide what this game should be called, so I settled on an exhaustive series of descriptors. In short, this is your standard fun and somewhat-dangerous game of pool football with one important twist: the “ball” in question is a clear plastic two-liter bottle that is slippery, ungainly, unthrowable, and completely invisible as soon…

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Four on a Couch

January 2, 2015 / 0 comments

I was recently a grumpy participant in what I was sure would be an underwhelming game of Four on a Couch. The first game lasted 10 minutes, the second lasted 15 minutes, and the third lasted two and half hours. It was a blast. Four on a Couch is a simple game (the reason the…

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Slow Joust

March 10, 2014 / 0 comments

Slow Joust is a game of balance, quickness, strategy, and, as in all great games, sabotaging your friends. To play, give everyone a spoon and ping pong ball. When the game begins each player tries to knock other player’s ping pong balls off of their spoon by hitting one another spoon-arms. If your ping pong…

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Hackey Sack Thunderdome

January 10, 2014 / 0 comments

Hackey Sack Thunderdome is a twist on dodgeball; there are no teams, no boundaries, and no middle line. To play: Get yourself 10-15 hackey sacks. Go to a field somewhere with a bunch of friends. The more the merrier. Throw the hackey sacks in the air to start the game. Then everyone tries to grab…

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Mafia and Seek

January 10, 2014 / 0 comments

We all know and love that old party warhorse, Mafia, and its lupine cousin, Werewolf—they have been adding more than their share of deception, intrigue, and fun to living room parties since the 80′s. But, let’s be honest, parts of Mafia suck. The first few rounds are almost always random guesses, when you’re out, you’re…

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Post-It Bomb

December 31, 2013 / 0 comments

Disclaimer: This game involves imaginary explosions. We recommend consulting your legal department and/or office fun-killer before playing. To play Post-It Bomb all you need is a pen, a stack of Post-Its, and a taste for paranoia and theatricality. To play, participants simply write the word “Bomb” on a Post-It and place it where their coworkers…

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Secret Mission of the Day

December 28, 2013 / 0 comments

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…

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Photo Assassins

December 28, 2013 / 0 comments

This is an office-safe riff on the classic game Assassins. To begin, one person must assign each player a target from among the other players. All players should be linked in a chain, for example: Player A is hunting Player B, Player B is hunting Player C, and so forth. Then all players receive the…

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