Tiny Games for Work

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/22/2015
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing

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Designed to give the maximum amount of fun for the minimum amount of rule-reading, Tiny Games for Work will let you find the perfect game for whatever situation you're in. All you need is this book, and the stuff that's around you. (Friends optional)

Games for sticky notes and coffee grinds, games for dealing with customers and even games for working from home. Whether you're feeling creative or competitive, silly or energetic, we've got you covered.

Games Include:

Last Man Standing

A game of competitive standing-up in meetings for 2 or more players.
Do you have any meetings coming up?

Countless esoteric etiquette rules govern when to stand and sit down in meetings, but this game follows one simple rule: you sit, you lose. Before your meeting, agree on who'll be playing. When you go in for the meeting, the last player to sit down wins. At the end of the meeting, why not play Last Man Sitting? You can figure out the rules. Next time, why not stand on one leg only?

2002 Berlin Thunder Season

A game for any number of bold e-mailers unafraid of creative metaphor. Do you have a computer with Internet access and work e-mails to send?

Subject to the whims of Wikipedia's 'Random article' feature, you'll need to slip some unusual words or phrases into work e-mails. Go to Wikipedia and click on 'Random article'. Note and copy the full title of your fascinating factually-accurate [citation needed] article. You must now subtly slip this full title somewhere into the next work e-mail you send.
Repeat until satisfied, or until questioned about your references to obscure byelaws and pop songs. If you want to keep score, count how many you can fit into an e-mail...

Don't Draw the Short Straw

A game for an uneven number of players. Do you have pens and paper, and an odd number of players?

In this game, you'll be drawing straws. On paper. With pens or pencils. Draw the longest or the shortest straw and you're out - the happy medium straw is what it's all about.
Give everyone a piece of paper and a pen. Now, everyone - secretly draw a straw. You want your straw to be the medium-sized straw. Has everyone finished? Amazing.
REVEAL YOUR STRAWS! The people who drew the LONGEST and the SHORTEST straw are both eliminated. Now, repeat until only one player remains - our winner! All the drawings of straws are yours - a glorious prize!

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