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THE OFFICE GAME Isn’t Hard to Play (That’s What She Said)

THE OFFICE GAME Isn’t Hard to Play (That’s What She Said)

You’ve seen your favorite episodes of The Office over and over again, and now it’s time to step into your favorite character’s shoes! In The Office: Downsizing Game from Spin Master, it’s up to you and 5-10 of your friends to save the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin from closing. The gang’s all here, from Michael to Dwight to Jim and Pam. Can you finally win the Dundie you’ve always dreamed of?

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The Office: Downsizing Game is a deductive party game. Players begin by picking a character from The Office from the ID card deck, and then match the character attribute card for the Office worker they drew from the deck. These cards contain mini-goals for the player that match the character; for example, if you play as Andy, you have to refer to yourself as the Nard Dog at least once during the game.

Next, players choose envelopes that reveal which team they’re secretly assigned to, Team Michael or Team Promotion. Everyone’s goal? To get Michael to fire someone on the opposing team. Let Becca Scott show you how to set up the game and start playing in this episode of How to Play.

Game play takes place over five rounds, one for each day of the work week. A secret committee is formed, and one email card (with references to all your favorite episodes of The Office) is chosen to be resolved for the day. Incident cards are also revealed, giving hints to which team players are on. On Friday, the player who has selected Michael chooses one player as the recipient of the Dundie Award. The Dundie Award card can grant a bonus or a disadvantage for the end of the game.

Players then decide who they think is on the “Promotion” team, and it’s finally up to Michael to pick who should be fired. Naturally, this is determined by a finger-gun standoff.

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The fired player reveals their team. If it’s Team Promotion, then Team Michael wins; if they’re on Team Michael, then Team Promotion wins.

Catch The Office: The Downsizing Game in action when Becca invites her friends to Game the Game!

The Office: The Downsizing Game is now available at major retailers like Target and Amazon and makes the perfect gift for The Office fan in your life.

This post is sponsored by Spin Master.

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