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IN THE NEWS
is a satirical card game about avoiding bureaucratic work.
The objective of the game is to get through your work day while performing as little bureaucratic work as possible.
The game progresses by drawing cards that: assign you work, let you avoid work by dicking off, and let you pass work off to your coworkers.
Play becomes more and more stressful as the hand continues and your chance of getting caught dicking off or getting stuck with countless hours of bureaucratic work increases.
The hand ends when a player draws a time card.
The player with the least number of work hours recorded on their weekly time sheet is declared the winner!
BUT AREN'T YOU MAKING FUN OF PUBLIC SERVICE?
We are well aware that public servants all over our great country perform vital, sometimes lifesaving work, every day. Without them, many of the systems we enjoy daily simply stop functioning. We appreciate their efforts, have witnessed them first hand, and have all taken part in important government work ourselves.
However, if you spend one day in a government office, at any level, you quickly realize that the processes required to get real work done are freaking bonkers. This insanity of processes can cause workers to lose their minds, give up and spend all day dicking off, OR as so many do - heroically plow through the red tape.
In a nutshell, we "heart" government workers.
Regardless of your sensitivities, everyone must agree that there is no system riper for satire than government bureaucracy. We could not avoid this truth and ask that everyone sit down with friends, put on their sense of humor hats, have one or twelve drinks and enjoy a hysterical round of Government Worker.
I DON'T WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT, WILL I ENJOY THE GAME?
Hells ya! Bringing drinks along usually helps lighten the atmosphere. And don't sit there pretending like you don't dick off at your job too.
CAN I PLAY GOVERNMENT WORKER WITH ONLY ONE OR TWO FRIENDS?
The short answer is you can do whatever you want. However, in order to experience true Government Worker bureaucracy we suggest at least four players. Many of the cards include swaps and trades.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN TO PLAY?
We wanted Government Worker to be a party game. While Government Worker is extremely fun and strategic, the game concept is straightforward and learning to play only takes a minute or two.
Government Worker was created by [Redacted Name A], [Redacted Name B], and their designer friend [Redacted Name C].
[Redacted Name A] and [Redacted Name B] have a lot of experience dealing with federal, state, and local government bureaucracy. On one particularly frustrating day [Redacted Name A] remarked that they should start documenting their hysterical experiences dealing with public service bureaucratic craziness. So that's exactly what they did.
[Redacted Name A] and [Redacted Name B] started a journal as a humorous document to be enjoyed by their grandkids someday around a campfire. The journal quickly grew - became bloated if you will. Over time, the journal morphed into a card game concept. Countless hours were spent developing game concepts and rules. Next they tried to draw up the graphics and visuals for the game. Crying, and feeling dejected by their obvious lack of creative flair, they asked their designer friend [Redacted Name C] to help them visualize the various game components.
Our game perfectly balances [Redacted Name A] and [Redacted Name B's] work experiences and game play knowledge with [Redacted Name C's] design and print experience.
Each member of the QuitWork Games team has led many successful developmental projects. [Redacted Name C] has over 20 years of design and print production experience. [Redacted Name A] and [Redacted Name B] have over 28 years of bringing a variety of challenging projects to life. They have used their experience in research, mathematics, and engineering to prototype and optimize the gameplay.
Our game development company is called QuitWork Games, LLC
and our motto is "Quit Working and Start Playing".
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