Have you ever felt that you’re using your board game skills in other everyday challenges? No? Just me?
Well, you clearly can use your board-game-breed strategy and planning skills in everyday tasks, but here are some everyday tasks that would be a lot more fun if they went cardboard.
You have a budget. You have only an hour to shop. You have limited fridge space. You have limited time to cook. Can you manage to eat a healthy diet without spoiling your leftovers? Or will you get stuck blowing all your money on McDonalds and Subway.
There are a lot of fish in the sea. But, sadly, you live on land and your thirtieth birthday is fast approaching. Can you find a better mate than any of the other players before time runs out? Or will you die cold and alone.
The city is awash in job opportunities. Unfortunately, you wrote your resume on the back of an Arby’s napkin. Can you find a job that both pays the rent and satisfies you? Or will you end the game begging for quarters and sleeping on the subway.
It’s the holidays, and your family will have its regular annual gathering. This means that you’ll have the opportunity to see your cousin Mark (yay!) but will also have to deal with your alcoholic grandmother (boo). Move around the house trying to spend the most time with the relatives you like while making sure you meet everyone (or they’ll never leave you alone).
Your bosses love their yachts and the sycophants above all else — including profit. If you want to get promoted, you’ll pay pieces of your soul to ingratiate yourself with the right people at the right time. Play right, and you’ll find yourself in the inner circle. Play wrong — or draw an attack from other players — and you could find yourself working in HR amid a perpetual cloud of self-loathing.