by TONIA ZEMEK
Telephone tag is so last year. Now there are a new range of office games for you and your colleagues to enjoy – climbing that corporate ladder just got a whole lot more entertaining.
1. The Photocopy Tango
Colleagues are given one photocopier. Please note: the photocopier must have more moving parts than a Swiss watch. The operating panel should contain enough flashing lights to land a small aircraft.
Players are separated into two teams. Team A knows EVERYTHING about how to operate the photocopier. They are competent, nay cavalier, when it comes to removing paper jams. Resizing to A4, A3 or A5 is a cinch for these guys. Changing toner is not a problem. What about the double-sided, triple reverse pike, staple sort? Mere child’s play.
Team B knows NOTHING about the photocopier. To play photocopy tango, team B must try and enlist help from team A. If a member of team A actually assists, instructs, comforts or protects a member of team B then they have automatically switched teams.
The winning team is the side with the most players.
2. Tearoom Twister
Players are each given a homemade lunch to take to the office. Leftovers, sandwiches and salads are ideal. The tearoom should contain one small fridge. Mini bar size is ideal.
Players are asked to squeeze their lunch into tiny crevices of the fridge. Sandwiches must be twisted, origami-style, to fit in the gap between Gillian’s leftover lasagna and Phil’s caesar salad. Plastic lunch boxes incur a triple word score, as they bring the degree of difficulty up by roughly 75%.
Kev’s 25cm x 15cm tub conceals a tasty macaroni cheese. Sounds harmless but that rectangle takes up prime real estate. Julie’s wrap is going to need careful cajoling to wedge safely between that box and Rob’s turkey and cranberry baguette.
The colleague with an edible lunch is declared the winner.
3. You, Me & WC
This game can be played in virtually any office but the bigger the better. Each player is given a bathroom with a minimum of two cubicles. Each cubicle is equipped with three toilet rolls. Toilet rolls must be meticulously placed as follows: