Awkward Moment at Work Card Game

Invent cringe-inducing, embarrassing work stories without wondering how it'll impact your resume.
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Mary Flanagan


Mary Flanagan created by

Mary Flanagan

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Laugh it Off

Oops! There's nothing like an accidental "Reply All" or a poorly-timed Freudian slip at the office to make you want to climb into your own recycle bin. But what if you could get all of the hilarity of those awkward moment stories without the accompanying embarrassment or consequences? That is the pleasure of the Awkward Moment at Work game. For each round of the game, a Moment card is played, describing an awkward work situation (ranging up to PG-13 levels of faux pas), and you and your friends compete to play the best Reaction card. As a twist, the judge for each round gets a Decider card with special direction for choosing the winner ("Most awkward", "Most responsible", etc.). It's the kind of game that provokes so many laughs and such good conversation that everyone feels like a winner. Printed in China.

Mary Flanagan

created by

Mary Flanagan


New Hampshire

Mary Flanagan is an artist and professor at Dartmouth College who founded the research lab Tiltfactor to "tilt" us out of old game models and invent new ones. Mary and her top-notch team of social psychologists, graphic designers, game designers, technologists, and students design innovative games that incorporate psychological principles to change the way people think and feel about issues in domains such as public health, social commons, and societal biases and stereotypes.

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cardboard, card stock, Paper
5.1" L x 3.9" W x 3.1" H in package; 186 cards
For 3-8 players
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  • Interactive (3)


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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Awkward fun with colleagues!


from Jonesboro, GA


  • Entertaining
  • fun
  • Funny
  • Group Friendly
  • Interactive


    Best Uses

    • Adults Interacting
    • Icebreaker
    • Travel
    • Workplace

    Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

    It's time to get awkward with friends and co-workers! (And have fun while doing so.)

    If you enjoyed the original Awkward Moment and itched for more grown-up situations like I did (or if you found Cards against Humanity too raunchy, or Apples to Apples too easy), this is it. The rules are quick to learn and intuitive, even without playing these types of games before.

    Awkward Moment at Work is perfect with older family members, friends, and most appropriately, co-workers. The awkward moments, deciders, and the reactions range from workplace typical to bitingly clever to laugh-your-business-suit-off silly.

    I can imagine a progressive H.R. dept champing at the bit to get employees to play this game. Not only is it a great ice breaker, but it seems to open up discussions about work stereotypes and positive networking. Awkward Moment at Work could even get you promoted! Just play it with your boss and let her win ;)

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