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

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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

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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.

Ages
18+
Made from
cardboard, card stock, Paper
Measurements
5.1" L x 3.9" W x 3.1" H in package; 186 cards
Item ID
26637

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UncommonGoodsAwkward Moment at Work Card Game
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (4)
  • Entertaining (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Self (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Bought this for a college class

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from Tacoma, WA

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Pros

  • Easy to learn
  • fast to play
  • Realistic Scenarios

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Career Prep
    • Leadership
    • Problem solving

    Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

    We bought this for use in a college setting to help future professionals learn about potential work scenarios, how to discuss them, and how to anticipate them. We plan to buy 4 more sets!

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    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
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    • Other

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    4.0

    Fun affordable gift

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    from San Francisco, CA

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

    great office gift

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    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Fun, fun, fun

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    from Burbank, CA

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

    This game is a lot of fun! I bought it for a co-worker and we immediately grabbed a bunch of people during lunch time and played it. Lots of laughs!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Hit of the Party

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    from Tucson, Az

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    Pros

    • Great White Elephant Gift

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Great Gift For Co- Worker
    • Work Party Gift

    Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

    I bought this as a white elephant gift for our Christmas party at work. It was passed around several times.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Office Space as a game!

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    from Brooklyn, NY

    Pros

    • Easy to pick up
    • Funny True Scenarios
    • Good With Groups
    • light hearted
    • Office Humor

    Cons

    • No Expansion Avail

    Best Uses

    • Office Ice Breakers
    • Parties

    Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

    Great game. Not as dark or crass as Cards Against Humanity but still lots of fun. Brings back all the inappropriate scenarios that we've encountered at work. Great ice breaker for lunch or after work.

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    • No
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    • Self
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    • Other

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    5.0

    Fun gift for a coworker!

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    from Champaign, IL

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    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • fun
    • Great Gift
    • great price

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

        I purchased this as a birthday gift for a coworker with whom I have shared more than a few awkward moments at work. We are always able to find the funny in these situations, so this game is a perfect fit for us.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Work place boo,boo's!

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        from Milwaukee, WI

        Pros

        • fun
        • Laughtor

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Parties

        Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

        Oh! This game is hilarious. What true-life awkward situations! Thankfully they aren't happening in real life as you play, but its close. We laughed so hard. Play with work friends or even former work friends. I guarantee you an outstanding reflection on work and being human. Wow, Perfect game!

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        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
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        • Other

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        5.0

        fun and easy to play

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        from Los Angeles, CA

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Entertaining
        • fun
        • Funny
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Icebreaker
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment at Work Card Game:

          I bought this for my sister (we're in our 30s) and it's especially fun for group gatherings due to the quick rules. Plus it's a safe way for us to complain about work. The art is clean, simple, and kinda funny.

          I want to bring the Decider cards with me to business meetings when we're at a crucial decision... Boss: "We need to increase revenues this quarter. Any ideas?" Me: Shows card: "What would Batman do?"

          (Er... I guess Batman *would* know how to do that.)

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          • No
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          • Self
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          5.0

          Awkward fun with colleagues!

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          from Jonesboro, GA

          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • fun
          • Funny
          • Group Friendly
          • Interactive

          Cons

            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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            • No
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            • Self
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