Gaming with coworkers: Time’s Up! and Tsuro

Time for gaming with coworkers! A last gaming lunch was requested to round off this year. I was a bit nervous, because we have two interims that I didn’t want to feel pressured to play, but they both looked like they were having fun.

Because we were with seven (quite a big turn-out) I had my eye on Time’s Up (also known as 30 seconds), a really fun partygame that does well with big groups and plays in under an hour. Most people knew it already, but we managed to get some fresh recruits as well. Fun was had! There were some Flemish people we didn’t know (Donald Muylle? Felice? Kabouter Lui?) in there, and even our mainstream nerd references (Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins) were considered tough. But overall we had a great mix and our teams were diverse and worked well. Sweet!


Highlights were interim PJ doing a pitch-perfect imitation of Flemish Writer Herman Brusselmans and no one being able to think of the Quentin Tarantino. It’s not that hard, people! We actually locked ourselves in the office so no one could walk in on us while charades-ing. Like bosses.

After that, everyone stayed around so I put Tsuro on the table. Tsuro’s a pretty good coworker game. Very little explaining, quick to play and easy to grasp. We played with sound effects on, of course. It was pretty exciting when all the dragons started converging on the same spot, and Jan was the last dragon flying. Cute and quick fun, though I don’t think anyone is going to run out and buy it.


Players: Anke, Fran, PJ, Tine, Jan, Sarah
Enthousiasm level: High and medium


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