A game in which you roast your colleagues and get roasted. Rare, medium, well done, you get to choose because it's your reputation at stake. Don't worry, it's SFW as long as you keep it that way.
Jonathan from marketing has been chosen for the sacrifice. Each player submits a roast to the question or statement about the roastee (is that even a word?). Jonathan awaits in trepidation as the roasts are submitted.
The roasts are revealed anonymously. Everyone laughs and Sarah from design adds fuel to the fire while the Jonathan tries to put it out with his tears. The participants of this cruel ritual vote to decide the best roast.
The votes have been tallied. To everyone's surprise, it's Bob from accounts that has given the sickest burn. Who would've thunk! The team discovers another side of Bob - he can speak in words, not just numbers and dismissive grunts.
Sarah thought she'd get away with having reveled in Jonathan's misery, but the Bored gods have thrown her into the fire pit. Another cycle of the roast begins. Choose between 5 rounds or 10 - this is a feast of friends to the giant family.
Installed this in our team's Slack channel and it's been a great way to passively play games with the team. We set up a recurring trivia game and it's very "no-pressure" to join. Def recommend trying out if you're looking for a quick & easy way to add some bonding for remote teams.
"I work for a small, fully remote start-up, and we love your games, particularly Trivia and Faker. We play every day at the end of the work day. It's a great way to shift from 'workplace' to 'home' and helps us connect and get to know each other better. Thank you for creating this product. We look forward to more games!"
Bored is not only fun, but also very helpful in stimulating communication among the team while working in a remote environment.
“We had a bunch of fun. Loved the roast game. This honestly does a better job of replicating an in-office vibe than virtual offices or the many different video chat things that have popped up.”
“We love this fresh new trivia format. It's a great way to chill out and banter with the team. This is coming from someone who has played a lot of TV show quizzes.”