How To Play

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How To Play

The objective of the game is to race around the 5 x 5 board by building a path to each of the corners. All while backstabbing your fellow players by manipulating the tiles laid out in strategic ways.

It’s quite literally “rat-race, the board game.”

You can teach the game in about 5 minutes. In just a few rounds, everybody will have understood the mechanics. A very easy to learn but hard to master game.


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It should take less than 5 minutes to learn.

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Gameplay at a glance

Build your career path to the Bosses and the Promotion

Earn Influence at the company by working on Projects

Use Office Politics to screw over your fellow employees


More details

You traverse the office by laying down Project Cards to build out a collective career path–what path you choose to take is totally up to you. Remember though, any cards laid down can also be utilized by your fellow coworkers so place the Project Cards carefully. Together with the u̶n̶w̶i̶t̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ help of your coworkers, you can forge your path to the coveted promotion!

Bosses overseeing you accomplish your Projects as you move forward in your career. Bosses overseeing you accomplish your Projects as you move forward in your career.

Bosses overseeing you accomplish your Projects as you move forward in your career.

Use Office Politics Cards to advance your own career goals or to sabotage those around you. You’ll find that an employee who successfully utilizes Office Politics will go very far here at Sysifus Corp.

Chaining together multiple Office Politics Cards to create advantages schemes is the bread and butter of the culture here at Sysifus Corp. The more cards you can chain together in a combo, the further your career advances.

Use a myriad of Office Politics to advance your own career or sabotage others! Use a myriad of Office Politics to advance your own career or sabotage others!

Use a myriad of Office Politics to advance your own career or sabotage others!