If my job were a Board Game, it would be...
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Okay Everyone! Here is your chance to take your favorite hobby and combine it with what you do with 40+ hours of your week. Given the chance that a board game was made out of your job, what board game would it most closely represent??? Get creative!!! Look for themes, mechanics, relationships, etc. Anything that crossovers into the gaming world. Then, post it here and give us a few reasons why this game reminds you of your job! Good luck!
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1. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:62]
Bryan K
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The game that most closely represents my profession, I believe is Battlestar Galactica. What's my profession? I am a pastor at a church. Now, before you right me off as disgruntled....Let me explain:

Crisis Situations: At my job, we meet people when they are at their wits end. Often, we do counseling with people in no win situations. (Or at least at first appearance no win situations) We generally have to make hard decisions balancing relationships, finances, and calling. Very difficult!

Limited Resources: Is there ever enough fuel? Working a non-profit based solely on donations, finances are always tight, volunteer hours are limited. How are you going to balance these limited resources?

Traitors and Cylons: I can't imagine a church where everyone was on the same page, moving in the same direction, with one unified purpose. Unfortunately, it can be full of alliances, sides, preferences, and people lobbying for what they believe is the way to do things! also know a few pastors who have been burned by their closest of friends. Sound familiar?

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2. Board Game: The HellGame [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:3895]
Steve
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Fortunately it's only 37 hours a week, but that doesn't help a lot.
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3. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:127]
Carl Karnuth
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Fleming Island
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My job entails maintaining and repairing entertainment equipment. Sometimes, getting the money to properly fix things is tough to do. You have to get creative to succeed. Duct tape, super glue, and zip ties become your best friends. Reminds me a lot of this game, where you have to cobble together something functional and hope it survives everything that gets thrown at it. Subplot: I'm also an assistant manager there...the Galaxy Trucker guys build ships with pipes, and I get to deal with a lot of crap.
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4. Board Game: Kink [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Kawai Carvalho
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San Francisco
California
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Can't say my job is exactly like the board game, but it does share the name.
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5. Board Game: Ugg-Tect [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2146]
Leron T
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Beaverton
OR
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I spend all day explaining things to people and they just don't understand... I also work with the guy on the box, so that's a bonus.
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6. Board Game: Worker Placement [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:11816]
Vegard Eliassen Stillerud
Norway
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Working in the Norwegian welfare state, trying to help others find jobs.
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7. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:149]
Matt Steski
United States
Olympia
WA
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All the team members start off with a vision of how we will program to solve the challenge. Unfortunately, as demands keep piling up and time pressure mounts, there is a miscommunication and a critical error screws everything up.

Oh well, hopefully we'll get it right in the next release game.
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8. Board Game: Flagship Airfreight, The Airline Cargo Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
John Kaelin
United States
Shepherdsville
Kentucky
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Edit: while the emoticon is pretty succinct, I drive a forklift loading semi trailers and containers destined for flight across the country and world and stuff.
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9. Board Game: Waterworks [Average Rating:5.49 Overall Rank:14194]
Jordan Hillis
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Glendale
Arizona
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I design plumbing systems for schools, offices, industrial buildings and the like. So basically I connect water from the supply source to the end fixture with the hopes that it doesn't leak in between, although mitigating leaks is really the contractors job
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10. Board Game: Kanban: Driver's Edition [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:222]
Brad R
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As I work in a manufacturing plant, this is the best descriptor. Playing this game would be like being at work. Of course, this might be a huge bonus to my strategy!
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11. Board Game: Red November [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:1470]
Dan Wojciechowski
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Aurora
Illinois
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After many years of being a Developer of hardware and software, I moved into a Critical Support role. Now, my job is a lot like Red November. My customers all have their (cellular data) "submarines" built around our product. Some are relatively sleek and modern. Some are pretty creaky. All have some flaws, somewhere, and all are susceptible to human error. Sooner or later, something goes wrong. The submarine has failed. Warning klaxons are blaring, crewmen are racing everywhere, often in the wrong direction. Somehow, (my team and) I need to patch the burst pipes, seal the leaking hull, and restart the engines, while all the time, the clock of doom is ticking.

Some "submarines" garner more attention than others. As I write this, I have to worry about what will happen if the "submarine" crashes during a "little" football game to be played this coming Sunday in Tempe AZ?

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12. Board Game: Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:1132] [Average Rating:7.90 Unranked]
Bill Holmes
United States
Chesapeake
Virginia
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I worked for 24 years off and on, working on U S Naval aircraft. Started off with A6E's in the 80's, then to F14's, on to F/A 18's and retired from my last command VAW-120 working on E-2C's. Nothing will ever beat the rush of standing up there on the flight deck while jets get shot off the catapult 15ft away!
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13. Board Game: Train of Thought [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:5305]
Joe Bockerstette
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Kansas City
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I work in customer service. I have to be compliant with my explanations of account information and rewards. This means I'm limited to how I can describe this information and I cannot use certain words when giving this information. shake
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14. Board Game: Istanbul [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:91]
Upkar Gata-Aura
Sweden
Järfälla
Stockholms Län
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I'm a project manager, and if I'm not directly supervising my resources, nothing gets done. Matches the gameplay of Istanbul perfectly.
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15. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:8]
Adam 'Fenn' Fenton
Scotland
Falkirk
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I am an actuarial analyst in a financial company. I work with complex financial systems, calculations and data. Most of my day-to-day work is done with a spreadsheet. I spend more of my time than I like vying for resources that other people want.

It's quite dry with only a little variety from day-to-day. There's a thin veneer of distinctiveness thanks to the branding, but let's face it there are only a few minor differences between the products of financial companies...



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16. Board Game: Alchemists [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:80]
Rachel Atkins
United States
Mountain View
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I'm a veterinary technician (nurse) at a wildlife only vet hospital. My initial reaction was to pick something obvious, like POOP: The Game. But, when I thought about it, my job really entails worker placement and deductive reasoning. We rely heavily on volunteers to take care of all the animals, so I assign everyone different tasks each day. When a new animal comes in, we may or may not know what is going on. Is it sick? Injured? There is a ton of deductive reasoning and ruling out possibilities with each case. Every day is different!
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17. Board Game: Kill Code [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Karan R
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Mumbai
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I look at bad code and want to kill it brutally
Really, who duplicates their code
Really, who duplicates their code with bad indentation
Really, who duplicates their code with bad indentation over and over
Here is an open bracket {//with a useless comment
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18. Board Game: Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:478]
Gustavo Jornet
Spain
Valencia
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I'm a teacher of mathematics. But I don't work on a school: I have an academy of my own and reinforce university students subjects.
I chose Squad Leader because:
- I work with small groups
- I must keep the students focused in job
- Tasks are usually hard
- I always suffer when they fail
- I feel a moral responsibility looking after them
- They always want to give up and you must take them and keep their moral high
- If I broke, all is lost
- Work is like a fighting, but the main enemy is their own ignorance (although they wouldn't admit it).

Regards
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19. Board Game: Funemployed [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1501]
Frank Clarke
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Surrey
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If your job is
do something else.
One day you will be dead, do something you like!
Program phones to shoot at imaginary things, that's what I do.
Failing that,

But have fun!
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20. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:7460]
April Washburn
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Centerville
Ohio
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I'm a sysadmin and the majority of my time is spent among rows of server racks inside a windowless dungeon of a building.
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21. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:278]
Jason Walsh
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Batavia
Illinois
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I'm an industrial designer working in an R+D lab.
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22. Board Game: Chutes and Ladders [Average Rating:2.79 Overall Rank:15469]
Jim Shaw
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I just do what I'm told. Sometimes this leads to good things happening, sometimes to bad. Either way it's mind numbingly boring and I can't wait until it's over.
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23. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Stephen Mould
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I'm a librarian. My job involves organising, retrieving and sorting books. This is why, in my free time, I would rather not spend my time organising, retrieving and sorting cards.

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