At Wutanfallhaus we are focused on hard-hitting board game news, and that's why today we've decided to whimsically contemplate what some of our favorite board games would look like if they were personified by the cast of one of our favorite sitcoms. Let us know in the comments if you think we nailed it or if you have other ideas!
Dwight Shrute » Battlestar Galactica This one really didn't take any contemplation. Dwight is a soulless machine, he could spool up an FTL Drive, and he would discover a new earth. If there was ever an easy association to make between man and board game this would be that time. So say we all.
Andy Bernard » Quelf The Nard Dog is quirky. A little obnoxious. Repetitive. But really fun at the right kind of party. Andy's Dad was actually one of the angel investors behind Wiggity Bang Games so it just makes sense that the game was probably partially inspired by Andy himself.
Creed Bratton » Arkham Horror If Creed played a board game it would probably be Russian Roulette, but if he WERE a board game, we're pretty sure he would be Arkham Horror. We all know that he's been involved in a number of cults, both as a leader and a follower... Plus, doesn't he kinda look like a bald version of Richard Launius??
Meredith Palmer » Cards Against Humanity Creepy, alcoholic, dirty, and flirty—our theory is that she may have actually served as the inspiration for CAH seeing as to how half of the cards are direct quotes from Meredith. Plus Cards Against Humanity's P&P showed up on the scene right after Meredith's hay day in Season 7. Coincidence?
Pam Beesly » Ticket to Ride EVERYBODY likes her. Sure, she's not too complex (and seemed a little easy at first), but she's got real staying power. She's good at network building and she's just got classic written all over her :)
Jim Halpert » Codenames He's the cool kid in the office. He's good with words (and glances) and no party is complete without him. Plus each version of him just keep getting cooler!!
Ryan Howard » The Resistance Whose team is Ryan on anyway? He's been caught committing fraud before... who's to say he won't do it again? It seems like he's being helpful, but can he be trusted?
Toby Flenderson » Twilight Imperium He's a lot to unpack, has a rule book the size of the dictionary, and it takes him forever to get the point... BUT he may be one of our favorites—in limited doses.
Angela Martin » Cat Tower “I do play games. I sing and I dangle things in front of my cats. I play lots of games. Just not at work.” —Angela
Erin Hannon » My Little Scythe Right?? She's so cute! Pam came first, and she was the like the real Scythe, but then what we all really wanted was an even brighter, more eccentric, kiddie version. Something we could get all excited about without having to actually understand...
Michael Scott » Happy Salmon That's right—the award winner himself—he's simple, loud, chaotic, and impossible to ignore. He's just as much fun to watch as he is to play with (that's what she said HAHAHA!!). And every time you introduce him to new friends the reaction is always the same "...Wow, that was something".
Thanks for checking out our rundown of the Office as Board Games. Did we leave anyone out or get one wrong? Let us know in the comments below!