Pretzel Games | Men at Work | Family Game | Ages 8+ | 30-45 Minutes Playing Time

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Pretzel Games | Men at Work | Family Game | Ages 8+ | 30-45 Minutes Playing Time

Pretzel Games | Men at Work | Family Game | Ages 8+ | 30-45 Minutes Playing Time

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Players who reach the required number of awards will be declared the winner. This number is dependent on the number of players: So, how do you decide what to add and where to place it? At the start of each turn, you turn over the card on the top of the pile to reveal the instructions. This is so simple, but it's genius as the random generation increases the replay-ability. The revealed card explains how to place the object. Allowing anyone who’s interested in playing to start without a lengthy rules explanation or a 17-minute introduction to modern board games. Men at Work is a brilliant fun dexterity game with great wooden components that fit perfectly their designated trays within the box. This is a 2-5 player game that works well at all player counts. It’s fun for whoever plays, whether that be children and family, new, or regular gamers. My only real issue with Men at Work is the player elimination mechanic. For the 2-player game, player elimination is not an issue but at the 3-5-player count, having someone sit out seems like a mistake to me. This does tend to speed up the game, but I’ve never been a fan having players sit out. Games are a communal experience for my group and player elimination goes against that. Final Thoughts:

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The next player then has to use the safety hook to remove all the fallen pieces. Once they have done this they can continue with their turn. However, if the player causes an accident during a clean-up operation, they also lose a certificate and forfeit their turn. The youngest player is given the safety hook starting piece and draws the first card. Time to Build Awards are earned by placing your materials or workers at the structures highest point. This rule causes chaos as everyone starts building higher and higher. This leads to plenty of accidents and safety certificates being taken away. There’s Been an Accident

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I’m telling you, the accidents are the best part of Men at Work, rivaled only by the moment leading up to an accident, where everyone around the table anticipates watching the active player fail miserably at their seemingly impossible task. Having this alternative victory condition is awesome because it creates both positive and negative moments of tension. Someone might need one more award to win the game, or they might be one safety violation away from exiting early. To combat this, Men at Work incentivises players to take risks with its Employee of the Month award. The precarious nature of the game is also one of its minor shortcomings, as the gentlest nudge of the table could send everything toppling. You need a flat, steady surface that can withstand a bit of bumping. I found the best way to play is around a coffee table. There’s a bit more of a performance element to being the only person to stand up and move around the table as you find the perfect place to slot in your piece, but it just amplifies the stakes and adds to the stability and integrity of the game.

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Dexterity games are often dismissed as being activities more than they are games, but Men at Work proves that notion doesn’t always apply. If you like to keep a small, finely curated collection of games, then Men at Work might fit that perfect niche of a dexterity game like it did for me. If you already have a dexterity game you really like and you don’t play it that often, Men at Work might not have enough there to completely change your stance on the genre. If you can get a group of 3-5 players together regularly enough, it’s probably worth it. If you do most of your gaming with 2 players, there might not be enough here for you. Personally, I just have too many other 2-player games I’d recommend before Men at Work. Higher and higher, the construction grows. Before long, the steel girders reach dizzying heights. Fearlessly, the workers carry on, with nothing more than hardhats to protect them. The danger of collapse hangs over everything ? so just make sure that nothing happens! You also have to impress Rita, the boss, if you want to be Employee of the Month. There’s a lot to do, so let’s get going! Higher and higher, the construction grows. Before long, the steel girders reach dizzying heights. Fearlessly, the workers carry on, with nothing more than hardhats to protect them. The danger of collapse hangs over everything - so just make sure that nothing happens! You also have to impress Rita, the boss, if you want to be Worker of the Month. There's a lot to do, so let's get going!Whether you like dexterity games or not, Men at Work is a lot of fun, even after players have been eliminated, as that structure is going to come crashing down at some point, it’s just a question of who will do it! To make things even crazier you can combine all 3 of these variants if you want a much more chaotic experience. Choose the difficulty level and set-up the starting structure of three supports, three different coloured girders, and one hardhat wearing worker meeple.



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