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Cubicle Battleships

naval game, office antics
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Need a break from the press and stress of cubicled quarters? Need a diversion with your bored, crowded colleagues? Battleships can be played by two coworkers or two departments, using the cubicles as grid boxes.

Divide the office area into two roughly equal sections of cubicles and decide on a proper fleet size and composition, for example two cruisers each covering three adjacent cubicles, three submarines @ one cubicle, etc. Each vessel or part of a vessel can be drawn or written on a post-it to be hidden under the mouse pad or keyboard of the proper cubicle.

The combatants then take turns sending human "missiles" to one of the opposition cubicles to discover if a hit or miss has been made. The winning side can be treated to a seafood lunch.

FarmerJohn, Oct 10 2002


       This is a rather more benign and genteel form a of a game that has already been Baked, with disastrous consequences, two Christmasses ago.   

       It started with a bunch of grumpy, bitter Scrooge-like engineers (Ok, Ok, we admit it was our idea) trying to knock down other people's Christmas decorations (it was the last day before the Chritmas holiady, and most of us had been to the pub at lunchtime) with paper balls (just scrunched-up A4). Of course, the "enemy" retaliated in kind ..... pretty soon the calibre of the weaponry escalated (the guys in the drawing office have an A0 plotter, damn them), soon the air was full of - well, just about everything short of 17" monitors, and the corridors were strewn with the wounded and the slain .......   

       The idea sounds amusing but it would soon get out of hand.   

       We've always wanted to play paintball in an office .....
8th of 7, Oct 10 2002

       I have one very smelly, oh way too much perfume on, cell, I mean cubicle mate, that I would so enjoy bombing. +
blissmiss, Oct 10 2002

       You sank my HR department!
phoenix, Oct 10 2002

       "All your cube are belong to us !"
8th of 7, Oct 10 2002

       bliss: Would that be an atom(izer) bomb?
FarmerJohn, Oct 10 2002

       "Somebody set up us the bomb!"   

       "We get signal!"   

       "How are you gentelmen? All your cube are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time. Ha ha ha."
whatastrangeperson, Mar 14 2004

       I see.... a movie. A bad movie.   

       Reuse the cast from The Office or a similar series.   

       Start out with Cubicles as you describe. then A boss and rival get involved. Soon it is bicycle messengers as bombs and doormen with secret codes and every building in New York downtown as boxes. Then the bosses bosses get into it and it becomes jr execs as bombs and airports as boxes. Then...   

       Well I said it was a bad movie.
popbottle, Jun 04 2014


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