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Terrible Teams

A game of questionable team-building




Terrible Teams is the perfect game to play as a team building activity at work! It gets your coworkers laughing while also teasing out information about team members that helps everyone get to know each other a little better. Discover what things your coworkers like and dislike in a team environment, then follow the game up with a conversation about how you want to operate together going forward!

About What if your workplace could make it so literally anywhere in the world is your office? Or your team has epic nerf gun battles? Or comes with free season tickets to your favorite sports team?

But along with those awesome things, what if the team live tweets every conversation you have? Or they all dress like clowns every day? Or you have to drive a 2001 PT Cruiser as your company car?

Terrible Teams is a humorous, lighthearted game where players try to form ideal work teams for the judge, who must decide at the end of each round which player team he/she would chose to join.

It plays similar to Cards Against Humanity, with the judge choosing the winner each round, then the judge roll rotates to the next player.

Scenario Terrible Teams is a humorous, lighthearted game where players try to form ideal work teams for other players. Each round, a “new hire” has joined the company, and instead of being told which team they’re joining, they get to pick! This new hire will be the judge for the round, and all other players are trying to use cards to create project teams the new hire would choose to join. At the end of the round, the new hire must pick the team he/she would choose to join.

Setup Separate the good cards (white) from the bad cards (black backs) and place them in stacks on the table where all players can reach them. Pick a player to be the new hire. This person will be the judge for this round.

Everyone else takes 4 white cards and 3 black cards.

Good Cards Using what you know about the new hire, pick 2 white cards to create the best team you think they would want to join. Place unused cards in the discard pile.

Starting with the player to the left of the new hire, each player reads their 2 white cards out loud to the table and lays them face-up in front of them so everyone can see (as you’re reading your cards, try to really sell the new hire on your team!)

Bad Cards After all white cards are read, it’s time to pick your bad card! Beginning again with the player to the new hire's left, each player selects and reads aloud a black card from their hand and places it next to the white cards of the player to their left, essentially trying to ruin their perfect team. Discard unused black cards in a separate discard pile.

Selection Based on the arguments (however long they might last), the new hire picks the team they would choose to join. The chosen player keeps their black card from that team and places it in front of them on the table (this is to keep track of points). This concludes the round, and the player to the left of the new hire is now the NEW new hire for the next round.

After each round, all players discard their hands and draw back up to 4 white cards and 3 black cards to start a new round. When either deck runs out, shuffle the appropriate discard pile and use that as your new deck.

How to Win Play twice around the table. For a longer game, play until one person reaches 5 points.


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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date August 24, 2019
Edition First
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • Perfect for team building in the workplace!
  • Learn what your coworkers like and dislike in a team setting
  • Laugh-cry about crappy team attributes's Gam

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.


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