Ever wanted to know the rules to Flonkerton from The Office?

Somebody once said that comedy is about making the important seem small, and about making the small seem important. Games show up a lot in comedies because it’s easy to make the characters get worked up about something that’s not really that important. Despite the fact that these games are supposed to be trivial plot fuel, Jennifer Lewis has decided to compile a few along with the rules to make them playable.

Flonkerton, The Office

2+ players, ages 7+

Background:

Got a few extra boxes of paper lying around? How about a rousing game of Flonkerton? After all, it IS the national sport of Icelandic paper companies, or at least that’s what Jim tells his coworkers during Season 2?s “Office Olympics.” Think you can beat Phyllis?

What You’ll Need:

2 paper boxes per player – Dunder Mifflin (Make sure the yellow bindings are still on them, those are the “flonks”)

Finish-line string

Game Play:

Each player must secure their feet to the boxes via the aforementioned “flonks.”

Race around the room.

The first player to reach the finish line is the winner of all things Flonkerton. If you’re feeling extra Jim Halpert-y, feel free to give the winner a gold medal made out of a Yoplait top. 

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