Mondays are Mandays

Featured Card - Public Toilet

Featured Card - Public Toilet

It seems fitting to make our first featured card the Public Toilet question because it was this card that first showed us M@NDAYS is really something special. The card tasks players with predicting whether the dealer sits or hovers when using a public toilet. Now, you might be thinking what most of the people we’ve played with thought: guys usually stand when using a public toilet, making the question one-sided. However, a seemingly harmless lunch burrito can easily send anyone limping toward that office bathroom on another floor that most of your co-workers haven’t discovered yet.

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Enhance Your M@NDAYS Experience with Rewards and Consequences

Enhance Your M@NDAYS Experience with Rewards and Consequences

After playing the first few games of the original M@NDAYS prototype, we began to notice a competitive spirit emerging within our group. We wanted to raise the stakes, so we started rewarding the winner of each game by buying their shot, covering the cost of their meal, and eventually splitting their entire tab. Well, it worked. Our games became very competitive and even more memorable, but the rewards soon began to escalate beyond our budgets, which led us to start experimenting with consequences for losing.

I drafted a deck of consequences called “Man Cards” from which...


Before You Play M@NDAYS...

Before You Play M@NDAYS...

M@NDAYS is an experiment in fostering relationships between people. It’s designed to challenge social boundaries to encourage deeper, more personal conversation. Our hope is that as people explore the fundamental similarities that make us human, they’ll become closer and more connected. That said, M@NDAYS is not suitable for everyone, nor is it appropriate for play everywhere. Here’s some advice that will optimize your gaming experience:

  • Choose your location wisely - M@NDAYS is delightfully inappropriate, so it’s best played where inappropriate people are are looking to have fun. Bring it to work, and you might...


Our First Manday

Our First Manday

In November of 2014, I reconnected with friends that I hadn’t seen in years. Life has a way of separating people because meaningful relationships require effort. It becomes easy to neglect friendships when the demands of daily life occupy much of your time, so we made a commitment to each other to set aside one day per week to foster our friendship. It was then that we declared Monday our Manday.

On that first night, we spent most of our time reliving memories from the past. We reveled in the tales from our glory days, but...