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Chez Geek is a fast-paced, satirical card game for 2-5 players. Take it to a party, a bar, or your favorite cafe. Your friends become your roommates as you each try to get enough Slack to overcome the stress of your job. You can get points for sleeping, watching TV, and nookie. Got money from home? Buy beer and CDs, and invite your friends over to Chez Geek!
One of my favourite games! It's easy to learn, and can be played again and again. The artwork is swell, and the game runs smoothly.
It's much like the game Munchkin, only more thought through and funnier cards.
Oh, and to the person who complained that you don't get a D6 in the box, I'd like to remind that 99% of all housholds has one of these random-number-generators. I'm glad I did not have to pay extra money for an item I already own!
I adore this game. It is easy to play, easy to teach and really funny. It's even better with Slack Attack. I probably like so much because I can identify with the people, places, and things vividly, and I really enjoy simple games that have a lot of playability. Every time we play, there are new ways to win. We sometimes aim for 'theme' wins where most of our slack comes from one type of card such as 'enlightenment through nookie' and 'smoking at the cafe'. But, caution, you will need a sense of humor and 6-sided dice to play.
Anyone who's ever shared an apartment/house or gone to college will recognize and appreciate the humor in this game, which is accompanied by some very nice John Kovalic (of Dork Tower fame) art.
The game plays very well with 3 or more people and is a great party game experience. It's easy to teach to beginners, and also not punishing to those new to the game.
Chez Geek has been known to elicit uproarious laughter... and that's before the rules have been explained. You start with a job card that specifies your income, free time, and the slack points you need to overcome the stress created by your job and win. Gain slack by inviting people, buying things, and using your free time to engage in activities. Your creativity in gaining slack may be destroyed in equally creative ways by your "roommates." Eat, drink, and be merry? Or wine, women, and song? Have it all--but see it you can keep it!