In order to make the tea making fair in the workplace, we have concocted a game to distribute the tea/coffee making responsibilities.
It goes like this:
Not to be the player with the lowest card (ace is high) or to be the player holding a red Queen.
The dealer can be 1 or more players. They are the loser of any previous games. and can be carried across any unparticipated games (absent or 'not up for it!' (named the Loomis rule!))
The loser of any previous games.. "The tea making loser" (dealer) shuffles and fans the playing cards out to be chosen.
Each player picks a card.
The person who draws the lowest card is the loser, and must make the tea/coffee for every player.
They must ask all players their preferred drink out of Tea or Coffee, then take all cups down to the kitchen.
Instructions on players preferences can be found on the kitchen board.
Although they are the loser they have the added benefit of being exempt from making the tea in the next game, as they become the dealer.
If a player pulls the 'Action Card':
Queen of hearts
They must collect monies from players, or use the biscuit fund, and buy the biscuits (within 48 hours).
Multiple rule: if the queen of hearts is pulled again before the biscuits have been bought, then the puller must buy or bake cakes.
The player is exempt for the rest of the day, unless they draw a Joker again, causing automatic loss.
In what turns out to be, the unlikely event of a draw. the two (or more) players must play a face-off. All cards are returned to the dealer, who shuffles the pack and again fans the cards for the 2 (or more) tied players. They compete (lowest card again loses), this is repeated until a loser is decided.
Fair play must ensue, and underhand play will result in a forfeit decided by the majority group.
Evolving the Game
New rules can be implemented but must be agreed by all official players (including any guest players - if affected)
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