Games Adults Play: A Comic Series

Comic Josh Gondelman and artist Molly Roth share a list of just a few of their favorite games that adults play. This week’s game is a hop, skip, and a jump—and repeat—until retirement.


Number of players: 1

Description of gameplay: Player jumps from job to job attempting to find satisfaction and financial security while avoiding stress, poverty, and harassment. Each game lasts roughly 45 years.

Game ends when…: The player wins when he or she retires with benefits and savings.


Look for the next installment of Games Adults Play in the coming weeks. Missed the last one? Check it out here.

About Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He is also the co-author of the book You Blew It and co-founder of the Modern Seinfeld Twitter account.

About Molly Roth

Molly Roth is a Michigan-born, Brooklyn-based graphic artist and humorist. She works on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker Daily Shouts, McSweeney’s, and Vox.