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. We wave the flag with renewed energy this week.



Number of players: 1, or however many you can convince to play with you

Description of gameplay: Player attempts to rekindle their youthful passion by playing in an adult sports league, attending live performances, or taking up a new creative hobby.

Game ends when…: The player wins when he or she successfully convinces his/her friends and co-workers to see their band or improv team perform live. Another path to victory is an entire holiday season spent giving away handmade gifts, crafted with a newly formed skill.


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.