Dive into the Hilarious World of ‘How to Fail Your Research Degree’

Are you a graduate student or an academic looking for a fun way to unwind? Introducing ‘How to Fail Your Research Degree’, the board game that turns the trials and tribulations of earning a research degree into an evening of laughter and camaraderie. Despite its playful name, this game is designed to bring joy, humor, and a bit of levity to the serious journey of completing a research degree.

Why Choose ‘How to Fail Your Research Degree’?

  • Relatable Humor: Every challenge, setback, and victory in this game is inspired by real-life experiences of research students, making it a relatable and entertaining experience.
  • Perfect for Grad Student Gatherings: Whether you’re taking a break from your thesis or celebrating the submission of your dissertation, this game is perfect for gatherings of students and academics.
  • Educational Fun: While the game is humorous, it also subtly educates players on the common pitfalls and challenges faced during a research degree, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the process.
  • Stress Relief: Balancing the demands of a research degree can be stressful. This game offers a fun way to de-stress and bond with peers who understand your journey.

How to Play

The game is designed for 2-6 players and typically lasts 60-90 minutes. Here’s how it works:

  • Set Up Your Journey: Each player starts as a new grad student and navigates through various stages of their academic journey.
  • Draw Challenge Cards: Players draw cards that present humorous and sometimes exaggerated challenges typical of student life.
  • Strategize and Adapt: Use strategy and a bit of luck to overcome obstacles, avoid setbacks, and make it to graduation.
  • First to Graduate Wins: The first player to successfully navigate all the challenges and “graduate” wins the game, but everyone will enjoy the hilarious journey.

What’s Inside the Box?

  • Game Board: A colorful and engaging board depicting the journey of a research degree.
  • Challenge and Opportunity Cards: Hundreds of cards with unique, funny, and sometimes all-too-real scenarios related to academic life.
  • Player Pieces: Customizable pieces representing different types of students.
  • Rule Book: Easy-to-follow instructions to get you started quickly.

Who Can Benefit from ‘How to Fail Your Research Degree’?

  • Taught Master’s and MRes Students: The game is particularly suitable for taught master’s and Master of Research (MRes) students, providing a fun and engaging way to familiarize themselves with the academic skills and activities necessary for their research journey.
  • First-Year PhD Students: Equally useful for first-year PhD students, this game highlights the risks and pitfalls that can affect their academic journey.
  • Final Year Undergraduates: Final year undergraduates undertaking independent research projects can gain insights into the academic process through this game.
  • Early Career Researchers: Early career researchers can use the game to (re)familiarize themselves with managing a project and navigating the terminology of research.
  • Novice Researchers and EAL Students: The game is also beneficial for novice researchers and those with English as an additional language, helping them understand the terminology and processes involved in academic research.

Customer Reviews

“An absolute must-have for any grad student! It’s funny, relatable, and a great way to bond with fellow researchers.” – Dr. Sarah L.

“I laughed so hard I cried. This game captures the experience perfectly!” – Mike T., PhD candidate

Order Now

Don’t miss out on the fun! Order your copy of ‘How to Fail Your Research Degree’ today and bring some much-needed humor into your academic life. Perfect for game nights, department gatherings, or as a gift for the student in your life.

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