You'll soon be able to clock in at Dunder Mifflin on game night as Mattel has revealed a special The Office edition of the card game UNO based on the hit comedy series. Photos of the set also reveal some of the cards included, so players can relive some of their favorite moments from the show's nine seasons when playing the game with friends. Priced at a very affordable $5.99, The Office UNO can be pre-ordered now and the game is expected to start shipping in July 2020.
Of course, the cards include photos of a handful of the show's most popular characters, including Michael Scott (Steve Carell), Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer), and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski). This version of the game also adds a new caveat to make it more unique from other editions of UNO by introducing what's called the "Kevin Malone's Famous Chili" rule. Players who draw this particular card will be forced to drop all of their cards on the table, in a manner reminiscent of the way Kevin spills his pot of chili on the Dunder Mifflin office floor.
Based on the UK comedy series of the same name, the American version of The Office is widely considered to be among the greatest comedy shows of all time. Presented in the style of a documentary series, the show follows the employees of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. After running for nine seasons, the series came to an end, but going off the air has caused very little effect on the show's popularity. Thanks to streaming on Netflix for the past several years, The Office has maintained a large following with fans repeatedly binging the series, and new fans are always discovering the show on streaming services as well.
Some of the cast members of The Office have said they'd be open to a revival series or a reunion special, and such a prospect would not be unusual given all of the other movie and TV reboots we've seen in recent years. For John Krasinski's online web show Some Good News, the cast recently reunited to recreate the famous wedding scene from the show for an Office fan's real-life wedding. It made for an awesome watch for fans, and it once again brought up the subject of an actual update to the series. Time will tell if it ever happens, but the success of the Parks and Recreation reunion special is certainly a good sign.
If you're a fan of The Office and you've got six bucks, you might want to consider picking this up. Of course, if UNO and other card games really aren't your thing, perhaps you'd enjoy other games which have released special editions in commemoration of The Office. That includes a new version of the classic mystery game Clue with players investigating the murder of Toby Flenderson. The series may have gone off the air in 2013, but these kinds of fun collectibles are keeping its popularity alive. You can pre-order the UNO game now and see more photos at the online retailer Entertainment Earth.