John Adams seeks ‘Board Director’ (dress code: PJs)

Board game-loving Brits can live the dream this festive season, as UK-based toy and games company John Adams is searching for someone to stay at home in their pyjamas and play board games all day long.

Getting stuck into a family game is a key part of the Christmas festivities, and to make this year even more entertaining, one lucky games enthusiast is being offered the chance to trial a selection of retro-inspired games as John Adams’ very first ‘Board Director’.

Stepping into the role, the successful candidate will have the chance to test out classic IDEAL® games including RummikubSilly SausageGhost Castle and Go for Broke, while taking home a £500 ‘salary’, plus a selection of board games to keep and play to their heart’s content.

The lucky candidate will simply be required to play the games at home with loved ones and provide feedback on their experiences to the John Adams HQ.

Card-shuffling pros who can tell their Scrabble from their Scribblish are urged to apply for the once-in-a-lifetime role, where playing games and having some good competitive family fun is all part of the job.

Simon Pilkington, group managing director at John Adams, says: “For those who have a passion for all things gaming, we’re seeking demon dice rollers and sophisticated shufflers to step up and take our newly created role of ‘Board Director’.

“The only work involved is playing board games and spending quality time at home with loved ones in your comfies, what could be better at Christmas?

“At John Adams we love bringing people together through our games, and as part of the new role, we want feedback on all gaming experiences, so we can continue to innovate and ensure the best playing experience for our customers.

“In return, we will pay a good ‘salary’ and provide a selection of classic retro-inspired IDEAL® games for our ‘Board Director’ to keep and play forever!

“Think you’ve got what it takes? Please get in touch, and successful applicants will be notified shortly to get the ‘dice’ rolling.”

All interested board game fanatics can apply now at

The deadline is midnight Monday 6 December and successful applicants will be notified before Friday 10 December, T&Cs apply.

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and Get in touch at

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