job_searchJob Search: A Game of Frustration is a roll and move game about looking for work. It was inspired by Candyland:

Yet one day, while playing Candyland, I thought about how looking for work was simply a game. Get a call, move forward; get rejected, go back … fate, circumstances, chance, destiny – call it what you will – are all playing with you. And, for better or worse, it oftentimes feels as if they are rolling the dice, and you are simply a peg on the board waiting to be moved a little closer to that final square.

To summarize: The designer took the uncontrollable, unenjoyable, and incredibly frustrating experience of looking for work and decided that this would make a good board game.