-->''You can't throw them out... they live here!''

''Chez Geek'' is a card game from Steve Jackson Games, designed by Jon Darbro and illustrated by Creator/JohnKovalic, that pokes fun at the geek lifestyle. Players take the role of a group of college-age slackers. Each player is dealt a random Job, which gives them Free Time (how many actions they can perform per turn), Income (how much money they can spend on Things or Activities), and a Slack Goal representing the amount of cool stuff they need to do (and buy) to overcome the stress of that job (from Slacker all the way up to Corporate Drone). Players can catch up on their sleep, play role-playing games (or computer games), watch bad TV, get some nookie, buy food, booze, cigarettes, and other recreational drugs, invite people over (or send annoying people to the other players' rooms), and other crazy stuff. There are, one might guess, elements of TakeThatAudience and ThisLoserIsYou involved.

Two numbered expansions (''Slack Attack'' and ''Block Party'') were released for the game and were later combined into ''Chez Geek: House Party Edition''. Two ''more'' expansions were released later, ''Slack to the Future'' (adding [[TheNewTens modern day]] items and activities) and ''Spring Break'' (adding vacation-themed cards). A number of spin-offs and variants have also been released, including ''Chez {{Goth}}'' and ''Chez [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. Not to be confused with ''Chez Dork'', which is a card game themed on Kovalic's ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' published by the same company and with a similar logo and geekish themes, but different rules.
'''This game features examples of:'''
* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: Implied by the "Anime" card, and the Anime Babe from ''Chez Cthulhu''.
* TheAllegedCar: Harold the Hoopty Car.
* AssholeVictim: The one card that lets you remove bad guests (or the Old Man Upstairs) without a die roll is called "Justifiable Homicide."
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: In the Goth set, Slack is supplemented by Gloom, so things that increase your Gloom are good, and things that decrease your Gloom are bad. On the other hand, "good is bad" doesn't ''quite'' apply, as things that decrease your Gloom aren't necessarily things that only Goths hate; they can be generically annoying situations that would piss Geeks off as well.
* BigEater: Hungry Girl, an uninvited guest who makes you discard Food every turn she's in your room. The Choad Warrior has a similar effect but extends it to Booze and Weed as well.
* CalvinBall: Not the game itself, but the Activity "Mutant Olympics".
* CeilingBanger: The Old Man Upstairs really wants you to be quiet.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Games tend to degenerate into players screwing with each other using Whenever cards.
* ClingyJealousGirl: The Psycho Ex.
* ElevatorGoingDown: In the "Elevator Nookie" card.
* Franks2000InchTV: The Wide-Screen TV.
* GargleBlaster: Implied with some of the Booze cards, like "Old Ragnarok".
* ImmodestOrgasm: If a player rolls a six for Nookie, they will achieve "Noisy Nookie", and if any of the roommates were asleep, they will be woken up.
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: There are a ''vast'' number of Nookie cards that involve doing it in public.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: One of the four unwelcome guests - although this one can't be forced out as easily.
* RecursiveReality / SelfDeprecation: One of the Activity cards is for a "Stupid Card Game" that's clearly supposed to be ''Chez Geek''.
* RightThroughTheWall: High-scoring Nookie cards can force your opponents to discard Sleep cards.
* ShoutOut: A number of these...
** One of the TV shows is ''The Why-Files'', alluding to ''Series/TheXFiles''.
** Judging by the card art, the "Midnight Movie" is ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
** The flavor text for the "Role-Playing Game" Activity cards make reference to ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' (Specifically the lines "Roll the dice, I want to see if I eat your spleen." and "I kill Gandalf!")
* SupremeChef: She Who Cooks, a guest who enhances all food items in your room.
* TheSlacker: That would be you.
* TheStoner: Weed is one of the many Things you can buy.
* ThoseWackyNazis: TV shows include "Hitler-Y Mysteries" and "[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hitler Science Theater Y2K]]"
* TwoPersonPoolParty: Seen on the card "Outdoor Nookie".