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13° & SUNNY ON MONDAY 20 AUGUST IN SYDNEY
By Marissa Ciampi
April 12, 2018
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Smash Brothers Pop-Up

Blow off some steam by going to town on some satisfyingly smashable items.
By Marissa Ciampi
April 12, 2018
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Have you always wanted to reenact the Office Space printer smashing scene? Well, your chance has finally come. Melbourne got The Break Room way back in 2016, and now it's Sydney's turn.

Smash Brothers is popping up in Kogarah for three months, starting Saturday, April 21. A clear nod to the 90s video game franchise of the same name, the concept is a new kind of stress and anger management workout geared towards millennials. It's taking the workplace term 'break room' to a very literal sense — water coolers will only be of the smashable variety.

You actually can smash printers here, along with plates, bottles, blenders, toasters and even televisions, fridges and — the most satisfying of all — computer monitors. So how does it work? Choose your weapon of choice and you'll be escorted to a break room filled with a crate of smashable goodies (plus a few 'mystery items') to break to bits. You'll be outfitted with overalls, gloves and a face shield, so you can go at it without the machines taking their revenge.

Waste is the obvious eyebrow-raiser here. But while the items up for destruction are either donated or purchased, according to the venue, all the smashed stuff will be recycled.

This may sound like a team sport, but for safety reasons you can only smash solo. Plus, you're only allowed ten minutes to break your batch, so best let that rage fly in rapid fire. It's not the cheapest ten minutes, either — solo smashing costs $40, or bring a buddy for $70.

The break room is open on weekends only and by appointment only (no walk-ins will be accepted). To book a session, head over here and kiss those TPS reports goodbye.

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