You should see our lair. It's a complete mess. I say lair because, upon stumbling across this festering mass of destruction, you might be forgiven for assuming it is the home of some troll or possibly a swamp beast. Dishes left unwashed, dust collecting on the surfaces, the bins slowly and slowly building until placing any more rubbish in them would probably contravene several elements of the Geneva convention.
Thankfully, whilst reading through Reality is Broken, I've been pointed in the direction of Chore Wars. Now conquering the great mountain of washing will be a quest, tackling the ogre that lives in our bathroom (the "loo" - as the villagers call him) will be an adventure we shall face together and of course I'll rack up points like nobodies business because I do all the cooking. Score.
Chore Wars turns everyday household jobs into MMO style quests; you gain exp, battle monsters and find treasure. You can create your adventurers and form your party (The Great and Glorious Guild of Ceej and Will) and invite your friends/housemates/coworkers to join, then you create your own adventures. I've assigned cooking dinner 45xp whereas making a drink only gives 5xp; cleaning the bathroom might give 60xp but there is also the chance you might encounter a tentacle beast or a water elemental. As you complete tasks you log them online and gain the revelent experience points - as with any MMO you level up, find treasure and hopefully your flat becomes clean in the process. It's an ARG in its purest form.
I cannot freaking wait to get home and do the washing up.