My Love for You Is Way out of Line is a peculiar fusion of role-playing and board game that plays out in an office building represented by a chessboard. One player is Bob, a clumsy and lovelorn office worker who is attempting to court the other player, Imelda, a competent accountant and power worker. A third player is Gorm, a piece of sea sponge that Bob uses to moisten stamps. A fourth (optional) player is Nancy, a guard dog that always ends the game by killing Bob.
Play involves Imelda randomizing her desires (utilizing "Spark Charts") and Bob moving about the office (chessboard), trying to work up his nerve, and trying to talk to Imelda. After several failed attempts he irritates Nancy who kills him.