A workday spent in a cubicle can be frustrating and seem to go on forever. Everyone needs a break from time to time and finding some cubicle games to keep in your office can help you stay sane. There are plenty of options available. Below are just a few ideas. Remember: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!
One of the most popular cubicle games is basketball. There are two options. The first is a small hoop that is attached to your trash can. Rather than playing this game with a ball, you play with crumpled up pieces of paper.
The second type of cubicle basketball game includes a hoop that is attached to one of your cubicle walls. The set also comes with a foam ball with which you can practice your hoop skills during your down time.
Another fun cubicle game is darts. Of course, you don’t want to use actual darts as this would pose safety hazard. Instead, a cloth dart board is attached to one of your cubicle walls. You can hone your dart throwing skills using Velcro darts or small balls with Velcro attached.
If you often dream of playing 9 holes in the middle of the work week then this is a perfect cubicle game for you. You won’t be able to practice your long shot, but you can work on your putting skills. Cubicle putting sets usually include a couple of balls and a small cup at which you will take aim. Some include a plastic putter, but you may prefer to use your own.
Some companies have found a niche selling toys specifically designed for the office. One of the most tempting is the Boss Toss. Boss Toss is a cubicle game that allows you get out some of the frustration that you may be feeling for management without losing your job.
Boss Toss includes small plastic “executives” that you can shoot across the office from the plastic shooter. Buy one for the folks in adjoining cubicles and you can shoot executives back and forth as needed.
Of course, some managers may frown on you having a collection of toys and games in your office. If that’s the case then you can turn to the internet for your down-time entertainment. There are many Web sites that specialize in games you can play while at work. Sure, the old standards, such as solitaire, are still out there, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
There are hundreds of games to choose from! Just be sure that you are clear about your office’s internet use policy before you start playing these cubicle games.
Smart Phone Games
If you just can’t go an entire work day without playing a round of Scrabble or checking on your Farmville crops, but don’t want to risk playing the games on your office computer then smartphone games are a perfect choice. You have access to thousands of games that you can easily play while sitting at your desk.
Sure, cubicles are for work, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a little fun!
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