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Do you game while you work, whether at the office or WFH?

Since the pandemic, many people have turned to video games as a form of social interaction. 80% of people have gamed while doing WFH during the pandemic - 10% during calls/meetings.


Reading this article has got me thinking:

Whenever you have downtime, are done with a load of work, or are just plain bored - do you game "on the clock?"


If yes, what games? If no, would you if you could?


Share your thoughts!


P.S. Mobile games on your phone count, too!

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/80-of-people-have-played-games-while-working/ 80% of people have played games while working Managers averaged more time per week gaming than others, with nearly one in 10 playing a game during an in-person meeting, a study by Word.tips found.
Do you game while at work?
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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+12
King of the Coors Knights
Not during work, but as soon as I clock out abso-fricking-lutely. One of my favorite ways to unwind that doesn't involve drinking.
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Interesting! Would you do it during the workday if you could? Or is it more about discipline?
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+12
King of the Coors Knights
I would rather source some more pipeline or clean up ops with spare time
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
Settlers.io <--- sorry wrong Addy.
Colonist.io is correctΒ 
theCommishioner
Opinionated
+6
Account Executive
was extremely disappointed that this isn't actually a website...
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
Sorry man! Colonist.io
I play the very fast base games. In/out in 20 mins while dialling. 10/10 would recommend.Β 
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SammySandbags
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Its an addiction.
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Interesting, kind of like Clash of Clans meets Civilization?
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
Catan. πŸ˜‚
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
My man
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
I may or may not play hearthstone during all meetingsΒ 
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Hearthstone looks fun and not as real-time focus-intensive as others. I can see it.
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
It can be - it’s a bit like MTG lite (aka chess + poker).Β 
E_Money
Politicker
+9
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Cold calling and crushing a game is the way to go.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+12
Senior Account Executive
No gaming here πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
That's a shame to hear!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+12
Senior Account Executive
Man if I had an old school pinball machine I'd be so damn happy 🦊
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DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
We have a breakout room at the office - A few games of FIFA get played at lunch - great binding tool with different departments.
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
I can imagine, gaming with coworkers can be fun!
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
During lunch breaks and all hands where video is not required, of course!
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Nice, interesting to see people keeping it to specifically their breaks.
marebears007
Catalyst
+3
Sr. Account Executive
Yeah, I don't really game during work. I also remember someone getting fired for gaming while they are at the office. Interesting to hear there is such a high number of people who do!
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Wow, that's a big yikes. Guess he thought he could get away with it. It's easier to do with WFH so I don't know how people can get "caught" now.
marebears007
Catalyst
+3
Sr. Account Executive
Yeah, it was kind of hard to miss him playing some kind of RGP which took up his whole screen. Agree, WFH it is much easier!
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Archivist
Contributor
+1
Sales Manager
I'll scroll TikTok between meetings if everything else is done but no games since they require more focus
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
If you found a less-intensive game to play like slow turn-based games or games you can pause, would you?
Archivist
Contributor
+1
Sales Manager
Nah ADHD is a burden. So I stick to less engaging things to avoid that major distraction
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Willygggg
Good Citizen
+1
Founder
Last video game played = grand theft auto, vice city. Circa 2003
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Oh wow that's a long time ago, may I ask why you stopped?
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
No. Β 
HR890
Mid-Market Account Executive
Of course who doesn't game! Only way to keep sane in sales!
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Medicine(game) of choice?
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
I may or may not have dropped into Verdansk a time or two while on the clock. Lunch breaks and all-hands meetings that didn't really pertain to me. I hadn't played video games since I was in high school and now I'm addicted again. Thx Covid.Β 

Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Hahaha, well don't let your boss catch you or you'll end up in the gulag.

COVID has had that effect on people.
LordOfWar
Big Shot
+12
Director
Sometimes, but only when I'm smashing my numbers and am told half-jokingly by the boss "no more orders!"
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Nice! The boss seems pretty chill.
LordOfWar
Big Shot
+12
Director
Oh, oh no. The boss does not know.
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Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
On breaks with PES fifa 2021
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
FIFA is more popular than I thought!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
True that πŸ’―
PepeSilvia
Good Citizen
Enterprise Account Executive
MLB9Innings21 on mobile
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Mobile baseball? This is actually a first. To each their own, but it does sound fun/interesting!
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TechAEwhowisheshewasgaming
Good Citizen
Account Executive
I'm gaming while listening to an internal meeting not relevant to me right now!
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
Hey TechAEwhowisheshewasgaming,

I think your name says it all lolz.Β 

It's all fun and games until you get, "so what do you think and want to add?"
ZebraStripe
Opinionated
+2
Sr Sales Director
Absolutely love video games, but rarely during usual work hours.. It's just too much of a distraction for me, I can't play 1 game... it's more and more and then when I'm 'done' I'm still thinking about it.Β Β 

As soon as I decide to shut down for the day, I'm in there like swimwear.

Rainbow 6 Siege is my current obsession (even though it's 6 years old)
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
I personally do not game - despite having a beast gaming laptop during WFH.


Don't feel bad about how old your game is: I've been playing League for longer.Β 

>inb4 "I was in Alpha."
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SlanginSoftware
Executive
+5
Regional Sales Director
Definitely! Work day is all about balance. I am a strong believer that as long as the breaks you take dont affect your ability to deliver results, then take the break. WFH requires balance, otherwise you're online endlessly.Β 
Artemis
Politicker
+7
Business Development Representative
Having my series x literally on my work desk has definitely led to me loading up Modern Warfare in the middle of the day to play a few quick rounds and blow off some steam..
Jh
Jhonbpal
Fire Starter
+1
CEO
I do game, during lunch time.
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