Give your stress wings and let it fly away. -Terri Guillemets
Doing hard, productive work means taking a bit of rest too. After 10 hours of work, there’s no question that frenetic energy takes over. Talk about lack of sleep, recurring thoughts or that constant thought or compulsion to write out a 5 novel-length random ideas. Take a break, and take it soonest before stress takes over.
If your office procured a PS4 and an Xbox, you’re a lucky dude, and movie nights, luckier. But set aside these crazy technological antics, your string of fun starts with simple card games and a few online or mobile games you can share with friends on multiplayer mode.
Become a multi-billionaire in just a few moves, at least for a moment. From the makers of the boardgame Monopoly, Monopoly Deal lets you play and practice your management skills with a variety of action cards that lets you buy, collect rent and even “steal” someone else’s card. With an average playing time of 15 minutes, the game is fit for in-between work breaks.
Released by Social Gaming Network in 2013, Panda Pop, at a time, was one of the top 20 most downloaded game apps for Android. Panda Pop is also available for download at iOS and Facebook. It revolves around the quest to save baby pandas from an evil baboon, while popping bubbles to beat him. Each game lasts about 5 minutes on average.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In the case of Jenga and Uno Stacko, it doesn’t matter. Both involve generally similar dynamics, with a player drawing a block each and stacking on top, except that Uno’s version also includes classic card penalties like draw 2 or 4, that requires a player to draw more blocks. The one who topples the tower loses.
The oldest board game in the list so far, Scrabble, the classic word game, was introduced by American architect Alfred Mosher Butts. Since then, it has challenged ordinary minds and grammar experts alike, especially with the infamous “Q” tile. Each game generally lasts under an hour, with up to 4 players, and in some instances, 5 players are acceptable.
Even older than Scrabble, classic playing cards consisting of a deck of King, Queen, Jack, hearts, clovers and diamonds, sometimes Jokers, is the modern rendition of a 9th century Chinese playing cards. Possible games are endless, and depending on company policy, you may be able to play all in under 30 minutes, except gambling-leaning ones.
These are only few of the many things you can do to have fun and enjoy a quick time off. Whether its as serious as Scrabble to the random fun of Jenga, the bottomline is relaxing fun, company policy-compliant, second. Quick games refreshes the mind before you return and slay your own Goliath tasks ahead.