We’ve all had days at work when all we can think about is punching out and going home. You sit in your cubicle waiting for the day to end but the time feels like it’s going so slowly you have the constant urge to keep checking the clock to make sure the hands are actually moving at all.
Rejuvenate your mind and spirit.
Decorating your cubicle or surrounding yourself with interesting accessories can help make work more comfortable but sometimes you need something a little more engaging as a distraction.
There is a good variety of mini desk games available for those times when you really need to get your mind off work and onto something more amusing. Kind of like a catnap, a quick session with an office-appropriate game can be invigorating for the mind and spirit. Employees of all kinds are required to take breaks at predetermined intervals in order to prevent burnout and to ensure a high performance on the job. Why not have a little fun while you’re at it?
Shoot some hoops from the comfort of your chair.
Spring loaded tabletop basketball is a great little game to keep in your cubicle. While it can be challenging to make a point at first it’s also extremely easy to operate. You simply set the ball on the metal shooter (which rotates 360 degrees), press down with your finger, and release to shoot the ball. The hoop is only slightly bigger than the ball itself which makes scoring so hard. Thankfully, the makers had the foresight to attach the ball to a string saving us from the chore of searching the floor on hands and knees after every other shot. This game is fun to play alone but when others join in it can really get exciting. Don’t be surprised if people start to show up at your cubicle unexpectedly to show off their 3 pointer skills.
Bring the bar scene to your cube.
Bring the bar scene to your cubicle, with a mini tabletop pool set. Included is a realistic-looking miniature pool table complete with felt surface, two mini cues, a triangle and set of colored balls. Play by yourself or challenge your co-workers to a game. The little pool cues can be a bit awkward to manipulate at first but as with anything else, practice makes perfect! While not in use it makes a nice decoration, especially if you appreciate the cuteness of big things made small.
Start a tournament and get the whole office involved.
Bowling has for a long time been one of America’s favorite pastimes and a staple for office events. Unlike some of the more demanding sports, bowling is something in which everyone can participate regardless of physical fitness and skill level. You can now get the rush and excitement of the alley that makes the game so popular without ever having to leave your cubicle! Tabletop bowling comes with everything you need for a fast-paced game (one wooden lane, wooden ball ramp, 12 pins, 2 balls and 5 score cards). It comes fully assembled and ready to use out of the box. Quietly play by yourself to pass the time or start an office-wide tournament.
Having a few fun-size games in your cubicle can really be a lifesaver when you’re just having one of those days. The nice thing is that most of them easily fit into your desk drawer. Just whip it out for a quick game and drop it back into your desk when you’re done. They can become quite addictive, especially when you bring other employees into the action. Just make sure you get your actual job done well and on time and your boss won’t be the wiser.