Play Games at Work That are Hidden as Online Office Documents

It’s another Friday and you’ve seriously done enough for the company this week right? Here’s some games disguised as spreadsheets and other “office looking” work on your screen.

Update: This site appears to be down. I guess too many people were having fun and not working like their boss expected. We’ll look for something similar and write about it in the future. Or if you know of a good site that lets you have fun while appearing to be hard at work, leave a comment and tell us about it.

It’s another Friday and you’ve seriously done enough for the company this week, right? I’m starting a regular Friday feature where I’ll be showing you how to have fun at work on your PC during company time. Last Friday we looked at Contre Jour Online, which is a graphically beautiful, fun, and addicting game. However, not everyone has the ability to sit at their computer in the corner cubical and play such obvious games.

For this week’s installment, we’ll take a look at a few time-wasting games that are less conspicuous. They’re disguised as spreadsheets, Word documents, and other “office looking” work on your screen. Head over to cantyouseeimbusy.com and click Games. There you have four different ones to choose from.


Choose from either Crash Planning, Breakdown, Leadership, or Cost Cutter. Each game is designed to look like you’re actually accomplishing something at work – like getting those TPS reports to read. For instance, this is Breakdown, it is a “Breakout” style game that looks like a typical document you’d be working on from across the room. Instead of busting animated bricks, you’re busting up important corporate-looking documents.


The funny thing when playing these games is you need to enter the name of your company first.

Start Game

All of these games are basic time wasters, but much more fun than tallying reports and working in spreadsheets and databases. To make the game screen less obvious, open a real work window or two behind it while you wait for the whistle to blow.

cluter screen while Playing

The other cool thing about this site is you can share your high scores against other players who are wasting time at work with you Winking smile Have fun!



  1. tooltip86

    March 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Great tip, a very clever way to waste time and my boss didn’t realize I was playing the whole time.

  2. Brian Burgess

    March 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    @tooltip86, glad it you’re busy getting nothing done at work! That’s the point of our new series and there will be plenty more awesome ways to waste time at work on your PC coming soon.

    Even if you work for a company that has a filter like Websense going.

  3. Ziggy

    March 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    So Brian, just how are we supposed to catch out the bosses who are reading this post? What’s good for the goose ain’t necessarily good for the gander!

  4. Brian Burgess

    March 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    @Ziggy Maybe your boss will read it and screw off all day too. That’s a win win for the entire office!

  5. Chrisp

    March 10, 2013 at 9:21 am

    What a strange morality. You go to work and get paid, I presume? Is it unreasonable of your employer to expect something in return?

  6. bob

    March 14, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my gosh, boss detected.

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