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Jockeying, posturing, backstabbing, bravado, lying, clawing, and gossip are the building blocks of corporate America. Taken to heights of Olympic-proportion by the officious, self-important automaton, these games are played with a smile on the face and a sharpened letter-opener in the hand.

Ladder-climbing is sooooo 1980’s.

If you prefer rainbows and kittens to asphyxiation by red tape, maybe you’re looking for a kinder, gentler game to play while trapped inside your bureaucratic hell. If so, please enjoy the following.

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It's time to take your entertainment seriously. No one is going to make the workday fun for you, dammit. So take matters into your well-manicured, paper-pushing hands... And none of this peanuts, post its, practical joke crap. C’mon now.

--- Go sightseeing and peeping without ever leaving your assigned workspace.

--- Office supplies + Bored + Viral marketing team = Origami 2.0.

--- Practice the art of spin via out-of-context paraphrasing.

--- Send your hardworking tools on vacation, and film them when they’re not looking.

--- Listen to a movie. The handy stealth function is a nice touch.

--- Get retro with remakes of your favorite arcade games.

--- Learn to play “Rocky Raccoon” on the ukulele.

--- And if all else fails, simply revert to the old adage about ‘the best defense’ and whatnot… BOOM!

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