How it works: Smash the egg. Praise the Monolith. Smash the Monolith. Kill the beast. In this complex incremental clicking game, you can build an entire civilization by praising the monolith and hacking away at a mysterious egg. Once that egg hatches, you’ll have to contend with strange leeches who want to take your monolith. But hey, that’s what armies of warriors and scholars are for. The best part is that it runs in the background, so it won’t distract you from doing your work that much.
Who should play: Anyone downtime to worship and destroy things for seemingly no reason.
6. Robot Unicorn Attack
How it works: You’re might already be familiar with this game, but just in case you’ve forgotten about the majestic glitter dream that took over our computers approximately six years ago, here you go. It’s a relatively quick game, so you can play it while you have some down time between meetings. Wish on a rainbow. Leap through the sky. Dash to your dreams.
Who should play: Fans of hope, shiny things, and “Always” by Erasure being stuck in their head for weeks on end.
How it works: Okay, to be perfectly honest, this one’s kind of confusing. But if you like fighting and strategy and boxes, you’ll feel right at home. This is as bare-bones as an RPG can get. All you have to do is defeat enemy boxes to gain money and experience, which you can then use to purchase better weapons and unlock — you guessed it, bigger enemy boxes. Eventually you’ll fight the final and biggest boss (or box) to win the game. There are no fancy graphics, no sound effects, no story — just squares. Despite its simplicity, or perhaps because of its simplicity, it still has all the intrigue and addicting powers of those RPGs that we keep falling in love with.
Who should play: Gamers who don’t want glossy visuals to betray what they’re doing during break time.
How it works: Whether you want to zone out and finger mash, or shift gears by solving a low-stress puzzle, this is great game to try out. All you have to do is use the arrow keys to move around the tiles. When two of the same number touch, they add themselves together and merge into a tile with a larger number. The goal of the game? Make a tile with the number 2048! It’s as simple as that.
Who should play: Fans of puzzles, math, or colorful squares.