I know what you're thinking; why would I play these silly games when I could be working on beating my solitaire high score? While that's a fair point, solitaire is so-called for a reason. Wouldn't you prefer the company of your co-workers when slacking off work?
Paper planes can provide hours of entertainment and for that reason, every office worker should have a solid paper plane making method. Me, I'm all about crisp folds. Once you've mastered the engineering, you can compete in distance challenges, try to manoeuvre them through obstacles or into a particular landing spot, or just chuck them at your co-workers.
Buzz Word Bingo is a game of both luck and courage. Bingo cards are made up using buzz words – things like synergy, at the end of the day, and outside the box – and distributed to participants before a meeting. The player marks off words each time they are mentioned and when all the words are crossed off, yell out, "Bingo!"
Another fun meeting game is to try and name as many Beatles songs as you can without arousing suspicion. You might need a little Help because you're working Eight Days a Week, or you could warn everyone that if they can't Come Together, there's going to be a Revolution.
Office Cricket can be played by two people or two teams and, like the real thing, matches take at least a day. Work out the points before you begin – for example, a phone call from a client is worth one run, a guest wearing a red shirt is worth four runs, and a visit from someone from head office is worth six runs – and tally your runs throughout the rest of the day to determine a winner.
For more inspiration, check out the second season episode of The Office, Office Olympics – or any episode of The Office, really. If only we could all work at Dunder Mifflin.