Games with boss key

Group Description

Games which provide a keyboard shortcut (or menu option), which displays a screenshot or small utility mimicking a business-related program or operating system, in order to hide player's activity (playing the game) from their real life boss / parent / teacher / spouse. Sometimes called a panic button.

Made obsolete by multitasking operating systems, in which the player may simply minimize game window or switch to another application.


Using the boss key in Tetris (1987).

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Selected Covers

OverKill DOS Front Cover
Front cover for OverKill
Wolfenstein 3D DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Wolfenstein 3D
Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM
Jetpack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Jetpack

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from OverKill
Ante Up.
Screenshot from Cyberstrip Poker
Game title
Screenshot from UltraVixen
Game group created by Sciere (361056), additional games added to group by Rola (7749), POMAH (37072), GTramp (47429), djindio (1476), Rwolf (10351), Victor Vance (6105), Spiderkeys (198), vileyn0id_8088 (15572), Pseudo_Intellectual (45529), Игги Друге (44999), JudgeDeadd (14978), Great Hierophant (290), leilei (282), Tracy Poff (1722) and me3D31337 (46450)