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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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Su Doku2006WindowsGreenstreet Software Ltd....
Video Strip Poker Supreme2006WindowsTorquemada Games...
Crazy Sudoku2005Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH...
Moorhuhn 22000PlayStation, WindowsG+J Computer Channel GmbH...
Ultravixen 21999WindowsPIXIS Interactive, Inc.1.24
Lovely Girls1998WindowsLomax Software...
UltraVixen1997Windows, Windows 3.xPIXIS Interactive, Inc....
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.22
Cyberstrip Poker1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xRapture Interactive...
Tang Chi1995Windows 3.xCapcom Digital Studios, Inc....
Cyberstrip Blackjack1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xRapture Interactive...
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.77
Drift1994OS/2, Windows 3.x...
Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM1994DOSEpic Classics3.82
Lord Avalot d'Argent1994DOSThorsoft of Letchworth...
The Geekwad: Games of the Galaxy1993DOSTsunami Media, Inc....
Penthouse Hot Numbers Deluxe1993Amiga, DOSMagic Bytes...
Jetpack1993DOSSoftware Creations3.60
Girlfriend1993DOSSexxy Software...
Pole Chudes: Capital Show1993Android, DOS...
Crusher Castle II1993DOSSoleau Software, Inc....
Jetpack: Christmas Special1993DOSSoftware Creations...
Baron Baldric: A Grave Adventure1992Amiga, DOSElectronic Arts Australia...
Wolfenstein 3D1992Acorn 32-bit, Browser, DOS, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneActivision Publishing, Inc.4.01
Spear of Destiny1992DOSFormGen, Inc.3.75
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Selected Covers

Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM
Su Doku Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Su Doku

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM
The start of a game. When installed and loaded the game launches straight into a Suduko game with the Green Label logo only appearing very briefly
Screenshot from Su Doku
Shuffling the decks.
Screenshot from Cyberstrip Blackjack
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