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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
Video Strip Poker Supreme2006WindowsTorquemada Games...
Su Doku2006WindowsGreenstreet Software Ltd....
Crazy Sudoku2005Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH...
Moorhuhn 22000PlayStation, WindowsG+J Computer Channel GmbH...
Ultravixen 21999WindowsPIXIS Interactive, Inc.1.24
WinBrick961998OS/2, Windows, Windows 3.x...
Lovely Girls1998WindowsLomax Software...
UltraVixen1997Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xPIXIS Interactive, Inc....
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.28
Tang Chi1995Windows 3.xCapcom Digital Studios, Inc....
Cyberstrip Blackjack1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xRapture Interactive...
Cyberstrip Poker1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xRapture Interactive...
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.77
Lord Avalot d'Argent1994DOSThorsoft of Letchworth...
Drift1994OS/2, Windows 3.x...
Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM1994DOSEpic Classics3.88
Girlfriend1993DOSSexxy Software...
Jetpack1993DOSSoftware Creations3.60
Crusher Castle II1993DOSSoleau Software, Inc....
Penthouse Hot Numbers Deluxe1993Amiga, DOSMagic Bytes...
Jetpack: Christmas Special1993DOSSoftware Creations...
Pole Chudes: Capital Show1993Android, DOS...
The Geekwad: Games of the Galaxy1993DOSTsunami Media, Inc....
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, Windows Apps, Xbox 360, Xbox OneActivision Publishing, Inc.4.00
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Selected Covers

UltraVixen Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for UltraVixen
Moorhuhn 2 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Moorhuhn 2
Su Doku Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Su Doku

Selected Screenshots

Ante Up.
Screenshot from Cyberstrip Poker
This is the title screen. It's unusual in that the letters continually revolve. They do get a bit smaller and more legible but they are never still
Screenshot from Drift
Starting screen, with the high score list
Screenshot from WinBrick96
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