Games to play while in homeoffice :o)
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It's been 8 weeks since working from home began for me.
I'm not complaining - everything works fine and I still got a lot of work to do.

But since sometimes hours of a day keep me occupied with Zoom meetings that so not deserve my full attention, I've started to make a collection on steam that's named "Homeoffice".

In it, you'll find games that
- are not action-oriented i.e. you can pause them or they're sort of round-based
- singleplayer preferred - fellow players should not suffer from keeping the game running in background for quite some time
- will run in windowed mode
- are a lot of fun

I plan on adding more items over time to this list.
Feel free to share your recommendations!

You can do this any way you want. I plan on sticking to a quick template:
- description "what's it about" in 1-3 sentences
- what I like most about it
- hours on record
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1. Video Game: Tharsis [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:2856]
Video Game: Tharsis
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WHAT IT IS:
Space-themed SNAFU dice roller. Try to survive on your way to mars while your vessel breaks apart. If desparate, eat your dead crewmates.

WHAT I LIKE:
A really grim atmosphere - lost in space - combined with tough choices and nail-biting dice rolls. I always recommend new players to listen to the soundtracks of "Interstellar" and "Gravity". Fits perfectly.

HOURS ON RECORD:
23
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2. Video Game: Into the Breach [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:789]
Video Game: Into the Breach
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WHAT IT IS:
Use your team of 3 piloted Mechs/Robots to smash insectoid aliens on small maps. Round-based, terrain-affected, mind-puzzling fun.

WHAT I LIKE:
ITB basically serves you a puzzle to solve every turn. Sometimes you stare at the screen for 10 minutes and then execute your moves, hoping for the best. Following puzzles are affected by your previous moves, so to say.

HOURS ON RECORD:
19
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3. Video Game: Slay the Spire [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:266]
Video Game: Slay the Spire
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WHAT IT IS:
Deckbuilding kind-of dungeoncrawl. No map or grid, just moving from fight to fight, getting a card reward for every win. Choose your cards wisely (that is, in many cases, do not choose a card at all). There's also potions, shops, events...

WHAT I LIKE:
STS is one of my all-time favourites. You'll find a n EXTREMELY deep game with tons of "winning decks" and new synergies to explore.
Prepare to get served, though . STS is hard.

HOURS ON RECORD:
360 ninja
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4. Video Game: Eternal [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:5003]
Video Game: Eternal
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This one scratched my deckbuilding itch.
Feeling a bit like a digital improved version of Magic: The Gathering (including all that stuff that you can only pull in a digital CCG), but only better!
Lots of Single Player content, very generous daily rewards and really, really great events, especially during the time of the lockdown makes this one such a great game!
Want to just play a bit while you have time? Solve one of the many puzzles or just play in the Gauntlet or Forge solo-content.
Want to tackle an oppponent or two during your lunch break? Quite fast matchmaking makes this possible!

As I said: I really like this!

Hours on record: 126h
 
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5. Video Game: Hnefatafl [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked]
Video Game: Hnefatafl
I might be a bit biased but as the moves are asynchronous and you can continue on your phone while you take one of those hour-long home office poops it is perfect.

It is the perfect mix of tactical thinking and not as overused as chess or go. It is easier to find players of a similar skill level, too. And there are so many variants that you always have something new to try.

Hours on record: Over 300.
 
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6. Video Game: Battle Brothers [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Video Game: Battle Brothers
I am a bit on a fence with this one. It is one of those "just one turn" games where you just can't stop playing but it is also so evil even on beginner mode and so unfair sometimes that I had to uninstall it. Really would like to love it more.

Hours on record: 33
 
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