Poker or skill game?

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

I visited my friend yesterday. He is a serious businessman, CEO of real estate company in northern Czech Republic and father of three children, but I found him playing online browser game on his home cinema display, using wireless mouse and keyboard. It was the day – day when a bunch of guys should have couple of beers or something stronger, because CEO had free house. Poker – this is what we should play, but he was playing some skill game. “I can’t stop”- he said – “this is my way to relax at work, but today I am near to beat the record, so I’ve taken  it home” and while we were waiting for the rest of the the companionship, he played. Game looked like some business charts (that is why it was easy to hide it at work) and the goal was to reach the end of  “chart tunnel” with small yuppie-looking bot. My friend wanted to beat the record, and the charts were more and more difficult. Fortunately he had a lot of beers in a fridge, because I would have problems with getting the fact, that serious manager is playing online game. He reached the goal before our friends came, but told them about his “Passion”, and we laugh. I don’t really know why – in fact every single one of us has some browser skill game he like to play, especially at work. I like to kill aliens (imagining they are my boss) and my CEO boss reaches goals (maybe he can’t do this in reall life?). To sum up, I wonder if it is good that we hide our emotions in skill games? Or we should take them home?

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