Mundane Arcade: 6 Daily Life Activities as Video Games

by |June 15, 2015
Categories: Comedy, Video Games


Do you ever try to spice up boring or mundane tasks by kicking your brain into video game mode? Like what if Autocorrect became your actual nemesis? Or what if your drive to work became the worst racing game ever? Don’t worry, that’s totally normal. (Maybe? Don’t ask us, we're not psychologists.) Anyway the same thing happens to us, so we took it a step further and made some fun posters for arcade cabinets of day-to-day tasks. Enjoy these fake video games while you’re doing your other, actually real, everyday things!



1. Super Sleep

Super Sleep

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"The graphics on this are so much better than the original Sleep!"

In this sequel to the award-losing Sleep, you play Zzz the Fence-Hopping Sheep as you fence-hop your way to sleep! Controls include jump button—may contain trace amounts of Lunesta—and 16 gigabytes of memory foam pillow complete with 1,000 thread count premium hypo-allergenic pillowcase.



2. ComMute


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"Why does this car only have first gear?"

Don’t spill your Super Mega Jumbo Coffee as you reach speeds up to 30 miles per hour (48 kph) navigating the most congested traffic imaginable! That lane looks faster! You’re low on gas! And never, ever forget to pick up the dry cleaning on your way home!



3. Epic Wait

Epic Wait

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"Get wait!"

The wait is over...Epic Wait is finally here! That’s right, arcade fans, it’s part 6 of the Standing Around franchise—Standing Around, Standing Around 2: DMV, No Budging: Line Cop, Standing Around 3: British Queue, and Return of Line Cop—with the familiar single-button inaction and trademark velvet stanchion rope.



4. AutoCorrect


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"This villain is worst than Voldemort."

Face off against evil wizard AutoCorrect as he corrects your every word! Just watch your spelling, and your grammar, and your punctuation, and your slang. In fact, you probably shouldn’t use any words not appearing in Webster’s 1828 An American Dictionary of the English Language. (Dictionary not included.)



5. Toaster

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"Do you have what it takes to the top of the toast pile?"

From the makers of Boiled Cabbage and Drink More Water comes Toast! Choose a side—Light or Dark—and build your pile of toast. Challenge your friends in smoking toaster-versus-toaster multiplayer! It’s the best thing since sliced bread!



6. Floss

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"Press Up for Flosstality!"

Four out of five dentists agree that you should play Floss! In this companion game to Toothbrusher 2000, you floss your way to victory against the nasty Gingivoids of Plaquevania. “Play Floss daily. 10/10” — The American Dental Association.



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Would you actually play any of these games? Or, more importantly, would you neglect your real-life boring stuff to play video game versions of boring stuff? Let us know in the comments! And while you’re daydreaming about your ideal fake video games, take a look at our selection of video game t-shirts!



Design Credit: Brady Johnson and Cody Petersen

Wyatt Edwards
Wyatt Edwards

Wyatt Edwards is an Inbound Marketing Specialist at His favorite shirts feature fantasy and science-fiction designs, obscure band logos, cephalopods, and grammar jokes. He owns at least 3.14159 pi shirts. Wyatt also makes terrifying noises on the guitar (guitarmageddon!) and enjoys role-playing games, good food, and bad puns.