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4 Video Games Every Office Should Play Together

Video games are more than just fun and games. Learn how the right games can create a more collaborative, loyal and effective staff.
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Foldit

Foldit is perhaps the ultimate Rubik's Cube. It is a free-to-play online puzzle game that leverages collaboration and crowdsourcing to solve real-world scientific puzzles. The purpose is to create optimal configurations by folding protein structures.

The game (along with its players) is most famous for helping to make a significant discovery in researchers' quest for the cure for AIDS. In 2011, Foldit players took mere days to produce the model of a particular enzyme 'that plays a key role in the development of a virus similar to HIV' -- a problem that had stumped AIDS researchers for 15 years.

If your work involves the healthcare or life sciences field, Foldit should probably be bookmarked on your browser, so you can contribute to and learn from effectively crowdsourced research. Even if you work in another sector, however, Foldit holds value as a collaborative platform that will get you thinking about some of the world's most difficult problems in new ways.

And if you help cure a disease along the way? Put it on your performance review. It can't hurt.

(Image: Thomas Splettstoesser)

Foldit

Foldit is perhaps the ultimate Rubik's Cube. It is a free-to-play online puzzle game that leverages collaboration and crowdsourcing to solve real-world scientific puzzles. The purpose is to create optimal configurations by folding protein structures.

The game (along with its players) is most famous for helping to make a significant discovery in researchers' quest for the cure for AIDS. In 2011, Foldit players took mere days to produce the model of a particular enzyme "that plays a key role in the development of a virus similar to HIV" -- a problem that had stumped AIDS researchers for 15 years.

If your work involves the healthcare or life sciences field, Foldit should probably be bookmarked on your browser, so you can contribute to and learn from effectively crowdsourced research. Even if you work in another sector, however, Foldit holds value as a collaborative platform that will get you thinking about some of the world's most difficult problems in new ways.

And if you help cure a disease along the way? Put it on your performance review. It can't hurt.

(Image: Thomas Splettstoesser)

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