Are you addicted to playing video games?

Video games are a fun way to spend your time. They have positive benefits of keeping your mind and imagination active and help build hand-to-eye coordination.

Yet, can too much of such a fun experience be bad for you? Are you wondering if you should quit or cut back?

Take the test to find out.

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Answer the questions below. Click on the radio button that most matches the answer to the quesion. There are no right or wrong answers.


1.Do you often re-live gaming experiences or think about future ones?
2.Do you hide or lie about your gaming?
3.Do you get very angry when someone or something interrupts a game?
4.Have you ever taken a break from gaming and binged uncontrollably upon your return?
5.When upset, do you soothe yourself with games or plans to game?
6.Do you find yourself gaming in the early morning?
7.Do you find ways to game when away from home?
8.Do you set limits with gaming and then break them, playing hours longer than intended?
9.Do you lose hours of sleep to gaming?
10.Have you called in sick or late to work or skipped classes to game?
11.Have you sworn off a game, uninstalled it, and later returned to it?
12.Do you feel guilt and shame around your gaming?
13.Does gaming contribute to arguments in your relationships?
14.Has gaming taken the place of any hobbies or sports you used to enjoy?
15.Do you forget appointments, responsibilities or deadlines in work or school when gaming?
16.Do you become irritated and defensive when people suggest you might be gaming too much?
17.Have your hours spent gaming increased over time?
18.Do you blow off social events to game?
19.Have you lost contact with friends and family since gaming?
20.Have you spent too much money to buy games, gaming devices and in-game purchases?

One thought on “Are you addicted to playing video games?

  • January 7, 2017 at 7:22 am

    My son and I play games and I think we may be addicted. Yet we have a good time together. I try to make time with family and get outdoors and socialize, but since he is a teenager and doesn’t want to do much, it is a challenge.


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