Looking for some challenging word play, or a little mindless diversion? Here are a bunch of websites where you can play online web-based games right in your web browser. Most of them are programmed with Shockwave, Flash or Java so there's no need to download anything.
Everyone knows that Nail-Biting Refreshes The Feet. Oops! I meant to say that The Best Things In Life Are Free. How did that come out so wrong? I must have had my brain hooked up to that anagram generator too long... Try some word fun that will stretch your brain, instead of turning it to mush like television.
Pop Cap games, a collection of free online games that you can play on any Internet-connected PC or Mac. Just go to popcap.com and click on the game you want to play. Zuma and Insaniquarium are two of my favorite online Pop Cap games, but you can also download deluxe versions for free and play offline, or download games for your Palm or Pocket PC.
CleverMedia's Network includes several sites with tons of free games. You'll find games of all genres: cards, puzzles, sports, action, arcade and strategy.
Coffee Break Arcade
Coffee Break Arcade gives you links to over 100 free online games grouped into six different categories: classic games, cool games, sports games, shooting games, racing games, and casino games. As if the college basketball season wasn't a big enough hit to US worker productivity...
Fantasy Music League
The Fantasy Music League puts you in the driver's seat of a multi-million dollar international record label. Your goal? Create a label that, based on real world chart movements, generates the most income possible. If your 10 artists earn more money than other Labels, you can share in $25,000 in cash and prizes. Featured in The New York Times, TrendCentral, CBS MarketWatch and more.
GameSpotter is a site that specializes in finding the best Web-based games. Each day they feature a new game on their front page. There are thousands of Web-based games out there and GameSpotter wants to list them all.
The Yahoo games directory has links to online games, downloadable games and video games. At the bottom of the page, you'll find links to Yahoo! Games International sites to play games in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and other languages.
Fun, educational, free online kids games from Surfnetkids.com. Popular games include Tetris, Daily Sudoku, Harry Potter Quidditch, and themed games for many holidays.
But Wait... There's More!
Still haven't wasted enough time? Here are a few more sites that have nice collections of online games.
http://www.sudokupuzzlesonline.com - the classic japanese logic puzzle game
http://www.wordsearchfun.com - create, print and solve your own word search puzzles.
Do you have a favorite online game? Post your comments below...
This article was posted by Bob Rankin on 28 Mar 2006
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