Online Games

Category: Gaming

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.

online games

Word Games

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.
http://www.askbobrankin.com/the_nerds_of_words.html

PopCap Games

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.
http://www.popcap.com/

CleverMedia

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.
http://clevermedia.com/

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...
http://www.coffeebreakarcade.com/

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.
http://FantasyMusicLeague.com/

GameSpotter

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.
http://www.gamespotter.com/

Yahoo Games

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.
http://games.yahoo.com/

Surfnetkids Games

Fun, educational, free online kids games from Surfnetkids.com. Popular games include Tetris, Daily Sudoku, Harry Potter Quidditch, and themed games for many holidays.
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/

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...

 
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Posted by:

Sarah
30 Mar 2006

Your list is really great, especially to learn of an on line, new Sudoku daily. Here is one odd game that holds my interest a long time. planarity, played on line. The site is http://www.planarity.net

The site is easy to use. It is fun to watch what I think of as strings tangled, get untangled by passing over each other. With real string, the tangle would get worse. The game is based on sophisticated math, I think, over my head!


Posted by:

John Cletheroe
30 Mar 2006

Some more recommended online games (I have no connection with any of them):

http://wwww.clickmazes.com

http://www.puzzlebeast.com

http://www.joker-games.com

http://www.logicmazes.com

http://www.ericsolomon.co.uk

http://webpages.charter.net/rsdotson

And in a rather different style:

http://www.deathball.net/notpron/levelone.htm

http://www.interq.or.jp/silver/eye/grow/top.html

http://www.iimi-iris.com/iris/irising/klueLESS


Posted by:

Mickey aka MmeMoxie
30 Mar 2006

Another great place, for online games is GameHouse. I have purchased about 15 games from them and still love to play their online games. There are several of the Deluxe games, available to play online, for free. I got "hooked" on Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, by playing it online and bought it. http://www.gamehouse.com


Posted by:

Elkay
30 Mar 2006

This one is good: http://gotoandplay.com

My favorite is swirljong.


Posted by:

Sue S
30 Mar 2006

A game site I play on daily is Pogo.com. They have many, many different games. Card games, board games, mahjong games, solitaire. Most are free but some are only available by paying a membership annual fee. Very reasonable if you like games.


Posted by:

Roland
02 Apr 2006

Our favorite resource for games (online and on desktop) is http://www.gameblast.com from Shockwave.


Posted by:

Roelof
03 Apr 2006

Huh? No pinball games posted here? My favorite is http://starskyandhutchmovie.warnerbros.com/pinball/

BTW, my hiscore is 263,105,500.

Greetz from the Netherlands!


Posted by:

John
17 Oct 2006

For something different, my daughters like to play the kids games below:

www.kiddonet.com

www.carriescandies.com

www.beaconstreetgirls.com


Posted by:

Owly Byrd
10 Dec 2008

www.cryptograms.org is ADDICTIVE and free! They boast over 35,000 cryptograms.

If I'm not there, I'm at iwon.com, racking up the coins!


Posted by:

Susan Cook
23 May 2009

I used HP game console (wild Tangent). Everytime I download this game and wait for it to be finalize. It won't do anything. I used to play those few months ago and it worked before. so now it won't work. I got disappointed with it.


Posted by:

savannah strupith
20 Oct 2009

well there is this place called addictinggames.com and there is miniclip.com and mostfungames.com


Posted by:

Bonnie Lou
17 Sep 2010

I play at some of these sites but are their other sites where you can win free cash & prizes while playing free games besides Pogo's & Slingo's site? I would love a list if anyone knows of any. Thank-You!


Posted by:

Salu
18 Sep 2010

I love to play these games. But for me old classic game are also exciting and thrilling to play.I usually play mahjong game at mah jong free


Posted by:

Free Online Games
12 Feb 2011

I've found some excellent free games on http://www.arcadeshrine.com


Posted by:

Aleksandar
04 Apr 2011

Check this site for Free Online Kids Games http://www.bestonlinekidsgames.com


Posted by:

Amanda
13 Jul 2011

Nice collection of card games http://www.solitaire-zone.com/ and for girls http://www.flower-games.com/


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kimber
04 Nov 2011

My favorite games site is Barrelpop.com. You can play games and compare scores to users all over the world ;)


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