There are many games on the internet, either developed without the use of computers in mind or created with the sole purpose of being played on a computer. No matter what the case may be, they still have the main goal of being fun. The games listed here complete that goal and playing any of these will surely give you a good time.
Card games have always been popular either online or offline. This is because they are both easy to get the hang of and easy to access. Playing online you even get the rules of the game presented to you so it’s easier to learn. Playing physically, all you need is a deck of cards whose size makes it easy to carry around. But playing online card games is even easier. And one online card game is solitaire.
Each game of solitaire is a puzzle itself with every card being laid out in a specific position so as to randomize each solution. As said, each card is laid out specifically in a layout, to solve the puzzle you have to sort the cards and conform to the specific rules of the game, whichever it may be. It’s a fun puzzle game that is certainly satisfying to beat.
Speaking in probability, there’s a high chance that you’ve already done a jigsaw puzzle before physically. And if you do know about them then you also know that to play jigsaw puzzles you had to buy the different sets and couldn’t do other images unless you bought that specific set. Thankfully though, playing with jigsaw puzzles online fixes that issue.
Thanks to it being online you can do puzzles with any website given image, some even let you choose your own image as well as your difficulty. The number of pieces scale with the difficulty so if you’d also like a longer experience then that’s possible. Jigsaw puzzles are the way to go if you like to see yourself actively progressing, or if you just want to have some fun.
Fun fact, sudoku used to be known as Number Place, if you can imagine why. In sudoku, the player is given a grid of 3×3 squares. Within each square is nine other squares known as boxes. In each square, there is a given amount of numbers within those boxes and the empty boxes are the ones you insert numbers to complete the square.
You complete the puzzle by having every box within the puzzles filled in with a number. This seems easy at first since you might just be thinking you can repeat numbers, but that’s where the rules come in. In each square, there can only be a singular number of 1-9. This applies to rows and columns, no number can repeat vertically, horizontally, or within a square.
Sudoku is a game that has been around for decades and surely will never leave. Its simplistic nature that makes you really think about each placement is the draw of this game. No matter what difficulty you play on, you’re sure to have fun with it.
Maybe you’re looking for something a bit more involved, a bit more strategic but still simplistic. That’s where Checkers comes in, the classic game that can easily be played online with a bot or with other people. For reference, a bot is just a simulated opponent, but that doesn’t mean they are necessarily easier.
In the case that you don’t know what checkers is, it’s a game that involves two different players playing against each other. Each player starts with the same amount of game pieces laid out in a specific fashion. Then, each player takes turns moving their own piece forward and diagonally with the intent to take the other player’s pieces. A player gets a king piece by reaching the other side of the board, and a king can move forward and backward.
Checkers is a simplistic game that doesn’t have many rules. This makes it easy for beginners to pick up on it without having to worry about a learning curve. But don’t let the simplistic nature fool you because the game is still one of strategy, and whoever has the best strategy wins.
Crosswords have always been a fun pastime, it’s a great way to test your vocabulary and knowledge while also having fun. The goal of the game is to form words or phrases using the white boxes based on sentences, references, or clues given which pertain to a certain square number. The clues and such are also labeled as being either vertical or horizontal.
The square also contains black or shaded areas that are meant to separate boxes which essentially separate words to make it easier to distinguish the correct answer. The way to complete the puzzle is by filling in each set of boxes with the correct word or phrases. The bonus with this being online is there there will be no shortage of crosswords or topics to choose from.
If you’re really daring, you can even find a website that allows you to make your own crosswords. From there, you might even be able to publish it so that others can play on it too. But, that’s not needed so don’t worry about that if it doesn’t interest you. No matter what, you’re sure to have fun with crosswords.
Minesweeper is a classic computer game, this game is about uncovering all the cells in a given area without uncovering a mine. Each square uncovered, if not a mine, will reveal a number. And that number reveals how many mines are around it. This game is both about wit and chance but it’s mainly about deducing the position of mines.
This is a fun game that can last a while depending on the difficulty chosen. The higher the difficulty the higher amount of cells there are in a single game. And therefore the harder the game becomes because there are more mines. Like checkers, it’s simplistic and you’re sure to have fun playing it.
Similar to checkers, chess is also a strategic game that involves two players playing against each other. However, this is not as simplistic, this is due to there being multiple types of game pieces, each with their own set of moves that they can do, and what role they play. The way to win this game is by cornering the king, which is a checkmate.
If a strategy game that isn’t as simplistic as checkers is more your style then chess is the best way to go. And just like checkers, you can play against real or simulated opponents. Whichever you decide to fight against, you certainly won’t have a dull time.
The great thing about the internet is that there’s no shortage of games you’ll be able to play and no shortage of variants to those games. No matter what game you go with either being on this list or one you find on your own, you’re sure to find at least one that you will find fun and exciting. And you might even be able to find a community revolving around that game if you’re also looking for that.