The internet is a valuable resource for news and information, but even in a busy day it is good to take the break. The web is awash with games for fun times. From sport games to puzzles, card games to platformers, this article takes a look at free games on the web.
Computer golf is one of the most popular sports games to play online. One of the most fun versions is one of the simplest. Mini golf at Mini-clip.com is easy to play but has enough difficult holes to set a real challenge. At the other end of the scale, World Golf Tour (Wgt.com) is an online multiplayer virtual golf game in which you can play real courses from around the world. Another good site is the BBC, which has a variety of entertaining Flash sports sims. The best of these is the rugby union one, where you can train in the academy before taking on your Six Nations' rivals.
Free web games may well have started off with the basic card games. There are a number of sites that offer variations on old classics such as solitaire and freecell such as Zylom.com and Onlineflashgames.org. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of gaming sites that offer free poker sims. You can sign up for nothing at sites such as Freepoker.org. Once registered you can take on other players from around the world and hone your poker playing skills while risking nothing.
Running, jumping, shooting
If you are after more traditional PC arcade games, there is a wealth of options out there to get your kicks. Try Funny-games.biz for some excellent platform action adventures game such as the dark tale of The End, which throws strategy and problem solving into the mix, and King Story. At a site such as Fizzy.com, there are games of all sorts. If you are after shooting sims, the Blood vs Crips game on this site will satisfy you. It is one of the typical down the bad guys as they pop up shoot-'em-up that are popular in arcades.
Few sites are likely to give you a gaming addiction more than Bejeweled Blitz Online. Here, you can find a variety of games based on popular jewel swapping game. These include the intriguing Bejeweled 80 Days game which adds a element of Phileas Fogg's journey round the world into the mix. There is also the chance to play more advanced games for free, at sites such as Bigfishgames.com. Puzzle games such as Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper can be downloaded and played for free to see if you like them.