One of the most popular, and best uses of the internet is the world of games. There are so many great ways to play games online. You can play by yourself, or against online opponents. You can even schedule friends to play games against. All of the top gaming systems also now have online playing capability, which is extremely popular. If you're looking for some simple but quality online game websites for you and your family, here are 5 great ones to choose from.
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Just like the name would imply, Addicting Games has tons of games, and many of them are very addicting. They have everything from educational games like the 50 States, to intense strategy games like Danger Dungeon. There are so many games to choose from, and they're all organized by categories which make it easy to find the type of game you're looking for.
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Miniclip.com is another huge online warehouse of free games. With more than 750 games across multiple platforms and over 65 million users each month, Miniclip is making a huge mark on the online gaming world. One of my favorites is 8 Ball Pool, where you get paired up with an online opponent and attempt to run the table. It's complete with sound effects and accurate aiming capabilities. Miniclip also has great educational, as well as action-oriented games. They've got them nicely... categorized so you can find what you're in the mood for quickly. They even have a category called "5 Minute" if you're in a hurry and just want a quick fix.
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Crazy Monkey Games is another online gaming site, with an awesome name to go with a ton of awesome games. They pride themselves on having no pop-up ads while you're playing and quicker upload speeds so you don't have to wait as long for your game to load. While they have some general puzzle games, overall the feel of the site is that they're geared towards more serious gamers. The controls are a little more complex, and the graphics are more intricate. I could see myself getting into... several of their action games. Also, they have an awesome version of the old Battleship board game that my kids love to play!
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If you're looking for games geared towards a younger audience, look no further than FunBrain.com. FunBrain has tons of free games for kids between Kindergarten and 8th grade. They've got games specifically for reading and math, but the best part about FunBrain is that every game is educational. Your kids will love what they're playing, and you'll love what they're learning. One of the coolest features on FunBrain is that when you first start, your child can create a profile... that includes their gender, age, and a personal "game piece" that they get to choose. Then they can have an individual password so their achievements are saved over time. This is a site I'll be using a ton with my kids. There's no shortage of free online game options. With these 5 in your pocket, you're ready to get started.