Boredom can be a very detrimental state. You may end up wasting a lot of time when bored, and that state can go on for a while. In order to not let yourself end up spending countless hours being unproductive or worse, unhappy, here are some browser games to help you find your footing. Why browser games? Because they are light and easy to play, available everywhere you go.
Pac-Man is a classic game which everyone should play every once in a while. Just typing Pac-Man in the browser is enough to find you the game, Google’s doodle from 2010. If you want a challenging and interesting Pacman game, search for the World’s Biggest PAC-MAN. This site offers levels upon levels upon levels of Pac-Man mazes, all connected together, in an endless gigantic Pac-Man game. How are they endless, you ask? Well, people connect and add more levels on a daily basis. There are currently 462.797 mazes in the game. You also have a minimap navigator to the left, which, when used, cannot easily show you all the mazes. Good luck, Pac-Man fans!
Ever been online while using Google Chrome? Well, then you know the sad T-Rex which turns into a happy and jumping one in a click of a button. Yes, that is a game, a platformer where you jump over cactuses and dodge pterodactyls. This is always a fun little game, which you can also play offline!
Did you ever want to be a virus? If you did, or if you wanted a virus management game, then it’s time to reverse roles and have your own virus infect humans. Your goals is to be efficient and deadly. You need to evolve, though, and as you infect people and gain evolution points, you must evolve, even. If you do not evolve, the virus will be destroyed, which means game over.
This is a play on words quickdraw, which is often used in westerns to describe a very good shooter, who can get their weapon out and shoot a target as fast as possible. This is not that kind of game, but rather Google’s experiment where you need to draw an object as quickly as possible, well, more than one object. After you draw them, an AI will determine whether the drawn object matches the object given.
This classic from Sierra can be played online for free. You can set everything like you could have in the original Dos title. The puzzles are easy enough at first. After a while, though, you will curse the developers for making such a difficult game, or… Will you? Will you solve all the puzzles? If you have enough time, or are bored enough, give it a go. It’s a good exercise for your synapses.
Want to use Google’s maps and Street View to explore the world? This is the right game for you. You are placed anywhere in the world in Street View and you need to guess where in the world you are. It’s as simple as that. Be the explorer, who knows, maybe you’ll end up visiting some of those places.
These are the best games you can play when bored. They are all browser games, with no download requirements.