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The 10 Best Construction Games Online
There is something about construction games that makes them very satisfying. Things need to be fitted together. Sometimes a lot of puzzles have to be solved so that whatever you are building won’t fall down. If it is something mechanical or electrical, It has to work when it’s finished. Then, when it’s all ready, you can stand back and admire your handiwork.
Whether it is Tower Bloxx or Catastrophic Construction that you are looking for you will find the best games here- with games for younger kids too at the bottom of the page.
Some of the most successful games ever designed are building games at heart, whether it is Sim City or Rollercoaster Tycoon.
So here are some neat online construction games to satisfy that impulse to make something great.
In Tower Bloxx you are trying to build tall. You have a crane and plenty of modules. Placing the modules is a bit tricky. That crane keeps swinging from side to side. It's all to do with knowing when to let go.
This game has won a lot of awards. It is already popular on mobiles and facebook and is now out as a flash game. You can choose a quick game where you just build a single tower or you can build a whole city.
The better you build the more people will move into your building.
2 D version here: http://www.gamershood.com/flashgames/4707
There is a deluxe 3-D version of this game (see video below) but you have to pay for it.
A glimpse of the Deluxe Version of Tower Bloxx
You have to construct a building that looks exactly like the picture that they give you. You click on the blocks to add or remove them. It sounds easy but the clock is ticking and it is a race against time. As you go through the different levels it gets more and more tricky.
Cargo Bridge has won a lot of awards and plenty of fans. You use wood or steel to build the strongest bridge you can then persuade some workers it is safe to start delivering crates to your hut. Sometimes an elephant is included in the delivery so your design has to be very, very tough. If it isn't, the bridge collapses and the workers fall a long, long way.
One of my favorite games of any kind.
This is a great game for any age. You are trying to place various building blocks into their locations but they are hard to manage, In fact, they float off all over the screen and you have to coax, force or plead with them to go into the right place. This is a genuinely fun (if sometimes frustrating way) pastime.
You are given a boring looking brown cube and a load of things that you can place on it. You don’t need to do much besides choose the order of what you drop into your cube. After that you just watch what happens.
The fun is that a lot of stuff happens. It is surprising, strange and exciting to watch. And no two games are ever the same. You soon start to understand that the order you put things is very important.
Let it Flow
This is for the plumber in everyone.
Nobody likes hyenas. They are mean looking creatures with bad habits. The ones in this game have just dug up the water supply for the village. If you don't sort it out quickly all the food crops will die.
The problem is that there a lot of different kinds of pipe and they all need to be connected up properly. Any mistakes and when you turn up the pressure there can be a serious problem. So you need to be quick to save the crops but careful that your pipes don’t leak like crazy!
Be nice to the elephants, they pump the water for you!
The Electric Box
You are constructing an electrical circuit in a game that needs a lot of lateral thinking. It’s not just a question of running a few cables. Sometimes, you send the power as light to a solar panel, sometimes as water to a turbine, sometimes as steam from an electric kettle. It all gets fiendishly complicated and more and more wonderful.
This game has won so many awards the next game from the studio will probably see you building some new shelves to keep them all.
This is a sort of mini Sim City Game. You get a sleepy little town in New Zealand and try to build it up into a busy, rich and happy city. You get income from taxes (they call Taxes, Local Body Rates in New Zealand, lol) and you can build what you want- or demolish it.
Balancing wealth creating industry and the environment is the tricky part. Your citizens want electricity and other resources but they don't want you to chop down all of the beautiful forests. They don't want rivers black with pollution either.
It is up you you to make a wonderful city or a stinky wasteland!
A Couple of Demolition Games
Sometimes we like building things and sometimes we like breaking things. The creative urge and the destructive urge sometimes run around together like a pair of arguing brothers. So let your darker side have some fun in Demoman. There are plenty of buildings here to smash flat! In fact you get a whole city to play in.
Build and destroy! And don't feel bad about it!
Careful with the explosives though, it can ruin your day if the rubble crushes the wrong thing.
A highly addictive physics game that gives you enough of a challenge to be addictive.
Daisy’s Construction Crew
A great game for younger kids. Build a beautiful house, wreck it (sometimes you can't help yourself) and build another even more beautiful one.
There are so many features to add in so many different colors and styles that some houses will be just too beautiful to knock down!
My New Town
You can choose lots of new buildings, where you put them, what color they are- even the background and weather. You can even build them in the middle of the ocean if you want to. This one is for girls as much as boys.
There is a lot of game play and a lot do in this big, big game. You can choose your age range from 8 and under to 18+.
You have to register a name and give an email address to play but it is worth the few minutes needed.
There are many separate worlds to explore. You can talk to friends, raise pets or play games to earn coins. The coins can be used to buy things to build your home.
Sort out a tangle of tracks. Your train needs to get from one side of the screen to the other and though this might sound easy, there are some decisions to make and you need to get them right. Try not to end up where you started!