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How to Play Free Video Games on Your Computer

Updated on January 12, 2013

There are many sites online that allow you to play games for free. Some are very basic and only take a couple minutes to play while others can be played for days on end. is a website strictly devoted to free online games. It adds new games all the time and even encourages suggestions and welcomes games you have created for their review and feedback.

Source is my favorite online gaming site. They have a lot of traditional games like Monopoly and Scrabble. You can just start playing without signing up but you will be playing robots. The benefit of playing robots is that they stay for the whole game. The downside of not signing up is that you don't accumulate points. You can use your accumulated points to buy outfits, new faces, pets, etc for your avatar or "My Mini" as it is called on I really don't have any desire to dress up my avatar so that is not much of a draw for me. However, there are Daily Drawings of $25 and $50 that you can register for daily but you have to have a sign up to do so. There is one small section of cash games that I stay away from because I don't want to spend the money. There is also an option to sign up for Club Pogo for a fee. Playing in Club Pogo allows you to win money. The annual member is $39.00 but there are sometimes sales for $29.00. However, there are so many games on that you can play for free. I don't have any need to play the Club Pogo games.

Source has tons of basic free games to play. It even has a take on the Angry Birds App called Bad Piggies. In the Bad Piggies game you build a cart for your piggie to slide down a hill in. If you build it correctly your cart will make it down the hill with piggie still inside.


Blacklight Retribution

Blacklight Retribution is a multiple player free to play shooting game. It's website link is below. You just create an account, download the software, and start playing. It only takes a couple minutes to get started.


World of Tanks

A world completely populated by World War II style tanks!


Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic is a free to play fantasy game with over 4 million users. You can pick a character with a certain skill set and then jouney through the game taking on quests.


Spelunky World

The game is set in caves with a main character that must avoid getting killed by snakes or giants spiders or caught in traps.


Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online is a free online version of the book and movie where you can play your way through the story as one of your favorite characters.


Rank My Typing

Rank My Typing is an online game to test your typing skills and see how quickly and how accurately you can type.


Kids Online

Kids Online looks a little shady with its blocky pixelated screen but this website has tons of learning and fun games for kids. It is actually a site recommended by my sons school and they get to use it during computer lab.

Source is another website recommended by my son's school. It has many fun and educational games to keep the kiddos learning while having fun.



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    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Kimberly - I am absolutely terrible at any of these types of games. I only glance over at her when she starts "talking loudly" to the laptop screen. Otherwise, I just stay out of her way! LOL However, it is an ideal activity for keeping mind and reflex sharp.

      She is pretty amazing and one of my best friends. She isn't your "typical" 85 year old, as I am sure, by now you have guessed.

      Thanks again for the info.

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      That is funny shiningirisheyes! Does she play That's my favorite gaming website because it has the classics like Monopoly.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Would you believe my 85 year old Mom is addicted to on-line video games. I will be sharing this information with her if I can pull her away from the screen.