How To Find and Play Free Online Games

There are a countless number of free online games available to you on the internet. In this article, I will give you an overview of the types of online games there are, present a list of my favorite game sites and will also show you how to conduct an online search to look for free games!

Types of Online Games:

  • Point and Click: These are usually flash based and require you to click certain areas of the screen to progress to the next level of the game.

  • Escape the Room: These games are very similar to point and click - only the setting is in a locked room. You have to point and click to trigger events that will give you clues to escape the room you are trapped in.
  • Role-Playing: Role-Playing games are real-life simulation type games where you may find yourself playing a restaurant owner, high school student, or a boy in search of a girlfriend.
  • Multi-player: These are games that you can play with other people who are online.
  • Other categories of free online games include arcade, sports, action, adventure, puzzle, cards, word/trivia and driving.

    Free Online Game Sites:

    • Game Section
      This site is frequently updated with reader submitted online games. You may want to choose your games based on the ratings.

  • GamersHood
    This site offers a large number of free online games that are categorized by type.
    This site also offers a large number of games. Registration is required.
  • Yahoo! Games
    Yahoo! Games offers a lot of word and board games that are also categorized by type. Registration is required.
  • How to find free online games:

    1. Enter the URL of your favorite search engine (such as

  • Type "Free Online Games" into your search engine and initiate the search.
  • Browse through the search results to view the countless number of free online game sites.
  • If you are looking for certain types of games, be sure to include the type in your search query. For example, if you are searching for point and click games, type "free point and click games" in your search query.


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