With the coronavirus pandemic still in full swing around the world, there’s never been a better time to get lost in some weird and hard-to-explain browser games. Over my many years of playing browser games, I’ve collected quite a few favorites. Now, I’m passing them on to you so that you can play them this weekend!
Lightning Pool is a flash-based pool game. It’s one of the few flash games that’s so popular it has its own subreddit, and it’s not hard to see why. The graphics are smooth and stylish, and the gameplay is challenging yet accessible.
You can play Lightning Pool here: https://lightningpool.com/
Line Rider is a game in which you use the mouse to draw a line for a sled to ride down. It’s up to you how difficult or easy your track will be, as well as what kind of sled and character you’ll use.
If you’re looking for something simple and relaxing, this game is perfect! It’s easy enough that even children can play it, but fun enough that adults will get something out of it too.
You can also download tracks from other users who’ve made them available online, or create your own characters and sleds with 3D models if you want to make things more interesting (or more difficult).
Breaking the Bank
In the game Breaking the Bank, you and another player or players are given a set amount of money and tasked with breaking into a vault. You can play against the computer or against other people, in real time or turn-based mode. You can also opt to play with or without a moderator, so that one person won’t have all the power over who wins each round. With this last option, it’s fun to try different strategies as different people win at various times—what will happen when someone gets lucky?
The game is free on Steam and playable right now!
Desktop Tower Defense
Desktop Tower Defense is another tower defense game, but with a twist.
In this game, you play as an evil mastermind who must defend your desktop from the hordes of innocent office workers trying to use it for their own purposes. The goal of the game is to get your computer fixed by clearing all of their files and documents from your desktop by building defenses (tower) around them.
Shut The Box
Shut the Box is a dice game that’s similar to Yahtzee. It’s played with a set of six dice, which are numbered one through six. Each player gets their own set of dice, so you can play against two or more people at once (and even in teams).
The aim of Shut the Box is to score points by rolling specific combinations on your dice. These combinations include ones that add up to seven (i.e., 3+2+1), or ones that add up to eleven (i.e., 2+4+3). You also get points for any doubles rolled (i.e., 2s) and triples rolled (i.e., 3s).
In order to win Shut the Box, you need at least fifteen points before everyone else does—but if you lose all your rounds first then it’s game over!
Frog Fractions 2
The second game in the Frog Fractions series, Frog Fractions 2 is a sequel to a game called Frog Fractions. To say much about it without spoiling the experience would be difficult; if you’ve played its predecessor, you know how strange this game can get. And if you haven’t, well… there are no words that could prepare you for your journey into this confusing, hilarious world of absurdist humor and fourth-wall breaking gameplay. You’ll just have to play it for yourself!
8-Bit Doves is a game where you play as a dove and have to navigate a maze. There are obstacles in your way that you can jump over, or avoid by moving to another part of the maze (sometimes jumping over them). You move with the arrow keys and jump with space bar, while using your mouse to look around. The goal is to get through all 10 levels as fast as possible!
In this game, there are no time limits but each level will get progressively more difficult.
Binding of Isaac
Binding of Isaac is a remake of the flash game The Binding of Isaac. You play as a kid who has to fight his way through a basement full of monsters in order to get rid of them and escape. You can find different items and weapons, and unlock different characters.
The game is really hard, so you will die a lot (and be frustrated) but if you keep playing it gets better! The graphics are simple but cute, there are many levels with different environments (including some areas where you have to go down pipes), each level has multiple bosses that require special tactics to beat them.
There’s also an endless mode where the goal is just keep going until your character dies (you keep getting stronger though).
FreeCiv Web Browser Edition
FreeCiv Web Browser Edition is a turn-based strategy game in which you can play against other people online or the computer. This is great if you’re looking for a fun way to pass time, but also want something that’s more intellectually stimulating than Candy Crush. You can play this game for free, but there are some features that require gold, which is purchased with real money. Gold unlocks things like additional civilizations and maps from their online store. It’s worth noting that FreeCiv Web Browser Edition is open source and written in C++
Obey the Game
Obey the Game is a game about a man who is being controlled by a computer, but he doesn’t know it. The main character’s name is David and he has no recollection of his past life until he wakes up one day in a strange room with no windows or doors. All he can do is move around the empty room (which means he can only walk) and talk to himself out loud. As you progress through this game, you’ll uncover more details about David’s identity as well as find out whether or not your character exists at all!
As soon as you start playing this game, you’ll notice how much detail went into creating its graphics and sounds—everything looks very realistic which helps make Obey The Game feel like something out of real life rather than just some boring educational game where nothing happens except kids learning how to count numbers on their fingers without falling asleep half way through class time too fast for anyone else sitting next door
These games are really fun, and really weird.
These games are really fun, and really weird. They’re weird because they’ve got some crazy mechanics—you don’t see many card games that have you trying to collect underwear from the laundry line before you run out of time—but they’re also really fun because the best browser games are designed for a casual audience. They’re easy to pick up and play, so if you want something quick or just want to kill some time before bedtime, these games should fit the bill nicely!
So there you have it, a list of some bizarre and interesting games that you can play in your browser. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!