It has been more than a year since this pandemic began, but still most of us are not allowed to go out for entertainment and socialization for our own safety. Unless a nation achieve herd immunity which means at least 70% of the population is fully vaccinated, it is very impossible for our normal lives to be back. So for this moment that we are still staying home, we can opt to enjoy online games to ease boredom, to relieve stress, and to learn and develop something.
There is a site where you can find a lot of games – safe, free and not violent – perfect for kids and for the whole family. It’s called Plays.org, a site offering free and fun online games which can be quickly played from the browser. Its main purpose is to add a bit of joy to people’s lives while they are stuck at home during rolling lockdowns and quarantines.
Plays.org is pretty much the opposite of the sorts of trends in today’s gaming industry. Here are a few of advantages of the site :
- no status symbols or paid upgrades, you enjoy without spending money
- the games are super simple and fun, they do not aim to alter your identity or establish addictive loops
- games are casual, many of which you can be beaten or finished quickly
- no need to download apps to play, you save much of your internal space
- no need to register or set up a user account, your privacy is safe
To give you an idea on what to play from the site, here are my top three picks.
Powerpuff Girls Panic in Townsville Game
This is cute flying game where you play the Powerpuff Girls protecting Townsville from a variety of catastrophes and villains like Mojo Jojo.
Here’s how to play this game :
To move Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup around the city, just follow in-game prompts. Tap or click and hold to destroy obstacles and enemies. You can collect power ups by running over pickles, answering math quiz questions, and clicking thumbs up or thumbs down on a computer terminal as directed.
This game is very family-friendly. Who doesn’t know and love the Powerpuff Girls anyway? This hilarious and action-packed characters are popular for girls, boys, women, men, and, well, just about everyone.
Abstract World: Puzzle Solving Physics Logic Game with Balls
This one is really a mind-blowing, mind-boggling game that will help kids in the following areas of development :
- Reflective Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Logical Thinking
- How to Deal with Mistakes and so on.
This engaging complex physics puzzle logic game for kids and adults challenges the player’s creativity and problem solving skills and requires precise moves to win. Players must think of a way to guide yellow and green balls to their respective color destination by moving planks. There should be timing when moving and eliminating gray circles that will cause the balls to slide.
This is a modern remake of the cult classic arcade game Breakout, released by Atari in 1976. To start playing this game, use the mouse to control the paddle at the bottom of the screen back and forth to hit the ball upward. Make sure to catch power ups without allowing the ball to fall below your paddle. The game is finished when all the breakable bricks have been destroyed.
This game looks easy but it’s not. It will test your control and you need to have accuracy to shoot your target which are the bricks.
Plays.org offers a lot of free online video games that can serve as a bonding moment for the whole family. You actually need not spend any amount to have fun amidst this pandemic. All you need is to visit the site and you’ll find just anything and everything you need to entertain you especially when boredom and sadness strike.