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Free Online Board Games for Kids

With all the lockdowns that the pandemic brought us, we sometimes run out of activities for Chuck. I tried searching for different apps and websites that offer educational games for toddlers because I wanted him to learn and enjoy while playing.

Our go-to website for online kids’ games offers a variety of games for kids of all ages. Chuck and his grandpa’s favorite is Master Chess. Of course, he doesn’t fully understand the game yet. But it’s nice that his grandpa was able to introduce chess to him at an early age. He is very attentive whenever his grandpa explains to him what the game is all about.

Master chess is a standard online version of the board game chess where a player can choose to play against the computer or a human opponent using the same computer.

80’s to 90’s babies will surely relate to Chuck’s second favorite game – Snakes and Ladders! If you haven’t tried this classic board game yet, then now is your chance. Your whole family will surely enjoy this.

There are a lot of board games to choose from but if you wanted to take a break from the classics, you can challenge yourself to different Math games!

What about you, how did you spend the seemingly unending lockdowns?

Classic Games That You Can Play Online During Your Break Time

For people like me who’s been working from home even before the pandemic started, it’s important that I do something different every once in a while to fight boredom and the feeling of being burnt out from work.

During days when the weather wouldn’t let me do some outdoor activities, I read books, bake, or play online games just to clear my mind and distract myself from feeling overwhelmed or stressed.

I love playing games that I do not need to download because I am reserving my phone’s memory for my son’s photos and videos – I am sure all moms can relate!

Browser-based games are the best when it comes to old games that you used to play when you were a kid. You can play all the old titles without having to raid your basement for your retro gaming console.

Let me share with you some of my favorite online games and I hope you can share some of yours too.

Klondike or Classic Solitaire. Who doesn’t know how to play this game? Spending a few minutes of my time playing Solitaire is nostalgic and relaxing. It reminds me of my High School days! I used to play this game after I am finished doing some homework and research.

But who’s got time to go to a store and buy a deck of playing cards? Also, since this game has been removed from Windows 10 in 2019, I just go to a gaming site and play it whenever I want. no need for real playing cards and a big table. Just click and play. It even does the shuffling for you. LOL!

I tried playing it online last night after work and didn’t notice the time. I started playing at 8 pm and noticed that I haven’t had dinner at 11 pm. I really wanted to finish the entire deck and didn’t realize that I have been playing for 3 hours. I just missed playing the Classic Solitaire. I also liked the Spider solitaire. The rules are very interesting. I still have to figure out to finish the entire deck. I’ll get back to it later.

Retro Gaming

Working from home during this time of the Pandemic can sometimes drain my energy. I have tried different things to divert my attention to like baking and sewing. But as a 90’s kid, playing my all-time favorite family computer games like Pac-Man, Tetris, etc. gives me a different feeling.  

I love playing these games as a kid because they’re not addictive and they’re super fun too! Whenever I miss playing these old titles, I download an emulator so I can play them.

It will be more awesome if you still have your old console.
I also came across the website Plays.org where I can play other games, but with similar gameplay from my browser. I don’t mind the difference in the characters since I don’t plan to spend too much time playing. It’s a good 15 to 20-minute distraction for busy people like myself.

Here are my Top 5 favorite titles and their equivalent in the browser-based gaming site

  1. Tank Wars = Battle City

If you miss shooting down brick walls using Tanks, you can go reckless with this game.

       Who would forget this hungry fella? Knock yourself out eating all the cheese while being chased by cats

  • Tetra Blocks = Tetris
    Miss the intensity of Tetris? Tetra Blocks will give you the same rush of not messing up the positions
  • Neon Invaders = Galaga
    Instead of bees, you’ll be shooting neon robots while trying not to get hit by their poopies(is what I call those)lol

Revisit the frustration of your 3rd grader self, trying to figure out how to beat this game.

Escape from the stress of being stuck at home trying to make ends meet, while balancing work and your sanity by doing things that bring you joy even for a little while. For me, it’s the old feeling of being a child again by playing my Retro Games whether through an emulator, via Plays.org, or the super rare old consoles.

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