Games to Play for Free

by Perry Piekarski ; Updated September 22, 2017

If you're looking to pass some idle time, several websites offer hundreds of fun and free games for a cheap good time. You'll need the free Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer to play most titles. If you don't have it already, you'll be prompted to install it on the spot when you try to play a game. It's quick and easy, and you shouldn't have any problems with it.

Pogo.com

Pogo.com allows gamers to play for tokens, an incentive to keep playing to win. Games like Poppit!, Word Whomp and SCRABBLE are among the most popular on Pogo.com, which offers hundreds of other free titles anyone can play.

Shockwave.com

Shockwave.com, which has been around since 1998, offers gamers more than 450 games to choose from. Popular games like Glenn Martin, DDS: Dental Adventure, Burnin' Rubber 3 and Rumble Town Racing top Shockwave's massive library. You can download a few titles. Games are categorized by genre. You can create an animated avatar to represent yourself in multiplayer games.

MSN and Yahoo! Games

Some of the bigger sites like MSN and Yahoo! offer a wide selection of free games. MSN has popular titles such as Bejeweled 2, UNO and Peggle for online play or download. On Yahoo!, you'll find games like Busy Bistro, Monopoly and DinerTown Detective along with countless other games.

About the Author

Supported by his wit, charm and love for language, Perry Piekarski is a professional writer holding a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Piekarski is the former Executive Editor of Binge Gamer, a full-time sales associate at Best Buy and, whenever he has an extra moment, a freelance writer.