Bored? Not With Free Online Games

By: Gabriel Adams

Bored? Nothing to do? That's not true, and you know it. (Your parents must have told you this growing up!) Bored is a state of mind. Where there is internet access, there are virtually unlimited things to do-such as online games.

There are a lot of online games that you can play. My favorites are the ones that resemble the board games we play in real life. Some examples of online games that are modeled after classic board games include: scrabble, battleship, checkers, chess, and more.

Another great type of online game to play is a card game. There are tons of sites to choose from that offer card games, and they are not just solitaire, either! There are poker games, too, and you can also play every other classic card game that you've known and loved all your life. The beauty of it is there is no shuffling! Can't argue with that, now can you?

There are also even game show websites from major television networks that feature online versions of their popular TV game shows! Family Feud is one cult classic that never gets old! There is also a great one from the Game Show Network called "Lingo" where you have to guess five letter words under a time limit, with only a couple letters as your clue.

Another classic game you can play online is Battleship. You can match your fleet-sinking skills against the computer and see who rules the seas!

The best thing about online games, in my humble opinion, is the fact that you can choose to play alone, with the computer, or against other people online just like you! I prefer to play against other human beings. There is something weird about playing against the computer opponent, I think. The only frustrating thing about playing against other real people online is that they sometimes want you to hurry up (or you want them to hurry up).

The most important thing to remember about online games is to be safe (ignore pop ups and don't install anything you don't need). It's also best to surf sites from a company or brand you know.

Another important thing to be mindful of is to make sure you are polite to other players. Remember, when you're gaming online-it's only a GAME! It's not the end of the world. If you're not having fun and encouraging those you play with to do the same, then why are you playing a game in the first place?

Some people like to get really competitive when they play games, whether online or not. If that is you, make sure the person you are playing against online is the same as you are in that regard. If not, you could very likely offend the other person. Keep in mind that your opponent is still a person with a family and if you are rude, it could ruin the other person's day. Again, that would just defeat the purpose of the game.

Have fun finding the games you like online. There are plenty to choose from. But remember to be a good sport when you play!

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