This page lists the newest skill games recently added to the Learn4Good Games Area, where children and teens can play games online for free. Enjoy some of the best online skill games in one place with your friends and family – from easy-to-play games to more challenging exercises.
Prepare for a true test of your keyboard-tapping skills and patience! Shape Escape: Extended is a straight-forward yet very difficult skill-based arcade game where you must guide a momentum-based steel marble toward a golden Exit Portal in each level. Much like classic arcade games like Plinko and Pinball, you have to expertly use the contours of the various ledges and bouncy obstacles to successfully navigate the ball through each level. Momentum plays a big part in your control of the marble (steel ball) – With your guidance, the object can increase and decrease in speed and spin-rate as it progresses.
In this retro 80’s-style ball control game, you really have to squeeze every ounce of ability and determination from your body and mind in order to keep the often seemingly unmanageable sphere within your grasp. Lots of trial and error, good hand/eye coordination and great patience are called upon as you must learn from your attempts and mistakes (which are punished routinely and swiftly!). How many of the 30 increasingly difficult maze-like levels will you conquer?
Calling aboard all underwater treasure hunt enthusiasts! Fantastic Treasures of the Pacific Ocean is a quirky, skill-based submarine navigation game online where you must explore the ocean floor to discover discarded and lost treasure items over the centuries. From chests of gold, glittering trophies to awesome artifacts, the sea bed is filled with precious horde for you to find and collect. However, it’s not all plain sailing – You also have to skillfully avoid dangerous sharks and large fish that attempt to ram and damage your submarine. Fuel conservation is also important, so you must carefully monitor your fuel levels and return to base when needed.
This fun yet tricky submarine piloting activity requires good observation skills, slick hand/eye coordination, and reflexes; dodging and weaving around sharks and shoals of fish is no mean feat! Treasures are often hidden in between bits of coral on the sea bed – so you need to be something of an ‘underwater sleuth’ in order to spot the best items. This is also a resource management exercise; keeping an eye on your fuel levels and submarine health is the key to earning a successful haul of goodies. Are you ready to trawl the depths of the Pacific? Let’s dive into this treasure hunt! There's loot aplenty, Matey!
I Heart Panda is a fun missile-firing challenge and physics-based skill game with quirky graphics, eccentric characters, and a panda-based twist! Each problem solving level features a group of disappointed, bawling blue characters – and your goal is to cheer them up by launching delightful pink pandas into their arms from a large cannon! You only have a set number of pandas to fire, so your aim needs to be good in order to succeed. Simple, right?
The cool graphics and background music make this an unusual yet highly-stimulating, shooting-style arcade game which is actually quite addicting in our view. The physics-based element of the game requires that your judgement of angles, power and accuracy is well tuned in. Learning from your mistakes is really important as you try to correct wayward shots – even the slightest degree of alteration in direction / power can result in a huge difference in the destination of your fun missile. Enjoy the panda-firing action, and let's save the day for the poor little cry babies!
A very challenging and highly interactive game for fans of classic construction-style brain teasers with a twist, and those of you who absolutely love tackling physics-based puzzles: Real World is a really difficult gravity and skill-based block removal puzzle where you have to delicately guide a small blue block (Your Man) to safety while eliminating a set number of larger blocks in the game zone. This interesting and innovative creative engineering and destruction-style game requires good observation skills and strategy, great patience and endless determination to solve the problem in each of a whopping 45 levels, and should prove be a very good test of your brain power and reaction speed simultaneously. The ability to envisage which way a block will likely fall is extremely important, while ‘trial and error’ is definitely the name of the game here as you try to learn from your mistakes (wrong moves).
They say that practice make perfect! While you may not find the perfect solution to some level in Real World no matter how hard you try, you can always return to the game another time with fresh energy, enthusiasm and ideas, and perhaps a friend or family member to add some extra brain power to find the slippery solution to help you progress. Enjoy the awesome challenge!
Are you ready to do a good deed and help a stressed little guy to escape from within a bubble? Bubble Quod is a stupendously-addicting and cool skill-based platform game where you have to somehow find a way to pop a protective bubble in each progressively difficult, obstacle-filled level. You play the role of an eccentric recluse who has become trapped inside a simple bubble-like shield, but yearns to roam free again! In order to do this, you must acrobatically leap toward an awkwardly-positioned spike that acts as a convenient bubble-bursting tool!
The catch in this interactive puzzle-based activity is that there are countless ledges, obstacles, and other items between you and the spike in each of the 45 levels, and you need to exhibit masterful problem solving know-how and keyboard-tapping skills in order to successfully navigate the terrain. Good observation skills, strategy planning, nimble fingers, smart reactions, and good timing are all very important! Your bubble-enclosed character succumbs to gravity – meaning that your movements have to be 100% precise in order to succeed. Happy bubble popping!
Tricky problem solving and mouse-clicking action all in one! Save The Balloons is a difficult, skill-based, missile-shooting balloon puzzle game where your task in each level is to ensure that all colored balloons float safely out of the top of the game zone area – avoiding any spiky obstacles in the process. Each balloon is fixed to a ledge by a rope, and you must cut this rope with a spiked missile fired from your cannon bunker, and then, when necessary, use round mini cannonballs to nudge / force the helium filled inflatables out of the danger area.
Controlling the timing, accuracy, power, and trajectory of your projectiles is extremely important, as is the ability to tactfully push and guide the balloons with the utmost care. Masterful mouse-clicking is key to your success here, while plenty of trial and error should eventually help you to find a solution to most of the tricky gravity-based problems. Good luck on your balloon saving mission!
Play the role of a talented and vigorous Greek hero who fancies himself as a hot archer out to win the hand of a young goddess through showing off his unique archery skills. Greek Hero is a surprisingly addicting arrow shooting and skill-based game that combines very simple mouse-clicking gameplay with the opportunity to hone and showcase your arrow firing prowess. However, successfully landing your arrow on a variety of unusual targets is a tricky task made all the more difficult by challenging obstacles, moving targets, and the fact that some targets are awkwardly positioned in each progressively challenging level.
Important physical attributes include good hand-eye coordination, steady mouse-clicking mastery, sharp and reactions. Mental skills required include problem solving enthusiasm (some of the later levels are quite like puzzles requiring quick-fire shots and switch-flipping solutions etc.), the dogged determination of a true hero, patience, and the ability to learn from your mistakes through trial and error. Ok Greek Hero, it’s time to string your bow, and go down in legend!
Cannon Venture is a fun physics & skill-based cannon shooting game and challenging online problem-solving puzzler where you have to pop helium-filled balloons with the assistance of accurate shots from a powerful cannon. Bursting the red and yellow balloons from a direct cannonball hit is difficult, so you need to use a combination of good observation skills and strategy with determined problem-solving skills to utilize the tricky game terrain and any spikes that could come in handy! Quick mouse clicking reactions and good hand eye coordination are also essential to your success; gravity quickly takes hold of the rising balloons, so you need to act fast if you want to eliminate them before they float out of range. Plenty of trial and error and patience should bring you a long way (There are 30 levels to conquer!). So, let’s get balloon popping!
Have you ever thrown a boomerang? Would you like to? Girado is an unusual and intriguing online physics-based skill game that centers around the expert throwing of a boomerang – a traditionally flat wooden tool used for throwing and hunting, and made famous by the indigenous people of Australia, also known as Aboriginal Australians. (Did you know? Boomerangs were also used by some Native Americans, and even Ancient Egyptians!)
In Girado, each level is basically a timed "boomerang relay" where you have to carefully throw the flying tool from character to character – ensuring that the boomerang reaches the final ‘Goal’ character before a timer runs out. As you might imagine, controlling the flight path of a boomerang is no mean feat, and there are many aspects to consider such as the direction and trajectory of the flight, the position of the intended recipient, obstacles to be cleared, and more! As with many skill-based arcade games, quick thinking and reaction speed are important here, especially with the clock ticking against you. Patience is also required as you get to grips with the unorthodox trajectory and returning movement of this boomerang. Even if you struggle at first (most people do), keep practicing, and your boomerang throwing skills should become sharper and more instinctive! Be the first in your class to say they’ve played a cool online boomerang challenge, and mastered "primitive technology" skills!
Difficult observation and concentration-based game: Unique is a challenging, mouse-clicking skill game based on your keen observation and perception skills. In each quick-fire pictorial level, you are shown a set of near-identical icons (shapes or letters). You simply have to identify the unique ‘odd one out’ among the group, and click on that icon as quickly as possible. Sounds simple, right? Well, it's not really! The catch here is that the various shaped images embedded on the icons can make it extremely difficult to initially pick out any discrepancies between the icons without much closer scrutiny. The sight-testing format combined with the pressure of a ticking clock and other steadily-introduced hindrances make for an exciting eye-teaser!
High concentration is the absolute key to success here. Each set of icons are seemingly identical at first glance, and your focus needs to be at 100% if you want to spot that miniscule difference. This unusual puzzle activity could be used as a ‘concentration training’ exercise for gamers of all ages, or anyone who enjoys a straight-forward problem solving challenge with a twist! OK, let’s test those observation skills!
Dottie is a difficult, tension-filled, wire loop-style skill game for all the family where you have to exhibit an extremely steady hand in order to guide (drag) a roaming little dot through some of the wackiest maze-style obstacle courses imaginable. You play the role of ‘Dottie’s’ supremely-skilled mouse-moving escort, and must carefully and subtly maneuver Dottie through winding pathways filled with all sorts of unusual moving obstacles and hindrances. Just don’t let Dottie come into contact with anything other than the eventual Exit Portal!
Based on classic arcade-style wire loop (buzz-wire) games, you have to steadily ‘keep within the lines’ at all times – which is no mean feat under intense pressure! Very few online skill-based activities put so much emphasis on one single physical attribute, but your mouse-moving skills receive the ultimate test here. Good concentration and hand-eye coordination skills, and immense patience and determination are also required. Enjoy the challenge!
Here's a real puzzler for those who love difficult brain teasers and skill-based platform games! To advance in One Step Back, you must escape your own past! This truly is a head-scratching, mind-boggling, time-traveling puzzle game where you have to guide a small, acrobatic stickman character to an exit door without running into regenerated, previous versions (like clones) of himself! Following a theme of ‘moving on from the past’, and ‘not dwelling on previous actions’, the aim of the game is to completely avoid the numerous ‘mimic’ characters that replicate your stickman’s every move. Every few seconds, ghost versions of your character enter the game screen, and you must dodge these "shadows" at all cost. The advantage you have is that you are totally in control of the lead character's movements, so with good memory skills and high speed reactions, you should be able to predict the actions of the regenerated follow-up guys.
This unusual, cool and highly innovative problem solving challenge requires sharp analytical thinking skills, fast reactions, good memory, and serious determination and stamina. You need to be able to quickly change direction using savvy keyboard tapping talent. Ensure not to let the tricky time-traveling adventure melt your mind – and remember that it’s always better to take two steps forward than one step back in this case! Good luck against your own past!
How far can you toss a coconut? Totems Awakening is a challenging coconut-throwing, skill-based puzzle game where you have to ‘awaken’ the sleeping stone head of an ancient totem statue by successfully throwing a coconut at it. This is a fun physics-based game where good hand-eye coordination and observation skills, logical thinking, accurate shooting, expert timing, and slick strategy are all very important. You play the role of the coconut-wielding tribesmen, and must clear obstacles, engineer pathways, create bridges, open doors, flip switches, and more as you try to gain a clear shot at the snoozing statue. Each level is filled with wacky objects, and an often complex web of defenses stand between the initial coconut thrower and the well-protected totem’s head.
Calling all wire loop skill game enthusiasts. Test your steady hand, nerve and mouse controlling ability in this neon maze game online. Trip Wire is an intense and highly-addicting, hand-eye coordination and mouse movement game where you take on 10 increasingly difficult "wire loop" levels. Wire loop (buzz wire) games are popular motor skill-based activities where you have to slowly and carefully guide a metal loop along a snake-like length of wire – without actually touching off of the wire! If you make a mistake or let your hand slip - the loop comes into contact with the wire, and forms a closed circuit - which usually results in a loud, teeth-chattering buzzing noise! In this similar online version, you have to use your computer mouse to move a green sphere alongside various lengths of randomly-shaped neon blue wires. The catch is that you only have a limited time to reach the end of the wire!
This surprisingly-challenging and fun mouse-based game requires a very steady hand, high levels of concentration, great patience, and a cool head under pressure at all times. Even the minutest incorrect wrist movement can result in a crucial 5 second penalty (Keep in mind that time is absolutely precious here!). Players have to be confident yet cautious as they slowly inch their way along the trip wire. Taking things slowly is obviously important, but if you dawdle too long, the timer will catch up to you! Striking a balance between careful, methodical mouse movement and smartly continuing along the wire is the key to success. Have you got the steady hand, nerves and sheer determination to succeed? Will you forever be known as one of the Trip Wire Elite?
A very challenging & fun, skill-based, jumping platform game: In Pyro Jump, you must carefully guide an excitable little flame through a series of increasingly-tricky, jump-based levels. Pyro has the hots for the Paper Princess, and will literally jump through hoops to catch up with her, and set her free. Your goal is to direct the little fellow to the captured Princess in each danger-filled level using various spinning wheel platforms, slippery ledges, flame-firing cannons, and more. Controlling Pyro’s jumping motion is the key as you try to avoid flame-extinguishing spikes, trick platforms, chasms of doom, and many more troublesome obstacles.
This innovative and difficult mouse-clicking game requires good dexterity and precision timing. Pyro’s only possible move is a "jump" initiated by your mouse click, and choosing the exact moment to make a big leap is the all-important skill here. The fun cartoonish graphics, eccentric characters, whimsical soundtrack, and highly-addicting gameplay should be a good fit for kids young and old. Additionally, more accomplished players can aim for perfection by collecting all of the Bonus Flames and Time Achievements. The Question is - Have you got the hand-eye coordination, patience, determination and expert timing skills to succeed, or will your efforts simply go down in flames? OK then - it's time to turn up the heat and leap into action!
A cool game for those who enjoy a blend of skill and educational-based activities online. Axon is a highly scientific-themed, mouse-clicking arcade game where you have to continuously grow a nerve fiber (neuron) by collecting protein spheres that appear within your range, and create as long a neuron as possible. By clicking on (and effectively ‘gobbling up’) the precious protein, your own unique neuron grows higher and higher on the game screen (similar to a growing plant in fast forward motion).
Axons are real biological nerve fibre present throughout your body, and this interesting game tries to assist you in understanding more about the wonderful science behind nerves, nerve endings, and our amazing brain and nervous system. A neuron is any cell within the nervous system, and an axon is part of a neuron (kind of like that legs are part of the human body). Axons are responsible for transmitting messages to neighboring neurons, a process that is essential for physical movement and thought processes. For example, if your brain sends a message to your hand to click your mouse, that message is transmitted to your hand by axons!
But don’t worry if all of that sounds a little complicated or even boring. This highly stimulating and educational point-and-click skill game isn’t just for trainee brain surgeons! The simple and fast-paced gameplay is suitable for players from elementary school age to grownups, and could be used as a fun interactive activity for teaching neuroscience online in the classroom.
Blast Up is a different and surprisingly-addicting, physics-based skill game for kids and teens where you have to propel a soccer ball toward bowling pin targets using an explosive blast created by simply clicking your mouse. You must carefully use a combination of good observation, gravity, trajectory, rapid mouse-clicking and the contours of each level in order to successfully drive your ball in the desired directions. The target pins are often located in extremely difficult-to-reach positions, and throughout the 50 increasingly challenging levels, you can be tested by a limited blast count, timed challenges, awkwardly-positioned blocking objects, tricky door switch obstacles, and more.
This original physics platformer game should be a hit with players who enjoy problem solving puzzles mixed with a bit of interactive action, and requires good hand-eye coordination, expert timing, and great patience and determination – as some of the later levels are extremely difficult. Trial and error is an important factor here as you get to grips with the tough-to-control ball (your ball is particularly bouncy, and while this can be advantageous, it means you need to be smart in predicting the ‘bounce of the ball’). An understanding of the effects of the law of gravity on the ball is also important. You need to be sure that you are driving the ball on the correct flight path in order to hit the elusive target bowling pins. Let's have a Blast!
Maya Boom is a pinpoint physics-based skill game where you have to eliminate evil little characters from the game screen using accurately-placed explosives. You hold the coveted title of ‘Master of Destruction’, and have to strategically position your bombs in sensible, logical positions in order to blow the mini baddies off of the game screen. The catch is that you only have a limited number of bombs in each level (like par in golf), and you also have to protect any ‘good guy’ characters – ensuring that they survive your use of explosive power! You get no reward for simple, gung-ho tactics here, but you should achieve success by carefully studying the landscape, and placing bombs strategically.
This fun and addicting problem-solving brain teaser activity should be a good fit for fans of destruction games, as well as for puzzle aficionados who enjoy a good old thinking + skill-based test. Quick reactions and sharp mouse movements are also important. You may have to repeatedly plant bombs in quick succession, so make sure your nimble fingers are loose and ready to rock! Enjoy the explosive action!
Stabilize is a very straight-forward yet challenging skill-based balancing game where you have to drop a set number of randomly-shaped blocks onto a loosely-positioned scale (beam) below. Each block must be played, and you can only afford to ‘lose’ two blocks or less in each level; if more than two objects fall out of the game zone, you lose that level! You have two areas on either side of the fulcrum (the gravitational central point) from which to drop your blocks, and you need to very carefully decide when and where to make that all-important Click!
This physics-based online game could be used as a fun exercise for young children learning about balancing, scales, and the effects of gravity. Older players should also enjoy the suspense-filled action, with a constant stream of exciting ‘will it / wont it fall’ moments to get your puzzle-pulses racing! A high level of concentration, quick reactions, and an ability to think logically and make good decisions are all important skills required here. So, it’s time to ‘scale’ the new heights as part of your balancing act! Be brave, and good luck!
If you like to get your head around a good physics-based brain teaser or design game then try Impulse J5: Nights, an unusual puzzle game where you have to construct a large tower-like structure using 30 jelly-like ‘nodes’ that act as small circular building blocks. Your goal is to carefully attach these expanding nodes together in order to form as tall a structure as you possibly can. Each step in your construction forms a number of new joints (angles), but you have to be careful – your wobbly tower is bound by the laws of gravity, and will collapse if it is too heavy on one side.
This stimulating and quirky engineering and construction game requires steady mouse-work, patience, and a lot of trial and error to get familiar with the eccentric jelly-like movement of your would-be tower. Some knowledge of the effects of gravity is important (but not essential) as you try to come up with cool and creative ways of growing your construction to a record height. Ok Jelly Tower Architect – let’s reach for the stars, and build a funny looking skyscraper!