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Mahjong is a fun, classic Chinese game, also known as Mahjongg, Mijang, Taipei, Morejongg, Mindjongg. The original Mahjong is played with similar pieces but under a different concept. The objective of this challenging game is to remove all the pieces from the board by matching 2 identical tiles. The tiles should have the same numbers or pictures on them. For example, a flower may match another kind of plant or flower. A dancing girl can match another girl with the same or different clothing. Have fun matching the tiles!
How to Play: Using your computer mouse, left click on two tiles that you think match for them to disappear. Note, you can only match tiles that have the left or right side unblocked and nothing on top of them. Tip: You should open the most important tiles first (the top and the left and right sides) in order to have as many tiles unblocked as possible.
Easy Chess is an easier version of the popular chess game where you play against the computer. Easy Chess is a good game for beginners looking for an easy opponent. If you don't know how to play chess yet, read the rules in the 'Rules' section. In this flash game, you always play white and the computer plays black. Normally, you choose randomly who goes first, but in this game you will always begin. You can see the game history on the right side of the game screen. There are also 'Undo', 'Replay' and 'Quit' buttons. Develop your brain cells and have fun!
How to Play: To move a piece, just left click on it using your computer mouse and choose a cell for the move. Left click on a different figure if you change your mind and decide to move another piece. When you hover your mouse over a free cell, it will highlight the cell if you are allowed to move the figure into that cell.
BattleShip The Beginning is a classic naval strategy board and cannon shooting game for all the family, where you have to seek out and then sink hidden enemy ships before they destroy all of yours (You play play against the computer). Set back in the 1600’s at the end of the golden age of piracy, this rustic game is a welcome treat with superb modern graphics and sound effects. It’s a full-on, explosive battle at sea, where only the most calculating and determined side will prevail!
In order to win this game, you need to outwit the enemy using your superb tactical warfare skills! OK, sound the trumpet, let’s go to war skipper! Your job is to annihilate the hidden enemy fleet – blast them out of the water. The first side to destroy all of the opponent’s fleet wins! The enemy ships are hidden, so you have to estimate or predict where they might have strategically placed themselves. Once you get a hit (on part of their ship), you have a clearer picture of where the rest of the ship might be hidden and how they are positioned (vertically or horizontally). Now you’re getting closer to victory!
Once you get a hit, you get another free turn. Think hard before you fire your cannon balls. Don’t waste shots! Try aiming for squares 4/5 distances apart in order to more quickly locate the positions of your opponent’s ships. They won’t all be located in one part of the grid! OK officer, ready for some all-action adventures on the high seas? Good luck, think ahead and don’t lose! Aye Aye Captain!
3D Chess is a regular fun and engaging 2D chess game with 3D view that should not be mixed up with Tri-Dimensional Chess (Tri-D Chess) or Three-dimensional chess (3D chess or Raumschach). Choose the desired difficulty level (advanced, casual or beginner) of this classic board game, thus setting the level of how 'smart' the computer will be playing against you. Good luck and remember to move strategically!
How to Play: Pick your preferred difficulty level. Use your Up, Down, Left & Right arrow keys on the computer keyboard to accelerate, brake and to turn left & right. If you take the first move, you will automatically be playing with the whites against the computer. You can choose to play 'black' by letting the computer start first.
Checkers: First, you have to choose if you are going to play against the computer or a friend in this fun and addicting classic board game. You will start, because your checkers will be red. There are some simple checkers rules for those who don't yet know them:
The players take turns moving one of their own pieces. The checkers are usually named 'Man' and 'King'. A 'Man' is an ordinary single checker, which may move one square diagonally and can only move forward (onto an empty square). The 'King', which is what a man becomes if it reaches the last rank, may move back and forward. In this game, captures are mandatory. If a square diagonally in front of a 'Man' is occupied by an opponent's checker, and if the square beyond that checker in the same direction is empty, the 'Man' may jump over the opponent's checker and land on the empty square. The opponent's piece is then removed from the board. If in the course of single or multiple jumps the man reaches the last rank, becoming a king, the turn shifts to the opponent. No further 'continuation' jump is possible. You will see that the rules are not as confusing, as it may seem at first, when you will begin to play the game. Good luck!
ZnemChess is a chess board game for kids, grownups and seniors, where the ultimate goal is to trap the leader of the opposing army - the king. This is called Checkmate and results in a win for the checkmating side. This is a fun and challenging mind workout suitable for all ages. Have a go! See if you have the mental prowess to capture a king. Good luck Mastermind!
OK, so you are playing against the computer –and you both take turns until someone wins or the game ends in a draw. You play as the white pieces at the bottom of the chessboard. White moves first. The computer has the black pieces. Standard chess rules and setup applies here. Once pieces are captured, they disappear off the playing area. A player can take a piece off the opponent by moving one of his own pieces to the square that contains a piece of the opponent.
The two armies oppose each other across the board. The smallest pieces (pawns) man each army's second row, and the larger pieces are on the first row. The royal couple of King and Queen sit in the center of the army, flanked by the bishops, knights and rooks. ZnemChess a great game to play for chess beginners as the computer can be easier to beat here than on other chess games! Have fun trying!
Battleship: This is a fun and challenging classic battleship game for kids and the whole family. Sink your opponent's battleships before he sinks yours! Be clever and precise with your moves. Try to position the pieces as strategically as you can, so that the computer will have trouble guessing where they are. Try to guess where your opponent's ships are and sink them with the least possible moves. Have fun and good luck!
How to Play: Firstly, enter your name and then select where to deploy your ships. Deploy your battleships by left clicking on them and pointing at the board with your computer mouse. If you want to turn the ship - use the arrow keys on the keyboard. After you have selected the right position for the battleship, left click to set the battleship. The second board is the computer's (opponent's) board. Select the position on that board and left click with your mouse to shoot. If you have hit the computer's ship, you can try to hit it once more until you miss or sink it's ship. Note, the ships can be next to each other on the board.
Online Chess is a regular chess game played against the computer. You have to choose the playing mode first. The 'shallow' mode is for Pentium II-class computers (old ones) and the 'deep" mode is for Pentium III / Athlon-class computers. You can see the game history and a 'restart' button on the right side of the game screen. Good luck and have fun playing this fun and addicting game! Move strategically!
How to Play: You move the blue figures on the game screen and the computer moves the pink ones. To move a piece, left click on it using your computer mouse. The computer will highlight the cells which you can move to. When you click on your chosen cell, the piece will move.
Chinese Checkers is a variation of the Classic Chinese Checkers game which will develop your logic skills and make those brain cells work hard! Your objective in this fun and engaging game is to clear as many pieces as possible. Good luck and have fun!
How to Play: To clear a piece, just jump over another peg. Left click on a piece using your computer mouse and drag it over the other piece to put into an empty cell next to it. You can jump horizontally or diagonally, but there must be a free cell right after the peg you are jumping over.
Allout for kids is a fun strategy game with 50 boards to choose from. It is a tough, quick thinking, brain-teaser game that will most certainly put your brain cells to work. The objective of the game is to turn each light on the board off. If a bulb was 'on' it will switch to 'off' and vice versa. To win against the devil, you just need to make sure the entire board is ALLOUT. Note, the first 4 levels of ALLOUT game are classified as 'Easy' to get you into the swing of things, from that point on you are on your own. Try to solve each puzzle as fast as you can, because the time is ticking! Good luck and defeat the devil!
Chess: Experience hours of pleasantly spent time playing classic Chess online. First of all, select if you are going to play against another player or against the computer. If you choose the latter, then you should also select the computer's playing speed (slow or fast). You will start by moving the whites. To move a piece, simply click on it and the surrounding cells to which you can make the move will be indicated. On the right side of the game screen, you can see the history of the moves you made. Good luck in outwitting the computer!
Crazy Chess is a fun and challenging game played against the computer. This addicting game requires a combination of speed and logic. Your objective is to defend your castle from the raging attacks of the black pawns. Try to capture the pawns before they reach the bottom of the board, because it only takes eight black pawns to destroy your castle! If you capture more than one pawn in a row - you will earn combos. You (the Knight), and pawns move in the same way as in the usual chess game, however, you have to be very quick as pawns move without waiting! If you progress to higher levels - you will be rewarded with bronze, silver, gold and platinum medals. It is worth trying! Note, there are 'power-ups' appearing from time to time. Collect them for extra lives, castle reconstruction or help of capturing the pawns. Good luck in defending your castle!
Scramble Squares - This puzzle game played against the clock that helps young children to develop their logical and rational thinking. The objective of the 4×4 grid puzzle is to place the tiles in alphabetical (or numeric) order by making sliding moves and utilizing the available empty space. At the beginning of the game, you can choose between letter or number tiles by clicking on the switch button located in the bottom right corner of the game screen. How fast can you complete this board puzzle?
How to Play: Move tiles around in order to place them in the correct spot. Once the tile is set in the correct position, a green checkmark appears on the tile indicating that it is now in the correct position. Tile ordering begins from the top left side of the square. Use your mouse to drag a tile into an empty space, and keep moving each tile to the correct position one by one. Sometimes a tile may indirectly land on the right place but it needs to be moved to get another tile in place also. Don’t worry about that. You should start putting tiles in order from the top or bottom part but never from the middle. You can also switch during a game from letter or numeric tiles and vice versa. The game is time-based, so you should avoid unnecessary moves, and think before you move a tile to save precious time. Good luck!