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Play free online games that require skill, thinking and fast reaction speed on Learn4Good Games. Exercise your brain power and reflexes, and test yourself against some of the best "quick reaction", ability-based challenges, as well as simple, cool and fun, hand-eye coordination activities for elementary school age kids through high school students, grownups & seniors to enjoy at home.

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Ouka is a peculiar mouse clicking-based brain teaser game for children and Big Kids that requires skill, concentration and patience. This game will also test your hand/ eye coordination ability. (Ouka means "cherry blossom" in Japanese). To pass each level, you must move your computer mouse cursor in a certain direction and "Click" on the cherry blossom flower symbol (which moves in different directions and at different speeds and rhythms). But, it’s not as simple as it first appears because you have to first work out the secret behind each level. Good luck!

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Night Balloons is a fun, timing-skill game for kids where you have to catch floating balloons by their strings, enabling some cute and colorful Boxhead characters at the bottom of your screen to float away with them. You catch the floating balloons using a super-sharp balloon catching device. Your goal is to catch them by the string, while at the same time, avoiding to touch the balloon part (because it will burst). In order to succeed, you need to be a focused balloon catcher – someone with an eagle eye and expert aiming skills! Do your best to make the wonderful Boxhead characters happy! Good luck Master Balloon Catcher!

OK, wait for the exact moment and then fire! Try and catch as many balloons (by the string!) as possible. The higher the balloons are in the game screen, the higher you will score. Be careful, the balloon catcher is seriously sharp. It can easily miss the string and pop any of the balloons nearby. Every time you pop a balloon instead of catching it, you lose a life. When all your lives are gone, it’s game over! Also avoid hitting butterflies, and try to catch all the Star balloons, to earn extra points. If you catch a Heart balloon, you receive an extra life. Try and catch balloons that are the same color as the Boxheads, in order to earn more points. OK, ready for some bubbly balloon catching capers? Enjoy!

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Ugi The Time Traveler is a challenging, physics-based skill game where Ugi is caught in the past and it is your goal to get him home. You have to send Ugi back to the future by guiding him to his portal (through, up and over a number of obstacles and across ravines by creating pathways and bridges with your special paint gun.) In each level, you must carefully direct him to the portal (exit). It’s not easy because there are a lot of obstacles Ugi needs to get by.

This tricky time-travelling adventure will certainly test and exercise your creative skills as you try and steer the little time-traveling creature, by drawing a channel or bridge for him in each level. It can take lots of trial and error to find the right solution, and this is all part of the challenge and fun. Happy engineering!

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Gem Barrels is a tricky, skill-based puzzle game, where the goal is to collect Gems on each level by carefully shooting a Cannonball from Barrel to Barrel. On each level, the goal is to collect every precious Gem, but you can only fire the ball once from each Barrel. This game will help to exercise your problem-solving skills as you choose which path the Cannonball needs to travel to collect each Gem. Choosing the right pathway isn’t easy, because once you use a Barrel to fire the Cannonball, you can’t use it again.

You also have to contend with the clock, as there is a timer ticking away on each level. As you progress through the levels, things get even trickier as moving blockades try to stop your Cannonball from reaching the next Barrel. There is some trial and error required in this game, but don't give up! This brain-teaser will exercise your creative abilities as you try to figure out which is the correct path to acquire the most Gems. Ready? Those Gems won't collect themselves, so let’s go!

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Snooping Mr. Clumsy is a tricky and addicting skill game where you have to move quickly to reveal a painting by cutting shapes out of its cover with a magic Orange Orb (ball). Mr. Clumsy has twelve paintings (levels) that tell a quirky story, but they all are covered up by a cover-sheet that you have to remove. Your goal is to cut the mask off the painting.

To remove pieces of the sheet, you must cut them out by zooming across the cover with the Orange Orb. Each time you cut out a valid shape with your Orb, that piece of the cover disappears and you can see more of the painting below. A valid shape that you cut out must have four corners. The clock is ticking, so you'd better get moving!

Beware, because there are nasty Blue Orbs that are out to stop you. If one of them touches the path you are cutting out before it’s completed - you lose a life. Once you lose all of your lives, it’s game over, and you have to start again. You’ll need quick reactions and nifty fingers to succeed in this fast-paced game. Think you’ve got the skills to do it? OK, Good luck then!

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Get ready for the ultimate anti-gravity challenge with Ball Revamped IV, the devilishly tricky skill game where you have to defy the laws of physics, and guide a ball through 100 levels of the most varied obstacle courses imaginable. In this addicting online puzzle, you must maneuver (float) the colorful ball around a number of obstacles and through a special portal to complete each level. There are a whole host of different challenges in each level – you’ll have to squeeze through tight spaces, avoid deadly lasers, smash through barriers, navigate through mazes and more!

If the ball touches any of these obstacles or side walls, you lose a life. Your ball is carefully weighted, and is tricky to control so you’ll need nifty fingers and quick reactions to succeed. Your strategic planning skills will also be tested as you must choose a specific path for the ball in some levels. Dexterity is the key here – controlling the ball is difficult and you’ll need to use natural gravity to your advantage. This fun problem solving activity will also test your quick thinking abilities as there is so much to consider in each level. Ok Pathway Master, show us your ball control skills. Good Luck!

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Aqua Rotation is a challenging online skill game for kids where you have to guide a rotating submarine through an underwater maze. You play the role of Harry Stomper, a rogue submarine pilot who has to save the world all by himself by plugging up 8 mysterious wormholes that have appeared at the bottom of the ocean. Secret Officials at the Hexagon have designed special Plugs and shipped them to Harry so he can drop them in the holes to save the day.

These holes cause everything in the water to spin, so it’s fiendishly tricky to control the submarine through the maze and plug the hole. Squeeze the sub through tiny gaps, and plan and judge when to make your move. Timing is also key in this game – you have to choose the right moment to progress through parts of the maze, or else you’ll hit off the sides.

If you crash the submarine off anything, it breaks apart and you have to start all over again. There’s also plenty of trial and error required, so try to be patient. You’ll need a steady hand to succeed in this anti-gravity underwater challenge. Can you plug all of the holes and save the ocean? Ok then, show us your super submarine skills Admiral!

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Spectrum Genesis is a tricky online skill and puzzle game where you have to navigate a rotating rectangular bar through a grid of dots to complete each level. Your goal is to get the rectangular bar the exit (a bright star) at the opposite end of the grid. You have to swing and bounce the Bar from dot to dot to progress toward the Star. There are bad guys and obstacles that block your path, so avoid them at all costs. If the Bar hits off any obstacles, you have to replay the level.

The more dots you land on along your way, the more points you earn. Timing is the key to this game – you have to choose the right moment to move onto the next dot. You also need to make snap decisions to pick which direction to move the Bar if an obstacle is approaching. This futuristic puzzle activity will really test and exercise your observational skills as well as your quick thinking abilities. Ok Spectrum Genius, let’s get rotating! Good luck, and enjoy the challenge!

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Hippo Feeder is a fun, physics-based puzzle & skill game for kids where you have to feed a bunch of very hungry hippos in each level by throwing a large watermelon into their mouths. You play the role of the zookeeper, and have to overcome obstacles and perform difficult tasks to successfully feed these huge animals in each level. Sometimes the big guys are on seemingly inaccessible ledges, other times the watermelon is blocked off by objects such as crates, rocks and dynamite. You must find the solution to these problems, and give the hippos their dinner before it’s too late!

You'll have to be extremely careful however, as these humongous hippos are absolutely ravenous. They’ll eat anything – even your little zookeeper character, so make sure you keep a good, safe distance! This colorful throwing skill game will really test your decision making, as you have to perform each task in a certain order to make sure that the hippos get their meal in some levels. Accuracy is also very important - make one wrong move and the watermelon could be lost – resulting in some extremely annoyed hippos! OK Zooming Zookeeper, it’s time to serve up some tasty grub to these creatures!

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Remember the classic arcade game Pong? Well, get ready for a similar challenge – but this time, with bombs and explosions! Backfire is an extremely difficult mouse-based skill game based on a simple idea; You have to protect your brave little ball-shaped robot by deflecting the dangerous bombs that are being fired at it. Your mission is to destroy the missile-firing, turret gun bad guys by deflecting their bomb-shaped missiles back toward them (easier said than done!). Dodge and weave your way out of harm’s way in this all-action, fast-paced defensive shooting adventure. Concentration, hand-eye coordination, fast reactions, timing and a cool head under pressure are essential weapons against your bigger, and more powerful, robot enemies. Can you cause their missiles to ‘backfire’? It’s time to rev up your defenses, Robot Renegade! Can you handle the heat? Good luck!

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Lace up your boots for an incredibly tricky and addicting soccer skills challenge! Crazy Keepups is a fun yet difficult mouse-clicking soccer ball game where you have to keep a constantly-moving ball in the air by repeatedly clicking on it. If that still sound simple to you, there’s an added twist; Each time you volley the ball into the air – it reduces in size, making it much harder to keep up as you progress! The game is set in an empty soccer stadium, but if you're talented enough – those seats might just start to fill up fast! Easier said than done!

To master the noble art of the keepy-up, you have to exhibit superb control, expert timing, a steady hand, and above all - fast reactions. This is a good activity to exercise hand-eye coordination skills as you try to carefully follow the path of the ball all over the screen. Ok Keepy-up King or Queen, we hope to see some fancy keepup talent on show. Have we found a new soccer football superstar?

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Golf is a game that is played in some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring places on Earth. It was even famously played on the moon by NASA astronaut Alan Shepard in 1971! Now, in cyberspace, it’s time to take this ball game to the next level! Gravitee is a fun and innovative physics & skill-based game where you play golf in an outer space environment (yet is similar in theme to mini golf). Set in a distant region of the galaxy, you have to whack a golf ball around a planet-filled area, and try to get it through a hoop-shaped ‘hole’ that is part of one of the main planets in as few shots as possible. While this may sound relatively straight-forward, here, you have to take into account the mass and gravitational pull of each planet, as well as the power of your shot.

This unusual online brain teaser activity requires some understanding of physics and how gravity works as you have to adjust the angle of each golf shot, and consider how gravity is going to affect your balls movement and destiny. This fun 1-player game requires a lot of patience and a steady hand, and takes a few shots to get the hang of (to get into your swing). It should be a good fit for young fans of games with a science-based angle, or those of you who love virtual sports games with a twist. Can your problem solving skills lead to a hole in one? Or will your golfing ability simply drift into space? It's time to focus on the mission at hand Captain!

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Grey Life is one of the most addicting skill games that we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. Based on a simple concept of getting a grey orb to an exit portal in each maze-like level, the 81 gamer-designed challenges throw up all kinds of wacky obstacles and trials that test your dexterity, reflexes, timing, decision making, and more in an absolute whirlwind of fast-paced, skill-based action! You have to maneuver the tricky-to-control orb around a tightly-spaced level filled with spikes, laser beams, phazer guns, rocket launchers and other deterrents that try to zap your orb into oblivion!

This outrageously challenging arcade game for older kids and grownups is not for the faint hearted! Although early levels are straight-forward enough, the challenges become extremely difficult as you progress through the game. The levels have been designed by online gamers from around the world, and are built to offer the ultimate test of your dodging and weaving abilities, quick reactions, and observation skills. There are literally dozens of obstacles to overcome and avoid in later levels, and anyone who completes all 81 tasks can safely say they are at an Elite Level of online skill-based gaming!

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Pixmania is a straight-forward yet addicting & fast-paced skill game for kids, teens and nostalgic grown-ups based on a simple concept; You must control a solitary pixel, dodging and weaving around a large grid while collecting Gold pixels and avoiding Red ones (in a race against the clock to score as many points as possible). Pixels are basically the building blocks of everything you see on a classic raster graphics computer game screen. In Pixmania however, your concern is a single controllable pixel in a hectic skill-based & survival activity where quick reflexes, fast reactions, and sharp observation skills are the key. The gameplay is similar in style to classic 1980’s arcade games where quick reflexes, sharp reactions, good observation skills and time management are the key. Set aside your fancy HD 3D games for another day – it’s time to take a trip into the not-too distant past and experience what video gaming was like in the early years!

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Jumper 3: Nonstop is an action-packed jumping skill game of survival where you have to keep an acrobatic Stickman in the air for as long as possible by repeatedly landing on any one of 3 moving platforms. These trampoline-style platforms float perilously above a treacherous field of mushrooms, so your Stickman’s midair movements need to be precise and accurate in order to avoid a game-ending fall! Score as many points as you can by athletically traversing over a circular center spot with each jump, and earn cool upgrades and bonuses with spectacular leaps.

Just like the title suggests, this fun and eccentric online arcade game is absolutely ‘nonstop’! From the moment your Stickman falls from the sky to the moment the game ends, you need to be supremely concentrated in order to stay airborne. Your Stickman has all the attributes of a world class gymnast, and can change direction at will in midair. These qualities mixed with your quick reactions and fast finger work should make for a powerful combination! Ok Jumping Jack (or Jill), let’s see some marvelous midair moves!

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The ‘last man standing’, the "ultimo hombre", is a heroic figure in all aspects of warfare. No matter how highly the odds are stacked against him, he somehow manages to pull victory from the jaws of defeat! Now, it’s time for you to take up this bravest of mantles! One Man Siege is an action-packed, skill-based throwing game where you play the role of a sole medieval soldier who has to topple cannon-firing towers by catching and chucking cannon balls right back at the enemy! Turn defense into attack as you smartly pluck these devastating projectiles from the sky, and quickly use them to your own advantage!

This fast-paced action game is requires good observation skills and quick reactions as you carefully avoid the raining cannonballs while also eying up potential weak spots in the walls of the enemy castle. With only a strong arm as leverage to fire your weapons, your chances of victory are very much reliant on the accuracy and power of your throw. Remember to be patient in your actions, pick the right time to launch your own cannonball offensive – as the Underdog, you don’t need to go ‘gung-ho’ here. But have you got the skill, power and determination to turn your enemy’s weapons against them? Let the One Man Siege begin!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Play an intense online game that exercises and tests your mental and physical attributes: Challenge Circle is a very hard, timing and reaction speed-based skill game where you must use really fast mouse-clicking action to navigate a constantly-moving green ball through a tricky obstacle course made of adjacent circles. Here, you must take great care not to get caught in the wrong side of a circle outline (border) or to collide with obstacles.

Excellent hand-eye coordination, good analytical thinking skills, strategy, and a cool head under pressure are essential skills required for success. Prepare to be tested to your limits in this unique maze-style puzzle challenge!

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