Places to Play Free Online Games

The Best Free Games Online

Taking a break in your day to play some free online games is a great way to just take a time out from the world for awhile. These free online games can relax you, get your brain working, or just simply give you a chance to have some fun and take a break from the day-to-day.

The websites below are the best places to go online to play free online games. You'll find hundreds of games that you can dive into without having to worry about spam, malware, or viruses.

You'll find a variety of free online games at these websites including puzzle games, action games, word games, arcade games, sport games, board games, and card games. There really is something for everyone!

Tip: I also have compiled some best of lists for online preschool games, car games, time wasters, typing games, and word search games.

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Pogo

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Pogo has around 100 free online games including puzzle, board, card, word, casino, and arcade games that are all playable from their website.

There really is something for every type and age of game player at Pogo, and you'll easily find a number of games that will work your brain, relax it, or put you in competition with other online players.

Games can be browsed by category or you can scroll to the very bottom of Pogo and see every game listed alphabetically.

You can play all the free online games at Pogo without registering but if you decide to, which is free, you'll be entered into prize drawings, be able to store you game stats and earn tokens, as well as connect to Facebook and chat with your friends will you play the games. More

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Miniclip

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There are hundreds of free online games at Miniclip and many of them are original games that are only available through the Miniclip website. Games here include action, puzzle, dress up, multiplayer, strategy, word, sports, stunt, girls, and 3D games.

Some of the most popular online games at Miniclip include 8 Ball Pool, Agar.io, Contract Wars, Soccer Physics, Tanki Online, and Happy Wheels. The top 100 games are conveniently listed together.

You can even subscribe to an RSS feed to stay on top of all the new free game releases.

Registration at Miniclip, which is free and optional, will let you keep track of high scores and rankings and create your own avatar. Miniclip also has a unique feature where you can create leagues so that you and your friends can compare rankings and high scores on all the games at Miniclip. More

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Addicting Games

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Millions of free online game lovers flock to Addicting Games each month, and after one visit you'll quickly see why.

The free online games you'll find at Addicting Games are submitted by game developers all over the world in popular categories like strategy, car, shooting, sports, action, puzzle, funny, and escape games. There are so many games here you won't believe your eyes.

You can browse through the games by category to find exactly what you're interested in. They can also be found by lists of the most popular, top rated, most reviewed, and most favorited games, for just last week, last month, or of all time.

A few of the more popular games include The Impossible Quiz, The Worlds Hardest Game, Bowman 2, and Mini Putt.

Jump in and play any of Addicting Games games right away or take a minute to register so you can keep track of your scores and challenge your friends. More

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Kongregate

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Kongregate is a portal to tens of thousands of virus-free, online games that you can play right from your browser. Free online games include action, multiplayer, shooter, adventure & RPG, sports, racing, strategy & defense, music, and puzzle.

It's easy to find the perfect game at Kongregate by browsing the categories, new games, highest rated games, or top games this week/month/year.

After you've played a few games, Kongregate will show your recently played games, some recommendations based on your favorite games, and even a playlist of free games that you want to play later (if you login).

Free registration is optional at Kongregate but it will give you a way to track your points, collect badges and cards, and participate in chat and forums. More

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Armor Games

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Every week new games are added to the already huge collection of free online games at Armor Games. Popular games here are their action, adventure, arcade, shooting, puzzle, strategy, and sports games.

Free registration at Armor Games means less advertisements, the ability to create your own favorite games list, community chat, and a way to earn Armor Points.

RSS feeds are available for game updates and new games so you can always stay updated.

Besides online games, Armor Games also create free mobile games for your phone that you can play on the go. More

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PCH Games

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There are word, strategy, arcade, matching, card, and other free online games at the Publishers Clearing House owned PCH Games (formerly called Candystand) website.

PCH really stands out from the online free online game websites because they give away a ton of prizes that you are entered to win when you reach the top score list on several of their games or trade in your tickets you earn from playing games. More

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FOG

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FOG, short for Free Online Games, is a one-stop shop for just about any game you are looking for because they have it all.

Some of the most popular games at FOG are shooting, puzzle, physics, adventure, sports, war, animal, and racing games. They have a lot more than that though, and they can all be found by using the tags on the main menu at the top of the FOG website.

One easy way to find some of the best games FOG has to offer is to use the Most Played Games and Top Rated Games links at the top of their website. Dirt Bike 2, Sim Taxi, Street Racer, and Dare Devil are a few of the more popular ones. More

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GameNode

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You'll find free action, classic, shooting, adventure, fighting, skill, arcade, sports, board, card, management, strategy, racing, puzzle, and word games at GameNode, all playable instantly in a web browser.

The homepage shows some of this week's most popular games as well as a handful of games that were just added to the site (all the new games can be found here).

Some of the more popular free online games you can play at GameNode include Road of Fury, Sentry Knight, and Civilizations Wars 2: Prime.

GameNode's free user registration will let you play against your friends, save high scores, and post comments. More

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Big Fish Games

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Big Fish Games is another website that's best known for their downloadable games but they also have a nice selection of over 2,000 free online games.

Some of the genres of games available through Big Fish Games includes hidden object, casino, strategy, brain teaser, marble popper, word, mahjong, puzzle, and family games.

Be sure to check out the new releases section and the Top 10 Online Games list off to the side of the Big Fish Games homepage to find out which free online games are the hottest right now. More

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Shockwave

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Shockwave is another good source of free online games in categories like sports, adventure, family & kids, car racing, shooters, and jigsaw. They also have trials of downloadable games.

On Shockwave's full list of online games, you can filter the results by category and then sort them by release date, today's play count, or rating to find something new to play.

There are over 1,000 free online games here but new ones are added occasionally. Some of the popular games you can play at Shockwave include Daily Diff, Word Roundup, Daily Jigsaw, and picturiffic.

Become a free Shockwave member and you can play with friends, win trophies, and earn tokens that might win you prizes. More

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