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Never Played On-line Games Before? It's Like the Gym for Your Mind!

Mar 14, 2008
Many people these days start out with a feeling of guilt when they look at on-line games. Perhaps they feel that it is too belittling for them, but really, these casual games of skill can be like a daily work out for the brain. So, if you've never played an online game before, you may feel a little overwhelmed by how many game options you have. From adventure games to strategy games, there are many websites that offer free and subscription based online games. Some games allow you to play against other people, while others are more traditional in that you can play against a computer or try to beat your best score each time.

With most of these games sites, there is not even any requirement to pay money, and many sites will let you play for free for as long as you like - although you may have to upload about $5 or so after a few weeks, to prove that you are a real person. My advice in fact is not to pay to play any games until you have had enough time to play and learn for free, and then take on the world!

With the rapid spread of on-line skill games on the web, there are now a number of key suppliers to choose from. King and Miniclip have been around for some time, but what we like about newest kid on the block - uVme - is that rather than you having to schedule your game with a worthy opponent using 'off-line' techniques (i.e. a phone call or email), as well as the conventionally way of setting up a challenge for them to play at some future point, you can use uVme's built-in cross platform Instant Messenger to throw out your challenge whenever you see them on line. This will also mean you will be very easily able to take part in very high price ticket tournaments, without all of the administration. You can, of course, also become a Games Promoter on uVme, and set up your own tournament!

Now, when looking for online games to play by yourself or with friends and family, visit a few of the gaming websites and try out some of their games. You may become addicted to one game, in particular Fruit Frenzy from uVme is EXCELLENT!) or you may find a few other games that you enjoy. If you want to download a game to your computer so you can play whenever you want, follow the instructions on the site. Most sites allow you to download games for free, but always check the fine print before agreeing to upload the game to your computer. Games that don't need downloads ae usually a lot moer convenient.

Multi-Player Online Games

If you're looking for online games where you can play with or against other people, there are plenty to choose from. These games allow you to join teams or play one-on-one. Adventure games, online fantasy games, and action games are the most common genres.

When looking for these types of games, also known as massive multiplayer games, search online and read through their websites to learn more about the rules, subscription fees, and the type of computer system you will need as some games require you to have additional memory or an upgraded graphics card in order to appreciate the graphics and move from screen to screen easily.

Multi-player online games are played by those who live in many different places all over the world. This means that you will find people online at all times.

Strategy Games

If you don't want to play against other people, check out strategy games that test your cognitive abilities problem solving abilities. There are games where you have to find your way out of a locked room by searching for clues and putting them together, and games where you have to stack objects correctly before time runs out. These games are easy to play and can be very rewarding after a tough day or as a mid-day pick-me-up.

Whichever online games you end up playing, remember to have fun and enjoy yourself. Try not to take these games too seriously. They are a superb way of relaxing after a busy day's work, and in fact, many employers, especially in the States, are actually advocating the playing of these casual games (so-called as they are quick enough to be played in your break), as they actually reduce stress, and also sharpens the mind for the next grueling task!
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