Free online games
It is not hard to find free online games. You even have a large array of options depending on what your particular tastes are. While the Internet can be great for news and sports updates, there are plenty of people who just want to have fun and find a fun way to burn off a couple hours after work or in the evening. For these types of web surfers, there are many different options, all depending on preference.
Arcade type games
There are hundreds of free arcade type games that can be found on Yahoo, and on other web sites specifically designed for gamers. RealPlayer has an arcade site with over sixty games to download and counting, all of them for free. Many of these are individual arcade games, but there are plenty of ways to play someone else over the web if you prefer some type of interaction. You can find online chess, checkers, backgammon, blackjack, and dozens of other games. Whatever you want to play, you can find it somewhere . . . and with many of these games you don’t even have to dig very deeply to find them.
Is poker your game? Or Black Jack? Most online casinos offer “practice money” that gets renewed once a day if you bust. As long as you sign up for an account you can use practice money to play Texas Hold ‘Em, five card draw, black jack, Caribbean poker, or any of a wide variety of games for free. Best part is if you win extra play money, usually it rolls over and you get to keep it. If you bust, the next day you are back to your original amount. This is a great way to learn to play games that you might otherwise not be able to pick up on. Hold ‘Em and blackjack are pretty basic, but Omaha Hi-Lo and Caribbean Poker might be new ones to the average player.
There is also the option of demo downloads. Some web sites will offer a limited demo version of a game released for PC in the hopes that the free, limited version will be enough fun and pique enough interest to cause you to buy the actual game at full price. This is a good deal, as often even very limited demo games still have enough strategy and challenge to them to stay entertaining for several hours on end.
Your choices online are just about limitless. Just look around for the specific game you are looking for, find your free game, and have fun. There are hundreds of options, so surf around for one you will enjoy and have fun!