The best games you can play in your browser right now

Although gaming can be an expensive hobby, there are also plenty of options that are more accessible to those without powerful PCs.

Considering this, here are some of the best games that you can run in your browser.

A Dark Room

A Dark Room is a text adventure game that resembles classic text-based PC games from the 70s and 80s.

The game starts in a dark room and gives you the single option to start a fire.

As you stoke the fire and keep it burning, the story develops, and more gameplay options become available.


Cardgames.io

Cardgames.io is great if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for but you just want to kill some time.

The website includes a myriad of primarily card-based mini-games, like Freecell, Go Fish, Rummy, Solitaire, and Yahtzee.

Other games include Mahjong, Sea Battle, Checkers, Chess, and Sudoku.


Celeste Classic

Before Celeste became the popular platformer that it is now, there was Celeste Classic.

You can still play this first iteration of Celeste in your browser, which proves to be just as challenging as the complete release.

If you haven’t played Celeste yet, this is the perfect opportunity to see if you’d be interested in buying the full version.


QWOP

QWOP is a strange simulation game that lets you control the thighs and calves of your track runner.

The goal is to finish a 100-meter sprint without sending your runner straight to the emergency room because of a skull fracture.


Skribbl.io

Skribbl.io is one of the games that kept my friends and I entertained throughout the pandemic.

It’s an online multiplayer version of Pictionary, where each player gets a chance to draw a selected word.

The rest of the players then have to guess what the artist is drawing, with the first player to guess correctly getting the most points.

If you have a bunch of friends that can’t draw, this game is bound to be absolutely hilarious.


Slither.io

Slither.io is a multiplayer version of the classic Snake mobile game.

Players have to consume pellets to increase the length of their snake’s body, and slithering into another player will reset all progress.


Sort the Court

In Sort the Court, you are the King of an up-and-coming medieval kingdom.

Your task is to either say yes or no to a host of individuals’ requests, ranging from cats, chickens, purple blobs of mold, wizards and more.

Sort the Court is a surprisingly engaging little game that will make you consider all kinds of decisions to keep your people happy and your kingdom wealthy.


There Is No Game

In There Is No Game, your goal is to do everything in your power to upset a narrator who insists that you won’t find the game you are looking for.

There Is No Game is a cunning play on inverting what we’ve come to expect from traditional video games, and it still manages to deliver an enjoyable and entertaining experience.


Threes

Threes is a numerical puzzle game similar to 2048 that tasks the player with stacking equivalent numbers on top of each other.

Players can only move up, down, left, or right at a single time, with new tiles spawning every turn.

The game is over when you run out of room, after which you’ll have to start again.


Townscaper

The browser game Townscaper is a barebones version of the popular indie title by the same name.

This game is excellent if you have some time to spare and just want to play a relaxing, creativity-coaxing city-builder — who knows, it might persuade you to buy the complete Steam version.


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