Most Flash Games Are Dead; Play the New Games Instead

Most old Adobe Flash brain games no longer work. See below for explanation. Some can still be played. See the Retro Flash Games page.

DECEMBER 2022 UPDATE. To play the main games collection, please visit the Free Online Brain Games page. These HTML5-based games run in modern browsers on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, with no plug-in needed.

Adobe's Flash Is Dead Logo

Adobe Flash End-of-Life. FEB 2021. The Adobe company is now blocking all Flash content on the web (see below). This includes Flash games. As a result, the Flash-based games on this website no longer work.

But don't worry: The 200 free online HTML5 brain games on this site work in modern browsers, including Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera.

These include single-player and multiplayer online games. Play these fun games often to give your brain a boost!

FYI: I've done the best I could to find HTML5 equivalents for the old Flash games. Many don't match exactly, but the theme is approximately the same.

BACKGROUND. You may have noticed it is getting trickier to open the Flash-based brain games. This is by design of Adobe and the browser companies, including Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla.

Through a group effort, they plan to disable Flash games on the web completely soon after December 2020. To review questions and answers about this initiative, please see Adobe's Flash End-of-Life General Information page.

Fortunately, you have another option: the new HTML5-based games. The HTML5 brain games don't use Adobe Flash. To open these games, click the Small, Medium, or Large button under the picture of the game.

HTML5 Buttons

The HTML5 games should work fine without any browser plug-ins or having to fiddle with any settings, and you should be able to play them long into the future.

The Slow Death of Adobe Flash

2019 UPDATE. Through this year and next (2019-2020), the major browser companies including Google, Apple, Mozilla, and Microsoft will restrict Adobe Flash more and more. They are coordinating together with Adobe to remove Flash from the internet entirely. After December 31, 2020 the Flash games will stop working completely.

This is not what I personally would want to see happen. Unfortunately it is out of my control. The browser companies have their reasons.

I will do my best to keep the Flash games going as long as I can. And all is not lost. The HTML5-based brain games are not affected by the slow death of Flash.

HTML5 is a different, newer technology. It is enabled in your browser automatically without the need for a plug-in.

The good news is that HTML5 online games should work long into the future. There will be free online brain games for you to play on this site for many years to come. Or at least as long as I am able to keep the website going, that is! Smilie

Thanks for your patience during this transition from Flash games to HTML5 games. I know it's frustrating. It is for me, too.

There will always be free puzzle, card, concentration, memory, and other types of online brain games to play on this website, as long as I can possibly continue to make it so. I am committed to it.

Published: 05/16/2019
Last Updated: 11/30/2022

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