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 (or the HTML5/Mobile link) under the picture of the game.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, not all Flash games will be converted to HTML5 format. This is also not under my control. It is up to each game's developers and those who hold the game's license.
I am trying to find HTML5 equivalents for many of the Flash games, but some of your favorites, such as Scrabble Sprint, will likely be lost forever, which is the sad reality.
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!
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.
Last Updated: 01/22/2021
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