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free online brain games

Below are links to the 200 free online brain games on this site. Play them online anytime. For more information, see the Brain Games intro page.

MOBILE: Some games run best on desktop. If you have trouble playing a game on your phone or tablet, please visit this site on a desktop computer.

These games do not require the Adobe Flash Player. To play them, click the Small, Medium, or Large "Play" button or HTML5 link on the game page, under the picture of the game.

Popular Categories (Click to jump down): Backgammon, Bubble Shooter, Checkers & Chess, Crosswords, Fireboy and Watergirl, Hangman, Mahjong, Penguin, Scrabble Games, Sokoban, Solitaire, Sudoku, Tetris, Typing, Word Search

More About the Free Online Brain Games

The free online games above do not require the Adobe Flash Player or any other plug in. The games should work automatically in your browser.

Examples of popular browsers include Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Opera. These games work best on desktop computers. Some of them run on tablets, too.

To launch a game, such as Wordmeister Scrabble, first go to the game page. You can reach a game's page by clicking the game image or link in the game list above. Or, search for your favorite game using the site search page. The search tool is also available at the top of every page of this site.

Once you're on the game page, click the Small, Medium, or Large button under the picture of the game, or the HTML5/Mobile link (as shown in the following images). This opens the game in a pop-up window.

HTML5 Buttons
HTML5/Mobile link

These free online brain games follow modern HTML5 web standards. They were created in HTML5-friendly languages, API's, and games engines, such as Javascript, WebGL, Constructs 2 & 3.

In general, these games do not work well on smart phones. Many of the games appear too small on a phone screen. So play them on your desktop computer if you can.

NOTE ABOUT THE ADS: These online games are free to play, so most of them are supported by advertising. This revenue goes mostly to the game developer and the game distribution company. also receives a share. Thanks for your patience and support!

Free Online Printable Puzzles

In addition to the free online games, there are lots of free printable puzzles on this site. I've made quite a few printable crossword puzzles and word search puzzles (including Bible word searches).

summer crossword puzzle

You'll also find printable Balance Quest puzzles, a unique type of math puzzle invented by my friend Whit McMahan.

For those who love sudoku, there are hundreds of printable sudoku puzzles here, including solutions. There's even a free, detailed three-part lesson on How to Play Sudoku and Win, written for this site by sudoku guru Ken Rush.

Free free to print out and solve any of these puzzles whenever you like. Solving puzzles on paper is yet another useful way to help keep your brain sharp.

More About the Adobe Flash Games

Some of the free online brain games have both an HTML5 version and an Adobe Flash version. You may see this on the game page. Simply choose which version you want to play. The majority of the Flash games no longer work, however. Support for Adobe Flash was removed from the web by the major browser companies at the beginning of 2021.

A few of the free Flash games can still be played. The Flash games marked as "Ruffle Flash" are currently playable. Following is a list of the games that have an Adoble Flash version compatible with the Ruffle Flash player. These are playable in your browser: 3D LogicAir TyperBrain FollowGlitter MemoryLightning LibrarianMario MemoryQuickPic MemorySchool Supply SNAPSpider SolitaireTom & Jerry Snack.

Adobe Flash games are old technology. In 2020 they were phased out by the major tech companies. As mentioned above, the new Ruffle Flash player allows some of the old Flash games to be played. You don't need to download the Ruffle Flash player, though. The player is embedded on my site and runs the compatible Flash games automatically.

Because Adobe Flash is no longer being developed, I'll mostly be adding free HTML5-compatible games (including javascript games, etc.) going forward. The HTML5 games load fast and use open-source technology that works well with modern browsers.

I hope you enjoy the free online brain games on this site. Play them often to give your brain a boost. There's no logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing!

To learn how to use brain games to improve your memory and brain power, visit the main Brain Games Training page.

NOTE REGARDING MOBILE: These games work best on desktop. If you have trouble running a particular game on your tablet or phone, please visit this site on a desktop computer.

Published: 01/30/2018
Last Updated: 09/25/2021

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