Free Tetris Games Online

Below are links to the free online Tetris Games on this site. Play them online anytime with no restrictions. For more types of games, see the Free Brain Games main page.

These free Tetris games online are fun, plus they train brain skills such as concentration, spatial orientation, and visual perception.

Tetris is one of the classic original computerized brain games. Rotate falling blocks to clear rows and complete levels.

Ready to play? Choose a Tetris game and get started! And when you get tired of Tetris, give the other games a try.

HOW TO PLAY TETRIS. While some of the Tetris games may vary, these are the basic rules of how to play the game:

You start the Tetris game on the lowest level. As you play the game levels will go up, but you need to start at a low level to get used to the game.

Move the tetrominoes left and right with the arrow keys or buttons. Try to move the tetrominoes to get them to move into place.

Rotate the tetrominoes with the up arrow key or button. This will help you fit them into place.

Drop the tetrominoes faster by pressing down on the arrow key or button.

Try to fill up an entire row with tetrominoes without any gaps.

Once you fill up an entire row, that row will disappear and you will earn points.

Keep playing until you can't fit any more tetrominoes into place.

FUN FACTS ABOUT TETRIS. After you've played these free Tetris games online, check out this Tetris trivia. Here are some interesting facts about Tetris from Wikipedia:

original tetris game

It was designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov, a computer engineer in Moscow, on June 6, 1984.

The name "Tetris" derives from the Greek "tetra-" meaning four segments plus "tennis", Pajitnov's favorite game.

Pajitnov's original version for the Elektronika 60 terminal computer used green brackets to represent the blocks.

By 1988, Pajitnov had granted his rights to the game to the Soviet Government. These rights reverted to Pajitnov in 1996.

Electronic Gaming Monthly's 100th issue ranked Tetris as the Greatest Game of All Time.

The shapes in Tetris are called "tetrominoes".

Music A in the Game Boy version is widely recognized as the Tetris theme song. It is an instrumental arrangement of a Russian folk tune called "Korobeiniki".

Korobeiniki were peddlers with trays who sold men's clothing, fabric, books, and other small items in pre-revolutionary Russia.

According to research by Dr. Richard Haier, et al., prolonged Tetris activity can lead to more efficient brain activity during play.

No doubt about it, Tetris is a classic. I hope you enjoy playing these free Tetris games online!

Published: 04/29/2010
Last Updated: 07/31/2023

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