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July 25 2011 2 25 /07 /July /2011 14:15

Basketball is a tremendously popular sport, especially in the United States of America, and as a result there are a large number of basketball computer games available online. This article explains where to find free online basketball games and how the games work.

A game

Agame.com

Agame.com has a massive selection of free fun basketball games available on their website. They are all fairly basic but are still good fun. They range from semi-serious games such as 'street ball', with the aim of the game being to score more points than the computer, through to 'crazy hoops basketball' where you have to throw the ball through moving baskets.

This game in particular is very addictive as you continuously try to break your high score. It will keep you amused for a while and while it's free, you may as well give it a go.

Candystand.com

Candystand. com

Candystand. com is another website that plays host to a number of basketball games. Titles exist such as '3- point shootout' and 'Globetrotters: Dunk- Off.' These games, like the games on Agame, are very basic but are still fairly addictive.

Lead game

The lead game on the website is a game called, 'H. O. R. S. E.' This game works in the same way that the playground football game, 'S. P. O. T' works.

The aim is to shoot free throws and every time you miss, you get a letter added to your score. The first person to obtain all of the letters to spell out the word 'Horse' loses. This game is quite hard to get to grips with at first but does become fairly addictive, especially if you keep losing.

Basketballonly.com

Basketballonly. com

Basketballonly. com is, unsurprisingly, an online website dedicated to basketball games. The games are essentially links to games from other websites. The website is effectively a basketball game search engine which includes games from the websites that we have already talked about.

Other games are on here though with titles such as, 'Bunny B-Ball' which allow you to take on the character of little bunnies taking free throws and 'Ultimate Mega Hoops' which is a version of the, 'Crazy hoops' game from Agame.com.

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July 9 2011 7 09 /07 /July /2011 11:12

The best problem solving games are usually related to Maths and Science. Some others are brain-teaser word problems, and puzzles involving hidden objects. This article will talk on the top five problem solving games.

Sudoku

Sudoku is a logic-based number-placement puzzle game. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits, so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid contains all of the digits from 1 to 9.

Puzzle setter

The puzzle setter provides a partially completed grid, which typically has a unique solution. Completed puzzles are always a type of Latin square with an additional constraint on the contents of individual regions.

For example, the same single integer may not appear twice in the same 9x9 playing board row or column, or in any of the nine 3x3 sub-regions of the 9x9 playing board. It became an international hit in 2005.

Crossword

A crossword is a word puzzle that normally takes the form of a square or rectangular grid of white and shaded squares. The goal is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers.

Rubix Cube

In a classic Rubik's Cube, each of the six faces is covered by nine stickers, among six solid colours (traditionally white, red, blue, orange, green and yellow).

Pivot mechanism

A pivot mechanism enables each face to turn independently, thus mixing up the colours. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be a solid colour. In 2010, the Rubix cube celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Team building problem solving games

Toxic waste

It is a popular, engaging small group activity. Equipped with a bungee cord and rope, a group must work out how to transport a bucket of "Toxic Waste" and tip it into the neutralisation bucket. It can be used to highlight almost any aspect of teamwork or leadership.

Minefield

It is another good exercise for building a team. Objects are scattered in an indoor or outdoor place. In pairs, one person verbally guides his/her partner, a blindfolded person, through the minefield.

If the blindfolded person steps on one of the mines, then they are eliminated. The first team to reach the end of the designated area unscathed is the winner.

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July 7 2011 5 07 /07 /July /2011 08:36

There is a myth that free games can not be as good as games which you pay for. For the most part, this is true. However, there are plenty of free online gaming sites out there, with free games that can provide hours of entertainment.

Stick sports

Sticksports.com is a free gaming website, which features stick men, that you control playing various sports.

Sports range

The sports range from tennis to football, from racing to baseball but by far the best free web game is stick cricket.

Stick cricket

Simple but effective, easy to play but addictive, stick cricket will keep you entertained for hours, days, perhaps even weeks on end.

Features of the site

You can guide your favourite nation or create your own team to world domination. You can even compete in regularly updated leagues for high scores against other stick cricketers from all around the world. This is a fantastic free website, and is highly recommended.

Mini clip.com

Mini clip is a free website, which features a large number of free games from all genres. From sports games to basic racing games, Mini clip has so many games available, that there is no way that you would be able to play them all.

Features of the game

Although there are no single games, that are as good as the stick games, most of them are very simple.

The number of games on there keeps you on the site for a good length of time.

The games are more diverse, as the site features puzzle, and word games as well as sporting games.

Nuts games

Nuts magazine website features a very good selection of free games. Some are better than others and, for the most part, the games are fairly simple, but overly challenging.

Addictive game

However, the good thing about such simple games is that they can be very addictive, especially if you are competing against the high scores of fellow players, which is often the case in nuts games.

Different games

There is a very good 'super blast billiards game' as well as a decent online battle ping pong game.

The best game, however, is probably the nuts, 'be a soccer superstar' game, in which you play the life of a professional footballer, and try to play your way in to one of the top clubs.

For a free game, it is fairly realistic, and keeps you interested for a good amount of time.

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