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Monday, January 19, 2015

Chromebook Games

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I'm leaving Buenos Aires in couple of days and returning home to the Great Northwest where it rains all the dang time, not like here, where it only pours on alternate days. Anyhoo, I thought I would load some games onto my Chromebook so I would be able to kill some of those hours I will be in transit. Here's a brief rundown of what I have loaded and tried, mostly.

These made it through my initial go-round:
  • 3D Cube is a virtual Rubik's cube with the option of more or less than three blocks to an edge.
  • Blocks Collapse
  • Entanglement
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  • Little Alchemy
  • Oh h1
  • Quento promises to be entertaining. Combine numbers and symbols for simple math operations to deliver the requested value. I played for a while last night until I got stuck. Was it a bug or was I just tired?
Old standards that should work fine, but you never know. I tried a different version of Sudoku earlier and it was cumbersome in the extreme.
  • Avalon Spider - Card game
  • Sudoku
  • Mahjong
Fail, for one reason or another:
  • Blackwell requires some special run-time support, like Adobe, but different, and there doesn't seem to be a version for Chromebook. 
  • Core requires quick movements to block bad blobs and accept good ones. Not for me.
  • Minesweeper by has bugs, doesn't work properly. Thumbs down.
  • Phantom Seeds. A simple picture book story, for children perhaps.
  • Rundroid - I think this is what is called a 'platformer'. You have a character who has to run and jump his way across the screen. Not for me.
  • Think Number. A simple minded number game. You pick a number then the game displays a series of screens with multiple numbers on in. You decide whether your number is shown or not. After half a dozen screens it figures out what your number is and tells you. Not very interesting.
  • Triplex is a sort of jigsaw puzzle. It looks like it might be kind of interesting, but you need to be able to rotate the game pieces and I could not figure out how to do that. There is a forum, but the instructions are in Russian. When you have two buttons labeled with alien (Cyrillic) characters, which one do you push?


AndrewP said...

My family has found Gin Rummy games to be simply entertaining time passers.

LeeAnn said...

I don't think I could play virtual Rubik's Cube. I need the physical ability to fling the bloody thing across the room after it defies me.