GAMES THAT I CAN'T SEEM TO STOP PLAYING

BLACKJACK    

Easily the game that I can't stop playing the most. Click to go to the Blackjack section which doesn't exist yet but will.

BRAIN GAMES

Puzzles, brain teasers, logic problems, anything with the emphasis on actually having to think.

ESCAPE-THE-ROOM TYPE GAMES

These are Zork-like games...you know, "You are facing a small house with a water pump."  You wander around, find random items, and use them in unlikely ways to escape from whichever unlikely situation you've found yourself in.


HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE:
PLAY 42 GAMES AT ONCE

Difficulty:   EASY
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Added 8/17/05

This game is maddeningly addictive.  This is a tiny little game, made up of 42 even tinier mini-games, ranging from Trivia (solely about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), to Stamping All the Vogon Paperwork, to Flying a Spaceship Through a Belt of Asteroids, to Flying a Planet Earth Through a Belt of Tractors, to Throwing a Tomato at the Head of a Vogon Terrifyingly Close to Reading Poetry, to Dropping a Mini-parasol into the Mixed Drink.

It's scary how addictive this game is...once you've "mastered" each mini-game, you can work on actually completing all 42 games without screwing up; once you're pretty good at that you can work on topping your score (SPEED is EVERYTHING).

Be warned, this game will drive you nuts.  Much like the Helicopter Thingy game below, there's lots of randomness to sometimes give you completely no-win situations, and a nice bug which instead of giving you a trivia question will give you the word "undefined" (or nothing at all), ending your game right when you're on level 41 and were doing good too but I'm not bitter. 

But EVEN WITH ALL THAT, and the lack of a triple-breasted whore from Eroticon 6, I like it, so that proves it's good.  My score to beat as of today is 186,230, all 42 levels completed; The Girlfriend's is just behind that.


FLY THIS LITTLE HELICOPTER THINGY

Difficulty:   EASY
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Added 12/14/04

Well this is a terribly addictive little game.  You're just flying your helicopter through a very-colorful-if-you-think-green-is-colorful landscape, and all you have to do is, not run into anything!  Easy, huh; there's only ONE control--you make it go up...or you fail to make it go up. (You know, just like a real helicopter.)

Oh.  The downside? (and there is one) is that apparently? Your forward stick thingy is stuck full open.  So, that kind of sucks.  Oh, wait, I remembered another downside; apparently the copter is made of rotten balsa wood, so it can't touch anything or even come close or you will immediately blow up.  You will be yelling 'I DIDN'T TOUCH THAT' if you play enough.

Oh and here's another downside (apparently there are several downsides)...sometimes the lush green-block terrain is just plain impossible to get through (like in the thumbnail on the left), and consequently your game will end immediately.  (That's a kinda big downside come to think of it.)

My best on here is 3154.  My girlfriend's is something like 2400, but we all know she can do better, she just hasn't had the time. And we know this girl who got like 40,000. Well it wasn't that much but it was a dang lot.


THROW A PIECE OF PAPER INTO A TRASH CAN
Click on the link, then click 'Go' to play.

Difficulty:   MEDIUM
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Added a long time ago
Oh man! It sounds easy...but wait, there's this fan! Not only that, but it's turned on! And somebody keeps moving it from one side of the room to the other! And screwing around with the speed; apparently the fan's got a super-precise fan-speed adjustment dial, accurate to three decimal places. I've only ever seen HI MED LO, those clever Brits.

My record is...74, my girlfriend's record is 51 (unless she's secretly been playing, which I wouldn't put past her). If you can top that then tell me your score (see link at left). Include a screenshot if you want me to, y'know, believe you or anything. 

My friend Dana wanted me to point out that her score was 0.  So, those of you who were intimidated by mine & S's scores, you can work on beating Dana first. She didn't send me a screenshot, but I believe her anyway, that's the kinda friendship we have.

For those of you ready for a TOUGHER challenge, my brother has just written me to tell me that he has singlehandedly achieved a score of 11, after only seven minutes of intense concentration.  So after you have beaten Dana (if that is possible), the next Score to Beat is 11.

INKLINK

Difficulty:   EASYISH
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Added 1/11/05
Well what can I say about Inklink...

PART I
I can tell you very quickly how to play.  If you've played pictionary, you've played Inklink.  It's just online pictionary, you can play with up to seven other people.  Each player takes turns drawing a random word; everyone not drawing gets to guess the word by typing in a text box at the same time as everyone else.  First one to guess the word (and this includes actually typing it in and spelling it correctly) gets points.  The faster you are to guess, the higher your score. 

Of course, you don't have to guess, you can just sit back with the other people, joke around, make smart remarks, whatever.  Just don't bother people by asking them "ASL?".  If you play this game long enough (say more than 30 minutes) you will be asked "ASL?", meaning age/sex/location. It will not be the last time.  Oh, another thing.  DON'T WRITE THE ANSWER.  What is the point of playing a DRAWING game in which you are given a word, and so you write the word.  "Oh...he is writing 'window'...then I will type 'window'....whohooo I won....what has happened to my life?" But, there are PLENTY of people who will do just that, and they should die.  Many of them are the same people who ask you "ASL?"

PART II
The real reason that Inklink is so great is...the people you can meet.   2000 miles away?  Not a problem.  Ten minutes away?  Not a problem.  Inklink spans time and space.

As strange as it might sound, I met my girlfriend by playing Inklink.  I just wanted to waste a little time and draw a few drawings.  We inked, chatted, commented, flirted, talked, played, flirted, chatted, flirted, flirted, and then ended up spending more and more time together.  We have been together over a year now, and I expect we'll be together many more.  All because I knew how to draw a little and a friend of mine told me I ought to play Inklink, and so I did, and then I forgot about it, and then I remembered it, and then I met a girl who stayed up very late.  :) 

So if you play Inklink, will you meet the girl/guy/other of your dreams?  I can't say.  But I can say in all honesty that it IS DEFINITELY POSSIBLE...