• Free Yourself from Freecell: A Guide to Free Games Online

    by  • February 9, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    freecellAfter six years and 74,823 games of Freecell, I quit cold turkey. If you could earn a degree in Freecell, I’d have a Masters at least. My thesis would have been entitled “Driving Deep: Going for the Aces.” Walking away from Freecell wasn’t easy, and I still needed something to occupy my mind occasionally. After exploring a bit, I came up with this list:

    1. iSketch.net – Although this is a website for a specific game, iSketch will keep you entertained for hours! It is similar to Pictionary but you play with people around the world and individually (as opposed to being on teams). You can either log on with whatever name pops up when you go to the site or you can make your own account. Fun game with a clear objective.

    mafiawars 2. Facebook.com – Although this isn’t actually a “gaming” website, there are plenty of games created on Facebook that are tons of fun! Some largely known games include FarmVille, Mafia Wars, Bejeweled, and Farkle. I personally play the last two games mentioned and find myself lost in simple but addicting game for hours, which leads us to our next website…

    3. Addictingames.com – This website is filled with all types of games! Most games have simplistic game play but don’t let that fool you because you will get sucked in. My favorite games on this site are the puzzle and strategy games. You can play for fun or create an account.

    4. Freearcade.com – This is another site that had a plethora of games to choose from. There is a well laid out menu on the left hand side for you to choose from a variety of different game-play types. The website also shows the top rated and most played games in different genres, which is like many other gaming websites.

    5. Pogo.com – This popular gaming website has fun graphics, a well planned layout that is easy to navigate, and some of the more fun games! This website is great for those who like to play more of the brain-teaser games, with its variety of board, word, and puzzle games, whereas Freearcade.com and addictinggames.com may have more of a variety for multi-player, RPG, and other such games.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.