Because of the pandemic, it can be pretty dull to stay at home. Most people decide to find a new hobby or do something helpful to keep from boredom. If you like to play video games, you might spend more time on your Playstation or cell phone. Buzzsetter is lucky to have found Calulators.org because it led him to some great games that both kids and adults would enjoy.
If you’re wondering what Calculators.org is, it’s basically a FREE online game that you can play in your browser. We tried out a few games that can help us kill time. It was hard to choose our favorites, but we did find a couple that almost anyone can enjoy. Here are five of our favorite games on Calculators.org.
We love this game so much! The Master Chess game not only helps you get better at chess, but you can also play against the computer or a friend. Choose “single player” to play against the computer or “two players” to play against another person using the same computer as you. You can set the difficulty level to 1, 2, or 3 stars when playing against the computer.
The first player moves the white pieces, and the second player or the computer moves the black pieces. The playing grid is made up of 64 squares that are 8 by 8. Standard chess rules say that each player can move any of their 16 pieces. The game ends when one player can’t make a legal move or the other player checkmate (when one player has the other player in check and can not move the king out of check).
The game has a counter clock for the first player in the bottom right corner and a play clock for the computer or second player in the top left corner. When you play against the computer, your score is based on how quickly you play.
Pawns: Pawns move one space forward, but their first move can be to move two spaces forward. When pawns take over enemy pieces, they move diagonally forward instead of straight forward. Pawns also have a special move called “En Passant” that lets them capture an enemy pawn that is next to them while jumping to another cell at an angle.
Knights: Knights move in a “L” shape, moving two squares horizontally or vertically and one square in the other direction. When Knights move, they can jump over places that are in between.
Bishops: Bishops can move any number of squares diagonally in any direction, but they can’t jump over other pieces.
Rooks: Rooks can move any number of squares in any direction but can’t jump over other pieces. As part of the Castling move, Rooks also move.
Queens: Queens can move any number of squares horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, but they can’t jump over other pieces.
Kings: Kings can move one square in any direction as long as the square they are moving to is not being attacked. Kings can also use a special move called “castling,” in which they move two squares to the left or right toward a Rook and then move the Rook into the square they just left.
Ultimate Tic Tac Toe
Remember the game “tic tac toe,” where the first person to get three “X”s or “O”s wins? Try to get four in a row. Each player tries to get three in a row in this popular, old-school game for kids. In this game, you can play on more extensive grids where you have to get 4 in a row instead of 3. Players can play against each other or the computer.
Choose Players: You can play against the computer by clicking “1 Player,” or you can play against a friend on your computer by clicking “2 Player.” Choose the size of the board: You can play on a 3×3, 5×5, or 7×7 grid. Put down your pieces to try to get three in a row, and put down your piece to stop your opponent from doing the same. The center square is important because it can be matched in many different ways (across, vertically, and diagonally).
The game usually ends in a draw if no one makes a mistake while playing 3×3. When you play against the computer on a 5×5 or 7×7 grid, it is usually easy to beat them and get 4 in a row.
We liked this memory because it made us think. The only difference is that it’s just a game. This is a popular memory game in which you must remember how the lights were turned on and then do it again. Any red, blue, yellow, or green lights can be turned on in any order. The same light can even be turned on more than once in a row.
At the start of the game, a button lights up, and a tone plays. Players have to click on that light. When someone gives one wrong answer, the game is over. For every round after the first, a new light is added to the sequence. At the bottom of the screen, your score shows how many rounds you have finished correctly. This number is one less than the number of lights in the sequence of the current round.
Who is it?
This is a fun game to play with children. Guess Who is a classic board game in which each player chooses a character and then asks questions to figure out who the other player chose before the other player figures it out.
Choose a character, and then ask “process-of-elimination” questions at the bottom of the screen to figure out who it is. Click on the left or right arrow next to the question, and then click on the check box next to the question you want to ask.
Here are some tips you need to know about how to play. Try to ask questions that will get rid of the most characters right away, and keep asking questions that let you divide the audience in half as quickly as possible so you can get to the answer faster than your competitors.
In the lower right corner, you can see how your competitors are doing. If they are way ahead, you can try “hail mary” guesses that give you a chance of narrowing them down to one or two characters. If the game is close, you should keep asking questions that let you roughly divide the 24 (or however many candidates are left) in half.
Chutes and Ladders
Snakes and Ladders was one of our favorite games when we were kids, and it’s a fun game for everyone. The catch is that more people can join in. This is a simple dice-based online board game where up to 5 friends can play against each other.
Now, if you’ve never played Snakes and Ladders or Chutes and Ladders before,. When it’s your turn, roll the dice in the lower right corner of the screen. Anytime you roll a six you get another roll.
Chutes: Rolling the dice is done automatically for computer players. If you land at the top of a chute, you’ll fall to the bottom.
Ladders: If you land at the bottom of a ladder, you will climb to the top. The player who gets to square 100 first wins. If a player rolls more than the number of squares needed to get to square #100, the extra squares will come back to them.
So, those are the top five games on Calculators.Org. But if you don’t like any of these games, you can try these games on Caculators.org: They have games in many different categories, such as music https://www.calculators.org/games/virtu-drum-pads
For the math geeks, they also got math type games https://www.calculators.org/games/