What internet games do you play?

United States
August 19, 2007 5:07am CST
Recently I discovered the online game Travian and was hooked immediately (no, I'm not going to tell you where it is - I have enough competition already!). There are nearly 15,000 active players involved in the game and I know that other games such as Halo have far more players. That adds up to an enormous number of us who spend at least some of our time in the virtual worlds that online computer games create. I wondered if other MyLotians play games online too. So, what online games do you play?
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• India
19 Aug 07
i played RON multi player but now i hardly play. can u tell us the site, which u have hooked to. u r already competing with 15,000 player, i think few more wont be a problem
• United States
19 Aug 07
Sure, Destructor, I can tell you (I was only joking about keeping it to myself anyway). The address is http://www.travian.us/index.php - but it's a strategy game and very slo-o-o-o-ow to develop. Not everyone's favorite kinda game, I think.
• India
19 Aug 07
thanx for the link i like RTS games
• United States
19 Aug 07
That's cool, Destructor - hope you enjoy Travian! :)
@trinihd (996)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Travian? What kind of game is it? Word? Arcade? Trivia? other? I like playing word games, ....I guess I like the idea of keeping my brain active while having fun, so I play Text Twist or the recently discovered (by my sister) "8letters" game. That's about all I play online these days. A few years back when Sony had their games site (something like "station.sony.com" somewhat different to what they have now) with games like Chain reaction etc, I used to play quite a lot. That was another word game. I enjoyed a lot. I even started writing out puzzles for the game to submit them, because they also had the option where players could submit those.
• United States
19 Aug 07
Travian is what used to be called a god game in the days of Populous for the consoles. Essentially, you're given a village that you have to nurture to keep it strong and make it grow. Then you can get to the point of planting new villages or, if you're that way inclined, you can raid other villages and steal their stuff. Which means you have to defend your village against those who ARE that way inclined. The ultimate goal is empire, I suppose. I do enjoy puzzle games as well, however, and spend quite a bit of time playing Word Whomp in Pogo.com. There's a brilliant little strategy game called Slay that I also play a lot but it's not an online game - you download it and play alone.
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Hmmm "Whomp" sounds interesting! I'll definitely have a look. Slay too...I hate downloading stuff though...I am always worrying about space on my hard drive! lol
@trinihd (996)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Thanks for the description of Travian! I can see why you don't want to share the link! lol
• India
20 Aug 07
hi Aghorri,i have started playing games online only recently..previously i used to play them offline..but you know they are a big time addiction and so it happened to me about 3 weeks ago..during a sign up offer with world winner..i tried some of them and now i just love them..lol..the games which are my favorite are from world winner only as i have not tried any other site yet..can you tell me some..but please tell the free ones if you know..thanks..my favorite games on world winner are paint buckets...which i can play for 1 hour continuously,another one is Dynomite..its interesting too,one is cubes,one is big money and etc..etc..so i like playing strategy games more ...i want to give solitaire a chance but don't know how to play..:-P
• India
20 Aug 07
i more i play zuma and snake also..forgot to mention:-R
• United States
20 Aug 07
Hi Meds. Really, I think you're already playing the games that I like too. The only other site that I can suggest is Pogo, where they have quite a wide variety of games. It's free and you also have the chance of winning prizes (although I haven't won anything yet). Otherwise, I haven't really been to a lot of online games sites - like you, I used to play just games on the computer and the online thing is pretty recent with me.
20 Aug 07
Internet games are my favourite, simpley because you know your facing someone else in the world, gives yous ome kind of secret excitement. As for my favourite game - Guild Wars FTW
• United States
20 Aug 07
I have to agree with you, Flash, there's an extra spice to playing against real people rather than the computer. I played a lot of Halo online a few years ago and that was part of the excitement - playing against real opponents.
@milott (2648)
• India
20 Aug 07
I play yahoo games, especially the billiards game in their games section which is fun as well as chatting with the other guy who is playing on the other end
• United States
20 Aug 07
Yeah, me too, Milott - chat and a game, it's a great combination!
@beekay (422)
• India
20 Aug 07
There are thousands of game in the net. I used to spend a lot of time on them, But all of them I prefer stickcricket.com I love cricket a lot. thats why.
• United States
20 Aug 07
That sounds like fun, Beekay. I'm not a great fan of cricket but I know that games one might not like in real life can be winners on the computer. Golf, for instance - I'd never play it for real but I found this great little golf game years ago that was great fun to play. Hmmm, I wonder if I could find another one like that on the net...
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Aug 07
I like Zuma myself. It's a very addictive game also. I play more games on my playstation 2 console then i do online though anymore.
• United States
20 Aug 07
Not having a console, it's the computer or nothing for me, Shaun. I like Zuma too but it gets a bit hectic and too fast for me after a while.
@farazkh1 (1157)
• Pakistan
19 Aug 07
Well i only play Yahoo.Pool! normaly because requires minimum internet speed and system requirements so i really enjoy to play there but looking for more good gaming sites .........please mention some
• United States
19 Aug 07
Hey, I play Yahoo Pool too, Farazkh! It's a good little game to while away a few minutes with. A good place to start out with games is www.pogo.com - lots of small java-based games that don't require very high specs from the computer. They are mostly puzzle games, word games, slot machines, that kind of thing, but they're free and there's a chance of winning prizes too. Otherwise you could try googling "free online games" - that should give you a huge selection and there's bound to be some in there that you'd like.
@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I play lots of online games too and i also have an account in travian. It is fun and good graphics. And my favorites are MMORPG's like Entropia Universe or World of Warcraft/
• United States
19 Aug 07
Sounds interesting, Zabawaus - I'll have to take a look at those.
@rubygrace (649)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
I enjoy playing puzzle games.
• United States
19 Aug 07
Yeah, I like puzzle games too, Ruby. Sometimes I need something that lasts longer, however, something that I can get lost in. :)
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
27 Aug 07
the only online games i play are the ones on yahoo. I usually play between Literati, Texas Hold em, Blackjack, Spades, or dominoes. sometimes I play other games but most of those you have to download and it's only a trial.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Aug 07
I like to play games on Pogo. Although I know that it is highly unlikely, I like to plan on winning the jackpot and imagining how I would spend the loot. I tend to like word games or puzzles, solitaire or blackjack, but I don't like gambling games that would cost me real money. Travian sounds like a game requiring time and deep thought. At the end of a long day and work and wrangling with the kids, I have neither.