Google can be a great when you find yourself bored, as it offers a gateway to all (or at least most) of the world’s information. That’s all well and good, but it also requires you put your reading comprehension skills to work. If you’re like me and you sometimes enjoy being entertained without investing much brain power, you’ll be pleased to know that Google has embedded two classic games into its search results.
Those games are Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe, and searching for either phrase on desktop or mobile through the Google app will bring up games you can play right there in your browser. Solitaire is, unsurprisingly, the more fleshed out game of the pair, offering a move counter, timer, and even two different difficultly levels – easy and hard – to try your hand at.
Meanwhile, Tic-Tac-Toe pits you against a computer player and lets you pick your symbol, but other than that, it’s the timeless game you know and (presumably) love. It does keep a running tally of games won, though, giving you the perfect opportunity to prove humanity’s dominance over machine – or, on the other side of the coin, serve as an example of why robots will one day overthrow the human species.
Of course, games in Google searches are nothing new, but the major difference here is that these seem to be a permanent fixture. Perhaps this means we can look forward to more games in the future? Time will tell, but for now, pop open Google Search and give these classics a spin for yourself.