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Games for Kids Online

by: Austin ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

Want some great games to play online? Look no further.

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    The Internet

    As a parent, a teacher, or just a kid who wants to have some fun, one of the quickest and easiest ways to waste some time while enjoying yourself is by playing games on the internet. There are tons and tons of games out there, but only a few of them are actually fun-- the rest are often dull and hard to play. Here's a quick and easy list of three games for kids online that will suck your time up like no other. Look no further: the following games will have you hooked for longer than any other games that you'll be able to find. From the strategy genre to racers to everything in between, these three games are the most addicting, most fun, and most accessible games you can find out there.

    You're guaranteed to have fun with them.

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    Defend Your Castle

    Screen shot 2011-01-31 at 10.20.29 PM Defend Your Castle has been around for ages, and it's become so popular that it spawned a WiiWare title of the same name. While that one costs money to play, thankfully the online version is free of charge (though, they do throw wrist cream advertisements at you occasionally).

    The game is simple and, for the most part, only requires the mouse so play. You control a castle, and every round of gameplay, little stick figures run at you. At first it's pretty easy, but as you grab and throw those little dudes into the air to defend yourself, things can get pretty hectic in the later rounds. This one's a surefire way to waste an hour or two.

    Play it here!

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    Tanx

    TanxScreenshot Tanx is a game that I'm on the fence about, but I've decided to include it on this list because of one thing: online multiplayer. Tanx is a hard to play, difficult to control, all around bad game, but it's something that, if you get a few friends into it, you'll have a blast, laughing and yelling until the sun comes up.

    The basic gameplay simply consists of you controlling a tank and blowing up other tanks with an array of weapons from missiles to ray guns. You can get power-ups and use them to outplay your opponent, but the basic game remains the same regardless of them. Guaranteed waster of time.

    Play it here!

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    Bowman 2

    They always say to save the best for last, and I'm doing no less here. Bowman 2 is one of the best games for kids online. Despite the dull graphics and turn-based gameplay, this is a game that requires a lot of thinking and even a bit of mathematics to figure out the perfect angle in order to hit your enemy dead on with your arrows.

    You play as one of 2 archers, and you can't move, but you use the mouse the pull back your bow and fire at the opposing player. The farther you pull back, the farther your arrow will go. You can control the angle by moving the mouse up and down. It's very easy and very quick to pick up. Personally, I've lost hours into this game, so I know you'll enjoy it just as much.

    Play it here!Screen shot 2011-01-31 at 10.24.12 PM