Chances are that if you have a family, someone in the family is a gamer or family gaming is a thing.
Some families are comprised of all gamers but with different styles. Family gaming is definitely a thing and its even better when family gaming is available on one site.
WWW.PLAYS.ORG is the ultimate family gaming experience. We are a family of 5. My husband and I are what you would consider original gamers. We grew up with PONG and had just about every game console sold between the two of us up until the 2000s.
My children are definitely the next generation of gamers. They play games on the phone, computer and on a console. I would say most of the games are played on a desktop computer.
As a family overall we love when our house becomes a big ole gamer party.
Other times just being able to take breaks from school work and business by opening a tab will do. I’ll share some of my experiences with www.plays.org which allows you to do just that.
In this review we will look at:
- How the platform www.plays.org is set up
- Best parts of the www.plays.org
- How my family ages 45yrs-6yrs uses www.plays.org
How to use plays.org
This has to be the one of the easiest sites to use. Everything is clearly displayed and easy to search.
I love that family gaming can all be done on a PC now. No need to buy expensive game consoles or equipment. Moves can be made with your keyboard using the arrow keys.
When you go to the Plays.org site you will see 5 boxes that allow you to choose from new games, random games, sort into categories, register or go directly to your favs if you have already registered.
All games are free and browser based so there is nothing to download. I also appreciate that there are no ads popping up and there is no spammy feel.
Best of plays.org
Best feature hands down is the volume of games available. If you are one of the original gamers probably in your late thirties to mid 40s you are going to look for games similar to your childhood favs.
If you want to try something new games are always being added and will be featured in a separate section.
How my family plays
Not considering myself a big gamer these days I still will definitely look for a childhood favorite to relax.
One of my favorite games is Tetra Blocks. It’s a line making game. Try to make as many lines at one time for maximum points. I love the colors in the game and the little star that moves when you hit the arrow keys.
Hubby and I are looking for the familiar most of the time. He will usually do the same as me searching for some game that allows for a chase and point gathering or line making.
The kids on the other hand will almost always choose at random. They like to try any game they think looks cool and interesting. They have learning games which they love just as much as these. Don’t feel guilty as a parent. All play is learning.
They are not tied to a long history of gaming so they sort out what feels fun right away. We all enjoyed Jelly Collapse. See how easy it was to play here:
Our kids did not really come back to any favorites. As we spend time on the site, I think they are most interested in trying as much as possible.
I do like that even my 6 year old was able to play quite a few games successfully.
Highly recommended primarily because there is nothing to download. This is not going to negatively affect your computer. You can keep the window open and go back to it whenever you need a gamer break.
Tara Kamiya has been a content creator and blogger for over 10 years.
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