new web game – Monkey Kick-Off

I’ve had requests for a new web game here, one that’s simple to play yet that we can all compete on.  So here’s a new game.  It’s really simple — all you have to do is press a key or click the left mouse button, and the monkey kicks the ball.  That’s it!  BTW, the background changes every 1000 points, and the ending sound effect is also different.  Just something to notice as you get better at it.

Monkey Kick Off

Now what kind of host would I be if I didn’t give you a high score to shoot for?  Here’s my best so far: 4653.

If that seems unattainable to you, I also created a lowest score: 36.  🙂

update to the FreeRice game

A while back I wrote about the FreeRice game, where by answering questions you donate food to help those in need.  It’s so simple, and it actually makes you smarter because you learn new words.

Well, now there are more topics to choose from, so if you got bored with the previous game, you can play other ones to donate rice.  Just click on “Change Subjects”.   You can test your knowledge of chemistry, geography, grammar, foreign languages, math, and even famous paintings.  They’ve also added more words and levels to the vocabulary section.

I know this blog is all about helping people laugh more, but this is a great cause to help people who don’t have enough food to eat.  Now there’s no excuse of not having enough money to give to charity — all you have to give is some time.   I encourage you to bookmark the site and go back there frequently.

Here’s the link: FreeRice.

Qwerty Warriors!

Today’s post goes out to all of today’s readers asking themselves the question:

…how can I beat back boredom and help pass the time?
…how can I improve my typing skills and thus my job performance?
…how can I play a game, save the world and still accomplish the above?

well today is your lucky day!

I now present to you …(queue echo effect)
QWERTY WARRIORS!!!! (click here to play)

The rules are simple:
simply pick your skill level and Destroy the oncoming soldiers, tanks, mech warriors and other enemies by typing words to shoot them (note: be sure to hit the ‘enter’ key to submit the word typed)

why don’t we start a friendly competition to see how well you do?
after playing leave a comment on this post with your name, skill level, and score.

(there is also a high scoreboard to see how well you place against other players online)

a game with food for prizes

We’ve linked to several games here that were a lot of fun, but today I’m linking to a different type of game.  It is fun, but it also helps feed the hungry!  Confused?  Don’t be.  For correctly answering questions on this page about the definition of words, they donate rice to the U.N. World Food Program to help end world hunger.  There are ads on the page that pay for the rice donations.

So how is this a game?  I’m glad you asked!  I will explain. It starts out with varying degrees of difficulty, to determine an approximate starting level for your vocabulary.  If you get a definition wrong, you go to an easier level.  If you get three in a row correct, you go to a harder level.  The maximum level is 55, but I don’t see that happening without cheating.

So play it, expand your vocabulary, and in doing so you are donating rice to starving people in third-world countries.  Obviously, it’s a win-win situation.

Here’s the link to the FreeRice game.

FYI, FreeRice is a non-profit organization.

Spread the word about this game, so they can also freely donate to the hungry.  About 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes, so this is a real problem in the world.  You can help by giving up a few minutes of your time.