Google Doodle Games
Laura Lee - May 23, 2020


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

While there’s, of course, no shortage of games to be played online, after a certain point, you’re bound to get bored of all those free games. Eventually, after a few hours, you’re going to need some new game options. Been there? Of course you have. But either way, we’re excited to share with you some of Google Doodle’s best games for one seriously fun night spent in the comfort and safety of your own home. For the record, if you’re not familiar with Google Doodles, it’s the illustrations that appear on the homepage of Google. 

What this also means is that all you’re going to need to play one (or all) of these epic games is an internet connection on either a computer or a phone (you’ll likely be tapping and swiping). They are all single player, and there’s no need for any fancy game console, set up or even downloading. What’s even more exciting however is that most of these games are over a decade old – so get ready for some serious nostalgia too! But enough of the build-up, what are these games that you can play? 

One of these games is the iconic Rubik’s Cube. It was first released on Google Doodle back in 2014, and it’s not exactly easy in all honesty to get the hang of moving the pieces around online, but it’s definitely a worthwhile challenge if you don’t have the real cube!  And then there’s always the Crossword Puzzle. Google Doodle celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the crossword in 2013 by releasing an online game, and we really couldn’t think of a better way to test your knowledge. But is there really such a thing as nostalgic games without Pac-Man?  Google Doodle, of course, also offers this classic game on its free platform, and in fact, did so a decade ago in order of the 30th anniversary of the arcade game.   We’re pretty sure that any boredom will now be now passed you.