Add the fact that the puzzles you complete are set by other players, you can set your own puzzles, rate the puzzles you play, and you're continually shown your position on the leader table, and it's not long before you are totally sucked in. After an extended period of play I'm still only in the top 8000 players though which suggests I'm not alone in my addiction. *Recommended*
This has to be one of the most addictive on-line games I've seen for some time. The idea of the game, like all good games, is simple. Get the little ball from A to B without touching the ground by constructing Mouse-Trap-esque tracks for the ball to travel along.
Waste huge amounts of time on-line with hangman - you don't even need a friend to play it with *phew*. Finally a replacement for MS Patience for those bored computing moments.
Don't be disappointed by the lack of an Etch-a-Sketch in your Christmas stocking - use the on-line version. Complete with realistic shaking sound, and no embarassing evidence of how childish you are to be left laying around your home. *joy*
I've no objections at all to viral gaming as long as the game is cheesy and Christmasy enough. Deliver all the kids presents in this game where Defender meets Santa meets The Dambusters.
A puzzle game involving Logic, Blood and Kittens! Kind of like a gory version of minesweeper, this landed in my in-tray the other day, possibly counting as spam, but most welcome none-the-less. I've only managed to complete it once with a very poor score, I normally run out of limbs and/or kittens before I get near the other side [mail from The Jab].
If you have a steady hand then cursor love bunny is the game for you. Cute little bunnies and relaxing music with a special B3ta treat if you get to the end.
The Thundercats in the Tomb of Mummra may be a basic little platform game but the fact that you control Lion-O and it has the original Thundercats music elevates it above the rest of the herd. Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats - Ho!!!!!!!! [for Magnus].
If you can't find some paper to screw up and a dustbin to throw it in you can now play paper basketball on-line instead. Just like the real thing but with less tidying up afterwards.
Second Life is an expansive online society, lived in and built by its participants. I'm seriously tempted to sign up but it does sound a little bit addictive and a touch nerdy. Second life or no life? Also what kind of pesudo virtual world is it where I have to be a resident of US or Canada to play? Am I really banned for being a Brit? The whole thing intrigues me.
A card game about seating arrangements at a dinner party sounds like just about the dullest thing ever but that's what RSVP is about and it's very addictive. After playing for ages I only have level 8 to complete. Come to think of it though how boring is the premise for solitaire and how long have I spent playing that? Card games as computer games really seem to work.
Rabbit based shoot-em up. You don't shoot rabbits though that would be cruel. You play as a gun-toting bunny and you shoot the evil mice. Which is not cruel at all. One day I think they are going to run out of new storylines for games.
What would Homestar look like with a goatee? No need to stretch the imagination any longer thanks to Hairstyle Runner. Now what would Strong Bad look like with a beehive? The Cheat with sideburns?