Looking for something a little more challenging? Here, we offer the smartest opponents you’ll ever face in a computer game: your fellow players!
Five thousand years old, and this game still knows how to have fun! You’ll need strategy, luck, and a friendly streak of mischief to get your checkers around the lines and safely off the board. Remember, there’s safety in numbers... and if you don’t remember, there’s always room at the bar.
“The Game of Kings”, “The Royal Game” – this is one classic pastime with a blue-blooded pedigree. Move your pieces across the board, trapping and capturing your opponent’s King while protecting your own. Will you take the time to strategize, or speed the game up in Blitz mode? The next move is yours.
Rattle the bones! Each of these ivory tiles has two numbers on top – place your bones end to end, matching numbers to build a chain. But be warned: your opponents will try to guess which numbers you hold, and block your every move. So plan ahead and play wisely, or you’ll end up digging in the boneyard.
This is it: one of the most popular, easy-to-learn games in the world! Move your checkers across the board, jump your opponent’s pieces, capture them all and win the game. This is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon... or to take your first step into the world of multiplayer gaming.
A fast-paced, popular partnership game for four players. The strategy can be “tricky” – if you can’t estimate which cards your opponents hold, and how they’ll play each round, you may just bag out. Remember, the trump suit is Spades, so a deuce of spades is worth more than an ace of diamonds.
Less is more in the game of Hearts, where the winner has the fewest points! Each Heart card is worth one point (and the Queen of Spades is a whopping 13 points!), so you want to end up with as few of them as possible... or perhaps you’re trying to Shoot the Moon and take them all?
The classic partnership card game of skill and chance, Bridge is easy to learn but very difficult to master. MSN Games has partnered with one of the world’s leading Bridge sites, Bridge Base Online, to bring you the best multiplayer Bridge experience on the web!
Texas Hold ’em
The hottest thing to happen to tournament poker since the founding of Las Vegas, Texas Hold’Em is today’s pro game of choice. Build the best hand possible from five community and two pocket cards, and bet to win. Remember: there’s no real money at risk, so play like a high-roller!
The world’s most popular party card game! Match symbols or colors to remove each card from your hand – use special commands such as Draw, Wild Draw, Reverse, and Skip to keep your opponents from catching up. Just be sure to call “UNO!” when you're down to your last card.
The pool game everyone knows and loves! Sink all the balls in your group (either stripes or solids), then pocket the 8-ball to win. Just don't sink it until everything else is off the table, or you'll hand the victory to your opponent.
Action-packed pool that’s quick to play. Your target is the lowest numbered ball on the table, but your goal is to sink the 9-ball. If you’re good at combination shots, you can end the game in a blink of an eye, so keep looking for any chance to bounce that 9-ball into the pocket!
Sink your opponents before they sink you! Stay alive by pocketing the colored balls of your opponents, but take your shots carefully. When you miss, you give both of your rivals a chance to eliminate you from the table!
A unique kind of game – a word tournament – in which you compete with the entire internet to be the best word searcher in each round. Every player is competing on the same board, in real time, for the highest score and the biggest bonuses. Will you be the Wordament champion?