Unique Online Games to Try This Year


Online games can be a great way to de-stress, pass the time and challenge yourself to master something new. Whether you want puzzles, logic games, role-playing or multi-player games, there’s no shortage of options. Most everyone has heard of classics such as Candy Crush, Texas Hold’em and Angry Birds–not to mention two of the most popular games, Minecraft and Fortnite. If you are looking for something a little different and more unique, we’ve compiled a list of online games that might be worth trying in the near future:

Crazy Pineapple

Crazy Pineapple is a variant of traditional poker, where the complete deck gets shuffled after each deal. It’s compared most frequently to Texas Hold’em, though there are some notable differences. For one, in Crazy Pineapple, each player is dealt three cards instead of two. They must hold the first card received for the betting rounds. The first round is called the pre-flop round. The game continues until someone has the winning hand, which can be made up of two hole cards and as many as five cards from the board. If you like playing traditional poker, this game is for you!

Rise of Civilizations

Rise of Civilizations is a city building (or base building) strategy game developed for mobile devices. The user interface is considered one of the best in modern-day online gaming. The main objective of Rise of Civilizations is to increase the power of your city and defend it against intruders. You’re able to build troops, train them and use the troops to attack other cities throughout the game. Part of making your own city stronger involves making your buildings larger and providing a better defense. Being able to understand your competitors and their geographic advantages is key to success in this game. If you like strategy games, this is the perfect game to try.

Darwin Project

Darwin Project is a battle-royale-style game based in the Canadian Rockies. As a player, your goal is to survive the elements and be the last man standing. What makes the Darwin Project stand out from other battle royale games is the role of the “Show Director” –a character that is part of the game and can see everything that happens. The Show Director character can choose to send you supplies or other life-saving items. When pondering whether you’ll be interested in this online game, think “Hunger Games” in an online game format.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

If you’re looking for something a little more calming, that might bring a smile to your face, check out the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game. Available for both Android and iOS, it’s a spin-off of the popular Animal Crossing game that’s been popular as a computer game since the early ‘90s. The goal of this version is to build a campsite for your animal friends through a variety of means. You’re required to build furniture and other items that your campers would love to use. The better your campsite, the more campers,and animals you will attract to your site. Activities include fishing and gathering food from the land.

Design Home

If you love to decorate this is the game for you. Available in iOS and Android, Design Home gives challenges each day presenting you with a room to decorate, guidance on the style that the owner is looking for and a selection of furniture to get you started. You decorate the room however you want and then other players vote on the best-decorated rooms. Winners get new “furniture” to use in their home designs and earn “diamonds” with which to buy more furniture and home accessories. The game is free to download and play but does offer in-app purchase options.

There are virtually an endless amount of online games available to play. If you’re an experienced player who’s already mastered the traditional games and looking for some variety to your arsenal – start with these unique games and master them one by one!