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Google adds Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe games to search results

You can now play a quick game of Solitaire or Tic-Tac-Toe merely via a Google Search. They show up first thing in the search results.

Published onAugust 25, 2016


One of the things we love about Google is that it doesn’t take everything too seriously. The company often sprinkles little easter eggs throughout its ecosystem, from cute interactive Google Doodles to a Flappy Bird-style game buried in Android’s system settings. Today, it has revealed the introduction of two new tricks in Google Search: classic games Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe will pop up and be ready to play when you search for them. Because, you know, who wouldn’t like another way to get distracted at work.

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This works on both the desktop and the mobile Google app. Solitaire will let you choose between easy and hard difficulty levels – single or triple card dealings, respectively. It will keep track of your time, score, and moves, and have an undo and restart button.


If you prefer a simpler and quicker game, or want a fun way to settle a bet with a friend, a search for “tic-tac-toe” will be a nice-to-have. Google went all out and implemented three levels of difficulty for single-playing against a computer (easy, medium, or “impossible”), or you can toggle two-player mode.


It’s enjoyable to see Google Search serving more purposes, even if it’s just simple games. As the software giant says, ‘it’s for fun, too!’ What do you think about Google’s version of Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe? Which other classic games would you like to see incorporated?

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