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5 classic games on Bing you can play now

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If you only use Bing occasionally, you may not know that the search engine offers lots of free games that you can play. To access the games on Bing, simply go to the menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper-right corner and click Fun & Games. From there, you can play a game, work on a puzzle, or take one of the quizzes.

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The games on Bing aren’t rejects, either. Bing has plenty of beloved classics you’re sure to enjoy. Before you play, it’s worth noting that Bing often changes the games that are available on the site — so if you don’t see a particular game anymore, it may have temporarily been replaced with another one. Also, many of these games play music. However, you can easily mute this feature if desired. Here are some of the classic games you can play on Bing right now:

5 classic games on Bing you can play now

1. Matching cards

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This game lets you pick from a variety of different themes, such as animals, houses, or vehicles. Once you pick your theme, you can then choose your difficulty level (easy, medium, or hard). Your game will be timed, and you’ll be given a score based on your performance once you’ve successfully finished the game.

2. Crossword

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The crossword puzzles on Bing are a lot different from The New York Times crossword puzzles. Bing’s crossword puzzles start out fairly short, with about 10 questions. They are timed and organized by a specific theme. For example, you might be faced with a series of puzzles that revolve around movies or another element of pop culture. If you find that the current puzzle is too hard, press the refresh button to give another puzzle a go. You’ll also have the option to easily reveal any answers that have stumped you for too long. Don’t see it as giving up — think of it as building your knowledge base!

3. Chess

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This version allows you to select from three difficulty levels: easy, medium, or hard. The game also clearly displays a list of how many (and which) moves are made. So if you’re a beginner and you want to learn how to play chess, this can be a great way to start. And if you’re not satisfied with the way the game is going, it’s very easy to start over and try again.

4. Sudoku

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This classic puzzle is also available to play in easy, medium, or hard versions. There’s even the option to “write” your answers in pencil or pen. The pencil is used to make a note of a number you think is correct. The pen is used to write in a definite correct answer. Like the other games mentioned, this game is timed.

5. Jigsaw

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If you didn’t think you could do a jigsaw puzzle online, think again. First, you’ll choose an image that you want to make into a puzzle. You can choose from a variety of categories and images such as animals, national monuments, movie posters, world wonders, and art, among many others. Next, you’ll choose your difficulty level (easy, medium, or hard), and the computer will then create and scramble your puzzle for you. Just like a real puzzle, you’ll “pick up” (or, technically “drag”) the pieces and put it together.

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