So You Want To Play Video Games In Class: A Guide

Hannah Chun, Metro Editor

Are you looking to play games on your Chromebook in class instead of paying attention? Are you tired of thinking about that math test tomorrow that you should really be studying for? Would you rather be mindlessly clicking away, trying to beat your highscore? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Check out the Register Forum’s very own guide to Chromebook video games.


Hey, do me a quick favor: go to your history and see how many times you’ve searched the word “snake.” Done? Good. As you’ve just seen for yourself, Snake is unquestionably the life of the party: popular, fun to be around, and surrounded by people (I mean, just look at how many times you’ve hit them up). Not only is this game a classic, but it’s also constantly being accessorized with updates. So, the next time you play, smash that settings button and—in the words of Barry B. Benson—“shake it up a little!” My personal suggestion would be “cheese snake” (as my friend Martin calls it), played at the fastest speed using the smallest-size grid to give you that adrenaline rush. But the decision is ultimately up to you.


This is that one weird-looking game that involves a grid of numbers and little red flags. Don’t worry, though—it’s not as complicated as the description would suggest. I don’t think I’ll be able to explain it all here, but the point is trying to place all the flags without stepping on any destructive squares so you can get the pretty flower garden with the cutesy music, if that makes sense. Now go forth and sweep that mine!

Google Doodle Halloween Game

This one is super fun because it’s multiplayer! If you can’t find anyone to play it with, though, it’s never a bad idea to snatch the Chromebooks of your fellow classmates without their permission so you can play 1v1v1v1 against yourself.


“To me,” says my friend, “Pac-Man is the ultimate game. A yellow cheese wedge. Four different-colored ghosts. What’s not to like?” I’ll admit that I suck at Pac-Man, but she’s right—you can’t really go wrong with this classic banger of a game.


I’m going to be honest. I can’t figure out how to play Solitaire to save my life, but it sure looks cool and sophisticated. If you can teach me how to play, I’ll give you the password to the guest wifi. That is, if I knew what it was.