The growing popularity of online flash games is not a new phenomenon. Games have been a part of our everyday lives since time immemorial and have been found to be a great way to pass the time, both mentally and physically. From board games, to puzzles, to card games, even simple games like Charades, children have learnt to enjoy playing these games over again. While it is obvious that children as young as two are able to comprehend the basic concepts of these games, what is less apparent is the ways that these games have been adapted for both commercial and educational purposes.
Flash games are not just enjoyed by children. They have also found widespread appeal among adults, though this trend is somewhat new. Adults who are drawn to the fast pace and the unique graphics of these games may find them difficult to play with their regular consoles. On the other hand, the visual and audio stimulation provided by these games make them extremely enjoyable for adults who are used to sitting still in front of a computer screen or reading a book.
It is also clear that these games are popular among teenagers. In fact, the most widely played game on the Internet is the very old-fashioned board game called Tetris. But children too are getting interested in educational games, especially those which help them learn something about science or math. Some of the games, like the newer versions of Sudoku and the game called Bragglare, teach basic logic skills which can be useful in high school and college. But the most interesting games for adults are the ones which allow them to use their mind and develop their real talents. The virtual world of games has therefore created quite a stir amongst people of all ages.