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Have some time to kill? You can now play Solitaire on Google search

And relive those days where Windows 95 was cutting edge.

ANYONE WHO GREW up with a PC in the 1990s or 2000s will be instantly familiar with Solitaire.

The game, which was bundled with Windows 95 and many other editions of Microsoft’s software, was just as big a part of Windows as the Start menu. And not only was it a fun game, it was also used as a way to teach people how to use a PC in the 90s.

Things have moved on since then – you can still play Solitaire on Windows 10 but with some caveats - and you can now play the game straight on your browser.

Google has updated its search engine so that whenever you type in ‘solitaire‘, the first result will be the game itself. The game can be played on both desktop and mobile so if you have time to kill (and a data connection), it’s a quick and easy way of doing so.

Soitaire google Source: Google

You can also play Xs and Os on your browser too by typing ‘tic tac toe‘ where the same thing will happen. You can play against a friend too if you’re comfortable with handing over your phone or sharing a PC/laptop with them.

Those aren’t the only games Google has hidden in its search engine. If you go into Google Image Search and type in ‘Atari Breakout‘ will let you play a version of the classic game while on Chrome, you can play an endless runner game by pressing spacebar whenever you can’t connect to the internet.

And that’s not to mention the thousands of retro games that are available on the Internet Archive. You’re spoilt for choice really.

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