Google Doodle free games return on Android, iOS and Windows: how to play right now

Google Doodle free games return on Android, iOS and Windows: how to play right now

Google has revived a number of its favourite Google Doodle interactive games to keep you entertained during lockdown. These simple games, which can be played on smartphone, tablets and PCs, are rolled out sporadically on the Google homepage to mark a special event or day.

The Doodles have been resurrected as part of a new initiative called Stay And Play At Home. Announcing the returning Doodles, Google said: “As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere are spending more time at home.

“In light of this, we’re launching a throwback Doodle series looking back at some of our popular interactive Google Doodle games!”

Since these Google Doodles are no longer topical, Google isn’t replacing its iconic colourful logo with the games this time around. After all, it might be a little confusing if you’re unaware of the Stay And Play At Home scheme and find the Google homepage celebrating the 2018 winter Olympics.

So, to get access to the fan-favourite games, you’ll want to search for the phrase “Google Doodle” to load up the latest title added each day.

Google is trawling through the archive to find 10 Google Doodles. Whether the US search company will extend the scheme in the coming weeks if it sees a significant uptick in the number of people playing the games in their web browser remains to be seen.


The games unveiled so far include Cricket, which originally debuted to celebrate the ICC 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. You’ll be playing as a Jiminy Cricket-esque insect playing… you guessed it, cricket. Clicking your mouse will swing your bat while the rest of the team, which happen to be snails, take care of everything else. Like all the best Google Doodles, it’s pretty simple to play – but oh-so addictive.

Published at Thu, 30 Apr 2020 06:21:00 +0000