Google recently announced a new feature which allows users to play “solitaire” or “tic-tac-toe” directly from its search results. Users searching for these games will be served up with the playable versions of these games in their Google SERP.
Users will have the option to pick the difficulty level for each game. With tic-tac-toe, users even have the option of playing the game against another player or against a computer. The search engine giant also introduced “flip a coin” feature for those users adventurous enough to settle bets on luck.
Google wants “search” to be as much about research and learning as it should also be about having fun. And these two games can easily stir up the fun element for just about any age group.
This isn’t Google’s first foray into the fun and games arena. Google upped the fun factor for using its “search engine” some time back when it introduced “animal noises” – so if you were to type in “What does a cat sound like?” your search results will pull up an audio result in addition a limited list of other animals.
Additionally, the company did a Rubik’s Cube in 2014 and more recently also introduced a number of Rio-themed games for the Olympics.