Free Online Games for Kids

When it comes to kids' games online, "free" doesn't often mean "best." Of the millions of online games -- from preschool learning games  to RPGs on Steam -- many come with a hefty price tag. And the ones that don't can be low-quality or full of ads, or not age-appropriate. That's not the case with the games and websites on this list, including popular brands like Lego, Fortnite, and PBS Kids. These games are all free to play, as well as entertaining, exciting, and (in some cases) educational. Try out these cool games without breaking the bank. And for more low-cost fun, check out these No-Console-Needed Games for Family Fun.

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PBS Kids Website Poster Image
Simple and safe; a great first site for preschoolers.
URL: http://www.pbskids.org
(2007)
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SwitchZoo Website Poster Image
Outstanding interactivity with an animal theme.
URL: http://www.switchzoo.com
(2012)
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Lego Website Poster Image
Fun free games for little Lego fans.
URL: http://www.lego.com
(2007)
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RamoGames Website Poster Image
Guide to Web's best educational games ideal for all ages.
URL: http://www.ramogames.com/
(2009)
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Disney Website Poster Image
It's a safe, busy, beautiful world at Disney.
URL: http://www.disney.com
(2007)
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Friv Website Poster Image
Kid-friendly game site could use more educational stuff.
URL: http://friv.com
(2013)
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Hasbro Website Poster Image
Lots to play with -- and to purchase.
URL: http://www.hasbro.com/
(2008)
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Funbrain Website Poster Image
Fun games and a strong push to buy Poptropica membership.
URL: https://www.funbrain.com/
(2012)
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MapleStory 2 Game Poster Image
Tons of fun, free role-playing in redesigned adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Free Rice Website Poster Image
Learning and ending hunger, a few grains of rice at a time.
URL: https://www.freerice.com
(2009)
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BrainBashers Games Website Poster Image
Massive collection of fun, free, online games.
URL: http://www.brainbashers.com/
(2012)
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Hearthstone Game Poster Image
Popular card game shuffles fun with amusing turn-based play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2014)
(2014)
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StarWars Website Poster Image
Far from the Dark Side, but some violence, ads.
URL: http://www.starwars.com
(2008)
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Trove Game Poster Image
Free-to-play adventure fosters creativity, lacks guidance.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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The Cycle Game Poster Image
Space shooter focuses on co-op and story-driven quests.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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Growtopia Game Poster Image
2D online crafting game tempts kids to spend lots of money.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Fortnite Game Poster Image
Battle it out or use strategy in fantastic action game.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Magic the Gathering: Arena Game Poster Image
Collectible card action appeals to beginners and vets alike.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Mythgard Game Poster Image
Gorgeous fantasy game is loads of fun but needs patience.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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Paladins: Champions of the Realm Game Poster Image
Colorful multiplayer arena offers frenetic team fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Roblox Website Poster Image
Chance to design games, but also potential for iffy content.
URL: http://www.roblox.com
(2012)
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Steambirds Alliance Game Poster Image
Cats vs. birds with planes equals multiplayer fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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Apex Legends Game Poster Image
Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Dauntless Game Poster Image
Free-to-play tale uses microtransactions to enhance play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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