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Google Revisits Its Most Popular “Google Doodle” Games From Its Archives

Google Revisits Its Most Popular “Google Doodle” Games From Its Archives
Googl Doodle Games are available for the next two weeks. (Photo: Courtesy of Pexels)
By Kaitlyn McInnis
April 29, 2020
The company’s spotlight on homepage mini games will run for the next two weeks.

While museums, universities, and even restaurants are doing their part to provide digital content for those of us stuck at home, Google has found a new way for those who are self-isolating to fill some time. For the next two weeks, the company plans to showcase a different popular minigame from a past Doodle every day.

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What is a Google Doodle? You have probably unknowingly participated in many of the company’s famous homepage minigames. Over the years, Google has featured many games on its homepage in place of the Google logo. Games have ranged from “Coding for Carrots” to a Mexican bingo-like game called Lotería but each and every one of the topical minigames are easy to get the hang of and quick to play, offering a few minutes of fun in an otherwise mundane Google search.

For example, Doodle from 2017 celebrated the ICC Championships Trophy 2017 by letting gamers play a game of cricket as an actual cricket.

“As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere are spending more time at home,” the company said in a statement. “In light of this, we’re launching a throwback Doodle series looking back at some of our popular interactive Google Doodle games!”

According to Google, the company plans to stagger the games out over the next two weeks so that gamers will have time to enjoy multiplayer support. By spacing each game out, Google will be able to “ensure each day’s focused game has a variety of players.”

For the next two weeks (starting 27 April), Google will showcase a series of 10 reimagined Doodles, each of which comes as an ode to one of the company’s popular games from years past.

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