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August 25, 2016

There are two games hiding in Google Search – CNET

by John_A


Nine tricks you can do with Google search

You can add two more tricks to Google’s search repertoire.

Starting Thursday, users can play solitaire or tic-tac-toe directly within Google search on a desktop or mobile device.

Google is known for using keywords and phrases in its search results to trigger funny animations or interactions. For example, searching for “flip a coin” will help you make a tough decision. Or searching for “askew” will throw everything, well, askew.

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As with the other tricks, you just need to search for the specific terms using Google. In this case, that’s “solitaire” or “tic-tac-toe.” Tic-tac-toe will let you adjust difficulty and take turns playing a friend (by passing the phone).

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Solitaire will take over your entire screen, helping you waste time while waiting in line at the grocery store.

If this isn’t a throwback to the early days of Windows and trying to pretend like your working, then I don’t know what is.

If you’re interested in discovering more hidden search terms, be sure to check out our complete list of OK Google commands.

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