Who doesn’t love a good gaming session? Well, actually, quite a sizeable proportion of the population. In the US alone, around 67% of people play video games – that’s a majority, of course, but it does mean a whole lot of people missing out on a huge amount of fun (you can tell I’m biased, right? I’ve loved video games since the early 1980s!). Video games are a pretty cool way to improve hand-eye coordination in kids and adults alike, but I get it – the hobby can seem a little exclusive.
If you’ve bounced off video gaming in the past, you might have been looking in the wrong place. I’d like to introduce you to Poki. Whether you’re an adult without kids looking to rediscover that sense of fun or you’re a parent searching for ways to entertain your little ones, Poki will provide. I’ve spent a lot of time messing around with Poki’s catalog and I can verify that if you’ve got an afternoon free, the fun need never stop.
This post is in collaboration with Poki – a personalized discovery platform for free online games.
So, what is Poki? Well, Poki is a popular web gaming platform offering free online games to more than 30 million users worldwide. The site’s slogan is “the ultimate playground for kids of all ages”. “Kids of all ages” means you and me as well as people who actually can call themselves children! There are games on this site for everyone. If you’re a fan of comedy cartoon fighting and blowing stuff up, you’ll find lots to love. If you’re in the mood for something more sedate and intellectual, Poki will deliver.
If you’re wondering what kind of games you’ll find on Poki, wonder no more. Poki is best known for its exclusive web versions of titles like Subway Surfers, Crossy Road, and these other popular games. You’ll find Dutch studios rubbing shoulders with American devs here, and you’ll find all kinds of different platforms coming together. Poki features many games from the mobile space, which many of you might recognize – I certainly did, although I appreciated the chance to play them with my keyboard and mouse!
It’s no exaggeration to say that Poki has been where I’ve gone for my gaming fix for the past few weeks. Sure, I could play traditional games, but there’s something immediate and compelling about Poki which means it’s easier to just fire up my browser and head over to play a few games of something. I’m joining around 25 million-plus people who hit up Poki every month for gaming, so I – and they – must be doing something right.
I’ve teamed up with Poki (I’m not just singing their praises for nothing though!) to bring you a pretty special prize in the form of a Rafflecopter giveaway, and I’ll tell you more about that prize a bit later. First, though, I want to talk about gaming alone. There are many games out there designed for folks who like to play games with one another, but what happens if you’re a loner and you want to experience those games for yourself? Well, Poki has the answer, and that answer is Uno Online.
I didn’t think I’d be able to get more mileage out of Uno since I’ve exhausted it completely with friends, but surprise surprise, playing Uno Online on the web was fun. Maybe it’s the AI opponents and their shrewd, clever tactics (sorry, friends o’mine, but you’re just not quite up to the same level). Maybe it’s the surprisingly relaxing feeling I got from playing this game I was already so familiar with. Either way, Poki’s version of Uno delivers the goods.
If you don’t know Uno, here’s a quick primer on the rules. Effectively, you’re aiming to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Obviously, it’s not as simple as that; some cards can only be played on top of other cards, and there are a whole bunch of special cards that change things up in fun and exciting ways. There’s a card that makes you pick up two more, a card that reverses turn order, and a card that skips you entirely, among others. You’ll come to know them very well indeed.
Poki’s version of Uno pits you against three computer opponents, which might not initially sound as much fun as playing against humans, but believe me when I say that it is. The computer opponents in Uno Online are pretty clever; they’ll try to win, and because they’re trying to win they will show you no mercy. Many were the times I thought I was about to seize victory from a computer only to be dealt a devastating reverse card that meant my demise.
If you’re looking for somewhere to get started on Poki, then you could do a lot worse than Uno Online. It’s a lot of fun – of course it is, it’s literally Uno – and although you don’t get to play against human opponents, you won’t miss them once you realize how devious the computer opponent can be. Besides, if you’ve got a couple of buddies over and you want to play, you can always hotseat – there’s no shame in taking it in turns after a particularly sound defeat!
Whew! That was a pretty long Poki journey, right? I hope you had as much fun as I had! I’m gonna go play with Poki some more, and leave you with the details about this giveaway.
Win a £100 Amazon eGift Card – ENDED
About the prize…
Uno Online is awesome, but it’s not the only awesome thing I’m bringing you today. I’m working with the fine people at Poki to bring you a £100 Amazon gift card. One of my readers will win this awesome prize, which can be spent on anything you’d like. I bet you know what you’d do with £100, right? I certainly do.
How to enter…
- Visit Poki to look at the games available then leave a comment below on this blog post answering the following: What’s your favorite Poki game?
- Comments are moderated, so they will not appear immediately.
- Leaving the above blog comment is mandatory. All other entry methods are optional.
- This giveaway uses Rafflecopter – follow the prompts in the widget below; you may have to refresh for it to appear. Check out this handy guide on how to use Rafflecopter if you’ve never used it before.
- Terms & Conditions for this giveaway can be found at the end of this post, as well as on the Rafflecopter widget.
- A UK only giveaway
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Terms & Conditions
- By taking part in this giveaway all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions.
- This giveaway starts on 3 September 2019 and ends at midnight on 17 September 2019 (BST).
- The prize is a £100 Amazon eGift Card, delivered by email (1 Prize total).
- Open to UK residents only.
- Winner will be drawn at random at the end of the promotion.
- The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
- Entry is via a mandatory comment on this blog post answering the following: What’s your favorite Poki game?
- Other entry methods are optional.
- All entries are checked. Incorrect entries will be removed.
- The winner will be drawn and notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. Winners are generated randomly via Rafflecopter using Random.org. Please ensure that you type your email correctly when entering and add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list.
- The winner will also be announced on the Rafflecopter widget.
- If after a reasonable amount of time (28 days), the winner hasn’t made contact with the giveaway promoter, the winner will be declared void and a new winner will be drawn.
- Any details you provide for entering this giveaway (name/email address) are only used for the purposes of randomly selecting and contacting a winner.
- You will have to provide your name and email address which will be used for delivery of the prize.
- Please allow up to 28 [working] days for delivery.
- Please contact Michelle at The Purple Pumpkin Blog if you have any questions about this giveaway or these Terms & Conditions.