Alphabet, Inc. changes the Google logo on special events to celebrate anniversaries and holidays. These changes are known as Doodles. They create awareness among people about people and special days.
Popular Google Doodle games are made around Google’s search engine logo. The Doodle games are simple, fun, and easy-to-play games around an important topic. These simple games can be played from a minute to multiple hours. Few games can even challenge you to play till you win.
The Best Google Doodle Games
Overall they have a combination of art, fun, and education at the same time. Here are some notable Google Doodle games you can still play.
This Doodle game can bring you memories of games in the 1980s era, like Robocop & Mario. Pac-Man was originally made as an arcade game. Google launched this on May 21, 2010, on Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, as a tribute to this iconic game.
Pac-Man can be played on Google’s webpage without any installation. You must navigate the Pac-Man to eat up all the pellets & avoid the ghosts. If the ghosts touch the Pac-Man, it’s GAME OVER. You can eat the large blinking pellets on the edges to eat the ghosts & they will go back to their cage. When you collect all the pellets & the fruits, YOU WIN. Use the arrow keys to control Pac-Man so you eat all pallets.
The Google Doodle team launched the Baseball game on July 4, 2019. The game was a tribute to the oncoming baseball season. The fun & more American part is that you play as a food item, from Popcorn & Burgers to Nachos & Hotdogs. Even funnier is that the opposite team is Peanuts.
The game’s objective is to score as many runs as possible. You can swing the bat with the spacebar or a mouse click. The type of pitch will vary & players will rotate with home runs. You have three balls to strike & if you miss them, you will be OUT. It is fun & engaging; you must check it out.
Basketball is one of the most famous sports in the US besides Baseball & Soccer. It was originally part of Google Doodle Run (2012) and Salom Canoe & Soccer. Ryan Germick said these games were played over a billion times during the 4-day run.
The game’s rule is simple. You need to shoot as many balls as you can in the basket. You have 30 seconds to shoot the balls. For every basket you shoot, you get one point. Use the spacebar to make up the strength to shoot the ball. Let’s see how many you score!
Coding of Carrots
Google released Coding for Carrots to celebrate 50 years of Kids Coding. It has a cute rabbit, and you must drag and drop blocks to give it the right direction.
There are several blocks made of arrows & turns. You need to drag & drop them. Then, you must make a path such that the rabbit eats all the carrots. The game gets difficult as you move to higher levels. Let’s see how many levels you can cross.
This Doodle game was released in 2013 on the 155th anniversary of Pony Express, the first successful mail delivery service in America. The game takes us to old times when you must collect and deliver mail on a horse. The Pony Express is one of the best doodle games.
In this Doodle game, you must collect as many mail envelopes as possible while dodging cacti, rocks, and other obstacles. The Pony Express game has three levels. Play and check how many levels you can cross!
Meow-loween is a fun Doodle game released back in 2016 on the occasion of Halloween. There is a cat named Momo whose mission is to save her School of Magic from ghosts.
You must annihilate the evil ghosts by swiping the symbol that appears over them. Then, you have to use the mouse to draw the symbols. Meow-loween has many levels, go, and check how many you can cross.
Sonic-like Pangolin Game
Pangolins are small yet scary animals that roam around Asia & Africa’s Wilderness. However, they are poached and smuggled for meat, medicine, and fashion products. Now they face the severe threat of extinction. This game’s idea was to raise awareness about it.
Google launched this Doodle game on Valentine’s Day in 2017 with a Pangolin’s love story. You must roll the Pangolin to collect stuff like mail, gifts, and cocoa beans while avoiding obstacles before the time runs out. You can roll forward & jump the Pangolin using the arrow keys and the spacebar key to jump.
Doodle Champion Island Games
The Doodle Champion Island Games is a simple mission game that takes hours to finish. Its launch was scheduled for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But due to the pandemic, it was finally launched in July 2021.
In the game, there is a cat protagonist. You have to move it around to finish various interactive games. There is a leaderboard where you can check your rank and score. You can play the game and check out various challenges.
The Hurdles game is exciting and fun to play. In this, you have to run a hurdle race. The earlier you finish the race, the more points you will get.
You must press the left-right arrow keys alternately to make it run faster. The more you press the keys, the faster it will run. You can use the spacebar or up arrow key to jump a hurdle. If you hit a hurdle, the racer will slow down. Go & play to find out how many points you score.
The Garden Gnomes
Google launched this Doodle to celebrate the red-capped ‘Gartenzwerg’ or Garden Gnomes role in German history. It is believed that they protect the garden and bring good luck.
In the game, you have to throw the Gnome as far as possible using the catapult. The farther it goes, the more flowers it plants, and you get more points. Then, use the spacebar to stretch the sling and press it again to release the Garden Gnome. It is fun and a good time pass.
It is inspired by a traditional Mexican card game called Lotería! You can play Doodle Loteria with your friend or with a random player.
In this game, you will be shown a card on the screen and match if you have a similar one with you. Then you need to place a bean on the board to make a pattern. The first one to match the pattern wins.
This game was released on January 22, 2016, to celebrate the 151st Birthday of Wilbur Scoville. He gave the concept of measuring the heat level given by each pepper. So we know that we can grab a cup of milk to relieve the burning sensation after eating chili, all thanks to him. The game is around a similar concept.
In the Scoville Doodle game, you must throw the ice cream scoop on the Chilli. There is a circle that moves on a strip with different colors. You must click the mouse button and stop the circle nearest the center. The circle moves faster with each level you cross, and the chili gets spicier. Check out If you can scoop the hot chilies.
Google made this Doodle game to commemorate Arthur Wynn, the inventor of modern crossword puzzles. The Doodle Crossword Puzzle is very similar to that of the paper crossword. You have the clues according to which you need to fill out the puzzle.
You have to type the word with the keyboard, which can be erased by backspace when needed. Unlike everyday crossword puzzles, you will not have hints here. You don’t need any hints; you are one Google search away from answers. Go and try out this interesting Doodle game.
This Doodle was made to honor the large music and dance ballroom in New York called Savoy Ballroom. Don’t worry; you don’t need to dance in this game. All you have to do is to match the words with the dance rhythm. It allows you to play both solo and two-player modes.
The rules are simple. A rhythm icon will swing on the screen. For example, a couple would be dancing to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s music. You must tap the keyboard keys to match the rhythm to score points.
It was created to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop. So be ready because you will play a DJ in this game. The game will play two famous records; you have to use the crossfader to mix the beats of the music. Moreover, you can select different music and beats. Are to ready to be a DJ? Try and check it out.
Here, we have listed the popular Google Doodle games for you. I hope you like them. You can also find new Doodle games in the Google Doodle archive, but they might be available for a limited time, like Rubik’s Cube, which is unavailable now. Comment below which games you liked the most.