January 2015

It’s National Puzzle Day! How are you celebrating? Are you solving a crossword or sudoku? Putting together a jigsaw puzzle? Or are you finally conquering that Rubik’s Cube you’ve had since 1982?

Here are some fascinating things about puzzles you might not know!

1. The word ‘puzzle’ actually has a somewhat puzzling origin. It seems to have entered popular use towards the end of the 16th century, first appearing as a verb, not a noun. It’s believed to have grown out of the Medieval French word, “pusle” which means ‘to bewilder’.

2. The history of crossword puzzles is similarly in dispute. Having existed in some form since the 1800s, the first puzzle that would be recognized as a crossword was published on December 21, 1913 by Arthur Wynne in the newspaper The New York World.

3. Sudoku puzzles have actually only been around since 1979. Invented by Howard Garns, a 74 year old retired architect the first modern sudoku puzzle was published as “Number Place” in Dell Magazines. Sadly, Garns passed away before he was able to see the puzzle’s explosion in popularity in the late 1990s.

4. The world’s largest Rubik’s Cube, which is a 17x17x17 grid, took a man named Kenneth Brandon 7.5 hours to solve!

5. The world’s largest jigsaw puzzle is known as the Double Restrospect and was drawn by artist Keith Haring. It’s 17 feet wide and contains 32,000 pieces.

So are you ready to celebrate National Puzzle Day? If so, be sure to check out all of the fantastic puzzle games on offer at iWin.com, including jigsaw puzzles, crosswords and of course sudoku as well. Or if word searches are more your speed, be sure to check out Word Search Daily, which is completely free!

What are you waiting for? Get to puzzling ASAP and enjoy National Puzzle Day!


Book a trip to Vegas World! You’ll never want to leave! Here’s 7 reasons why!

1. The games (obviously)

Poker, Slots, Blackjack, Bingo…you name it and Vegas World has it! Plus, in each category there are unique versions of whichever game you’ve selected and even more that are unlockable!

2. Fringo!

Okay, technically this is another game, but it’s SO fun it stands on its own! Played somewhat like bingo, but with a tropical fruit theme (hence FR-ingo!) Fringo is addictive, super cute, easy to understand and VERY fun to play!

3. The Club Scene

Feel like getting your groove on? Just head on down to the dance club and shake it to some fun disco and pop hits! Chat with other players online as well!

4. The Lounge

Then again, maybe you just want to relax with a cool drink and chat with an alluring stranger. Vegas World offers that too (minus the drink of course, but nothing’s stopping you from making one for yourself!)

5. The Pool

If it gets too hot in the casino, the club or the lounge, you can always head outside for a quick, refreshing dip in the pool!

6. Your Suite & Shopping

When the gambling’s done and you’ve gotten your fill of dancing, swimming and socializing, it’s time to retire to your fully customizable hotel suite. Feel like getting some new threads to wear the next day? Clearly you’ll need to do some clothes shopping!

7. The music

Wherever you go in Vegas World you’re accompanied by a soundtrack featuring all your favorite country, classic rock, pop or dance hits!

Vegas World is a fully immersive gaming experience we’re sure you’ll want to spend hours exploring! Head over to iWin.com, click on Online Games and begin your Vegas vacation today! And don’t forget – what happens in Vegas World STAYS in Vegas World!

Do you consider yourself an amateur sleuth? Are you the type that never loses their keys? Or if you do, it’s actually fun for you because it means you get to investigate, retrace your step and maybe look for clues? Then you REALLY need to play the brand new online game Hidden Object Daily!

Any fan of the Hidden Object genre of games owes it to themselves to check out this challenging, exciting and eminently replayable game! Just because you finish your daily hidden object scene doesn’t mean the fun is over! Every time you replay the daily scene, there are 16 new objects to find! So every time you play, you’re playing a brand new game! Hidden Object Daily features bonus objects and hints, and best of all, it’s absolutely FREE!

Check out a few hidden object scenes from the game below, then head over to iWin.com, click on Online Games and give Hidden Object Daily a try today!

It’s Friday, so you know what that means! That’s right, it’s time once again for Free Game Friday!

This week, we’re pleased to present the brand new, absolutely free version of Deal Or No Deal! Played just like the classic television game show, the object is to find and win the $1,000,000 case! But beware the Banker’s offers! If you take one, you lose the chance for the million dollars!

So? Do YOU have the nerves of steel required to stick it out to the end and win that cool million? Head on over to iWin.com, click on Online Games and play the completely free Deal Or No Deal to find out!

For this week’s Free Game Friday selection, we’re pleased to present to you the next free-to-play chapter in the Delicious saga!

In this exciting entry taken from the recently released 10th entry in the legendary Delicious series of time management games, you must help Emily balance the reopening and running of her restaurant with the demands of new motherhood. Make sure her customers are attended to and kept happy. You certainly don’t want to keep them waiting!

Head over to iWin.com, click on Online Games and start playing the absolutely FREE version of Delicious: Emily’s New Beginning NOW!

For today’s Free Game Friday offering, we’ve selected a delightful billiards-based game called Eightball Champion!

Played like a normal game of pool, the objective is to knock all of your balls into one of the corner pockets. The game provides a handy visual guide to aiming your cue, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this will be easy! Challenging but fun, Eightball Champion is sure to satisfy any billiards lover or casual pool player.

Eightball Champion, like all of our Online Games is completely free to play and requires no download at all. Want to play Eightball Champion on your smartphone or tablet? You definitely can! Simply navigate to m.iwin.com, click on <Eightball Champion and start playing!

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For this week’s Free Game Friday selection, we’ve chosen a fun and challenging word game by the name of Word Nerd.

In Word Nerd, the object is to form as many words as possible by tapping the individual letters. The longer the word, the more points you earn! Once you’ve filled the progress bar on the top of the game screen, you can move on to the next level! It’s fun, complex and addictive!

Word Nerd, like all of our Online Games is completely free to play and requires no download at all. Want to play Word Nerd on your smartphone or tablet? No problem! Simply navigate to m.iwin.com, click on Word Nerd and start playing!

Click here to play Word Nerd now!