We all know the internet is really useful at helping us do our shopping, organising our finances and even paying our bills. But it’s also a really good way of helping us ignore our to-do list and procrastinate instead.

With that in mind, here are five of the best online browser games to play on your computer.

1. 8 Ball Pool

For decades people have been playing pool in pubs, arcades or even going to a pool hall to unwind after a long hard day at work. If you can’t get away from your desk but still want to unwind, then 8 Ball Pool is a great way of doing that. A lot of work has gone into this game to make sure the balls react in the same way as they would on a real-life pool table. You can control the angle, force and speed you hit the ball just like the real thing. You can even play your friends online if you feel like it’s been too long since you’ve played a proper game with them.

2. Mr Smith Casino

Just a few years ago, if you wanted to play a casino game you’d have to get dressed up and go to your local casino. Now you can have all the excitement of a roulette wheel and even win real money from your desktop. The website Mr Smith Casino has a wide range of promotions on offer, so you could double up the money you have to play with before even lifting a card or spinning a wheel. There’s a wide range of really exciting games to play, so whatever you’re in the mood for you’ll be sure to find a game to suit you on the site.

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3. The Impossible Quiz

If you really want to challenge your brain, then taking on a quiz which claims to be impossible would be a good way to do it. This game can be massively frustrating but in the most hilarious way, as the designers have written questions to try and trick you into losing. One quick tip – the answers aren’t always one of the four options listed below, so make sure you watch the whole screen whilst playing this game.

4. Agar.io

Agar.io is possibly the world’s biggest multiplayer game happening around the globe right now. The idea is simple: you’re a small dot trying to eat smaller dots to become a bigger dot. But be careful not to run into bigger dots or the bigger dot will eat you to become the bigger dot. Now the game might not sound like much, but it’s hugely addictive and can keep you strangely entertained for hours. Of course that is if you last that long without being eaten by a bigger dot.

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5. Pacman

Of course technology might constantly be improving, but sometimes the classics are the best. Pretty much all of us have played Pacman at some point in our life, whether it was on an arcade machine, games console or on our computer. If you want a game you can just pick up at any time, relax and reminisce about your childhood then this is the game for you.

What are your favourite browser games? Let us know by commenting below!