A quick search in any online directory returns quite a few results which display links to websites where you can play hidden object games for free with no time limit.
A hidden object game (sometimes called hidden picture) is a particular type of puzzle based video game whereby the player’s task is to find particular items from a given list that are hidden within an elaborate picture.
Popular with casual gamers, they are usually very cheap to buy with time bombed trial versions usually made available for download.
There are numerous online games websites who will allow you to play a flash based version of hidden object games for free without having to download anything. Some publishers of hidden object games are Big Fish Games, Spin Top Games and Sand Lot Games, however there are many more.
According to a few sources the very first hidden object game that was produced was called Mystery Case Files: Huntsville. The game was released by an online casual gaming portal called Big Fish Games in November 2005 and was in the scenario of a crime caper.
The game proved to be a big hit hence subsequent follow-ups were released in the Mystery Case Files series and in 2007 the hidden object game genre expanded massively when Big Fish Games posted over 30 new games.
These days hidden object games are still amongst the top played game type on Big Fish’s website and often featured on the sites staffs recommended games lists.
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