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Play Google’s Best Interactive Doodles for its 19th Birthday


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Play Google’s Best Interactive Doodles for its 19th Birthday

Nineteen of Google's classic browser-based doodle games and interactive experiences like Pac Man, Cricket, and more are back.

Prepare to waste a lot of time today, folks.

Google has created an amazing interactive homepage doodle in celebration of its 19th birthday, which lets you play some of the company's classic doodle games from years past.

That's right—browser games like Pac Man, Cricket, and more are back. Just head over to Google.com and click the colorful birthday surprise spinner to get started.

"Upon clicking today's Doodle, we invite you to explore 19 surprises we've launched over the past 19 years — including our brand new Search easter egg: Snake Game!" the Google Doodle team wrote in a blog post. "So give it a spin and thanks for celebrating with us!"

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Depending on where the spinner lands, you might have the opportunity to learn how to make hip hop, try your hand at Solitaire or tic tac toe, play Google's Halloween 2016 "cat spell-casting game," or its Ludwig van Beethoven-themed music game. The spinner also includes a couple of other music-fused games and experiences, like one that lets you create your own visual music composition and another that lets you play the theremin, a gesture-controlled instrument.

In their blog post, the Doodle team said Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page met 19 years ago at Stanford University when Brin was randomly assigned to show Page around campus.

Not long later, "the two hunkered down in a garage — Google's first office — and got to work," they wrote. "Named for the number 'googol' (a 1 followed by one hundred zeroes), Google inches closer to its namesake each year, currently serving more than 4.5 billion users in 160 countries speaking 123 languages worldwide."

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