When it comes to getting your browser ready for the scariest holiday of the year, Chrome definitely comes through with the most options. From fun, upbeat games to cool tools and extensions, these 10 Halloween-themed add-ons will definitely put you in that holiday spirit.
Scare Up Some Fun
Break away from browsing, work, or research for school with an enjoyable game or two. Each of these fun Chrome game apps has an awesome Halloween theme and nifty little sound effects.
Mahjong anyone? Halloween Mahjong from www.halloweenmahjong.com is full of tiles just waiting for you to make matches. From candy corn to haunted houses to skulls and bones, the game theme is cute and fun. There is an option to put the game in full screen mode and the graphics still look great. Use a hint when you are stuck or select Undo if you change your mind about a move. Halloween Mahjong is a terrific way to kill time around Halloween.
Do you think you are good at classic solitaire? Then don’t be afraid to pop open Halloween Solitaire from www.halloweensolitaire.com. This game app can also be put into full screen mode for a nice gaming experience. The background has a suitable Halloween theme and the cards are decked out with bats, vampires, pumpkins, and monsters. The images are cartoonish rather than scary, so if you have kids that enjoy solitaire, this would be appropriate. Halloween Solitaire might be just the trick you need this Halloween.
Okay number fans, it’s your turn. Halloween Sudoku from www.sudokuhalloween.com lets you tackle those number demons. Just pick a square and select the numbered pumpkin to make your move. You can use the pencil to place your number temporarily and watch the spinning numbers when you complete a row, column, or grid correctly. Halloween Sudoku is a light, fun game for Sudoku lovers.
If word games are more your thing, then Halloween Word Search from www.halloweenwordsearch.net is waiting in the shadows. Available in full screen mode, just drag your mouse to highlight the words in the list. The graphics may not be over the top for a Halloween theme, but the words you must find are. So find the “blood”, “tombstone”, and “spider” if you dare with Halloween Word Search.
Halloween Backgammon www.backgammonhalloween.com is perfect if you like to play an opponent and are home all alone. You will play this classic game against a ghostly computer opponent. Pumpkins and ghosts are the pieces and when it is time to make a move the possible areas will light up. So, get ready to roll those bones and give Halloween Backgammon a go.
Move away from the ordinary with a Halloween-themed typing game for something different. Halloweenies from www.typinglagoon.com tests you to save Halloween from the zombie sausages. The only way to stop those encased monsters is to type the correct word displayed. Complete with creepy music, frightening screams, and sound effects, Halloweenies is an entertaining way to test your finger speed.
Let the Countdown Begin
There are two handy Chrome countdown tools you can use so that you know exactly how much longer it will be until Halloween. One is a convenient extension and the other is an app that takes over your screen. So, pick your pleasure and see how much time you have left.
Halloween Countdown from chrome.justingoetz.net is extension that places a neat little pumpkin in your toolbar. So, just tap the pumpkin to see how long it will be in years, months, days, hours, minutes, and of course, seconds until Halloween.
This timer has the same name, but is not the same thing. Halloween Countdown is a cool looking app from www.christmasdaycountdown.net (hmm, bet they have a Christmas countdown timer too). Just click Halloween Countdown from your Chrome app list or screen and boom, you will see the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until your favorite holiday will arrive.
Tricks and Treats
Now that we have seen plenty of Halloween, it is time to hear it. There is a nifty app called Halloween Soundboard from www.ape-apps.com that gives you almost any scary, horrifying, or spooky sound you can imagine. See your favorite co-worker coming towards your desk? Hit the Scream button. Want to freak someone out who is walking by your office? Hit the Chainsaw button. Halloween Soundboard has 30 different sound effects and all you have to do is tap for some entertaining Halloween fun.
Create some Halloween magic for your personal blog, email communication, or Facebook post with Pookatoo from pookatoo.com. This text maker lets you put in your scary message, select the type of creepy font style and color, and then creates an image for you. Just download it and use it anywhere. There is no better way to get ready for Halloween then by sprucing up your messages and social media posts then with the handy Pookatoo tool.
Is Halloween your Favorite Holiday?
If you love Halloween, then you probably have some awesome add-ons for Chrome that you use. From scary to fun, we would love to hear your suggestions. So, before that frightening night of the year arrives, share the tools you use to dress up your browser in the comments below!
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