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10 of the Best Google Chrome Experiments You Need to Try

Dave Parrack 04-03-2015

Whether you love or hate Google Chrome The Easy Guide to Google Chrome This Chrome user guide shows everything you need to know about the Google Chrome browser. It covers the basics of using Google Chrome that is important for any beginner. Read More , it has changed the way we browse the Web. Firefox has already adopted many of its traits, and Microsoft is set to do the same with its new Spartan browser launching alongside Windows 10.


Google has promoted programming languages How To Pick A Programming Language To Learn Today & Get A Great Job In 2 Years It can take years of dedicated work to become a truly good programmer; so is there a way to choose the right language to start from today, in order to get hired tomorrow? Read More associated with the Web, and pushed coders to take advantage of JavaScript and HTML5 in new, and often exciting, ways. Over 1,000 Chrome experiments have now been posted online, and we’re here to look at 10 that stand out from the crowd.

Google Chrome Experiments

Google has been showcasing the best Web pioneers on the Chrome Experiments website since 2009. Six years (and counting) later, and the number of Chrome experiments live on the site has passed 1,000. Chrome Experiment #1000 being a tool designed to help you organize and discover the other 999 experiments.

This gave us the perfect opportunity to browse through the 1,000-plus Chrome experiments in order to pick out 10 of the very best that everybody reading this should try for themselves. The majority are fun games, but all are examples of what a modern Web browser is capable of in this day and age.

Video Puzzle


Video Puzzle is a jigsaw puzzle with a difference, as you move pieces of a video around while it’s playing in real-time. The puzzles aren’t exactly hard, but they do at least offer a different challenge than regular jigsaws.


Multiplayer Piano


Multiplayer Piano offers you the chance to play a virtual keyboard with other people online. At the same time. Which is both annoying and mesmerizing at the same time. Thankfully, you can also choose to play by yourself when the mood takes you.



X-Type is an old-school shooter Classics Are Still Thriving: 10 Retro-Style Shooters You Need To Play Today we associate the term shooter with games like Call of Duty, but in the 80s this word was used to describe top-down shoot-em-ups like Raiden and Space Invaders. Read More which sees you controlling a tiny spaceship trying to survive and thrive when pitched against enemy ships much bigger in size. The name is no mere coincidence, as X-Type takes its cue from R-Type.




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Silk only offers a very short-lived diversion, but it’s still a Chrome experiment you shouldn’t miss. You simply draw a pattern with your mouse or finger, and the program does the rest, leaving you as the creator of some beautiful, detailed art.




Cube is a WebGL-based game designed to promote Google Maps Improve Your Knowledge Of Google Maps With A Fun Game Called Google Cube When was the last time you remembered how easy it is now is to find the best way to get from A to B thanks to Google Maps? As someone who grew up in a... Read More . But as it’s a lot of fun to play, we can accept the promotional nature with open arms. There are eight levels to complete, and when you reach the end you should have learned something. Which is a bonus.



GeoGuessr is a rather addictive little game that tests your knowledge of geography Gaming Google Maps With Street View Games Google Maps is an essential tool for anyone planning a day trip or holiday, providing a clear yet detailed overview of locations and how to reach them. More than that it provides a simple way... Read More . You get dropped in a random place (via Google Street View) and asked to pinpoint your location on a world map. It’s a lot tougher than it looks, because much of the world looks very similar.




Racer is, as its name suggests, an old-school racing game which sees you competing with friends on your mobile devices. You line your phones and/or tablets up to form the racetrack, which makes the whole thing much more difficult than you would expect.



X-Wing sees you piloting an X-Wing from Star Wars (naturally) through what looks like the trench run of the Death Star. Even the music is there to add a touch of realism to the whole thing, which will thrill geeks of all stripes 10 Websites Geeks of All Stripes Should Bookmark We geeks know what we are and revel in our existence as our place in society grows ever stronger. We are geeks, we are proud, and we're not going anywhere. As the Internet becomes a... Read More despite the decidedly retro graphics.



Spirograph is, as if you couldn’t guess, a virtual version of Spirograph. Younger readers may not have any clue what Spirograph is, but this virtual version does a great job of imitating the ability of the real-life toy to create amazing geometric patterns quickly and simply.

Continue the Conversation

We think this is a strong list of Chrome experiments that are well worth a second look. There are plenty of others worth trying too, and there are more being added all the time. So, we recommend you bookmarking the Google Chrome Experiments website for future reference. It’s never too late to add your voice to the discussion.

Please continue the conversation in the comments section below. While some of you took part in the original discussion, there is always room for more opinions. Do you agree with the Chrome experiments selected for the list? If not, then please add your own suggestions to the conversation happening below. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers here, just opinions.

A Debt of Gratitude (Kinda)

In order to compile this list of Google Chrome Experiments you really need to try, we asked for help from the MakeUseOf community. Unfortunately, for once, our readers let us down. Boo! Hiss! But we still love you all. Just about.

However, this does mean we cannot thank readers by name, so I’ll personally take the opportunity to give myself credit for compiling this list without any help from any of you. Sure, it’s my job, but scouring 1,000 experiments to find 10 that are actually worth a second look was tough. Woe is me.

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Related topics: Google Chrome, HTML5, JavaScript, Programming, We Ask You.

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  1. Lisa
    October 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Not impressed. I just found this site. I will look on my own for all of us.

  2. stalinwesley
    March 5, 2015 at 8:11 am

    awesome Expriments

  3. A41202813GMAIL
    March 4, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Most CHROME Extensions Are Compatible With OPERA15+, But Not This Piano Experiment - Oh, Well.


  4. makelikeatree
    March 4, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I did, admittedly, chortle at the bottom addendum. We lazy commenters of the MUF community applaud your effort. Well, maybe just three claps. We don't want to overexert ourselves.