Google's 19th anniversary Doodle brings 19 browser games to while away your time

In 1997, Larry Page arrived at Stanford University and Sergey Brin was randomly assigned to show Page around. This is what led to them forming Google.

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27 - Sep - 2017
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27 - Sep - 2017
 
Google's 19th anniversary Doodle brings 19 browser games to while...

Google is celebrating its 19th birthday with a doodle about doodles. It takes players through 19 of the most memorable Doodle games Google has given us so far. Clicking on the Doodle on Google.com gives you a spinning wheel that picks a random game and lets you play it within the browser. Included are games like the Magic Cat Academy Halloween game from 2016, a musical puzzle that was used to celebrate Beethoven’s 245th birthday and more.

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There’s also a new version of Snake, tic-tac-toe and the Earth Day quiz. In case you’re wondering, yes, Pacman is also available. You can simply search for “Google birthday surprise spinner” to find the spinning wheel. You can also search for the games individually with keyboards like “Google pacman game” or “snake game”, which puts the game front and center, apart from other search results. The Doodle and its games are available on both mobile and web versions of Google.

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Interestingly, the Doodle doesn’t actually tell you whose birthday it is. This, Google clarifies through a blog post. “In 1997, one of Google’s co-founders, Larry Page, had just arrived at Stanford University to pursue his P.h.D in computer science. Of all the students on campus, Google’s other co-founder, Sergey Brin, was randomly assigned to show Page around. This chance encounter was the happy surprise that started it all,” the company writes.

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