Ever Tried These Hidden Facebook Games?

In case you have been worrying about spending endless time on the social media, here’s a piece of news that may depress you. Facebook, the social networking giant, is trying its best to keep you logged in as long as possible. While the Messenger has added some really cool updates in its effort to become the primary communication choice for its users, Mark Zuckerberg and team recently introduced some games that offer ample entertainment when the conversation dries up. Here they are. Just make sure your tab or smartphone has the latest FB Messenger installed.

Football

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When your casual chat turns into a bit of an own goal, the Facebook hidden football came can cheer you up, provided your friend is ready for some quick tackles. Discovering the game, inspired by Euro 2016, is pretty easy. Even an average footballer with a low IQ can play the game. Just unearth the football emoji on the latest Messenger and send it to your friend.

That’s all about it. Click on the emoji you sent and the football game will appear on your screen. All that you now need to do is tap the ball and keep it off the ground. Things get a bit trickier as you go past 10 points. Get going and get hooked to this nice little game.

Basketball

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When your chat turns anything but a slam dunk, the hidden basketball game on Facebook can provide hours of nonstop fun. And it’s ridiculously addictive. Finding it is even simpler, much like the football game. Send the basketball emoji to your friend. That’s all. Click on the sent b-ball and it will launch the hidden game.

The game can be played on the chat window, with the high scores of both players displayed on the message feed. Bragging rights can be duly stamped. No worries if you hate losing. A crafty YouTube user has discovered a simple cheat.

Chess

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Not everyone will be interested in swipe-based games. If you want some raking of brains instead of mindless swiping, the hidden chess game is likely to catch your fancy. Finding it is a bit trickier than just sending a picture-based icon. Type “@fbchess play” on a chat window, without the quotes that is, and you’ll see a digital chessboard appear like a magic on the screen. That’s some Harry Potter-impressing fashion.

All that’s left is to get a hang of things. But it’s easier said than done. Instead of pointing and tapping to move your pieces, you have to remember some square locations and shortcuts.

Each time you want to make a move, you have to type “@fbchess” followed by the abbreviation of the piece. Confusing? Not quite. Here P stands for pawn, R for rook, N for knight, B for bishop, Q for queen, and K for king. So if you want to move your king to the c5 square, you have to type out “@fbchess Kc5”.  That’s it. Plan your wartime strategies now and get the army organised.

Picture courtesy – wonderhowto.com, ytimg.com and technewstoday.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 25, 2016 11:07 AM UTC

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