Hidden object games are perfect for when you’re just trying to challenge your mind without too much stress. With a simple objective and low stakes, you’ll be able to forget all about the endless list of fires to put out in everyday life. Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank to play! These six hidden object games are free to play but don’t worry, it’s not because they suck. Each of these games has plenty to offer from their art style to their unique concepts and challenges.
Influent makes multitasking fun! In this game, a young inventor has his brand-new language-learning technology stolen and has to prove that he was the original inventor. You help him do that by learning words in a foreign language using a flying robot named Chip. It sounds iffy, but it’s pretty fun. Moving throughout the tiny apartment, it turns out there are hundreds of useful words you can learn just by clicking on the objects and learning some accompanying verbs and adjectives. The hidden objects part comes in when you have to find the object that corresponds to the vocab word. Currently, only French, Italian, and Korean are free and only for mobile, but you can purchase the full 20+ languages game on Steam for mac or PC. If you’re trying to learn a new language and enjoy games, you really have to give this one a try!
5) 100 Hidden Frogs
100 Hidden Frogs is a work of art that will challenge you to find the lines in the lines. In a series of black and white, hand-drawn images of a magical forest, you will have to find the hidden frogs. Plot twist, right? But it may prove more difficult than it sounds as you move your eyes over the cartoonish swirls and spots to click the frog. It will turn green when you do, and there’s a night mode available. Check out this hidden object game free on Steam!
4) Adventure Escape Mysteries
Adventure Escape Mysteries is aptly named. In this series of puzzles and games, you will get to experience several escape room-style puzzles, but the setting will be different for each. You will get to play a detective and solve a crime, and then you can be a pirate in search of adventure and treasure. Finally, live through a horror story as you try not to get sacrificed to a monster! The challenges are unique and fun, and who can beat free?
3) Lost Lands: A Hidden Object Adventure
If you’re trying to unwind in a magical world, then Lost Lands: A Hidden Object Adventure is right up your alley. Fleeing their destroyed land, a civilization of elves crash lands on a lost island surrounded by a magical storm. While they would love to make this new place their home, it is full of danger. While there are tons of mini-quests, puzzles, and challenges, there are also several hidden object games inside. Help the elves survive this beautiful but hostile new island by exploring!
2) Mushroom Cats
Mushroom Cats combines colorful, cartoonish art, adorable cats, and funky mushrooms in this point-and-click game. On an enormous toadstool in the middle of the ocean, a colony of cats has made their home. Though they have a great system worked out, grinding clouds into flour to make cakes while they bask in the sun, winter is coming. A fairy made each of the cats a cute hat but accidentally dropped them, so it’s up to you to find their hats and put them on their heads. While the cats do their hobbies, you can leisurely move through the scene clicking hats. It isn’t difficult, so it’s a great game to relax with.
Varenje is an adorable game that takes players to the secret lives of bugs. While sampling raspberries, you are accidentally shrunk to the size of a bug! As you try to find a cure, you also find friends. These spiders, beetles, ants, and more show you their cleverly disguised homes and vehicles as you seek out enough raspberries to make a cure. This is an artistic game made for and by artists, so enjoy the unique visuals as you play.