Playing Internet Zone games

The MSN Gaming Zone is a Web site that contains games you can play over the Internet. Five of these games are accessible from the Start menu in Windows.

Internet Backgammon

The object of Backgammon is to move all your pieces, or stones, around the board counterclockwise into a home area. From the home area, the pieces must be borne off, or removed, from the game board by exact dice roll. The first person to bear off all their stones wins. In Internet Backgammon, you will connect over the Internet with your opponent.

Open Internet Backgammon

Internet Checkers

The object of Checkers is to defeat your opponent by jumping and removing his or her pieces. You can also win by blocking your opponent from moving. In Internet Checkers, you will connect over the Internet with your opponent.

Open Internet Checkers

Internet Hearts

Hearts is a card game with four players, each playing independently. The object of Hearts is to earn as few points as possible during the course of play. When any player reaches 100 points the game ends, at which time the player with the fewest points wins. In Internet Hearts, you will connect over the Internet with your opponents.

Open Internet Hearts

Internet Reversi

Reversi is a game played on an 8x8 board with black-and-white pieces, or stones. The object is to have more of your color of stones on the board than your opponent. Stones can be reversed from one color to another by surrounding the pieces. The game is over when neither player has any legal moves left. In Internet Reversi, you will connect over the Internet with your opponent.

Open Internet Reversi

Internet Spades

Spades is a partnership card game with two teams of two players each. The object is for you and your partner to bid a contract, then skillfully play your cards in coordination with each other to make the contract. You win when you reach 500 points or force your opponents to drop to a negative 200 point score. In Internet Spades, you will connect with your opponents and partner over the Internet.

Open Internet Spades


To open a game, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Games, and then click the appropriate game. 

If you do not see Games on your All Programs menu, then the games were not installed when Windows was installed. For more information, click Related Topics

For information about playing a game, click the Help menu in that game.

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