How do I play hidden object games?
First, there's no "wrong way" to play - if you're having fun, strategize however you wish! There are, however, a few strategies and things to literally and figuratively look out for.
Here are some basic tips on how to play hidden object games:
Search for the contrast of colors
The contrast between colors/pixels is critical in finding hidden objects. If you know the color of the object you're looking for you can focus just on the differentiation of colors and not necessarily the shape as well. This can get tricky when game designers include sets of colors that are similar enough to get your attention but not to be what you're looking for.
Search for shapes between borders
Looking for particular shapes is helpful when puzzles don't use colors as a distinguishing attribute. Think of it like looking for the octagonal shape of a stop sign versus looking for the red color. It's often harder to rely on just the color or just the shape for finding objects.
Search with your gut
Hidden object games often like to hide things in plain sight. They do this by displaying a set of items/objects that look almost normal. As you're scanning a page, don't be afraid to follow your gut and go back to the areas that catch your eyes. Many times your first instinct on a peculiarity can be correct.
Search with your monitor settings
Monitor settings can mean the difference between seeing the contrast of color or borders and not. If you're consistently having trouble or are just grasping at straws, try adjusting your monitor settings to see if anything then pops out at you.
Are all these hidden object games really free?
Yes! We've partnered with game makers to provide you a platform that features fully FREE hidden object games.
Which types of hidden object games can I play?
We are excited to offer a wide variety of hidden object games so that no matter the flavor of game you love, you'll find it here.
Some of the more popular types of hidden objects games include:
Hidden Object Puzzle Game (HOPA) - These games include hidden object gameplay as well as other puzzles and an overarching adventure story that you're participating in.
An example of this gameplay is the much-loved Park Ranger Series (https://www.iwin.com/series/vacation-adventures).
Themed Hidden Object Game (THOG) - Gameplay can vary across different games, but all these games combine classic hidden object gameplay with a theme and/or story such as:
Hidden Object Mysteries (HOM) - Finding objects in a given level relate to an unfolding mystery that you are to solve as the game progresses.
You often act as a police or private detective or as a character thrust into mysterious circumstances you must investigate.
Classic Hidden Object Games (CHOM) - Some story, maybe some side puzzles, but mostly just classically designed hidden object game levels.
Series like the Clutter series (https://www.iwin.com/series/clutter) typifies these types of games.
Can I play on or offline?
iWin offers both the ability to play through your browser by simply visiting the page or you can download the game and play anytime on your computer.
How do I download a hidden object game?
Simply find the Hidden Object game you want to play from the catalog of titles and click the Play button. This will allow you to download the iWin Games Manager to install and then play your game. iWin recommends some of the more popular Hidden Object titles such as those in the Top Ten.
What's the daily hidden object game - and how do I play?
The Daily Hidden Object game challenges you daily, is completely free and you can play any of the previous 7 days scenes. To play visit https://www.iwin.com/online-games/game/play/daily-hidden-object