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AARP Games Site Is Getting Better!

In the middle of May, you will experience a new AARP Games site.  The site sports an updated look and feel to help you find your favorite games, discover new ones and get to play them faster.  

 

Here’s what to expect:

 

Finding Games: Now Simpler!

 

  • The new site’s cleaner design makes finding games simpler. The game images on category pages are now larger and easier to click through on desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.  

  • A new, improved search bar helps you find your favorite games quicker and discover new games with search suggestions as you type.  

 

Playing Games: Now Easier!

 

  • Game screen size is increasing!  On laptops and desktop computers, you can toggle between two different screen sizes: Standard Mode, similar to the current game screen size, and Larger Player Mode, a slightly bigger, more convenient play area. Games will automatically start in Larger Size. To toggle down, click the screen icon on the bottom right corner of the game.

  • It’s also now easier to play on your mobile phone. Game area scaling on mobile devices is improved and the game will adjust better to the size of your phone’s screen.

 

Site Speed: Now Faster!

 

  • Speed to access and play games is improved. You can start enjoying your games faster, while other page elements continue loading in the background.  

These changes are made possible by a new foundational technology that will enable us to bring you additional edutainment features, updates, and new games.

 

We hope you are as excited as we are about these improvements. For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

 

From all of us,

 

Thank You and Happy Playing!

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I love word games.  Trying to put a word together as well as Hangman are my favorites.  Please consider these.

Thanks!

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I have a problem with the word games in that many of the words I know as words are not acceptable e.g. con, cons, sex, pis, hod,pic, fax,wend etc. Also, some of these words are accepted in one game, but not in another.

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Really great news!  Love the games and always ready to see improvements in function.  My partner has some serious medical issues so the games have been great for getting me through surgeries and treatments and medical visits.  

Thanks so much and keep improving!!!!!!

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Why, oh, why did I get over 50 e-mails on changing the game site????  All I needed was one..........

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Hi @patty3970, you can change your settings so you won't receive the notifications. To view and manage your subscriptions:

  1. Go to My Settings > Subscriptions & Notifications
  2. Click My Subscriptions to see a list of the items you've subscribed to. You can click a subscription to go to the item.
  3. To delete a subscription, click the check box for the subscription and click Email Subscription Options > Delete Selected Subscriptions.
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@AARPLynne wrote:

Hi @patty3970, you can change your settings so you won't receive the notifications. To view and manage your subscriptions:

  1. Go to My Settings > Subscriptions & Notifications
  2. Click My Subscriptions to see a list of the items you've subscribed to. You can click a subscription to go to the item.
  3. To delete a subscription, click the check box for the subscription and click Email Subscription Options > Delete Selected Subscriptions.

@sanbecker10 

Hey Sanb 

@AARPLynne 

Posted the attached comment early in thread which will guide you to remove your subscription to this thread and stop your emails

If you don't desire get emails from your posts make sure you uncheck box "Email me when someone replies" this will avoid your being subscribed 

Hope this helps 

Have a beautiful weekend! 

Ginger : ) 

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I am writing this not only to thank you so much for stopping the maddness of all those emails, but also to test that I did it right.

I couldn't find the place to confirm I wanted to deleat those notices( the last step you mentioned) finally clicked on the box near the top with the 3 dots in it and that was where it was. Mentioning this to help the next person.

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@ms1877 

Glad it helped

There certainly alot of posts to this thread compared to others

Going to attach box that needs to be unchecked when you post to avoid following thread/ emails

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Ginger : ) 

 

Uncheck to not get emailsUncheck to not get emails

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On the outspell game. It's hasn't work for months. I have emailed 3 times. You can open the games but it lock ups and you can't play. Also are you bring back some of the you had before?

 

Thank you

Deborah Vandermark

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Last make over was disasterous.  All the games I loved were gone but 1.  Why the makeover when it was good to begin withSmiley Sad

 

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Please don't kill Spellbound! It is one of the few games that actually uses your intelligence, instead of chance and speed only.

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I hate that you're removing the Mahjongg Dimensions Candy game. It's my favorite of the Mahjongg games. It was introduced during the last makeover, so why remove it? The newer version - Mahjongg  Candy w/layers of tiles - that I tried the other night - I hate it already. I'm finding fewer and fewer reasons to play the aarp games. I play them to keep my mind sharp, not to get frustrated. What's the matter w/your programmers?

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In the game 5Roll could you seperate the sound of the clicking dice and the music, which i find irritating. 

 

Bubble dragons saga. After I play for a while the game gets corrupted and I have to close out and start again. I do not understand the scoring. When I play a section I get a score in the thousands for each. But where it shows my all time score it is 216. I do not think I ever got that far in the sections.

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Everytime you make a change things are worse! Stop changing things!

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I am totally addicted to the Word Wipe game and wanted to mention that there is a glitch in the game. A number of letters (maybe as many as 9 grouped together) in the bottom center of the board do not work well. I don't think it's my computer, though I would be interested in finding out if anyone else has this problem.

 

What happens is when I click on certain keys in the lower center of the board to form a word, nothing happens. The keys do not light up and I'm not able to form the word. I can occasionally get those keys to work if I "go around;" that is, click on another letter in the word, then go back to click on the letter I wanted, but this of course wastes time and the point is to form words as quickly as possible, so you can imagine that this is a very frustrating experience when the clock is running out. Could you please check to see if you have any problem getting the letters in the lower center of the board to light up when you click on them? I don't think it's any particular letters, just their location on the board.

 

Please let me know what you find out. Thank you!

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Periodic Contributor

You need to include better instructions for the games such as how to earn boosters. The limited directions border on worthless.  And please bring back Yarnz! 

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Clic Bait
The games should be a perk to our membership, not a way for aarp to track and sell user info
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Newbie

Thank you for you doing New Improvement on Games , and make it more easy-to-use Thank you 

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Periodic Contributor

Sure hope so! As others have mentioned, many of the games I liked were no longer available after the last "fix"

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Contributor

Great!  Love all of the games, and if it's getting an upgrade, that's even better.

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Please please please, get a better "dealer" for Pyramid Solitaire, holy crap, so routine and not player friendly so much as in Casino's. It gets a bit flusterpating

 

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Hope Spider Solitaire is a lot better. Now works only only 1 out of 12

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I really enjoy several of the games. Looking forward to the improvements. Thank you for your website.

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I hope you don't change Outspell--love it just as it is !  Last year you changed Majongg Dark Dimensions , and it was never the same--I stopped playing it.

                                                                      Gamer Marilyn

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That's great, but did you have to take away all of the games in the meantime? Why can't we keep playing the current versions until the updated versions are available? I love the games, and I'm a bit disappointed.

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Love Word Wipe...please don't change it!.

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Why would you eliminate such a great game as SPELLBOUND??  PLEASE don't take it away unless you can guarantee that it's replacement will be as good, or better!!!

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The new spellbound is SO MUCH BETTER than the old one

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Is there anyway to hide the AARP header/banner when in full screen? Having that big red AARP banner at the top of the screen robs us of the "Full" Fullscreen experience when gaming. "we're old but were not going to forget wich website we're on :), even if you do remove the banner" 🙂

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Looking forward to improved AARP game site.  Hope Mahjongg Dimensions goes back to the way it was before the new "twist" was added.  Very frustrating for me and I can't get close to the scores that I had before.

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