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8 Quick Games to Play in a Hurry

Griffin Bateson / July 7, 2023
8 Quick Games to Play in a Hurry

Sometimes you don’t have much time to play a long game here at Coolmath Games. For example, to make any real progress in Run 3, players will need at least 20 minutes. Fireboy and Watergirl takes quite a bit of time with all of the puzzles that there are. Maybe you can play Moto X3M, but you will need to be an actual professional to beat that game in under 10 minutes.

This is where this blog comes in. These 8 quick games are meant to be beaten in roughly 8 minutes, give or take. These titles are full of fast, fun-filled action that players can get through in a matter of minutes. Read on to learn 8 of our favorite quick games for players to check out.

Quick Games to Play

There is a lot of variety in this list of quick games. Read on to learn about some speedy games from tons of different genres, from multiplayer games, to platformer games, to classic games.

Mini Flips

Mini Flips 8 Quick Games to Play Blog

Of all of the quick games mentioned in this article, Mini Flips is the only one with a timer made specifically for speedrunning. In Mini Flips, players must jump and flip their way to victory using only their mouse and the spacebar. This game takes some cat-like reactions and expert planning in order to complete quickly, but it is possible.

To learn more about Mini Flips, check out our blog on how to play Mini Flips. It will help you become an expert in no time.

Kaboom Swing

Explode to victory in Kaboom Swing, the platformer game that has players detonating across the map to victory. While this game can be finished within 8 minutes give or take, it still takes some serious precision and creativity. Players must blast their way through walls and find the exit before running out of power.


Solitaire 8 Quick Games to Play Blog

A game of Solitaire is a fun, relaxing, and quick way to spend a couple of spare minutes. This is one of the most popular card games of all time, and for good reason. The entire goal of Solitaire is to create 4 stacks of cards, one stack for each suit. Going in order from Ace to King, players must figure out a way to get these cards in order using the random piles that they are given.

The rules of Solitaire can be a little bit confusing, so check out the blog on how to play Solitaire. It mentions the controls of Solitaire, as well as some helpful strategies.

Curve Ball 3D

If you are looking for an interesting twist on a classic game, check out Curve Ball 3D. This quick game is the 3-dimensional version of Pong, the original Atari game. You must beat 10 different opponents in Curve Ball 3D, all of which have 3 lives.

The opponents get progressively harder, so you will have to try several times to win. However, it is theoretically possible to beat the game in a few minutes if you are a Curve Ball 3D pro. Read the blog on how to play Curve Ball 3D to gain more insight on how to beat the game as fast as you can.

Hexanaut io 8 Quick Games to Play Blog

Slither and swerve to the top in Hexanaut. In this .io game, players must take out their opponents by smashing into their tails and claiming their land. Once you take up 20% of the area on the map and manage to keep this land for 3 minutes, you will be declared the Hexanaut and win the game.

This game can be beaten quickly if you can dominate the map, but it will likely take you a few tries before you really pick the game up and start to win. For a few tips to help you become the ultimate Hexanaut, check out our blog on how to play Hexanaut.


If you are looking for a more chill game to play that isn’t so reliant on reactions and skill, consider checking out Syllacrostic. In this daily game, players must fill in the blanks to several different puzzles using the syllables that they are given. The faster you complete the daily puzzle, the better!

Bloons Tower Defense 3

Bloons Tower Defense 3 8 Quick Games to Play Blog

This iconic tower defense game has been a fan favorite for years. Get ready to set up towers and stop the balloons from invading your base. It will take roughly 10 minutes to get through every level, but it could take longer if you are slow and methodical with your placement of towers. No matter how long it takes you to play Bloons Tower Defense 3 though, it’s almost guaranteed to be a great time.

Check out some basic strategies with our Bloons Tower Defense 3 blog on tactics to help you win.

8 Ball Pool

Last but not least, 8 Ball Pool is one of the most popular quick games that there is. Hop into the multiplayer section of the game and take on players from across the world in this rapidly-paced game. The goal is to get all of your balls into the pockets of the table before your opponent gets theirs in first. Just make sure not to hit the 8 Ball in until the end! To learn a few more key rules, check out the guide to 8 Ball Pool on our Coolmath Games blog page. 

So now that you know a few quick games to play if you don’t have much time, check them out! Whether you are a fan of classic games or platformer games, there is something for everyone on this list.