New AARP Games Section Is Live
Improved look, easier navigation and user comments allow even more gaming action
Ladies and gentlemen, start your computers — or laptops. AARP.org’s games section is now better than ever, with brand-new game-play elements.
Don't worry — all of the games you know and love are still there and more have been added. But our virtual arcade now sports a fresh new face and user-friendly enhancements.
Here’s what you can expect:
Improved look, easier navigation
The sleek, new design is the first thing you’ll notice. Each day, one of our most popular games will be highlighted at the top of the page, along with three other recommended picks. Just click on any game you’d like to try and give it a whirl.
The new design also makes it easier for you to find your favorite games. A menu that runs horizontally across the top of the screen lists all our games categories, including Arcade, Card, Sports, Strategy and Word. Just click on any to see all the games that fall under that category.
The “New Games” section will be updated to alert users when games are added. Lists of popular and trending games will be featured in that section as well.
You told us you wanted to be able to read complete rules for all the games, so we added them.
We think you’ll find that the new games section offers an easier path to get you right to the fun every day.
But we haven’t just made our games section easier on your eyes and simpler to find — we’ve made it more fun and engaging.
A new leaderboard to the right of the page displays the top scorers across the site. Competitive types — you know who you are! — will love seeing their name on the leaderboard, which can be set to display the top scorers by specific game or across all games, and by day, week or all-time.
Based on the games that you’ve played, the site will offer you additional recommendations. For example, if you often play "Mahjongg Dimensions," you’ll be offered choices such as "Mahjongg Toy Chest," "Mahjongg: Mom Jongg" and "Mah Jongg Garden,” complete with screenshots, a brief synopsis and reviews by fellow gamers.
Comments, social features
A Comment section is yet another brand new addition to the AARP games page. All visitors to AARP.org can read comments on any games, but you'll need to login with your username — or register for free to get one — if you want to leave a comment.
Our entire games site is still free to all, of course, but AARP members get a little something special. AARP members will be able to access additional levels on select games.
If you like what you're playing, you can now let your friends and family know you’ve got game. A new option lets you share your game recommendations through email or across dozens of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and many others.
So, what are you waiting for? The all-new AARP Games is up and running and waiting for you. Get your game on — and have fun!