There are no two ways about it — online and mobile games are addicting.
If you play games that include those sly microtransactions, you can spend a boatload before you realize what happened. It’s easy to tell yourself it’s just a few bucks here and there, but that adds up big time.
In March 2020, Candy Crush Saga grossed $2.3 million in revenue in the U.S. from iPhone users alone. Add in Androids and iPads, and we’re talking way more than that.
Or maybe you prefer online trivia games. Most of these won’t eat up your hard-earned money, but they sure do suck up time.
What if you could play a game that, instead of taking money out of your wallet, helped you donate to a good cause instead? That’s exactly what you can do with Freerice.
Get your gaming fix, learn something new, make a real impact on world hunger — and have fun doing it.
Here’s how it works. Freerice is a trivia and knowledge game you can play in your browser or using an iPhone or Android app. For every correct answer, an ad appears on your screen. The revenue earned from these ad impressions is counted as grains of rice donated to the United Nations World Food Programme. The actual monetary payout can vary, but each question is roughly equal to 10 grains of rice.
Freerice has 26 different games you can play, broken up into categories including English, geography, humanities, math, language learning and science. Choose a category and questions will appear. If the questions are too easy for you, click Difficulty level in the left-hand menu. Choose from easiest, easier, normal, hard and hardest (for you trivia pros).
The longer you spend playing Freerice, the more money the World Food Programme receives for projects around the world. Freerice doesn’t keep any of the profits, and 93.5% of every payment received by the World Food Programme goes to helping kids and their families.
A fun online game you can feel good about playing? Win, win.
Try this site. It’s great stuff!