Best Google Easter Eggs revealed – 44 phrases that unlock hidden tricks and games

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GOOGLE is more than 20 years old, and has hidden away plenty of secret features during that time.

These so-called “Easter Eggs” can be unlocked by typing specific words in your search box – but they’re not all obvious.

You can play Pac-Man directly in the search results

If you know the right phrases to search, you can unlock nearly a dozen games.

And there are even some useful tools hidden in Google, including a bubble level, virtual dice, and a coin-flipper.

We’ve tracked down 44 of the best Easter Eggs just in time for Easter – so you can do a virtual egg hunt.

Check out the full list below, and be aware that some of these will only work on PC – although most work on mobile.

Typing “Google in 1998” will give you a retro version of the website

Games

  • Zerg rush
  • Pacman
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • Play snake
  • Atari breakout (in image search)
  • Solitaire
  • Minesweeper
  • Spin a dreidel
  • Fun facts/ I’m feeling curious
  • Earth Day Quiz
You can also play Tic Tac Toe against Google – but there’s a good chance you’ll lose
There’s a full version of Solitaire hidden inside Google’s search engine

Useful tools

  • Roll a die
  • Flip a coin
  • Random number generator
  • Metronome
  • Bubble level (on phones only)
  • Spinner (you can change to a number spinner and choose the # of numbers on the wheel)
  • Colour picker
  • Calculator
  • Internet speed test
Google has a calculator hidden in the search engine too
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Changes to the Search Results Page

  • Do a barrel roll
  • Askew
  • Google in 1998
  • Blink HTML
  • Marquee HTML
  • Festivus

One boxes

  • Number of horns on a unicorn
  • What is the loneliest number
  • Once in a blue moon
  • A baker’s dozen
  • (sqrt(cos(x))*cos(500*x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.4)*(3-x*x)^0.1
  • This creates a heart-shaped graph
  • 1.2+(sqrt(1-(sqrt(x^2+y^2))^2) + 1 – x^2-y^2) * (sin (10000 * (x*3+y/5+7))+1/4) from -1.6 to 1.6
  • The answer to life the universe and everything (reference)
  • Is Google down
  • Pi
Type “Atari Breakout” into Google Images to unlock a secret game

Knowledge panel changes

  • Bletchley Park (reference)
  • Sonic the hedgehog
  • Super Mario Bros

Sounds

  • Animal noises (choose from a list of animals)

Small little quirks

  • Anagram
  • Define anagram
  • Recursion
  • Miscellaneous
  • [Change language setting in Search to <pirate>, <bork, bork, bork>, <elmer>, <hacker>, <klingon>]

These are some of the best, but you might be able to uncover more – so let us know if you find any others.


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Do you know about any other cool Google tricks? Let us know in the comments!


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