Did you know that you could play games on YouTube? Using annotations, a number of YouTubers have put together cool trivia games, choose your own adventure videos and more, and we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best interactive YouTube games.
How do interactive games work on YouTube? Basically, you start by watching a single video and within that video you will be given a variety of options to click on, via annotations, leading to the next video in the sequence. You may be asked to click on the answer to a question, to choose between several options about what you’d like to happen next in a story, click on an object, or click when a specific event occurs. But enough talk about how interactive games work. The best way to understand is to see interactive YouTube gaming in action! Check out the 10 interactive games below, which comprise the best of the best of interactive games on YouTube.
Who Wants to be a YouTubillionaire!?
‘Who Wants to be a YouTubeillionaire!?’ is one of the most popular interactive YouTube games, created by YouTube partner Dan Brown, also known as pogobat. In this fun trivia game, Dan asks viewers a variety of questions, which get progressively more difficult. Click on the answers to progress to the next, harder question and make as much imaginary money if you can!
Win/Fail: The Olympics Of YouTube Knowledge
How much do you know about YouTube? Test your knowledge in this YouTube trivia game, in which Dustin Diamond (who you probably know as Screetch from Saved By The Bell) asks you questions about popular YouTube videos. How many questions can you get right?
Play: INTERACTIVE HOT TUB GIRL
This silly game “lets you hit on women you could never hope to be with”. Hop in the hot tub and decide which actions to take to get some virtual action. Good luck!
Interactive Challenge: Hold Your Breath
How long can you hold your breath? In this video SMPFilms challenges viewers to hold their breath for as long as they can. It’s no trivia game, but it’s still a fun interactive challenge. So how long did you last for?
The YouTube Trivial Pursuit ‘You vs. YouTube’ game, brought to you by Hasbro, is different than the other interactive YouTube games as it doesn’t take place within your video player but rather can be played on the Trivial Pursuit YouTube channel. The game lets you answer questions in different Trivial Pursuit categories, as well as bet on whether or not popular YouTube stars like the ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ boys, Tay Zonday, Michael Buckley and the Numa Numa guy will answer questions correctly.
Find out more about ‘You vs. YouTube’ by watching the Michael Buckley video below, or click here to play.
Bboy Joker – Batman vs. Joker Dance Off
How cool would it be in Batman and Joker had a break dance competition? Amazing stop motion animator Patrick Boivin has made this competition a reality, and you get to choose a character and take part in the competition in the ‘Bboy Joker’ interactive YouTube game. Watch as your opponent dances, remember a provided “code” and then when that code appears click on it to see your characters dance moves. It’s not the most challenging game, but the video is amazing. I’m in awe of Patrick Boivin’s animation.
YouTube Interactive Spelling Bee
R-E-C-E-I-V-E, R-E-C-I-E-V-E or R-E-C-E-E-V-E? Did you spell “receive” right? If so, you could be a winner on the YouTube Interactive Spelling Bee!
Make Me Play a Song!
This is definitely one of my favorite interactive videos and one of my favorite MysteryGuitarMan videos of all time. In this cool single-video interactive “game”, viewers are invited to click on a keyboard to make Joe Penna, aka MysteryGuitarMan, play whatever song they’d like. Enjoy!
Super Mario Slots
Remember the super awesome slot machine bonus round from Super Mario Brothers 3? Well guess what? You can play it on YouTube! I am in love with this game and you will be too. Good luck!
Howard Glitch – THE INTERACTIVE GAME
The Howard Glitch game is a little far out. Ok, maybe a lot far out. But it is definitely intriguing and definitely worth checking out. The game challenges you to escape reality, break out of the norm and go the route of denial. Forget everything you’ve learned and get ready to go on a very strange adventure. Don’t let reality crush you!