Anyhow, for this week, I think I've talked about this before, but not for a while, and not in a Monday Fun post...
Live Search Club
Game type: web based, various game types
Time demand: varies
What it is:
Yes, it's part of the Microsoft empire, sorry. That said, you can sign up for free, play a variety of games, and earn points to win prizes with them. And when I say "earn points to win prizes," I don't mean some silly raffle or something - I mean each game you play gives you a certain number of points, and you can redeem those points for a variety of real, actual prizes that they will send to you. Without even hitting you up for shipping charges or anything.
I'm not sure what the catch is - I expect that with some of them, they figure you'll probably buy other stuff to go along with what you get free. (The one thing I've received thus far for instance was Zoo Tycoon 2 and its first two expansions, and I ended up getting two other expansions by, y'know, buying them.) Plus it's pretty much advertising for their search engine, whatever they get outta that. But there doesn't seem to be much in the way of a catch here, unless I'm completely missing something.
Anyhow, aside from the fact that you can get Free Stuff, which is good, the games themselves are of varying quality. A lot of them are word-type games, which are always good. Some you can only really play once, and are silly and simple, but there's enough other stuff there that you should find something to entertain, just on the level of playing the games themselves.
(And sorry this is fairly brief, but it's already late, so... meh.)