Snood 4.1

The classic launcher game remains true to its origins

Snood is a puzzle game, originally created in 1996 for PCs. View full description


  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Offers a variety of different game levels
  • Offers multiple difficulty levels
  • Several one-click settings changes


  • Right-hand side of screen is pixelated


Snood is a puzzle game, originally created in 1996 for PCs.

A staple in many college dorm rooms, the game truly hasn't changed much since its inception over a decade ago.Simply connect three identical snoods by launching individual ones at those hanging from above, and that row of snoods disappears. If there are any other snoods attached beneath them, those too are knocked off. The goal is to clear the board before the ceiling drops so low it turns the remaining snoods into skulls, ending the game.

In many ways, it's great to see a game like Snood still out there and thriving. The graphics are simple and so are the rules, and that's what made Snood so popular in the first place. Snood's free version also has plenty of puzzles and difficulty levels to keep players occupied. You can even keep track of your top scores on the main game screen.

The problem is that Snood seems not to have been adapted very well, at least for Windows 7. The entire right-hand portion of the game screen is pixelated, making the scoreboard difficult to read. It doesn't actually impact gameplay very severely, however.

While this version of Snood still offers nice features like the ability to pause gameplay and change the screen background with a one-key click, the pixelated appearance can become distracting.


  • Join the Snood Network and personalize your account
  • Play the Game of the Day and compare your score with the world!
  • New "Fast" mode - see below for details
  • Check on the latest Snood News
  • Check for game updates instantly

Snood is a fun puzzle game that will test your intellect rather than your reflexes. Your goal is to free all of the trapped Snoods by launching other Snoods at them.

If you connect three or more Snoods, they will transport away. If that leaves any Snoods not connected to the top of the playfield, they will fall to safety.

Don't take too long, though. Every Snood you launch increases the Danger Level. When the gauge fills up, the Snoods will shift downward. If the Snoods reach you, the game is over.

Snood includes the following features: Set your own pace! There is no time limit in Snood, so you can play as quickly or as patiently as you wish.



Snood 4.1

User reviews about Snood

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Snood, Where Have You Gone?.
    We've been playing Snood for many years -- since it first appeared! However, somet...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Windows 10 breaks Snood!.
    Windows 10 breaks Snood. Game slows down by a factor of at least 10, making it unplay...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Feeling out of sorts/melancholy/bored/fed-up, get SNOODS and Feel good..
    Had it way back in 1998 also told all m...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Snood, my best game.
    Been playing for six years....60,000 plus games. Additive, self-paced, intelligent game. Wi...   More