More Playful Every Day: MSN's "Got Game" With MSN Messenger "Fans of "Wheel of Fortune®" are getting ready to spin the wheel and compete against other players -- right from MSN Messenger! Microsoft Corp.'s online network today introduced the MSN® Instant Games Clubhouse, a subscription, interactive gaming service for MSN Messenger that combines online versions of well-known games with head-to-head competition, advanced features and the convenience of instant messaging (IM)."
I inadvertently introduced my kids to the free on-line games via MSN Messenger (had to sign them up for email accounts in order to activate their JetBlue frequent flyer accounts, had a free year-long trial of MSN on hand, and it kinda went from there)... The checkers game has been a big hit. I'm not certain of this, but I suspect at least some of the games are done via Flash Communications Server -- pretty cool.