The Falling Sand Game

Mix elements in this addicting time waster

Falling Sand Game screenshot

What We Like

  • Easy for all ages.

  • Doesn't require a user account.

  • Self-explanatory gameplay.

  • Lots of fun options.

What We Don't Like

  • Flash is necessary.

  • Can't save or share your progress.

The Falling Sand game is an intriguing time-waster that will have you creating and exploring for hours. As an added bonus, you might just learn a few things!

In the Falling Sand game, you get to see how different elements such as fire, water, plants, sand, and oil interact with each other and with people while building a series of tunnels and lines.

How Much Time Can You Waste With the Falling Sand Game?

There isn't an ending to the Falling Sand game, so you can play it for as short or as long of a time as you want. It's pretty addicting, so we're going to estimate that you'll waste 30 minutes to 2 hours playing the Falling Sand game.

How to the Play the Falling Sand Game

  1. Select an element from the side of the screen that you'd like to use.

  2. Drag your mouse across the screen to add the element to the game.

The Falling Sand Game Tips

You can use the bar at the bottom of the elements menu to increase the brush size. This is really helpful because the default brush size is very small, and some elements need to cover a wide area more quickly than what a smaller brush size can do.

The drop-down menu below the brush resizer is used to add more people to the game. This version of the Falling Sand game supports up to 10 people.

By default, this game is bottomless, meaning that the people will fall from the top of the screen down through the game and hit the bottom, dying in the process. The only way to keep the people on screen is to build a support like rock, wax, or some other hard surface.

Pick from specific categories of elements with the drop-down menu at the top of the game. There are solids, powders, and others. Special is a unique category that lets you do things like move people (Hand), slice them (Sword), and suck up everything in the vicinity (Dark Matter).

Another fun category in the Falling Sand game is Makers. Normal elements are either stationary on the screen or fall down with the people. Makers, however, stay in one place and continue to make whatever it is you chose. Well, for example, pours water out continuously, Torch creates perpetual fire, and Acidmaker pours acid all over the game.

Some elements are deadly to the people in Falling Sand. Electricity, for example, can destroy not only the people but also the elements you put into the game. You can find similar elements in the Zombie Killer category.

If you want to restart the game, just refresh the page or click Clear All at the bottom of the elements list.

What We Think About the Falling Sand Game

We have to admit that we wasted about an hour the first time we played the Falling Sand game. We like to start by building lots of walls and then gradually adding in the other elements. It really is a fascinating game to play and you won't ever play it the same way twice.

Other Games Like Falling Sand

If you like Falling Sand, you might enjoy other time-wasters like Filler and Powder Game.