Chrome Dinosaur Game Launcher

The Dinosaur Game Launcher is a small extension for Google Chrome and other supported Chromium-based browsers. It doesn’t offer any great functionality; it is just a launcher for Chrome’s offline dino runner game.

Click on its icon on the toolbar, or use the default keyboard shortcut Alt + Shift + D, and it would launch the dino game in a new tab. You can start playing the game by hitting the spacebar key.


Dinosaur Game

Whenever your network goes down, Chrome fails to load web pages and shows an error page (see the following screenshot). You can notice a small t-rex icon on this offline error page.

chrome dino game

This t-rex icon is an Easter egg in Google Chrome, which is, in fact, a hidden runner game. You can start playing this dinosaur game by pressing the space bar key (for Chrome on desktop), or by simply tapping anywhere on the screen (for Chrome on mobile). Use the up arrow ↑ key to jump.

The Chrome dino game is very popular among the Chrome users. Last year, the Chrome team revealed in a blog post, “There are currently 270 million games played every month, both on laptop and mobile”. You can play this game on all supported platforms, including Chrome on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, iPadOS and Chromebooks.

Play It Without Going Offline

Thankfully, you don’t need to go offline to play this game. Users can visit chrome://dino page (type this in address bar and press enter key), and play it even while online. This page offers a full-window “arcade mode” for an enhanced experience.

Our Dinosaur Game Launcher extension is just a handy launcher for the chrome://dino page. It enables users to launch the game just by clicking on its toolbar button, or the keyboard shortcut Alt + Shift + D. Users can change this keyboard shortcut command, and opt for a different combination by following this guide.

Bonus: mini games on Google

Here is a list of some mini games you can quickly play right on the without installing or downloading anything. Simply search for the mentioned keywords on Google, and you can start playing these games immediately. 

  • Pac-Man – search “Pac Man” on Google, and start playing the classic pac-man game on the search result page, as shown in the screenshot below:
google pac man game
  • Tic-tac-toe – search “tic tac toe” to play it. You can even set the difficulty level.
  • Minesweeper
  • Snake game
  • Scoville game
Scoville on google
  • Solitaire
  • Champion Island game

These are cool easter eggs on Google search. Some of these games were created as Google Doodles. Check all such interactive doodles here.

31 thoughts on “Chrome Dinosaur Game Launcher”

  1. how to play chrome dinosaur game? your extension opens the page button the trex dinosaur is not moving anywhere?

  2. @Vicky: This extension is only for Chrome on desktop platforms like Windows, macOS, Linux and Chromebooks. You can add dino page to your bookmarks, and add to home page for direct access.

  3. Runner.instance_.setSpeed(6000) use this to increase your speed to increase or decrease the speed change the variable/number in brackets

  4. How can I install this extension on Chrome Android version to launch the dinosaur game on mobile? I know I can open it by manually typing chrome://dino in the address bar or by going offline, but hope there is a better way like your this extension.

  5. i’am beginner in developing and i made the chrome web data of this //chrome//dino ‘s index to nothing
    is there any suggestion which could help me to learn more

  6. just right click and enter ‘inspect’ then go to consol at the top right. click then enter this:

    Runner.instance_.gameOver = () => {}

    then u start the game but dont press space and you will see a magic

  7. Is there any others?
    I already know this one and played a bit too much, now I’m bored of it. I’m searching for another one . Any suggestion?

  8. 1. could you please add a setting to launch the dino game tab in a new POPUP window. That would be a great addition.
    2. suggest more offline games for chromebook

  9. Could you please change the keyboard shortcut to launch the game? The present (alt + shift + d) is quite hard, go for a simple combination like CTRL + D.

  10. This is my own personal chromebook and the dinosaur game doesn’t work on it, it says that the owner of the device shut it off. I own my device and my dad runs my gmail account and he did nothing either. Please give me some advice!

  11. read on news that chrome developers are adding more dinosaur like games including classic snake game to the chrome. Users would be able to play classic snake game on chrome://snake page, similar to the chrome://dino page

  12. I’m trying to play this game on my school chromebook, but it doesn’t open. when I click on your extension icon or use the keyboard command … it open a page but shows an error that it is blocked. Nor the chrome://dino page loads. It looks like my school IT admin has blocked this game on our chromebook. Any help or hack to unblock it?

  13. how to unblock this game? do you have any cheat code to win dinosaur trex game of chrome? I like to play it but it is very difficult after 300 score points. share your tips and hacks.

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