You Can Play Pac-Man on Google Maps Right Now — Here Are the 6 Best Places to Do It


If you needed another distraction from work or life, the wizards over at Google have you covered

On Tuesday, the company announced that Google Maps can now be used as a template for games of Pac-Man. On roads around the world, from Sydney to Shanghai, you can officially take the little yellow orb and his ghosts wherever you wish.

To launch the game, visit the Google Maps site and type in an address. If there are roads around — sorry, fans of Area 51 and that cat island in Japan, but no Pac-Man for you — you can click on the Pac-Man button found in the bottom left corner. 

There's no indication of how long the nostalgic Easter egg will be around, but considering Wednesday is April Fool's Day, it may not be here for too much longer. 

In that vein, we've put together a list of places to start hunting:

1. NSA Headquarters, 9800 Savage Road, Fort Meade, Maryland

Visiting the National Security Agency in person means taking your life into your own hands, so using the country's shadowiest spy agency for a game of Pac-Man might be your best bet for now.

2. The Gardens of Versailles, outside Paris

Just in case you wanted a bit of a breather after your visit to the NSA.

3. Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre, 5930 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles

Don't let David catch you! He may just force you to play a sadistic game of musical chairs set to the tune of "Bohemian Rhapsody."

4. Interstate 405, California

Possibly the only time in your life you'll be able to completely bypass the snake pit that is Los Angeles traffic.

5. The Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India 

Because that layout was practically made for this game.

6. The Washington, D.C., Pentagram

Just in case you didn't have enough conspiracy theories in your life.