Google Chrome says that Flash is blocked. What do I do?

Because Adobe Flash will be completely phased out by the end of 2020, many web browsers are putting barriers in place that discourage its use. The following iCivics games do not use Flash and are available through the Unity platform: NewsFeed Defenders, Win the White House, Counties Work, Do I Have a Right?, Executive Command, Immigration NationRace to Ratify, Cast Your Vote, Branches of Power, and Court Quest. At the end of this tutorial, you'll find a list of iCivics games that are currently using Flash. We are working hard to get the rest of our games to the Unity platform by the time Flash is gone. 


To quickly enable Flash, choose one of the methods below:


Allow Flash From Your Web Address Bar

The quickest way to enable Flash for iCivics games and activities on Google Chrome has 2 simple steps. 

1. Click the lock icon on the left side of the web address bar at the top of your browser window and choose “Allow” from the dropdown menu next to “Flash”





2. Chrome will likely prompt you to reload the page so the settings will update. Click the "Reload" button. If you are not prompted, reload the page on your own.



Change Chrome Settings

You can also adjust your Google Chrome settings to allow Flash. (This step will look slightly different for Mac versus PC users; see below. Mac users need to toggle the setting ON and PC users will need to toggle it OFF)

1. Go to chrome://settings/content/flash

2. Adjust the Flash setting to ensure that it is NOT blocked

PC UsersScreen_Shot_2019-08-13_at_8.16.10_PM.png


Mac UsersMac_Flash_Settings.png




*If you would like steps to enable Flash more permanently on the iCivics website (until the end of 2020 when Adobe Flash is no longer available), please read our article How do I permanently enable Flash for iCivics?


iCivics Flash-based Games (use the tutorial above to activate Flash for these games):

  • Activate
  • Argument Wars
  • Crisis of Nations
  • LawCraft
  • People's Pie
  • Power Play
  • Represent Me
  • Responsibility Launcher
  • Supreme Decision
  • We the Jury
Have more questions? Submit a request