Top 6 games to get into the Holiday Spirit
Holidays originate from traditions our ancestors used to honor. In a way, we connect to previous generations by giving presents to each other every year. Yes, Christmas comes with its rituals and as a society we unite even for a while by respecting tradition.
With Christmas being a family holiday that gathers all the family members, it is bound to have its boring moments. Why not entertain yourself with some top pick titles that are holiday based. We have Christmas themed card games, Sudoku, and Halloween puzzle games as well.
Alright, the Xmas holidays are finally here. You have nothing to do but just sit down and relax. You have been eating all day, probably visited all your family tree and now wonder what to do. For moments like that, a quick game of FreeCell Solitaire can be mind-refreshing.
This Christmas-themed classic provides the player with all cards turned over. The goal is to build the four Foundations with cards in order from Ace to King. Use the four Free Cells wisely as they can open your game for winning strategies. Careful, because if not cautious you might end up without remaining moves. This title contains all of Xmas’ magic since the Kings have Santa, the Queen has a Christmas tree, and the Jack is now a reindeer.
Xmas 2020 Sudoku is not played with numbers. Instead, it includes different Christmas symbols in gingerbread form. There is Santa’s reindeer, his bag full of presents and different sweets. Don’t worry as there are three difficulty levels and beginners are more than welcome to join the world of Sudoku. Each symbol is labeled with a number so that the player doesn’t get confused with keeping track of each element.
This interpretation gets you in the Christmas spirit with its red theme and gameplay. It is a fun brain teaser suited for the whole family to enjoy together in front of the fireplace.
Collecting sweets, dressing up as characters, and honoring the dead. Yes, you guessed it right. This Mahjong installment is a fine choice for the family to get in a spooky holiday mood with its haunted background and tiles. The game is quite challenging and Halloween-appropriate.
Halloween Mahjong Deluxe’s gameplay is composed of levels which gradually increase with competing each one. There are 24 levels to beat in total. To match two identical tiles, they should be available for moving. What that means is that their left or right side needs to be open. The player can’t use tiles that don’t meet this requirement. What is useful though, is to plan your moves ahead with the unavailable tiles so that you don’t run out of options later.
We’ve talked about Mahjong Connect games before. They differentiate with the classic Mahjong versions. What is new here is the rule to match identical tiles that can only be connected through a line. To win, you have to connect them within the given time. What makes the game stand out is its design. Even the menu has a Halloween theme. The background is spooky, and the spooky monsters really immerse the player into the holiday spirit.
Mahjong Connect is more suitable for players who are unfamiliar with classic Mahjong. If you are someone that wants engagement to kill some time on a holiday sitting at home, this is the ideal choice.
All the sudden you find out that it’s winter season and you are spending time with your family. It’s warm, calm, and comfortable at first but after a day or two it might get too boring. With this Christmas Mahjong, you can avoid monotonous moments. You can even show your family how to play and start playing together. There are wintery graphics as well as Christmas-tiles and arrangements.
There are 48 levels that you can test your skills with and set a high score with the gameplay being the same as classic Mahjong. Each tiles’ terrain is designed in different letters and unique forms like a coffee cup or a moustache. After each level you get from 1 up to 3-star rating. You are rated on how many hint features you use and how quick you clear each level.
Let’s not forget about the romantic holiday of St. Valentine’ day. This bubble shooter has a different way of ordering bubbles. The heart-shaped bubbles are spread on a wheel that spins. The circular gameboard spins clockwise and it is like those games in which you use a shotgun to hit a target. The objective still is shooting and matching colors to win. You also must be careful as there is a timer which gives you extra points if you clear levels fast.
This adaptation of Bubble Shooter is convenient and sets the romantic mood. Spend the holiday with your partner on the love-giving 14th of February with this heart-themed title.
Holidays have always been a time to remind ourselves what’s most important above all – family, loved ones and friends. Each of the titles in our selection is picked to suit either Christmas, Halloween, or Valentine’s Day. There are versions of Mahjong, Sudoku, Solitaire and Bubble Shooter. They not only entertain but also effect the brain in a positive way. This is by guiding the mind to use logic and attention which is just not present in our day-to-day life. Jump in and spend some leisure time with a puzzle game of your choice.