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Five Cool Mobile Games To Play Over The Holidays

by Daniel Tack on Dec 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM

It’s the holiday season, and that might mean plenty of time spent in airports, cars, grandma’s kitchen, or listening to Uncle Jack talk about his "awesome" independent business. While the holidays can be a grand time to spend with family or friends, there are tons of cool mobile games to turn to on that four hour jaunt to Aunt Hennypenny’s farm or your cross-country flight. Here are some of my picks for games to check out this year.


Blizzard’s fast and fun digital card game Hearthstone is awesome on mobile devices as well as PC, and thanks to the unified account you can keep all your cards and progress as you travel. The free-to-play card-slinging soiree features tons of recognizable faces from World of Warcraft and is easy to learn yet difficult to master. Just don’t play a Secret Paladin, because if you do, you’re getting coal in all your presents this year.

The Room 3

While you’re trying to ignore Aunt Legume rattle off the three hundred special ingredients that go into her horseradish pie, you might want to check out The Room 3 . The most recent horror-esque puzzle/adventure title will take the edge off better than a glass of high-grade eggnog.

Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector

This one is perfect if you don’t have a ton of time to play – simply log on to feed your virtual collection of kittens and watch them play with all kinds of toys. You can play for just a few seconds everyday, or become an obsessive cat hermit that posts constant photos of your imaginary kittens all over Twitter and Facebook. 

Clash of Clans

Yes, as it turns out it is still fun and addicting to create armies of little barbarians and lay waste to everything around you, while creating your own perfect defense system to keep the bad guys at bay. While there are probably hundreds of Clash of Clans clones available, the original is still one of the best in the mobile base creation genre.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

This game does little to innovate on the stam-gating card-battler format that’s so prevalent in modern mobile games, but it’s Star Wars. Sometimes, that’s enough. I mean, you can collect Boba Fett and Kylo Ren and Grand Moff Tarkin and have them all on the same team slaughtering Ewoks. That’s worth something. Star Wars. Star Wars.