We gathered 7 fun and super popular mobile games this holiday that are bound to keep everyone entertained this season. Some are holiday-themed (ho ho ho!) while some are just awesome year-round!
One of the main reasons people love the end of the year is because of how the holidays bring families together (it could be the cozy weather, the upbeat music, or the delicious and heart-warming food).
We especially love holiday games that involve families of all ages and that require little preparation. So this season, we’re taking a look at some mobile games that are super entertaining and also provide an extra fun way to share in the holiday festivities without leaving your bed.
Here are some of our top picks for the best mobile phone games for the holidays.
1. Christmas Cookie
We can’t talk about Christmas and the holidays without mentioning cookies. So what better way to start off this holiday list than with this Candy Crush mobile game descendant that focuses on both Christmas and cookies? If you’ve already mastered the Candy Crush Saga, you should know what to expect here.
Christmas cookie is a Christmas-themed mobile game where players swipe and tap to line up matching cookies for points. With over 700 levels and fun challenges along the way, there’s enough fun in the Christmas Cookie match game to keep you occupied until the new year!
Play this match game to get yourself in the spirit (and activate your sweet tooth). Read more about this holiday-themed mobile game on the article called, “7 Fun Christmas Mobile Games to Play on Android and iPhone” here.
2. Alto’s Odyssey
Not everything can be Christmas during the Christmas season. This isn’t a Christmas-themed mobile game, but it can still provide entertainment when the family has filled up on too much eggnog, karaoke has come out, and you’ve hit a point where you just reallu want to get through the holidays in quiet. You can join Alto and his friends on an endless sand-boarding journey to search for treasures!
Featuring the best graphics and simple mechanics, Alto and the players ski down hills and avoid obstacles by jumping. While doing so, players collect items that can later be traded and customized, making this an exciting mobile game.
The simple and vibrant colors create a fun atmosphere and, what’s better, this game is completely free with ad limitations so support optimal gaming mode this holiday with minimal interruption.
3. Delicious — Emily’s Christmas Carol
Undeniably, one of the most enjoyable parts about Christmas is the food. But don’t worry, if you stuff yourself with too much turkey and stuffing then you can always find some belly-calming relaxation in the digital world with Emily’s Christmas Carol!
Guide Emily through 61 levels accompanied by 31 challenges. The goal is to serve all customers that enter the restaurant before the day ends. The happier the customer, the higher the score!
Emily’s customers will make order requests and it’s your job to serve them, whip things up, and collect payment. If you’re prompt and responsive, your customers will be satisfied and you’ll gain points. If not, well, like the real world (especially during the holidays) you’ll have displeased clients.
With delightful music and a charming background, this restaurant management mobile game is a joy to play during Christmas. Play it here!
4. Video Call Santa
If your family doesn’t visit Santa at the mall or you don’t ask for presents, don’t worry. The next best thing for you is the free Dual Verse’s Video Call Santa app. The app simulates a pre-recorded video call with Santa for you or your kid.
This is more of a holiday-themed mobile app rather than an interactive game with a goal, but the fun is still there (c’mon… you get to video chat with Santa)!
What’s even better is that you can customize a few things in the setting and keep it password protected. Another great feature is that you can also have Santa say your child’s name for a small fee.
Download the app here.
5. Unruly Heroes
For those people out there who are just looking for something to keep you entertained, this is a level-based game that pays slight homage to Christmas with its frozen landscape setting and… and ice goddess?
You begin in a frozen landscape where a goddess abruptly approaches to inform you that the westward journey you undertake is fated to be one of the most significant conflicts you must overcome if you wish to save the world.
Jump, escape, and fight your way through the demanding environment in a matter of a few minutes. You’re offered the help of four characters with superpowers to traverse the challenging landscape.
The game wastes less time with set up, so if you’re impatient this might be for you. Not to mention, this game humorously undercuts the magnitude of the situation with its dialogue. You have to check it our for yourself, though!
6. Assassin Creed Valhalla
This one’s for you, non-Christmas folks. With Netflix even more popular now as it was five years ago, and historical themed series gaining more traction, more people are becoming aware of Greek mythologies and gods. Assassin Creed Valhalla has a primary focus on bringing back and recreating Dark England.
Tracing back to history, we find our ancestors fighting for things we have taken for granted. The purpose of this game is for the player to explore a vibrant and stunning world that’s set against a harsh and brutal England during the Dark Ages.
To win a seat among the gods in Valhalla, you have to expand your settlements, raid your enemies, and increase your political influence. Yeah, no Christmas here. Just good ole’ assassinations to get you into January!
7. PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile is the most popular mobile game of all time and gains even more popularity during the holidays. It rose to popularity as a mobile game among people of all age groups in over 100 countries.
The PC version of PUBG launches and introduces a new royal concept where players land on an unknown island, fighting to be on the top. The area shrinks gradually to force the players to be in closer proximity to one another, of course increasing the tension.
This isn’t holiday-themed, but it’s popularity surpasses the holidays, as people play this year-round.
It’s been said that playing video mobile games can be beneficial for your brain. The mobile games mentioned in this list can make your holiday memorable and joyful and might actually help you sharpen your memory! How valid is this statement? Researchers are finding that video games might help in training your mind to filter out the noises, predict future tasks, and help in gaining intense anticipation. So, basically, we won’t know how true this is for us until we try, right? So pick a game and let’s play!