You’re chopping onions, peeling potatoes, and stuffing turkeys; you don’t have time to play mobile games this week. Don’t sweat it – you’re not missing much.

The App Store is a bit like the tide. It ebbs and flows. Last week, when everybody wanted 8 days to cement a place on the top charts before iDevice sales on Black Friday, it flowed. This week, while you’re all spending time with family (and not ignoring them like The Verge thinks you will) it’s ebbed. A lot.

Still, with plenty of sales and last week’s pile to work through, there should be more than enough to keep you gaming if your heart desires. And if you run out of those options, maybe these four new releases will help cure your turkey hangover.

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove

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If you’re a fan of hidden object games, you’ll know Big Fish Games’ biggest series quite well. But did you know that this latest release is launching more or less at the same time as its desktop counterpart? I call that a win.



Looking for a game that’s both challenging and artsy? Proun earned itself a solid reputation in indie gaming circles when it launched on PC in 2011, eventually sharing a museum space with the likes of Andy Warhol. Now it’s earned itself a “+” at the end of its name and a mobile port that you can serve up next to the corn and squash on Thanksgiving Day.

Trouble With Robots

Another indie PC port? Indeed! But while this one flew under the radar of most gamers back in 2012, both Gamezebo and Play Asia loved it. How do I know about the latter? Because they’ve signed on as publisher. Think CCG meets Trenches and you’re in the right ballpark. If the mobile version holds up, this is something strategy gamers will absolutely want to get their hands on.

Dynasty of Dungeons

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We were intrigued when we first caught wind of Dynasty of Dungeons earlier this month, and it won’t be long before we see if that intrigue was warranted. Unit placement and triggering abilities seem to be the order of the day – can they be enough to set it apart from other simplified free-to-play RPG’s on the market?