Casual Games for the Holidays

‘Tis the season to relax with some holiday-themed casual games. Unless you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, in which case what are you doing sitting around playing games? THERE ARE ONLY THREE SHOPPING DAYS LEFT!!!!!

To celebrate the end of another year we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Christmas and winter-themed casual games for you to enjoy.  Happy holidays from the folks at Gamezebo!

New games this season:

Fishdom: Frosty Splash

Type: Match-3

Playrix’s popular match-3 game, Fishdom, has been dressed up for winter, Whether it’s ice coral and cranberry water plants, seasonal decorations like Christmas stockings and a sleigh full of toys, water filters that look like chimneys, and fish vitamins that look like candy mints, your fish tanks will be bursting with festive holiday cheer.

Download the demo.

Delicious – Emily’s Holiday Season

Type: Time Management

The developers called the game "Holiday Season," and they meant it. After playing this time management game you surely won’t be able to wait for the holidays any longer, because the food, Santa, Francois as an Elf, falling snow, Christmas trees, ice-skating, or a cow disguised as a reindeer make you feel as if Christmas is just right around the corner.

Download the demo.

Dawn’s Light: A Christmas Tale

Type: Role-Playing Game

A mini-adventure starring familiar characters from the Dawn’s Light role-playing game ­­– plus a few surprises. And the best part? The game is absolutely free. Now THAT’s getting into the spirit of giving!

Download the game.

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove

Type: Hidden Object Adventure

Ok, so Dire Grove’s creepy premise is more Blair Witch than Santa Claus, but there’s enough snow in this game to make the North Pole seem like a tropical paradise. How did that old holiday tune go? "The weather outside is frightful…"

Download the demo.

Santa Rockstar: Metal Christmas (Web)

Type: Music

Santa wants to perform a killer Christmas concert to motivate all his elves this holiday season, but an evil imp known as "The Ginch" wants to upstage Santa at his own show!  Help put that evil demon in his place and help Santa play 80’s metal version of Christmastime favourites.  It’s a jolly holiday twist on the music genre that plays a little like Guitar Hero, but with a keyboard and a bit of mistletoe.

Play this game for free.

Winterbells (Web)

Type: Arcade

Snow bunnies are an interesting phenomenon.  Unlike regular bunnies they spend their days jumping high in the sky on imaginary bells.  True story.  Winterbells celebrates this festive forest tradition by capturing the whole experience in an easy to learn flash game.  Click on different bells to get your bunny to jump from one to another, getting as high into the snowy sky as possible before returning to earth.

Play this game for free.

Gift of the Yeti (Facebook)

Type: Arcade

Santa’s feeling a little under the weather this Christmas, so it’s up to his good friend the Yeti to get his big sack of presents delivered.  Compete against your friends for a high score in this frantic arcade game that has you rushing from house to house, delivering toys to all the girls and boys.  As an added bonus, the developer will donate a penny to Child’s Play children’s charity every time the game is played.

Play this game for free on Facebook.

Grinchmas (iPhone)

Type: Arcade

Few Christmas characters offer the mix of mean and merry as Dr. Seuss’ Grinch, and Grinchmas lets you explore both sides of the green one’s personality.  Be a merry Grinch and throw presents to the Whos in Whoville, or be a mean Grinch and give them a face full of snow.  The choice is yours!

Download this game through iTunes for your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Christmas Neon (iPhone)

Type: Puzzle

Christmas Neon reminded us a lot of Pipe Mania, but with a heaping helping of holiday cheer and a little dash of Vegas thrown in for good measure.  Rotate different pieces of festive neon art to connect them all to a power supply and light up a cheerful holiday display. 

Download this game through iTunes for your iPhone or iPod Touch.

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