With the holidays in full swing, there's hopefully going to be a lot of time off work lazing around the house. With all of that free time, it's a perfect opportunity to catch up on some mobile games that you might have missed out on earlier this year. Let's take a look at some of the best mobile games to play while you're lazing around on the couch this holiday season.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
While Pocket Camp is ultimately about getting bigger and better fancy material things, it's packaging is so sweet and charming you can't help but love it. It's a relaxing ray of positivity. You can put as much or as little time into it as you see fit. Spending an hour or two poking around your campsite and giving gifts to your animal friends is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in our book.
Reigns: Her Majesty
Reigns: Her Majesty improves on its predecessor, putting you in the seat of a ruling monarch. You'll have to make lots of tough decisions by swiping left or right a la Tinder. The writing is dark and sharp, and you can easily spend hours swiping through the game's many branching paths.
Game Dev Tycoon
You could spend hours with this addictive sim game. Raise a video game studio from closet one-man indie workshop to a bustling AAA studio. You make all the decisions--choose the content for each game you create, do marketing research, and hire a team of talented creators to get your studio off the ground.
Cat Quest is anything but fluff. One of the best mobile RPGs out there, Cat Quest is an adorable open world RPG that also takes some elements from old-school JRPGs and the Zelda series. The game features a huge world to explore, plenty of adorable characters, cat puns for days, and bountiful loot ripe for collecting.
Whether you're a fan of clicker games or not, you'll likely find something to love in Universal Paperclips. It's an idle game about an AI tasked with making paperclips. Sound boring? Well, things eventually go off the rails, as many stories about AI do. The game is both parts dark and hilarious, and we bet you won't be able to put it down once you start. Luckily the game eventually comes to a satisfying conclusion, unlike many other games in this genre.
What games do you have in your backlog this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below.