You can just start talking about the book and insist that the game itself is an educational game, just due to it’s relevance with schooling, then continue on playing with your phone – something that sounds much better than trying to help mash potatoes with your grandma or play with your little cousin who has no interest in games.
Yeah, Telling Lies. I think I used a similar set-up to this to include Telling Lies in my listicle where I moaned about the Tories, too. But the point is, it’s really good and you should play it, okay?
Telling Lies is an excellent detective game where all the impetus to come to a conclusion is on you. Take your time, and try to solve the mysteries before you.
Lego Builder’s Journey
While not being long in length, you’ll enjoy every minute of LEGO Builder’s Journey. An interesting blend of Minecraft, platforming, and puzzles, this is a must-play Apple Arcade game.
During the Christmas period when you’ve got nieces, nephews, or younger siblings around, LEGO Builder’s Journey is the perfect game to keep the occupied while you have a quick drink with the adults.
It also doubles as a great game to bond with your kids over, as it doesn’t take long to play, but will definitely form some great memories.
Genre: Action, Multiplayer
There are tons of different food-based weapons (the popcorn cannon is my favourites) as well as bright and cheery levels where you are, in fact, destroying each other. Currently, there is a Christmas update that makes the game even more Christmassy! Butter Royale is apart of Apple Arcade, so it’s totally free for you to play around with.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Publisher: CD Projekt Red
Genre: Card battler
We all love a card game at Christmas, and if you do too, then you’ve probably played most of the big ones, like Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone. Well, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a newer card game that you might not have played yet. And heck, with the recent Netflix The Witcher series available, you might even get the family interested.
It plays a modified version of the Gwent game you’ll recognise from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but optimised and designed to be played against real opponents, and it works incredibly well.
If you’re looking for a brand new card game to get invested in, and perhaps introduce to the geekier members of your family, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a great choice.