Nothing beats Christmas; it’s the time for fun and play, for family and friends. It’s the chance to get away from work and reset the batteries. And, of course, it’s the perfect time to knock off some of those games that you just haven’t been able to get around to.
As is tradition for Digitally Downloaded we’re going to count down the 24 games of Christmas – one a day for each day from December 1 through to December 24. The fun, the silly and the crazy, these games have been custom picked by the DDNet editorial team to give you plenty of ideas for stocking fillers, games to play with family and friends on Christmas Eve, or games you should use the extra time over the holiday to get stuck into.
Christmas time is also the perfect time to pull out the board games and gather the family around the table for some traditional fun. Monopoly is a standard choice, but it is by no means the best board game out there on the market – Eurogames, led by the likes of Agricola, are much more fun.
The problem with Agricola is that it takes almost as long to set up and then pack away again as it does to play. There are pieces everywhere with this game, and that’s where the iPad comes in; it takes the pieces out of the game.
Of course, there are other advantages to having an iPad board game too – the ability to play online for instance, but the point here is that Agricola is a wonderfully social game, and more than complex enough to give you an incentive to practice and get good at it. And for passing around while watching TV (or even playing another game), Agricola is the perfect iPad game to have on the device this Christmas.