The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #20: Jump Rope Challenge

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It’s the big countdown! Just as you pull out your advent calendars to count down the 24 days to Christmas, so too are we going to count down in our own way, by highlighting 24 games that you could play this month to get into the spirit of the season. 

Christmas means different things to different people, but we see it as a time to get together with family and friends, relax after a long year’s hard work (and, given this is 2020, it was an especially hard year), enjoy good food and good company. It’s a good time to knock off that epic RPG you’ve had sitting in the backlog, or crack open the beers (or eggnog) and get stuck into the local multiplayer battles. 

Each day we’ll highlight one game that you could have a great time playing over the Christmas season. It’s not a countdown, nor is it a “best of” list. It’s not highlighting new games, nor old. It’s just 24 games, one per day, that we love the idea of breaking into over the season. Have a great and happy season, everyone! 

Game #20: Jump Rope Challenge 

Now more than ever, it’s good to get moving. Many are cooped up with zero access to the local gym or their daily routine. Whether you’re celebrating with family members or by yourself this year, there’s also every chance you’re going to indulge in a few sugary, calorie-laden delights. Jump Rope Challenge won’t give you washboard abs or bring world peace, but it’s the perfect antidote for when you’re feeling restless.

There are many fitness games at your disposal to get the ol’ blood ticker pumping from Just Dance to Ring Fit, but these aren’t necessarily cheap or in stock. Others require you to calculate the area of your living room and you might be out of luck. All Jump Rope Challenge asks of you is to put the Switch’s Joy Cons in your hands and vaguely simulate the motion of jumping rope. That’s it. 

There are some very minor options for goals, but that’s not the point. It’s as basic as games get, but it’s free, takes seconds to download, and can be played in nearly any conditions so there’s little reason not to give it a shot. As David Lee Roth so succinctly put it, “might as well jump”.

– Clark A. 
Anime Editor

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