It’s that time of year, friends! The house is filled with greens and reds, the music channels all start dropping the Wham, Buble and Mariah, the fridge fills up with eggnog and we gorge ourselves on fruit mince pie. It’s such a special time of year!
We love the season at DDNet, and one of the best things about it is that it’s also the perfect time to catch up on some games. When you’re not juggling parties and gatherings, it’s a slower time for work and it’s easier to steal a bit of time on the side to play something new, or finally get through that game that you stalled on.
Each year at DDNet we run a “games of Christmas” list, that works just like an advent calendar. We count down to Christmas by sharing one game recommendation for the season each day. Crank up the Jingle Bells and get into the spirit of the season with these!
Day #3: Football Manager Touch 2023 (Read our review here)
It has almost become a Christmas tradition to recommend a Football Manager game, but the only reason I do so is that it has become a Christmas tradition for me, myself, to get lost in a manager career each time around this time. Because I have a bit of downtime from the spreadsheets and productivity software, the spreadsheet-like presentation of the games is less tiring on my eyes, and I can sit down for longer sessions of sustained data crunching, as the series demands.
It’s also enormously rewarding to take a team from the lowest division possible all the way to the highest division glory, but that is an incredibly challenging and lengthy process, and the only way I’d ever be able to commit to trying is if I’m not inundated with games to review and daily (frankly, hourly) deadlines. So Football Manager, as it turns out, is the perfect Christmas season project.