Big Holiday Kindle Game Sale

I wrote an earlier post about the holiday themed Kindle games that were released at the beginning of December.  Now, with the holidays upon us, there are several more that have been added to the collection.  All games are going for a great deal at $.99.

Christmas Cocoa Stand is a unique strategy game for all ages.  The object of the game is the sell the most cocoa each day.  In order to do so, you have to maximize the flavor and keep track of how many customers you have.  The better your cocoa tastes, the more customers you’ll get.  It is a good way to teach kids some simple business tricks.  Yet, it also provides enough challenge to make it enjoyable for adults.  This game is one of the top rated in the list of holiday games.

If you’re looking for some adventure, check out Mystery Castle: Winter’s Night.  Mystery Castle; Dawn of Illusion’s Monty returns to tackle the demons of the Ice Palace.  Build bridges and blow up barriers with bombs.  Lots of fun with a wintery twist.

 Mahjong Solitaire Holiday Edition is similar to the original version that consists of uncovering matching tiles.  This game takes a little strategic thinking because you can’t just uncover any tile.  Tiles can be matched when they’re not attached to adjoining tiles.  There are 10 games to choose from with two holiday sets.  So, instead of matching up shapes, you’ll be matching up pictures that go with the season.  This game is compatible with the Kindle Touch.

Snakes Christmas is just a holiday themed version of the simple game: Snakes Basic.  The object is to collect as many pellets as you can without running into your growing tail.  It gets a bit tricky once the snake gets longer, and you can make it go faster in the medium or hard levels.

If you’re planning a trivia night or are spending a lot of time in the car over the holidays, Ultimate Christmas Quiz might be a good game to try.  HandyX has a number of quizzes and all of them can be quite challenging.  So, this is a great game for teens and adults.  Test your knowledge on all things Christmas, and see how well you do.  The questions tend to run in strings of hard ones, then an easy one will pop up to give you a breather.  you can challenge yourself further by adding a timer.

Puzzazz is offering a holiday collection of word games for free called Puzzazz Holiday Gift.  The collection includes word searches and Sudoku and Wordoku puzzles.

Not a bad collection of holiday games for Kindle.  All are available for Kindle devices up to the 4th generation with a few available for the Kindle Touch.  The $.99 sale runs until January 2.  Happy Holidays!

Snakes Basic

When I was in high school I was really addicted to this snake game on my Ti-83 calculator.  It was a great diversion in math class.

Now, there is a Kindle version called Snakes Basic.  The e-ink screen is similar to the calculator screen.  But, Snakes Basic is a little more involved than the one I played before.

Snakes Basic is simply a barrier navigation game.  You guide the snake to pellets that are placed on the board.  Every time you grab  a pellet, your snake grows longer, and you get a point.  The game is over when you run into a barrier, a wall or your own tail.  As the snake gets longer, it gets much harder to navigate it around the barriers.

Snakes Basic includes three levels: easy, medium, and hard.  The harder the game, the faster the snake moves, and the more barriers you have to dodge.  In the medium and hard levels I went around the pellet so many times that it drove me nuts.  I kept going in circles because the snake was moving too fast for me to position it correctly.  It definitely works your reflexes

Graphic wise, Snakes Basic has its good parts and others that need some improvement.  I thought the snake was too small.  Especially when it is shorter.  I couldn’t even find it at first because in addition to being small, it is very light.  The board set up is easy to see, however.  It gets interesting when you’re playing the hard levels, and you have to watch out for more barriers with a long tail.

This game is great for all ages.  It is more of a mindless time filler than a mentally stimulating game.  It can definitely keep anyone occupied when they’re bored.

Snakes Basic is available on the newest generation Kindle, as well as older models.


“The game is very simple classic Snake, nothing extra fancy just simple plain fun. Worth the 99 cents for a game that I havent been able to play without “extras” since my first Nokia cell phone.”

Karen L. Anderson

“I picked this up on the suggestion of a friend and I’m very pleased with the program. It is quite responsive considering the refresh rates on Kindles and it harkens back to a time when QBasic games were the only games. It’s perfect for keeping the kids quiet in Doctors offices and car trips. I highly recommend this for your Kindle.”