Happy Friday! Mac Games and More has once again picked out a collection of casual games you might not have heard of, to play into the weekend. Games include a journey to Shangri La, a seductive, femme fatale spy on a secret mission, making hoards of money with the dead and more.
|Tibet Quest – When the Jewel Quest series was released, it became an instant hit and one very popular jewel game franchise for Mac. That was already some time ago and those gamers were left with a little gaming void since. I think Tibet Quest would be a good follow up for those people. Its match three game play is a bit like Jewel Quest but there are different twists and fun elements. The story takes place in Tibet where Jane’s father was last seen in search of the fictitious and mystical city of Shangri La (which, by the way, was originally made famous in a novel, Lost Horizon, by James Hilton). She discovers his journal and tracks his path based on information found within. Traveling amidst the beautiful lanscape, she then meets the Dalai Lama who advises her to go to the Temple of Potala to find stolten artifacts. The game takes you through the mountainous terrain of the Himalayas to find out what happened and to enlighten you on your way to finding the secrets to Shangri La. Download it|
|Mr. Jones’ Graveyard Shift -The HBO hit series, Six Feet Under, was not only a brilliant show on television, it also put the business of death on people’s radars. In this industry, you will be reassured to always have customers because, well … people will always … anyway. Of course, while the Fisher family took care of the mortuary side of the funeral biz, or the first part of death, so to speak, you will jump into this sim game with Mr. Jones, taking care of the last half of the process. Start out with just a shovel and some old grave markers and eventually build up your cemetery into a marble-clad festival of trendy crypts. Branch out and decorate green ways, and erect elaborate monuments and statues and more. Since Mr. Jones has no time to waste, he’s working the graveyard shift in an attempt to make his cemetery business profitable. If he’s successful and hits all of his goals, then he’ll be able to get back together with his killer greedy girlfriend. Download it|
|Skip Bo Castaway Caper – Skip Bo Castaway Caper takes you to an island but once you arrive, you’re not initially given a warm welcome, particularly by the Great Volcano. In fact, you’ve angered him and he’s spewing all over the place! In order to appease him, you’ll have to win 10 tribal challenges. For each challenge, you must play four matches of Skip-Bo against the natives. You have to beat every game to win. Just in case you have not heard of it, Skip-Bo is similar to UNO (if that helps), but since UNO is often compared to Crazy 8s, Skip-BO rather more closely resembles Spit, or Cat and Mouse. If none of those games sound familiar, don’t worry because the game is easy to pick up. In a nutshell, you must rid yourself of your stock pile of cards, put them in sequential order on the board. Skip Bo cards are wild cards. Download it|
|Secret Missions: Mata Hari and the Kaiser’s Submarines – Imagine James Bond in female form, and who would that be? Mata Hari, of course. In Secret Missions: Mata Hari and the Kaiser’s Submarines hang with international Allied Forces spy, Mata Hari as she seduces her way to complete her mission: infiltrate secret German submarine operations. While I’d classify this game as an adventure game, it’s also much more than that as it’s filled with hidden objects, tricky puzzles and clues to get her closer to her main objective, and she does all this without breaking a fingernail AND in the most glamorous evening wear! Download it|
|Xmas Blox – It’s officially December, which is general consensus and considered fair game to begin showing off holiday-themed wares. Mac game developers are no exception, which is fine with me because I love December and January and everything that comes with them. Whether or not Xmas Blox puts you in a holiday mood, it’s still a fun little diversion for puzzle gamers. The game takes place on an ice skating rink. However, instead of skaters twirling about, you’ll find ice cubes sliding around, making fools of themselves and bursting into icy flakes whenever you arrange three or more of the same color ice cubes together. The cubes stack up so you have layers to deal with, and there are increasingly more obstacles to contend with, so the game starts out fairly easy but soon becomes very challenging. You’re timed, too! This is exactly what die-hard puzzle gamers love. Luckily you’ll also encounter many bonuses that can help you get out of traps, so use your logic and plan wisely so you can continue on to the next levels. Download it|