Though gruelling manual labour is probably the last thing you’ll be thinking about doing over the Christmas period, passing the large quantity seconds, minutes, and hours that comprise the many days off at this time of year will likely be high on the agenda. Instead of opting for fairly mindless and repetitive platform games or playing with your dated console games from yesteryear, you should try getting to grips with the cranially-challenging Cargo Bridge series instead. No one wants to do non-Christmasy things at Christmas, though, so I direct you to the festive edition of the series which comes in the form of Cargo Bridge Xmas Level Pack. Not content with providing you with secular and non-denominational physics–puzzle brilliance, developers Limex Games have ensured that the action has undergone a festive makeover, with a whole bunch of new levels for eager bridge-builders to wrap their brains around.
There isn't much one can do about the existence of evil, but when this evil advances in waves and follows a strict path across the screen, you can be sure that you are definitely playing a tower defense game. Moreover, you can bet that this evil can be quashed with the strategic placement of troops across this path. You'd probably do well to also bet substantial sums of money on the fact that eventual upgrades, varying types of enemy, and a variety of spells/ ammo is eventually going to be used to further your cause of defending your particular piece of haggard terrain against these tiny little personifications of advancing evil. Sure, it sounds a bit like Kingdom Rush, but I assure you that is isn't, and it has a little bit of an advantage of its tower defense colleague: it has a fast-forward button. If this doesn't get your attention, then I'll gladly lose you as a reader at this point.
Though flash game developers are slowly running out of truly unique ideas when it comes to physics-based puzzle games, it is the existence of games like Polar PWND 2 that remind you all isn’t so bad with the flash-gaming world. Polar PWND 2 isn’t a unique concept, but its physics-based puzzle action is packed into a distinguished bundle with excellent mechanics and perhaps more strikingly, a simple-yet-charming illustration/animation style. The aim is to progress through the game’s levels, utilising the tools available to you in order to knock out/destroy all of the penguins on the screen. From bombs to ramps and many more, your strategic use of these tools makes the difference between bomb or bust.