Wrapping presents is fiddly business, but playing Dragon Project is most certainly not - you can summon and slay the monsters of Heiland with nothing more than your favourite index finger. And, with Christmas round the corner, there are more reasons to play than just ease - like a gift pack from a certain jolly fat man…

…But before we go into that, it’s worth looking at why Dragon Project has picked up so many accolades like the Android Excellence, Pocket Gamer's People's Choice Award, App Store's Game of the Day and the 3rd IMGA SEA Award.

The game offers a multiplayer monster hunting experience with the kind of RPG elements usually reserved for PC titles. There’s plenty of character customisation, including the recently added accessories feature, and the pretty high-definition graphics make battling behemoths rewarding fun.

There’s never a dull day in Dragon Project’s treacherous world. Head out on expeditions in search of special materials for forging, test your mettle in the Grand Prix endurance battle, join server-wide raids with your fellow fighters or try to be the last hunter standing in Battle Royale. Alternatively, take things easy with a low-level solo hunt and leave the arena grandstanding for another day.

Jumping into Dragon Project means joining a genuine online community, with multiplayer co-op hunts and raids connecting you with fellow hunters. The community spirit is thriving outside the game world, too, with dedicated Dragon Project hubs on Facebook, Discord and Reddit. Whether you’re seeking help forging the perfect weapon, assembling your next party, or swapping tips and tricks, the community is always there to offer a monster-hunting hand.

Now is a good time to join the fray. During the festive season, Father Christmas will be sprinkling a bit of price-cutting magic over a range of in-game bundles, and serving up a Santa Gift Pack. The new bundle is exclusively on sale between 21 December 2018 and 4 January 2019, and offers 500 gems, 25 summoning tickets and 5 vault tickets.

Dragon Project is the perfect distraction from nosy relatives and rubbish telly this Christmas. You can download it for free on iOS or Android.