Top 6 best mobile games for celebrating American Thanksgiving.
Original list by Julian Mann, Nov 21 '16, Updated by Jupiter Hadley (November 23rd, 2020)
As an American, I can tell you that Thanksgiving means three things:
1. Copious amounts of food. 2. Football. 3. The silently pretending this holiday doesn't actually have anything to do with the death of many, many native-Americans. Anyway, let's pretend we are just talking about the first two points of Thanksgiving - instead of spending time with your family, I am sure you'd rather be playing games, and hopefully this list of 6 Thanksgiving-ish games for your mobile device will help you out.
What makes a game Thanksgiving? Well, obviously if it has food or turkeys it counts. Otherwise, it needs to remind me of America and this time of year.
When I took over this list from Julian, it had a big mix of games, however he also said that Thanksgiving was the most American day of the year, which shows he is clearly not an American or didn’t remember that the Fourth of July exists.
As Pocket Gamer is a UK-based company, I can forgive them for not knowing much about our weird holidays.
If you are looking for games with a Thanksgiving themed update, you have come to the wrong place, but I am sure the news team here at PocketGamer has covered the latest event in popular games all over the mobile gaming space, so you can always check back there to see what else is currently being updated to cater to the American market!
Let's get into this list,
NFL Blitz combines card collecting and football to create one awesome game. You can collect (and trade) official cards, then level them up, build a team, and take that team out to the game to see how they do. There is a global chat, to trade cards and talk with other players - the perfect Thanksgiving distraction!
Marvel Contest of Champions
Americans love Super Heroes. I don't really know why, but we love them. We even have one named Captain America. Is there a Captain UK? A Captain England? No. No, there isn't. Marvel Contest of Champions is a fighting game where you can play as these super heroes, fighting against other heroes! It's a good fighting game full of patriotism.
We need to include a turkey-themed game on this list. I mean, turkeys are the centrepiece of the American Thanksgiving experience, after all. This is a cute, point and click adventure game where you are trying to get your Thanksgiving dinner to actually happen. It's quite realistic, with some annoying cousins, uncles watching the game and more to endure!
Thanksgiving Food Cooking Game
Speaking of the Thanksgiving feast, Thanksgiving Food Cooking game is a simplistic game where you can dress up for Thanksgiving, go shopping, and then create a feast for your friends to enjoy! You'll need to bake and decorate cupcakes, make an apple pie, blend some juice, and roast the turkey - yet this somehow feels way less stressful than Thanksgiving day.
American History Trivia Game
Maybe, on Thanksgiving, you'd like to spend some time actually learning about America. You can take the time to download the American History Trivia Game, challenging you on all your knowledge of the United States of America. There are questions on Native Americans in this game, as well as questions on US Presidents and general knowledge of the young country.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, technically, but if your family wants a deal - in America - they start lining up outside on Thanksgiving night. Black Friday is an action game where you can play Donald Trump, loading your cart up with deals and shooting people trying to take items out of your cart. It's funny, very stereotypically American, and has Trump in it. What more could you ask for.