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Thanksgiving Mobile Apps.

November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving is only two days away and I’m getting excited to eat turkey and watch the Macy’s parade. However, I wish I had more time to write more articles for Feastmas, but this 12 hour shift labor job is kicking my butt. I’ll just suck it up and work with what I got.

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while but there’s not much themed apps that fit Thanksgiving. I also wanted to include apps that are more holiday specific than simple ones that lets you book airplane tickets. Something more entertaining while letting you know what specific holiday is presented. I’ve covered 5 apps and most of them are for both iPhone and Android phones.

Cookie Dozer Thanksgiving. (iPhone/Android)

This dozer app is similar to those arcade machines where you drop a quarter and if that coin lands in a spot where it pushes other coins off a small ledge, you earn tickets or sometimes more coins. However, instead of coins, you get cookies in the shape of leaves and you get points when you push other cookies off the front ledge.

Cookies that fall off the side ledges get zero points. Randomly, special items such as pies or turkeys appear and you can get bonus points if they fall off the proper ledge. This is a fun way to kill time and is impressive considering that it’s free.

Thanksgiving Solitaire. (iPhone/Android)

I think the title is self explanatory. You’re basically playing solitaire on your phone. It is pretty cool though because it has holiday colors of maroon and orange and also have themed images on some of the cards such as pumpkin pie or turkeys.

I started playing the game to review it and forgotten how fun and challenging the game can be when trying to complete a set. It’s been a few years and I’ve started figuring out advanced strategies I never thought of when I was younger. Give it a shot.

Thanksgiving Dinner Coach by CHOW (iPhone)

If anyone is cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for the first time, this app is an essential tool. It lets you choose what you want to serve, create a shopping list, and how to cook everything.

With this app, there is nothing you will forget to pick up and you’ll avoid ending up on a long line at the supermarket on Wednesday night for one damn can of cranberry sauce. Definitely check this one out.

Thanksgiving Mahjong. (iPhone/Android)

Just like the solitiare game, this is a free Mahjong game with a Thanksgiving theme. Unlike that game, I have never played this game before. I’ve been so busy and truthfully, I’ve included this because there aren’t many themed apps to be so picky about. It does seem like an interesting game and I do plan on learning how to play it at some point. Maybe I will learn in time to play the Christmas version offered by the same app company.

It would be interesting if more games adapted holiday themes in their games. I know Angry Birds has done it, which I love. I wonder what kind of missions would be in Grand Theft Auto and Thanksgiving. Stealing turkeys? Floatjacking at the Thanksgiving parade? The possibilities are endless.

Jive Turkey. (iPhone)

This is the only game that is solely available for iPhone but I wanted to include it because it is fun. It reminds me of Fruit Ninja in which items would quickly move in and out of the screen and instead of slicing the items, you have to tap the screen in order to shoot the targets.

There are turkeys of course and other power ups like timers to extend time and bullets to replenish your ammo, along with the dreaded skull which will end your game if shot. It is another simple yet fun time killer. You know, in case you hate to read books.

I’m sure as time goes on, there will be even more Thanksgiving apps since the popularity of mobile apps is still going very strong and doesn’t seem like they’re leaving anytime soon. Try these apps out and get into the holiday spirit!