As the Holidays Approach… 2 iPhone Apps to Help Spread the Cheer
October 9th, 2009 by myhip

The holidays are rapidly approaching. wishes a happy and healthy holiday season to everyone!

We’ve released two games to celebrate the holiday season. One is called “Xmas Ballz” and the other is called “A Dreidel Game”.

Xmas Ballz:

For you enjoyment and entertainment this is an application thats comprised of three separate games.

In the first game called “Breaking the Xmas Ballz”, 15 balls float around the screen and you must tap on them to break them. (hint: if you try the faster speeds, you’ll need to click a little before the ballz)… there’s also a “cheat mode”, but that’s no fun.

The second game is called “Matching the Xmas Ballz”. In this game you will have to memorize 15 pairs of Xmas Ballz, and match them to their partner.

The final game is called “Dropping the Xmas Ballz”. In this game you will have to eliminate the adjacent Xmas Ballz. The more Ballz that are adjacent, the higher the score.

These games have little sounds to keep you entertained (if they get to be bothersome, just turn down the device volume).

Three games for the price of one… load it up and give it a try… if it keeps the kid occupied for a bit, then it’s $.99 well spent :)

A Dreidel Game:

A simple game that’s been played for ages, for all ages.

A dreidel is a spinning top with four sides. It is typically played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The game, played with a dreidel, is similar to Teetotum; where the person spinning must spin the top and do what the resulting side tells them to do.

Play begins when each player has added their ante into the pot. Then in turn each player spins the top and then when they make it stop, they must perform the action.

The actions on the dreidel are as follows:

  • Nun – nisht – “nothing” – nothing happens and the next player spins
  • Gimel – gants – “all” – the player takes the entire pot
  • Hey – halb – “half” – takes half of the pot, rounding up if there is an odd number
  • Shin – shtel ayn – “put in” – the player puts one coin in the pot
  • Play continues until one player has won all the coins.

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