Merry Christmas everybody! Enjoying a day of celebration, food, family and (of course) gaming? From all of us here at Pocket Gamer Towers, we send you seasons greetings, we wish you happy holidays, and we hope you have a fabulous end to 2017.
Thanks for being part of the Pocket Gamer community this year. It's been eventful, a year where a ton of amazing games launched for the platforms we love. We hope you've been taking advantage of December's advent calendar giveaways to pick up some freebies.
While enjoying your turkey sandwiches this week, read up on our list of the 25 best iOS and Android games of 2017 (and also the 25 best Switch games)! We've created a list of the most influential mobile games of all time, too.
Also this week: look out for the Pocket Gamer team's personal recommendations for their best games of 2017, and also articles where our experts make their predictions for what will happen in mobile gaming in 2018. Some are live already and the rest will be appearing over the next few days, so bookmark the site now. And if you've received some lovely cash for Christmas, you might want to check out our gadgets and gizmos buying guide. You can also see what we liked earlier in the year at our hardware hub.
We've updated our digital board game hub, TableTap, as well. Plenty of recommendations there for things to do this week.
If things get quiet at home and you want more stuff to read, check out our sister sites 148Apps.com, AppSpy.com (and also its associated video channel) and AndroidRundown.com. Christmas is a time for playing games with the family, so we'll be keeping our TableTap digital board game section up to date all week. The most popular guide on Pocket Gamer this year was "How to unlock EVERY secret and mystery character in Disney Crossy Road" – wow, our readers continue to really like that game.
Find out about the videogames industry with our friends on the business side of things: PocketGamer.biz, TheVirtualReport.biz and PCGamesInsider.biz. Speaking of which: if you're reading this and you work in the games industry – or perhaps creating games is something you aspire to – then remember to buy your tickets to our professional event taking place in January, PG Connects London 2018. There'll be a Very Big Indie Pitch there, so if you're a small studio with a work-in-progress game keeping you busy, bring it along and show us.
Remember to sign up for our App Army community on Facebook if you haven't already, and don't hesitate to let us know what you want to see more of in 2018. Best wishes, and have a wonderful New Year.