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Fresh Android Games for Dec. 30: Jade Monkey, Kids Connect the Dots Xmas

by Marty Gabel

A colorful jewel-matching game with an adventurous twist, and a great game to keep the kids happy as we round out the holiday season are what's on offer in today's Fresh Android Games.

Jade Monkey (Android) $4.99

Although Jade Monkey appears to be yet another jewel-swapping game in the Android Market, its production values and adventure element should make it a cut above the rest. Swap jewels vertically and horizontally to form multiple matches and create bonuses. Unlock cool magic jewels, special powers, and attempt to unravel the mystery of the colorful rain forest to hunt down the temple treasure within.

At $4.99, Jade Monkey is a little pricey, especially as it seems to be a port of a popular Flash game, but if you’re crazy for the match-three genre and want a good one on-the-go, it’s worth a look.

Kids Connect the Dots Xmas (Android) FREE

Although the holiday season is almost over, and the New Year is rapidly approaching, surely you’ve still got time for one more Christmas-themed game? Kids Connect the Dots Xmas is a great title for preschool children with 30 holiday puzzles that are not only entertaining, but will also help them recognize numbers and letters of the alphabet in a kid-friendly way.

With colorful pictures like Christmas trees, snowmen, mittens, and stars, this free app should definitely keep the younger members of the household happy for a while.