Great games to play over the long weekend

Easter long weekend is here and that may mean traveling, visiting or hosting friends and family, sitting at home chilling. Whatever your plans are, here are five games that are perfect for this holiday weekend. Some are short and can be completed over the weekend, some are portable and can be taken on the road, some have a great multiplayer so your friends and family can join in or a combination there of.

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Contrast

$15 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
Contrast is a beautiful puzzle plate-former game set in a noir victorian style city. You'll need to jump between the physical world and shadows in order to reach your goal, sometimes moving around light sources to open up a path. It's a satisfying but quick game, taking under 8 hours to beat.

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comic Adventure

$20 (new) on PC and 3DS, $40 (new) on Wii U
It's time to get creative! Solve puzzles with Maxwell's magical notepad and the help of over 2,000 DC characters. The main story takes about 6 hours to complete but you can keep the fun going with the Hero Creator. This feature lets you create and share heroes and villains of your own. The Wii U version features a 2 player co-op mode.

Goat Simulator

$10 on PC
There is no rhyme or reason to this game. You get to be a goat and wreak havoc on a small town. There are some secrets hidden around - like a sweet jetpack - but it's really about getting the highest score possible. It's a great time waster and is sure to keep the kids entertained.

Mario Kart 7

$30 (new) on 3DS
A classic Nintendo franchise and a favourite of mine when traveling. You can play quick sessions in between family functions or clear a few grand prix over a long road trip. You can race with up to 7 friends by setting up a local multiplayer session using Remote Play. Each must have a 3DS but you'll only need one game cartridge. Mario Kart games are easy to learn so everyone can join in.

The Room and The Room Two

$1 and $3 on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire
This three dimensional puzzle game delivers an immersive experience. You enter a room. There is a box on a table. Using touch controls and gestures, you'll need to manipulate it's mechanisms in order to open it and uncover its mystery. Thus begins a series of intricate and engaging puzzles. You'll want to put on your headphones as the sound effects and music are key to these games' ambiance and immersion.

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