dotsDid Santa leave you a new phone or tablet?  Well let’s fill it with some free game apps to help pass the rest of the holiday week with a little more cheer. Here are five favorites to get you started, er, addicted fast.

Five Free Game Apps

QuizUp: Face off with your spouse, Facebook friend or a stranger in this trivia game that will test your wit across a multitude of subjects from the serious to the silly (iOS only).

Dumb Ways to Die: Defend your three lives in this super simple but satisfying game where you try to keep yourself from dying in a dumb way like being eaten by bear or stung to death by wasps (iOS/Android).

Clumsy Ninja: This cute but clumsy ninja is on a mission to save his missing love. Rack up coins and diamonds as you move up levels by training this warrior well. (iOS).

Dots: Connect the matching colored dots — literally — in this fast game that will keep you entertained on the subway, in line or wherever. Hint: look for squares (iOS/Android).

Candy Crush Saga: If you haven’t tried it yet… well, what are holidays for? Match up the similar candies and clear them away as you rack up the points in this chart-topping perennial favorite (iOS/Android). Connect to Facebook at your own peril.