While Halloween seems to bring out a lot of spooky instances and trick-or-treating in MMORPGs, I’ve always felt that the Christmas season sees more minigames added for holiday festivities. I have fond memories of sledding for speed in RIFT, engaging in countless snowball fights, playing that gigantic organ in Guild Wars 2, and skating for some reason in Star Trek Online.
A poorly designed minigame is one to be avoided unless there is no other option, but a wonderfully made one attracts players even if there is no further reward to be gained. Over the years, countless MMO devs have entertained themselves — and us! — by making event minigames. Today, let’s figure out which were the best of the best, eh? Which holiday event minigame do you think was the best?