King William's Chocolate Challenge
When I make hot chocolate, it comes from a can and is a suspicious grey-brown powder that never really dissolves, leaving me with a mediocre beverage full of little chunks. Tasty! But it turns out if you're royalty, you not only get gourmet hot-chocolate, but is also comes frothed... every day! King William's Chocolate Challenge is a point-and-click puzzle game by Kanoti aimed at young kids that stars you as a young boy or girl assisting Mr Nice, the man in charge of bringing the King his daily cup of (frothed!) hot chocolate. Unfortunately, on this particular day Mr. Nice has forgotten the royal frothing spoon, and when you return with it, you discover all manner of noble snobbery standing in your way to the King. You'll need to click through four different rooms, figuring out how to appease/sneak past/otherwise deal with the people in each one, in order to finally deliver the frothing tool to Mr. Nice so he can keep his job. If you think that's a silly thing to fire someone over, then clearly you've never had a really good froth before.
Since the game is aimed purposefully at kids, King William's Chocolate Challenge is definitely on the easy side. Even without the helpful characters in each room, the stages are so small that it's a snap to find what to click on next. Despite the ease and length, however, the game succeeds with its charm and style, packing itself with enough silliness and smiles that kids will enjoy it as much as adults will too... albeit with less surreptitious glances over their shoulders to make sure their boss isn't watching. So if you've got some ankle-biters nearby, pull them onto your lap and let them play, or just enjoy it yourself for the five minutes it'll take you... just remember to make sure your cravat is properly tied first.