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Little village sims are among my favourite games, but they also proliferate like mosquitoes, so initially I wasn't hugely interested in Magic Tree. It's rapidly become one of my favourites, just because it looks so polished. You plant and harvest crops, and raise and feed animals, and you can customise your little avatar with clothes, haircuts and make-up. It's social, too, so you can send presents to your friends. Like most games of this kind, though, it requires you to spend money to play. It's not an absolute necessity, but you'll quickly find that you can't progress without buying stars to unlock new things, so bear that in mind.