Available via Xbox Live Indie Games for 240 MS Points ($3), Crate Expectations sees players sliding crates around and placing ice blocks in an attempt to get their deliveries finished before everyone else.

It's a lovely strategy title which I found myself glued to for a good few hours tonight. The action is turn-based, with 5 moves permitted per go. These moves can be used to slide your crates, build new crates at the starting area and place ice walls (either to help your cause or hinder others' progress). I'm not exactly a huge fan of strategy games, but I have a lot of respect for this one - it's great fun to play with a friend.

There's a bundle of bonuses to keep the game fresh too. Both local multiplayer and play via Xbox Live are included, with a drop-in/drop-out system in place, so players can hand control to a bot, or vice-versa. The AI can be set to a number of different difficulties, ranging from stupid to stupidly good. Throw in over 60 diverse levels and you're onto a winner.

Crate Expectations can be downloaded via the Xbox Live Marketplace.