What do you buy for the mom who’s never played a video game in her entire life? What if the only game she’s played to date is that well-known mobile game – Candy Crush?
Well, if you just bought Mom a Nintendo Switch for Christmas, Mother’s Day or her birthday recently I’ve got a few fun games you might want to pick up for her.
Moms Love These Awesome Nintendo Switch Games!
My mom or rather mumsie, as she prefers to be called, doesn’t play modern video games. She used to be addicted to The Sims 2 on PC which, when I think about it, she probably still has installed on her PC. It’s pretty much a potato at this point, I don’t think she’ll be running Sims 4 on there anytime soon.
But aside from The Sims, she hasn’t played anything else.
She bought us a classic NES growing up but I don’t recall her ever picking up the controller and playing with us. I think that came down to her being too busy raising 4 kids as a single parent! How she did it I have no idea, she’s an inspiration.
To honor and appreciate the awesome moms in our lives who have sacrificed so much to raise and support us I feel they deserve some relaxation and playtime, don’t you? The Nintendo Switch is a wonderful starting console for moms who’ve never played a video game. I know my mumsie would love to play a few farming sims or a puzzle game.
Side note: why do we call Mothers “mum” in the UK rather than mom? Technically mom makes more sense right? Answers in the comments please because I seriously have no idea.
I haven’t included any family games as such. I’ve created a separate list of games for those. I wanted to keep this exclusively for games that your mom can play solo because we all need time to ourselves occasionally. Every game is also available to buy as a hard copy because I know that not every mom has access to the internet. My mom doesn’t even have wifi in her flat!
So let’s take a look then at some of the games I recommend for moms who want to get into gaming.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the perfect game for moms who need a break from the chaos of daily life.
In this game, you get to create your own island paradise and interact with cute animal characters. It’s a great way to escape reality for a little while and unwind.
Disney Dreamlight Valley
Disney Dreamlight Valley is another game that’s perfect for moms who need some relaxation time.
This is a game where you’ll have no worries, and where villains and princesses live in harmony. Banish the forgetting and reclaim the magic so you can experience wonderful moments with your favorite Disney characters.
It’s a peaceful and charming game that’s sure to help moms feel comforted.
In Hogwarts Legacy, you can explore the magical world of Harry Potter in an expansive open-world action role-playing game.
It allows you to experience a brand new story set in the world from the famous book series. Embark on an adventure of discovery and uncover mysterious magical beasts. Customize your character, learn to brew potions, hone your spellcasting skills, upgrade talents and ultimately become the wizard of your dreams.
The game is an excellent choice for moms who are fans of Harry Potter.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Luigi’s Mansion 3 offers a unique gameplay experience that combines exploration, puzzle-solving, and ghost-catching elements.
The game can be challenging at times, but it’s not overly difficult or frustrating. Moms can enjoy the challenge without feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
A fun, family-friendly game that can provide a great way for moms to unwind and enjoy some family time in multiplayer mode or by themselves in single-player.
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Cozy Grove is set in real-time where you play as a Spirit Scout and are tasked with coloring a haunted, ever-changing island each day.
Unearth hidden secrets and help soothe the local ghosts. The game’s gorgeous art style and soothing soundtrack make it a peaceful and engaging experience.
Abzû is a game that’s all about exploring the depths of the ocean.
You play as a diver and explore the underwater world, encountering various sea creatures along the way. The game’s beautiful graphics and calming soundtrack make it a peaceful and relaxing experience.
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey is a classic game that’s been updated for the Nintendo Switch.
It’s a fun and lighthearted game that’s perfect for moms who need a break from reality. You play as Mario and travel to different worlds, collecting power moons and defeating enemies along the way.
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Yum Yum Cookstar
Yum Yum Cookstar will turn you into a 5-star chef.
Get ready to put your culinary skills to the test! You’ll be able to create a variety of dishes with the help of various kitchen tools and appliances.
This game contains more than 60 recipes that vary in complexity – from basic snacks to intricate meals.
Tetris 99 is a modern take on a classic game.
It’s a fast-paced and challenging game that’s perfect for moms who need a mental break. You play against 98 other players, trying to be the last one standing.
It’s a fun and engaging game that’s sure to help you unwind.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a fun and exciting game that’s perfect for playing with friends or family.
You and your team race against each other on various tracks, using power-ups to gain an advantage. It’s a great way to unwind and have some family fun with your loved ones.
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