It is high time to stop the misconception that not everyone is meant to play games. The fact that everyone sees games as “too violent” or as being “for kids” has isolated generations of players, stopping them from indulging in what could be a perfect bonding experience. Some games let us engage in our baser instincts, but many other titles are innocent enough yet fun and complex for inexperienced players to enjoy. The following are easy games you can teach and play with your granny the next time you visit her.
This game allows you to tap into your creative side. Minecraft is more of a playground or a sandbox than a traditional game, but it can become whatever you want. You get to adventure through mountains and caverns to fight monsters, collect resources, or build expensive buildings and express your imagination.
Players create replicas of the Game of Thrones landscape, Starship Enterprise, and even a basic computer that runs inside Minecraft using blocks you can find within the world. It is simply a paradise for nerds, and it’s known to have no age limit. It has no violence and many opportunities for creative learning; hence perfect for playing with your granny.
Are you looking for something more relaxing to play with grandma just before bed? Osmos will help you get to that peaceful state. You play as a molecule floating in a primordial puddle, eating smaller molecules to grow bigger. However, there are larger molecules, and you can become their prey. The calm music, beautiful art style, and simple gameplay create that serene atmosphere. It’s also cheap, fun, and pretty, and there’s no reason not to share it with your family.
3. Portal 2
It is a beloved Valve franchise that has won the hearts and imaginations of players across all age groups. Older people love puzzles. Not the old cardboard jigsaw but the mind-bending and physics-defying fun type of games. There is zero to no violence unless you think a bumbling sidekick and a cunning Al who mainly attack your self-esteem is a threat. The game comes with a cooperative play mode; hence you and granny can work out the puzzles together. It will be a bonding experience after not seeing her for the whole summer.
4. Plants Vs. Zombies
Fighting the dead with exotic flora might seem like a weird choice to play with your grandma, but this game is a blast. It doesn’t matter whether you eat Lucky Charms or prunes for breakfast. It is an interesting tower-defense game that teaches the importance of resource management, critical thinking, and gardening to stay safe from the unstoppable zombie apocalypse. It has little violence and is a bit comical. The challenges, achievements, and strong gameplay will keep you playing for a long time.
5. Scribblenauts Unlimited
It is about discarding your conventional logic and allowing your imagination to run wild. A magic notepad will enable you to create anything from your creativity to help stop a bank robber. Whatever you note will appear in the world to assist you in solving each level.
It is a fun and simple game that you can teach your granny. The game works by using a huge database of words to create anything from a unicorn to Dracula or a cookie. You can also program something entirely new and add it to their collection.