If there’s one thing the last 12 months has taught us, is that everyone loves a bit of gaming. With our smartphones one of our best friends for keeping us entertained throughout 2020, men and women of all ages have been blitzing the app stores and contributing to a rather booming industry.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, and a little while longer yet before we can get out into the real world, why not introduce our mum to one of the many fantastic games available via your smartphone or laptop these days? We run down our five most mum-friendly games to download today…

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a format that is loved across generations, and is a relaxing game that can be enjoyed for hours if you’re not careful. The aim of the game is to build a farm by completing puzzles and challenges. The story starts with you inheriting an old farm plot from your grandfather, with the challenge then turning overgrown fields and plot into a farm to be proud of.

You can customise your farm in many different ways and with regular updates and bonus rounds, it’s almost impossible to grow tired of it.


It’s fair to say every mum loves bingo and you’ll find a wealth of different bingo sites and apps available to play via smartphone. Perhaps the best bingo app available at the App Store currently is Robin Hood Bingo, which has a huge range of variants from 90-ball bingo to slingo bingo, as well as other gambling variations like slots and arcade games.

It plays in much the same way as the real thing, so if your mum was a big lover of heading down to the local bingo hall or enjoyed bingo nights at the local pub, then a bingo app could well be the perfect solution.


If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. That should be the motto for Overcooked, a frenetic game which sees multiple players go head to head to cook the most meals in the fastest possible time.

If your mother likes stress-free games, this probably isn’t for her, but it’s perfect to play with the family and offers plenty of fun along the way. There are a number of different versions of the game, and we’re due another version over the coming months too, which is leading to plenty of excitement.


Journey is a game that really does take you through an incredible world and offers fantastic escapism. It’s ideal for mothers to play with younger kids as it’s a game that offers no violence, just incredible graphics and landscapes alongside an engaging and intriguing story.

Released in 2012, it’s available for console, PC and iOS, so is readily available to most parents, and has regularly picked up praise from critics who admire its artistic nature. A mesmerising soundtrack accompanies in what is a relaxed but one that you will find difficult to put down.



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