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Great Games to Play With Mom

Some parental guidance suggested.

Games are all about bringing people together. What better way to play them than with the most important person in your life? Here are five great options.

Trivia Crack 2

‣ Don’t have time for a board game? This multiplayer trivia treat is the perfect stand-in. Ace questions across six categories and prove, once and for all, who has the brains in the family.

Why you’ll love playing together: The questions can be pretty tough, but pooling your knowledge and working as a team will help you rule the leaderboards—and strengthen those familial bonds.

Make sure to: Try Tower Duel mode, where you’ll face a live opponent. Each correct answer adds a new floor to your tower: The highest structure wins!

    Trivia Crack 2

    The best quiz game, renewed!

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Jigsaw Puzzles Clash

‣ Nothing says “family time” like a jigsaw puzzle. But isn’t it time to try one with a little more bite? This multiplayer game lets you challenge other players in a real-time puzzle showdown.

Why you’ll love playing together: It’s everything you love about solving puzzles—with a fast-paced twist. Rushing to grab pieces before your opponent does will send you into a fit of giggles.

Make sure to: Create your own puzzle out of any image on your iPhone. Why not play a couple of rounds with a nice family portrait?

    Jigsaw Puzzles Clash

    Multiplayer jigsaw puzzle game

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Monument Valley 2

‣ In this meditative puzzle game, you’ll guide Ro and her daughter through a mazelike world of optical illusions and impossible geometries.

Why you’ll love playing together: As beautiful as it is challenging, Monument Valley 2 tells a tender, moving story about the selflessness of motherhood (that just might bring tears to your eyes).

Make sure to: Tap and slide everything on the screen. You’ll be surprised how many solutions can be revealed simply by moving stuff around.

    Monument Valley 2

    A story of beauty and illusion

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Design Home

‣ Demonstrate your eye for detail—and prove you’re on trend—by styling rooms in this popular interior design app.

Why you’ll love playing together: Who in your family has the best design taste? Find out by decorating dream mansions with the person you’ve shared a loving home with.

Make sure you: Play separate games, decorating the same room. Then compare your choices and find out how similar (or disparate) your tastes are!

    Design Home: House Renovation

    Interior Decor Simulation Game

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Spaceteam

‣ If Mom’s got lots of energy, definitely fire up this simple and hilarious game that has you calling out ridiculous instructions as you try to pilot a spaceship to safety.

Why you’ll love playing together: Spaceteam is all about communication—no matter how weird it may sound. Finally, a chance to yell, “Engage the gyro-socket pulley!”

Make sure to: Get the whole family involved. The more players, the merrier!

    Spaceteam

    Cooperative shouting game

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