The subtitle of this post is “The Corruption of my Mother.” You see, she’s never really been a gamer. A bit of Pacman and Frogger back in ye olden days. Some Solitaire and Bejeweled more recently. That’s about it.
About a year ago, McDonald’s had one of their Monopoly games. They’ve gotten a lot fancier than the stamps you used to lick and glue to a gameboard – now you enter a code on the gamepiece online, and it keeps track of your properties. I landed on Chance, and my prize was a video game download from RealArcade. There were a few options, but I chose Little Shop of Treasures.
It was a reasonably fun game. You search for hidden objects in ridiculously overcrowded shops in order to serve customers. Pretty much the definition of a ‘casual’ game. I figured I’d show it to my mom and see how she liked it.