Nintendo DS Games for My Mom

A Listmania! list by Instant Runoff Voting (Columbus, OH)
The list author says: "I got my 60-ish mom a Nintendo DS, and I'm looking for more games she might like. She is not at all a gamer, but she likes playing Solitaire on her laptop. So, I've been looking for other games with simple rules that are relaxing to play. All the comments of the games below are just about their suitability for her, and they might not be useful to players with different (or even typical) tastes. However, I think it might be helpful for others looking for DS games for somewhat older women."
Rhythm Heaven - Nintendo DS
1.  Rhythm Heaven - Nintendo DS by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "It looks simple and goofy, without typical time "pressure". I think this would be a hit with my mom."
$8.95   Used & New from: $2.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
2.  Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 by Atlus
The list author says:
  "Just picked this up for her. She loves watching Discovery Health, and she kind of likes icky stuff."
$49.99   Used & New from: $13.03
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
3.  Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "This came in a bundle with the DS itself, but she doesn't like it (I don't either, really). The most accessible games (that come unlocked) aren't so much fun, and she's not really interested in learning to play Sudoku. This one is a fail."
$20.93   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews) | 22 customer discussions

Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Nintendo DS
4.  Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Nintendo DS by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "If this is entertaining, I think she could get into it... not sure, though."
$54.95   Used & New from: $7.58
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (430 customer reviews) | 23 customer discussions

Brain Challenge - Nintendo DS
5.  Brain Challenge - Nintendo DS by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "This one looks a lot better than Brain Age, because there is more variety in the activities and less chatting."
$25.49   Used & New from: $1.78
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Flash Focus:  Vision Training in Minutes a Day - Nintendo DS
6.  Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day - Nintendo DS by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Of the 3 games she currently has (Brain Age, Club House Games, and this), this is the only one she likes so far."
$9.67   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Touchmaster - Nintendo DS
7.  Touchmaster - Nintendo DS by Warner Bros
The list author says:
  "I almost got this instead of Clubhouse Games, and it probably would have been better. However, navigating a lot of menus is a pain in Clubhouse, so it might be the same for her with Touchmaster."
$10.38   Used & New from: $0.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Clubhouse Games - Nintendo DS
8.  Clubhouse Games - Nintendo DS by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "A bad choice: the music is irritating (and I don't think your can turn it off). It's unclear how to play the games, so it's confusing to select one."
$21.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Animal Crossing: Wild World
9.  Animal Crossing: Wild World by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "Perhaps she'd like the slower pace of this game."
$72.26   Used & New from: $17.74
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (602 customer reviews) | 33 customer discussions