Grandma Got Game - AARP Launches Casual Game Portal for Seniors
Earlier this month, the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) launched a new casual gaming portal on their website. The casual games are mostly variations of popular card and puzzle games like solitaire, poker, Hexxagon and Bejeweled. The most popular game on games.AARP.org right now is Mahjongg Toy Chest with over 12 million game plays.
The new AARP games were made by a company called Arkadium. Kenny Rosenblatt, CEO of Arkadium had this to say in a June 19th AARP press release:
"Casual games are not just for teenagers who like video games. A significant portion of online game players are actually over 30, and it’s making organizations like AARP realize the value of adding a Game Arena to their site to encourage engagement."