My parents are not exactly gamers,
but they do have an understanding
of games and at the very least try
to understand them. My mom has a pretty good understanding of the Marioverse, and vaguely gets Zelda, but beyond those two franchises, she's lost. My dad's more clueless than her, but he does try,
though he's not always on top of it. There was a memorable conversation in which I attempted to teach him about Metroid Prime 2
and only succeeded in confusing him.
"That's not a very good forcefield. You ran right through it."
It's not a forcerfield, it's a safety zone.
Surrounded by a forcefield.
It's not a forcefield; it's a light bubble that keeps that nasty goopy purple stuff out.
But how does it do that if it's not a forcefield?
...And on, and on, and on.
There are also a couple games my family knows especially well as a whole, because they got interested and watched me play them. Banjo-Kazooie
jokes are a staple of my household, my dad occasionally sings F-Zero
songs (badly), and believe it or not, my obsession with Beyond Good & Evil
actually extends to my parents (who were surprised at how "into" the story they got).