Best games: Our recommendations for families

Got a houseful of gamers? Our editors help you choose the best PC games, plus games for the Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and many other platforms. Our "best games" lists are full of challenging, fun, and age-appropriate picks.
Perfect picks if you have a Minecraft fan on your hands.
Kids can explore a variety of people and perspectives.
Enter a whole new world with these fun games.
Something yummy is cooking in your kids' digital media.
Capes? Check. Tights? Check. Fun? Double check.
Rain or shine, these meteorological picks are sure to entertain.
Kids will look up to these plucky female protagonists.
Help kids put themselves in the shoes of others.
Fabulous gaming picks for the 12 and older set.
Introduce your kids to tech forward versions of their favorite activities like painting, coding, and crafting.
Foster an understanding of physics through games.
Teach kids to think ahead to the long-term goal.
Get your kids dancing, jumping, and bending.
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Bring sports indoors -- without breaking a lamp!
Explore environmental interconnectivity.
Terrific digital tools to get kids healthy.
Hands-on digital hits for crafty kids.
Walk many, many miles in someone else's shoes.
Great games to set boys on a healthy, positive path.