Best 3DS Games for Kids

The Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming system lets players view games in 3D without wearing any special glasses. Although it comes with a sliding switch that lets each player adjust just how much 3D effect they want to view, Nintendo is warning parents to not allow kids 6 and under to play in 3D because it "may cause vision damage." Parents can lock the 3D option using the system's Parental Controls.

Browse Best 3DS Games for Kids

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Cute puppies and fun ways to play make this a good pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
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Fun platformer rewards perseverance, offers good co-op play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
 
Super pet sim adds cats, 3D, and other new features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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Racer focuses on driving rather than crashes or weapons.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
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Newest Mario game continues the platforming magic.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
Fun, feature-rich 3D football game for gamers on the go.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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Well-done remake of a classic platform game, now in 3D.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
Three-in-one game has good value, mild cartoon violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
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Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
 
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Fun fashion game with great graphics promotes creativity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
Clever puzzle-action title with 3D effects, some violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
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Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
Extraordinary remake of a classic adventure -- now for 3DS.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
 
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Superb puzzler is a smart treat for kids and their parents.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)

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