Games for Kids 5-8 Years Old

What's the best way to expose young kids to games? Show them a range of educational and entertainment titles that will test their skills and excite them with fun play. Whether kids will score points on the field, save the world in adventure games, or even learn the basics of math, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Animal Genius Game Poster Image
Seamlessly incorporates learning into fun gaming.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
(2008)
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DreamBox Learning Math Website Poster Image
Online math games adjust in difficulty as you play.
URL: https://www.dreambox.com
(2009)
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Gigantosaurus Game Poster Image
Charming, smile-worthy adventure for young players.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
(2020)
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NumberShire Game Poster Image
Rich village simulation teaches core-standards math.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
(2014)
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Pix the Cat Game Poster Image
Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Game Poster Image
Think outside the box with this charming, fun puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Game Poster Image
Cute puzzle-filled adventure for kids and kids at heart.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2018)
(2018)
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Chariot Game Poster Image
Charming fantasy platformer is more fun with a friend.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Crossy Road Castle Game Poster Image
Grab coins, dodge hazards with friends in fun action game.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2020)
(2020)
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Danger Mouse: The Danger Games Game Poster Image
Simple, fun endless runner has console/mobile competition.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Mario Sports Superstars Game Poster Image
Fun, cartoony collection of portable sport games entertains.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Super Mario Maker 2 Game Poster Image
Fun, accessible editing tools expose kids to game design.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Game Poster Image
The island life is idyllic in this latest adventure sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
(2020)
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Chuchel Game Poster Image
Madcap puzzle game delights as much as it challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Detective Pikachu Game Poster Image
Fresh Pokémon perspective perfect for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
(2018)
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Downwell Game Poster Image
Twitchy action game with mild violence, classic gameplay.
Platforms: Windows, iPhone
(2015)
(2015)
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Flinthook Game Poster Image
Intuitive, madcap action stays fun despite repetition.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Flower Game Poster Image
Stunningly beautiful, warm-hearted game has a green message.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2009)
(2009)
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Flywrench Game Poster Image
Simple, twitchy action game demands precision, attention.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Gnog Game Poster Image
Kooky, charming puzzler is a pleasant head-scratcher.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2017)
(2017)
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Human: Fall Flat Game Poster Image
Bumbling puzzler excels at inspiring laughs, frustration.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Game Poster Image
Family-friendly racer gets large update with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Math Blaster Online Game Poster Image
Exciting-yet-educational games in safe, social world.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
(2011)
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Mini Metro Game Poster Image
Mass transit simulator is simple, marvelous, hard to master.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Pac-Man 256 Game Poster Image
Unique, entertaining twist on classic arcade game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Assemble with Care Game Poster Image
Heart-warming tale blended with fun gameplay.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
(2019)
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A Boy and His Blob (2016) Game Poster Image
Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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BurgerTime Party! Game Poster Image
Updated arcade classic is a well-done recipe for fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Butter Royale Game Poster Image
Family-friendly battle royale game encourages social play.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2020)
(2020)
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Donut County Game Poster Image
Short, fun adventure tale about a raccoon and his sinkhole.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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eFootball PES 2020 Game Poster Image
Feature-packed soccer sim delivers on-pitch fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Fishing Star World Tour Game Poster Image
Casual fishing catches players hook, line, and sinker.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Forager Game Poster Image
Repetitive resource gathering that's hard to put down.
Platforms: Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions Game Poster Image
Fun, cartoonish add-on to an already solid racing game.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Grindstone Game Poster Image
Wonderfully entertaining, visceral match-three game.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
(2019)
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Good Job! Game Poster Image
Office-themed puzzler rewards creative and logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
(2020)
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Katamari Damacy Reroll Game Poster Image
Classic puzzler remastered to roll up fun on new system.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Game Poster Image
Revamped adventure is fun for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2019)
(2019)
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Knights and Bikes Game Poster Image
Colorful co-op trip through a child's imagination.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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Lego Brawls Game Poster Image
Entertaining fighting game in lighthearted Lego world.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
(2019)
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Lego Builder's Journey Game Poster Image
Violence-free puzzler rewards logical and creative thinking.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
(2019)
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Game Poster Image
Great action remake will appeal to multiple generations.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Luigi's Mansion 3 Game Poster Image
Cartoonish haunted house game has a smart, brave hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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MapleStory 2 Game Poster Image
Tons of fun, free role-playing in redesigned adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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MLB The Show 20 Game Poster Image
Swing for the fences with realistic, engaging baseball sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2020)
(2020)
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NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Game Poster Image
All-ages arcade slam dunk for basketball fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Game Poster Image
Mario & friends bring fast-paced Wii U classics to Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit Game Poster Image
Unique making experience melds crafting with video games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Vehicle Kit Game Poster Image
Creative vehicle kit adds large new world to explore.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con VR Kit Game Poster Image
Cardboard crafting meets fun virtual reality experiences.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Overcooked! 2 Game Poster Image
Culinary chaos makes for a buffet of food-themed fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Pikuniku Game Poster Image
Short, cute puzzle adventure with positive themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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Pitfall Planet Game Poster Image
Clever cooperative puzzle game for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Game Poster Image
Easily accessible adventure for series newcomers and vets.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Puyo Puyo Champions Game Poster Image
Family-friendly puzzler encourages social play.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Rayman Mini Game Poster Image
Beautiful runner challenges players to perfect each stage.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
(2019)
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Roundguard Game Poster Image
Clever pinball-esque puzzler has a bit of mild combat.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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Sega Ages Fantasy Zone Game Poster Image
Classic shooter aims for the stars on new system.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
(2020)
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Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Game Poster Image
Definitive version of the Sonic classic races to Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
(2020)
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Skate City Game Poster Image
Simple skating game is easy to learn, challenging to master.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
(2019)
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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Game Poster Image
Anthology of classic adventures that stand the test of time.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Super Mario Party Game Poster Image
Brand-new party filled with fun and laughs for all.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Team Sonic Racing Game Poster Image
Team-focused kart racer promotes friendly social play.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Tetris 99 Game Poster Image
Terrific battle royale-style block stacker is habit forming.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink Game Poster Image
Fantasy hockey game has real-world teams, leagues, players.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
(2019)
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Unravel Two Game Poster Image
Beautiful puzzle adventure promotes positivity, teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Untitled Goose Game Game Poster Image
Don't let your goose get cooked in feathered fun puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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Yoshi's Crafted World Game Poster Image
Beautiful, creative cartoon adventure with low difficulty.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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