Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids

The Nintendo Switch has been wowing gamers since its release, with its hybrid game console that goes from a hand-held device to a stationary system with incredible graphics and motion-sensor controllers. But are the games any good, and are they OK for kids? Luckily, this family-friendly console has loads of excellent games, including top-rated titles from popular Nintendo franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario. So whether you're playing by yourself or as a family, you'll want to check out this list of the best Switch games for all ages. And for more game ideas for the whole family, try our list of Wii Games Families Love to Play Together.

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Gigantosaurus

age 5+

Charming, smile-worthy adventure for young players.

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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

age 6+

Think outside the box with this charming, fun puzzler.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

age 6+

Cute puzzle-filled adventure for kids and kids at heart.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U (2018)
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Danger Mouse: The Danger Games

age 6+

Simple, fun endless runner has console/mobile competition.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2018)
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Super Mario Maker 2

age 6+

Fun, accessible editing tools expose kids to game design.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

age 7+

The island life is idyllic in this latest adventure sim.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

age 7+

Family-friendly racer gets large update with bonus content.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2017)
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Mini Metro

age 7+

Mass transit simulator is simple, marvelous, hard to master.

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows (2018)
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BAFL - Brakes Are for Losers

age 8+

Simple arcade racer with cartoony crashes fun for all ages.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows (2018)
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BurgerTime Party!

age 8+

Updated arcade classic is a well-done recipe for fun.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Cave Story+

age 8+

Remade indie adventure focuses on desolation, exploration.

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Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

age 8+

Collection of classics promotes friendly social experiences.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Fishing Star World Tour

age 8+

Casual fishing catches players hook, line, and sinker.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Forager

age 8+

Repetitive resource gathering that's hard to put down.

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Golf Story

age 8+

Fun RPG experience with lots of drive ... and putts.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2017)
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Good Job!

age 8+

Office-themed puzzler rewards creative and logical thinking.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Graceful Explosion Machine

age 8+

Frenetic space-shooter with mild violence demands strategy.

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Harvest Moon: One World

age 8+

Farming sim tale grows fun crops and some frustrating play.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One (2021)
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Infinite Minigolf

age 8+

Big fun to be had, made in this mini-sized golf game.

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Katamari Damacy Reroll

age 8+

Classic puzzler remastered to roll up fun on new system.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2018)
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