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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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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Cave Story+ Game Poster Image
Remade indie adventure focuses on desolation, exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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FIFA 18 Game Poster Image
Fantastic, gorgeous soccer sim has great play enhancements.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Graceful Explosion Machine Game Poster Image
Frenetic space-shooter with mild violence demands strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Infinite Minigolf Game Poster Image
Big fun to be had, made in this mini-sized golf game.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Minecraft Game Poster Image
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
(2011)
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Overcooked Game Poster Image
Crazy co-op cooking game emphasizes collaboration, focus.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Game Poster Image
Clever cutouts are a cut above the average puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Blaster Master Zero Game Poster Image
Old-school adventure reboot blasts its way to a new home.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Cars 3: Driven to Win Game Poster Image
Movie-based racer adds weapons, takes checkered flag of fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Poster Image
Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
(2017)
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Lego Worlds Game Poster Image
Craft a fun, custom adventure, brick by plastic brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Game Poster Image
Madcap, must-have strategic adventure for Nintendo fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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NBA 2K18 Game Poster Image
Basketball game embraces online play, huge product promos.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Pokkén Tournament DX Game Poster Image
Pokémon brawler gets expanded, enhanced for portable fights.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Rayman Legends Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
Clever, cartoony action leaps from TV to portable console.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Rime Game Poster Image
Emotional puzzle adventure with mild violence/creepy scenes.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Splatoon 2 Game Poster Image
Colorful multiplayer shooter is captivating, can melt hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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SteamWorld Dig 2 Game Poster Image
Spelunking adventure proves surprisingly complex.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Super Mario Odyssey Game Poster Image
Great, fun Mario adventure is an instant classic on Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Yooka-Laylee Game Poster Image
Retro-style 3D tale's charms overcome wonky camera issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Game Poster Image
Classic but repetitive RPG with comic book flair.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Disgaea 5 Complete Game Poster Image
Strategy adventure bursts at seams with loads of gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Game Poster Image
Time-traveling anime brawler loads of fun for series fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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The Jackbox Party Pack 3 Game Poster Image
Party game compilation a great time despite tech issues.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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WWE 2K18 Game Poster Image
Heavyweight fighter packed with characters, customization.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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