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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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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Game Poster Image
Think outside the box with this charming, fun puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lumines Remastered Game Poster Image
Classic puzzle game buzzes with new immersive play feature.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Mario Tennis Aces Game Poster Image
Fun, safe, often surprisingly challenging tennis sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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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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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 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)
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Pode Game Poster Image
Beautiful co-op tale of friendship and teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2018)
(2018)
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Sonic Mania Plus Game Poster Image
Speedy action game's new content kicks it into overdrive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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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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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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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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Yoshi's Crafted World Game Poster Image
Beautiful, creative cartoon adventure with low difficulty.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee/Pikachu! Game Poster Image
Updated role-playing classic is fun, if a bit too easy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Mega Man 11 Game Poster Image
Classic side-scrolling action with mild robot destruction.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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20XX Game Poster Image
Fun, fast-paced sci-fi action has tricky random levels.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Cadence of Hyrule Game Poster Image
Link, Zelda dance to the rescue in music adventure mashup.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Celeste Game Poster Image
Charming, challenging platformer with excellent heroine.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! Game Poster Image
Adorable but difficult tale might ruffle a few feathers.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
(2019)
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Game Poster Image
Fabulous collection of classic, still engaging action games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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FIFA 19 Game Poster Image
Ad-heavy Champions league play shoots and scores.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Final Fantasy VII Game Poster Image
Classic adventure enhanced for newcomers and on-the-go play.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Lapis x Labyrinth Game Poster Image
Stacking battle tactics gives clever twist to action tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
(2019)
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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 DC Super-Villains Game Poster Image
Sometimes the best good guys for the job are the bad guys.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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The Lego Movie 2 Videogame Game Poster Image
Everything is awesome in this master building movie tie-in.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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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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The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince Game Poster Image
Bittersweet, engrossing fairy tale, but puzzles can annoy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
(2019)
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Little Dragons Café Game Poster Image
Fantasy cooking adventure that's full of flavor.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2018)
(2018)
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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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Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Game Poster Image
Action compilation has lots of play, some weak episodes.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Game Poster Image
Amusing, colorful adventure is great for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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NBA 2K19 Game Poster Image
Basketball sim boosts content, but old issues still remain.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Neo Atlas 1469 Game Poster Image
16th century exploration sim uncovers new world of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Scribblenauts Mega Pack Game Poster Image
Entertaining puzzlers bring loads of fun with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Slay the Spire Game Poster Image
Card game/adventure hybrid brings the best of both worlds.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Game Poster Image
Fast, fun puzzler's only real flaw is fishy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Wargroove Game Poster Image
Creativity, compelling play mark fantastic indie strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Castlevania: Anniversary Collection Game Poster Image
Classic action games have lots of vampires, a bit of blood.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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Hand of Fate 2 Game Poster Image
Approachable RPG has cool presentation, fussy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Poster Image
Cartoonish brawler is largest one yet, and incredibly fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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The Banner Saga 3 Game Poster Image
Nordic fantasy role-playing game presents tough choices.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Poster Image
Super-powered brawler brings fun, lots of deep gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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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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The Messenger Game Poster Image
Entertaining, tough adventure pays homage to classic games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Namco Museum Arcade Pac Game Poster Image
Collection of classic, mostly fun arcade games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Octopath Traveler Game Poster Image
Deep, challenging tale will keep you playing for hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Okami HD Game Poster Image
Stunning adventure feels like an art painting come to life.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Shining Resonance Refrain Game Poster Image
Huge adventure has slow intro but develops into grand tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Trials Rising Game Poster Image
Tough but fun obstacle course arcade game.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Game Poster Image
Experience Alrest's past in large, combat-focused prequel.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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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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