Games That Promote Teamwork

Whether solving problems with other characters (or other players), games like these take on the added benefit of fostering collaboration and teamwork.

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The Backyardigans

age 4+

Fine but somewhat repetitive preschool TV show game.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2009)
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Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: New Year's Celebration

age 4+

Virtual Chinese New Year with perfectly designed games.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2009)
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GAME

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster

age 4+

Engaging and funny interactive adventures are pure joy.

Platforms: Xbox 360 (2011)
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GAME

Lego Friends

age 6+

Girl-focused Lego game filled with fun, safe activities.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2013)
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GAME

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2

age 7+

Family-friendly party game promotes socializing, exercise.

Platforms: Xbox One (2015)
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GAME

Minecraft

age 8+

Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.

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Unrailed!

age 8+

Co-op time management game encourages teamwork.

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Defense Grid 2

age 10+

Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2014)
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GAME

Lego The Hobbit

age 10+

Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.

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Lego Minifigures Online

age 10+

Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2014)
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Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes

age 10+

Solve Nancy's latest mystery with help from her friends.

Platforms: Windows (2011)
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GAME

Portal 2

age 10+

Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.

Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360 (2011)
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GAME

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

age 12+

Grab a buddy and take a colorful joyride through space.

Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One (2015)
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GAME

World of Warships

age 12+

Strategic naval war game promotes teamwork, competition.

Platforms: Windows (2015)
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GAME

World of Tanks

age 12+

Tank game promotes teamwork, competition, in-game extras.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One (2011)
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GAME

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

age 13+

Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2015)
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GAME

Scoot & Doodle

age 13+

Collaborative drawing tool helps distant families play.

Platforms: Google+ (2012)
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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

age 13+

Exceptional strategy sequel with some mature themes.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2010)
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GAME

Strife

age 13+

Fantasy war game is violent but promotes teamwork, strategy.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2014)
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The Beatles: Rock Band

age 14+

Amazing band simulator features the biggest group. Ever.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (2009)
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