Nonviolent Video Games

Violence doesn't have to be part of video games for kids. Here's a list of games in which violence isn't the focus. Kids can have fun learning, dancing, solving puzzles, playing sports, and more.

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AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn tricks, make friends, and shop with a virtual puppy.
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Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, Leapster Explorer
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great first video game adventure for young princess lovers.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Popular dance game with a Magic Kingdom twist -- for kids.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Cute puzzle-filled adventure for kids and kids at heart.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This deep sea dive is teeming with fish and education.
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Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Pokemon drawing app teaches techniques; great instruction.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, cheap puzzle game promotes logic and puzzle creation.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great puzzler puts kids’ strategy skills to the test.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, pretty puzzler may get kids thinking about science.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The focus is on looks, but business strategy makes the game.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Active game more about dancing than exercise routines.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun and active dancing game for groups, now with story mode.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Poetic experience is less a game than an interactive story.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)

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