Wii Games Families Love to Play Together

Family gaming and the Wii U go hand in hand -- ever since the launch of Nintendo's console, friendly digital fare has found its way to the system. Do you want an enjoyable gaming experience that's fun for the entire family? Look no further than our list below for your next play session. These games cover a wide range of gameplay, from adventures to party-style games and even platforming adventures. Plus, if you're looking for other kinds of titles for your kids to play, maybe you'll want to look at our list of nonviolent titles.

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GAME

Mario Kart 8

age 6+

Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2014)
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GAME

Wii Party U

age 6+

Lots of group fun encapsulated in 80+ mini-games.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2013)
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GAME

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

age 7+

Middling but kid-safe sports game with some tricky controls.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2013)
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GAME

Mario Party 10

age 7+

Fun party game with mild violence promotes socialization.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2015)
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GAME

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

age 7+

Fun, safe tennis game good for social play but lacks depth.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2015)
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GAME

New Super Mario Bros. U

age 7+

Teamwork plays major role in another fun Mario platformer.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2012)
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GAME

Super Mario 3D World

age 7+

Fantastic platform adventure is fun for the whole family.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2013)
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GAME

New Super Luigi U

age 8+

Challenging platformer may be frustrating for younger kids.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2013)
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GAME

Wii Sports Club

age 8+

Five sports games get Wii U athletes on their feet.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2014)
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GAME

Yoshi's Woolly World

age 8+

Visually charming adventure lacks depth, replayability.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2015)
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GAME

Extreme Exorcism

age 9+

Spooky platformer with clever haunt feature gets repetitive.

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GAME

Runbow

age 9+

Colorfully chaotic party game expanded with bonus content.

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GAME

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition

age 9+

SEGA stars come to the track to race and wreak silly havoc.

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GAME

Affordable Space Adventures

age 10+

Fun, puzzling astronaut adventure that's out of this world.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2015)
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GAME

Just Dance 2016

age 10+

Lively dance action, but too much pressure to spend, share.

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GAME

Lego Dimensions

age 10+

Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.

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GAME

Lego The Hobbit

age 10+

Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.

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GAME

Lego Jurassic World

age 10+

Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.

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GAME

Splatoon

age 10+

Multiplayer-based shooter sprays paint, fun on battlefield.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2015)
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GAME

LEGO Marvel's Avengers

age 11+

Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.

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