The Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids & Families

From Animal Crossing to Among Us, the Switch offers a great mix of family friendly fun.

by Jon Gugala
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It’s a testament to Nintendo’s history of great family games that the best Nintendo Switch games for kids are some of the best Nintendo Switch games period. The console’s unique combination of TV and portable gaming is more elegant than you’d expect, and controllers ranging from the traditional to Wiimote-like Joy-Cons to the wild Nintendo Labo mean it’s hard for kids to get bored. Also making it easy to stay engaged is the deep library of Nintendo Switch games for kids, everything from the latest chapters in classic franchises to original family games that take advantage of everything the Switch has to offer.

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The best Nintendo Switch games that are also good for families have an Everyone or Everyone 10+ rating from the ESRB, so you can rest assured that all they include only family-friendly content. Of course, not all kid-appropriate games are actually good; quality is more than a dearth of sex and violence. That’s why we only included titles whose demands are easily met at a variety of different ages (there are picks for everyone from first-time gamers to experienced teens) with stories, gameplay, and/or multiplayer capabilities that will capture your kids’ attention and imagination.

The Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids

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