Button Mash The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers  

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If you're a casual gamer looking to try a few games in the Nintendo Switch library but aren't sure where to start, you've come to the right place! While there are plenty of games developed for the more intense gamer, there are tons designed for those who enjoy gaming at a more casual pace. If picking up a game doesn't mean sucking 15 hours of your life away without noticing, these games for the Switch might just be perfect for you!

Finding the right casual game means determining what you enjoy about gaming. If you're partial to racing games, then you can't go wrong with Super Mario Kart, which features racing, throwing bananas, and trying not to get hit by random turtle shells! Other games like Minecraft feature a massive open world, which you can explore, destroy, or build in any way you choose. Most games for the Switch can be picked up and put down easily enough, which is why it's the perfect console for casual gamers. Other titles, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, have avid gamers in mind, but thanks to its intuitive controls and ease of use, it's also great for casual gamers. 

If there is a Nintendo Switch game for couples that's not here, go ahead and add it below, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!

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Mario Kart 8 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2014
Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. First announced at E3 ...more
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Snipperclips is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2017
Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! is a puzzle video game developed by SFB Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Snipperclips is a co-operative puzzle game for up to four ...more
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Super Mario Party is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2018
Super Mario Party is a party video game developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo. An entry in the Mario Party series, it was released for Nintendo Switch on October 5, 2018. The traditional ...more
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Okami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2009
Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more
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Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a ...more
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Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2017
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the former also publishing the game. The game was released as a paid early access title for Microsoft ...more
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Tetris 99 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Tetris 99
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Night in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2017
Night in the Woods is a 2017 single-player adventure game developed by Infinite Fall. It is a story-focused exploration game in which players control an anthropomorphic cat named Mae, who ...more
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, ...more
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. A part of The Legend of Zelda series, the game ...more
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Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Yoshi's Crafted World is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a side-scrolling platformer where 3D ...more
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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japan as Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is an upcoming side-scrolling platform game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii ...more
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2019
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game that is an enhanced port of New Super Mario Bros. U. Princess Peach is held captive in her castle by Bowser, who invades ...more
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Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Splatoon 2 is a 2017 team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Players control characters known as Inklings and use colored ink to ...more
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de Blob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
2008
de Blob, is a 2008 platform-puzzle video game that allows players to explore and liberate an alien city from the evil, monochromatic INKT Corporation that has taken over the city and outlawed ...more
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Hollow Knight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2017, and later for macOS and Linux ...more
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Minit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Minit
Minit is an adventure video game developed by Jan Willem Nijman, co-founder and one-half of Vlambeer, Kitty Calis, who contributed to Horizon Zero Dawn, Jukio Kallio, a freelance composer, and ...more
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Little Inferno is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Little Inferno is a 2012 puzzle video game developed by independent game developer Tomorrow Corporation. The game was first released in North America as a downloadable title for the Wii U and ...more
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Soldam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Soldam 2017
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Undertale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Undertale is a 2017 role-playing video game created by American indie developer and composer Toby Fox. In the game, players control a human child who has fallen into the Underground, a large, ...more
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Into the Breach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers
Into the Breach
Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Subset Games, consisting of Justin Ma and Matthew Davis. It is the studio's second game, following FTL: Faster Than ...more