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The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids 

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Updated July 31, 2020 1.6k votes 311 voters 30.2k views 30 items

List Rules Only Switch games suitable for ages 12 and younger.

Here are the best Switch games for kids and toddlers. Featuring easy games for young children that do not have violence or explicit content, this list of Switch games for kids includes fun games for 5 year olds and preteens. What are the best games for kids on the Nintendo Switch?

The Pokémon Switch games are great for all ages. Other Switch games kids can play together are Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Vote up the best Switch games for kids, and add others if they're missing from the list.

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Mario Kart 8 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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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Super Mario Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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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Super Smash Bros. Ultima... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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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Pokémon: Let's Go... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the ...more

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Luigi's Mansion 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Luigi's Mansion 3 is an action-adventure video game developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and the third ...more
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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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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Mario Tennis Aces is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Mario Tennis Aces is a sports game in the Mario Tennis series, developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It will be released in June 2018. The ...more

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The Legend of Zelda: Bre... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo, released for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles on March 3, 2017. Breath of the Wild ...more

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Snipperclips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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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Pokémon Quest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Pokémon Quest is a free-to-play action-adventure game in the Pokémon series developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. It was released for ...more

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Pokémon Sword and... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Pokémon Sword and Shield are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. They are the first main ...more
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Donkey Kong Country: Tro... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a 2017 turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed and published by Ubisoft for the Nintendo Switch. The game's story sees players controlling Mario, ...more
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Overcooked 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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Just Dance 2020 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Just Dance 2020 is a dance rhythm game developed by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 10, 2019, during its E3 press conference, and released on November 5, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, Wii, ...more
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Race Arcade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids


With more than 100 different tracks to race on, Race Arcade sports both single player and multiplayer modes, and even includes a fun editor mode that helps you create your own winding tracks and share them with your friends.

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Guess the Character is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Guess the Character is a Nintendo Switch game developed and published by JanduSoft in December of 2018.
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Cake Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids


Released in 2018, Cake Laboratory lets you build some of the highest cakes in the world. This ultra-fun stacking game is one the more casual side but provides hours of fun.

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Donut County is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Donut County is an indie video game developed by Ben Esposito and published by Annapurna Interactive. In Donut County, the players control a hole across several different levels. As players move ...more
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Shovel Knight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games. This is their first game. Following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the game was ...more

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Venture Towns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids


Released in 2018, Venture Towns is a simulation game that lets players build their own bustling towns. The game includes various combos, vehicles, buildings, jobs, and more players can choose from.

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Gris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
Gris is an indie adventure-platformer game developed by Nomada Studio and published by Devolver Digital for the Nintendo Switch, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. A nameless girl wakes up in the ...more
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Almightree: The Last Dre... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
A thrilling and challenging 3D puzzle platformer, Almightree: The Last Dreamer has you racing through a crumbling world to find your way to awaken the majestic Almightree to restore life and
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Flip Wars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids
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