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Flex Your Mental Muscles With The Best Educational Games For The Nintendo Switch

List RulesOnly games that are currently available in the Nintendo eShop.

Ever wanted to learn Japanese, build a PC, or learn how to customize your own car? Then check out all the best educational games for Nintendo Switch. More than just your standard puzzle or trivia platformer, modern video games can teach us all kinds of cool things. By meshing classic gameplay with real-life simulations, educational games can be as basic as your classic brain teaser or as detailed as a true-to-life bee simulator. 

While games like Sudoky, Jeopardy, and Trivial Pursuit may be popular titles, there are plenty of great indie games if you're willing to scratch beyond the surface. Hiragana Pixel Party, for instance, is an insanely addictive chiptune game that helps players learn Japanese, while SmileBASIC 4 is an educational training game where you literally create and play your own game on the Switch.  

The Switch's portability is particularly conducive to educational games, as you can get your learn on at home or on the go. Jonesing for a few cool crossword puzzles on your way to work? Sorted? Looking to brush up on your vocab skills before class? No problemo. With so many options and possibilities, the world of video games is endless. 

Check out all the best educational Switch games that are currently available in the eShop and vote up all the titles you've played.

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    Numbala

    21
    4

    Price: $1.59

    Math can be boring, but it becomes infinitely more fun when you pair with a space-shooting game. In Numbala, players travel through space blasting baddies in an attempt to save their four-legged friend.

  • 2

    Rogue Bit

    15
    4

    Price: $4.99

    With 30 intense puzzles to solve, this one's all about computers and how they work. While prior programming knowledge will probably help, it's definitely not necessary.

     

  • 3

    Hiragana Pixel Party

    14
    4

    Price: $6.29

    A chiptune rhythm game where you learn to read Japanese? Yes, please. Hiragana Pixel Party blends platforming action with classic rhythms to help players recognize Japanese shapes and symbols.

  • 4

    Farming Simulator 20

    13
    4

    Price: $44.99

    It's a hard job, but someone's gotta do it. Fortunatley, it's pretty fun. In Farming Simulator 20, you get to live out your life-long dream of working the fields. The game includes a handful of real-life vehicles.

  • 5

    Knowledge Trainer: Trivia

    11
    3

    Price: $14.99

    Marketed as the game for smart people, Knowledge Trainer: Trivia features more than 6,000 super challenging questions to help get your nogging going. Each lesson features 10 questions.

  • 6

    Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator

    11
    4

    Price: $6.99

    Become the expert of your own garage in Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator. You'll be tasked with performing various repairs, unlocking new and cool motorbikes, visiting bike auctions, and more.

  • 7

    Color Zen

    8
    1

    Price: Free

    A chill color-matching puzzle game to help you relax while you stretch your brain a bit, Color Zen features more than 450 different levels to solve while churning out a surprisingly smooth soundtrack.

  • 8

    Tactical Mind

    7
    0

    Price: $2.99

    Kind of like checkers, but way more intense, players can opt to go for the more traditional single-player campaign mode or team up with friends and play online.

  • 9

    Hexologic

    10
    4

    Price: $2.99

    Hexologic blends cool puzzles, chill tunes, and sleek graphics to bring you a challenging-yet-relaxing puzzle game that's just perfect for playing on the go.

  • 10

    Human Resource Machine

    10
    4

    Price: $14.99

    Described as a puzzle game for nerds, Human Resource Machine starts off with your boss giving you a job. If you succeed, you move onto the next task. But if you fail, it's back to the drawing board.

  • 11

    MathLand

    7
    1

    Price: $5.39

    More than just a math app, MathLand centers on an evil pirate named Max who's stolen an island's sacred gems. By solving various mathematical equations, you'll be one step closer to breaking Max's evil curse.

  • 12

    Garage Mechanic Simulator

    6
    0

    Price: $6.99

    Ever wanted to know what goes on under the hood? In Garage Mechanic Simulator, you get to build a virtual car from the ground up as you learn the ins of outs of vehicle maintenance. 

  • 13

    Not Not - A Brain Buster

    7
    3

    Price: $0.99

    With the uber-popular mobile game now available on the Switch, this brain-busting puzzle game includes a brand-spanking-new multiplayer versus mode.

  • 14

    Trivial Pursuit Live!

    8
    6

    Price: $19.99

    Test your mettle as you take on players from around the world. Up to four players can play at once, and you can set specific guidelines, including game length, question format, and more.

  • 15

    SmileBASIC 4

    4
    0

    Price: $24.99

    Ever wanted to create and play your own video games? With SmileBASIC 4, you can turn that dream into reality. The programmable software lets you actually create your own games.

  • 16

    Sudoky

    7
    4

    Price: $2.99

    The popular puzzle game but in Switch form. You know the drill: Sudoky is a logic-based brain game where players can choose from 300 different puzzles with varying difficulty levels.

  • 17

    Price: $14.99

    With more than 100 campaign levels, 22 achievements, and hyper-realistic physics, Poly Bridge is one of the more popular puzzle games in recent years, and for good reason.

  • 18

    PICROSS S3

    4
    1

    Price: $9.99

    With 480 puzzles, PICROSS S3 features a new Color Picross Mode where you need to complete the illustrations by finding the correct color square. It's not the newest installment in the series, but it's one of the best.

  • 19

    Trancelation

    4
    1

    Price: $9.99

    Expand your vocabulary in the most epic of ways with Trancelation. This arcade-style training game features flashing lights and chill tunes to help you learn new words and memorize their meaning.

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    Balloon Pop for Toddlers & Kids - Learn Numbers

    4
    1

    Price: $6.99

    A great educational game for toddlers and young children, Balloon Pop helps players match colors, animal names, and words by popping the corresponding balloon. What's more, the game features more than a mere handful of different spoken languages to choose from.

  • 21

    PICROSS S4

    4
    1

    Price: $9.99

    With 485 puzzles in total, there's way more to PICROSS S4 than meets the eye. It includes four different game modes: Regular, Mega, Color, and Clip

  • 22

    PC Building Simulator

    4
    1

    Price: $19.99

    PC Building Simulator lets you create your very own PC empire (virtually, of course). By playing the career mode, gamers are put in charge of building and maintaining their own PC repair business.

  • 23

    Crypto by POWG!

    3
    0

    Price: $3.99

    Unleash your inner Sherlock as you work to crack the code and solve the puzzle. Crypto by POWG! features tons of fun and funny ciphers you'll definitely want to unlock.

  • 24

    Bee Simulator

    3
    0

    Price: $39.99

    Bees are fascinating little creatures, and there's really never been a better game to help you realize just how increasingly our buzzing buddies really are. Bee Simulator features various modes and is a ton of fun.

  • 25

    Word Puzzles by POWG!

    3
    0

    Price: $4.99

    Featuring six fan-favorite word games (World Maze, Mixups, One Word, Flowers, Circles, Crossovers), Word Puzzles by POWG! offers hours of fun.

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List Rules: Only games that are currently available in the Nintendo eShop.