The best family games for Nintendo Switch

The best family games for Nintendo Switch

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One of the many great things about Nintendo consoles over the years has been the vast number of family friendly titles available. The Nintendo Switch is no different. Its huge range of titles and versatility (allowing you to 'switch' from handheld to TV mode in a matter of seconds) make it the perfect console for family titles.

We take a deep dive into some of the best family games for Nintendo Switch right now.


Super Mario Party

This is great family party game, I mean 'party' is in the name so you'd expect that; but it really is a great party addition. The game is made up of mini-games where players must compete to be the winner of a board game - progress is made by completely the mini-games & challenges. Super Mario Party really does live up to the party name.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Here's one for all ages, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes all the best known characters from the Nintendo world in a 'battle royale' type fighting game to determine an eventual champion. The game includes more than 100 maps and 70+ characters to choose from.

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Mario Kart Deluxe 8

Mario Kart games are very much ingrained in the very fibre of the Nintendo brand; with good reason, they have tended to be great. Mario Kart Deluxe 8 is no different and is without question one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch (not just as a family game). However, the fact that it is so good does mean it makes our list of the best family games for Nintendo Switch

It features many of the best-known Nintendo characters, 48 different tracks (more available with the DLC booster pack) and allows you to choose from all manner of vehicles to race around on.

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Luigi's Mansion 3

Want a game that will give you the spooks, have a huge amount of mini-games, feature some serious adventures and allow you to play with up to 8 players? Enter Luigi's Mansion 3. The fact that it allows you to play with upto 8 players means this is a great game for family gatherings - or to play with your mates, all through the eyes of one of your favourite Nintendo characters.

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Pokemon: Let's Go (Pikachu/Eevee)

Here's one of my personal favourites; that may just be because I spent hours of my childhood playing the original Pokemon Leaf Green/Fire Red (and this game is essentially the same story) or it might just be because these games are great game! Either way, if Pokemon is your thing, this is a great game for all ages, it allows you to battle your family members, or work together to collect more Pokemon. The two versions Pikachu & Eevee follow the same base storyline, however you get the specified Pokemon as your main companion in each. 

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Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

This is a fantastic family game for co-op play through brain-teasers that are aimed at the age of the individual gamer. The game means that you can play against other family members to truly find who has the best brain. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is definitely one to brighten up any dull family get-togethers.

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So there it is our list of the best family game for Nintendo Switch right now. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below:

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