The Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for family fun. Many of its games can support up to 4 people, and they can easily join in by using Joy-Cons as little gaming controllers. If you’re considering a Nintendo Switch for family fun, these are the games that need to be on your radar.
Catch ‘Em All
Pokemon: Let’s Go! Pikachu/Eevee
Pokemon has always been a social game, but only for people trading and battling each other. With the launch of Pokemon: Let’s Go, those games let you and your loved ones catch them all together.
I’ll Race Ya!
Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Few games are as synonymous with “family fun” as Mario Kart is. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe delivers the fun kart-racing experience we all know and love with updated visuals and a windfall of new content.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Over 70 of gaming’s most iconic characters from Nintendo, Capcom, Konami, Square Enix, and more have been packed into the same game, and they’re all looking for a fight. Up to 8 people can battle in this party brawler for the ages.
Super Mario Party
This is the ultimate family game. Super Mario Party is back with over 80 game modes that up to 4 people can enjoy. You can play 1 vs 3, 2 vs 2, or have a full-on 4-player battle royale in a collection of mini-games that never seem to get old.
This game actually won an award for being the best family game to launch on Nintendo Switch in 2018. And that’s for good reason — it puts one of the biggest family activities in video game form as an epic cooperative effort. You and your family will be racing around the kitchen trying to serve all the hungry guests.
Jackbox Party Pack
Jackbox Party Pack is one of those games which still provide that old time family game show feeling. There are 5 games, including trivia, truth or not, drawing, and fill-in-the-blank. And up to 8 people can play — that’s more controllers than the Switch actually supports, but extras can play using their smartphones and tablets!
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey isn’t a family game in the same sense as most other games on this list. It has limited co-operative gameplay for up to 2 people but is mostly a single player affair. That doesn’t stop it from being perfect for the family, though, with plenty of puzzles and levels that your loved ones can help each other through.
Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, Together!
Snipperclips is a game whose charm is hard to match. This puzzle game gives you that scrapbook feeling as you and your family solve unique puzzles together. Grab 3 others and see if you can work together to beat each level!
More Party Games!
As if you needed even more party games, 1-2 Switch still remains one of the coolest games out for Nintendo Switch. There are 28 mini-games ranging from cow milking and sword fighting to a wild west quick draw duel.
Family games on Nintendo Switch might as well be an endless list. There is something for everyone, young and old. Our picks all deliver loads of fun for everyone gathered around the TV. They’re perfect for all ages, and just as with anything in life, they get better the more people you add!