The Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids Under 10

Find out the best games for the young gamer in your life, available on Nintendo Switch!

by Shaun Cichacki


The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular gaming systems on the planet, and for good reason. Portable, powerful, and boasting one of the most robust gaming libraries on the planet, you’ll be able to find a game for just about anyone to enjoy on this system, including the little ones in your life. If you’re looking for a good game for them to lose themselves in, you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled the 10 Best games for Kids under 10!

Best Nintendo Switch Games For Younger Gamers

10. New Super Lucky’s Tale – $29.99


Featuring bright visuals, tight controls, and easy-to-navigate levels, players young and old can have a great time exploring the world of New Super Lucky’s Tale. While it does only support single-player support, players can watch along with their kids and help them out if they run into a bit of a pinch. A great game for those of any age.

9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – $59.99


The tried and true gameplay of the New Super Mario Bros. series is a staple that can perform perfectly on any system, the Nintendo Switch included. Being able to jump into any game with up to three other players is always a great feeling, but the catchy tunes, responsive controls, and adjustable difficulty (by use of Nabbit), make this a great game for any player in the family!

8. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – $59.99


Featuring just about every Star Wars character under the sun, you’ll be able to join alongside your young gamer as you take on the world of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Spanning over every movie release, and having great, clean humor that anyone can enjoy, you’ll find a gem of a game here that is able to be played with just about everyone.

7. Minecraft – $29.99


Unlimited freedom is the main goal of the insanely popular Minecraft. You’ll be able to play with your young gamer or let them roam free in its multitude of modes, letting them unleash their Creative freedoms however they seem fit. There’s a reason this game is as popular as it is, anyone can jump in and have fun making their own special world.

6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $59.99


Being able to jump into an easily accessible racing title, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe provides countless hours of entertainment for all skill levels, with the introduction of the Auto-Steer feature, it will help gamers of any skill level be able to take to the track with ease. You’ll be able to find a new favorite track in a matter of moments, and with new tracks still being added, you’ll never run out of things to do.

5. Yoshi’s Crafted World – $59.99


Playing as the titular green dinosaur, you’ll find yourself on a brand new adventure with Yoshi’s Crafted World. Featuring unique visuals, a great sense of platforming, and lots of different areas to explore, you’ll find a whole new world to explore in this craft-inspired journey. A great game for any player, young or old, with multiplayer support to boot!

4. Spyro Reignited Trilogy – $39.99


While some gamers may have played this originally when they were 10 years old, and now you can share that with the young gamer in your life. Take everything that made Spyro great back in the day, and slap on a new coat of paint and some quality of life upgrades, and you have one of the best reimaginings of a series in recent years. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a great addition to your catalog.

3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – $59.99


Starting a new life on an island sounds like the dream vacation, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons does it better than just about anyone else. Offering easy gameplay that you can play at your own place, you’ll find a great escape for your young gamer here, as well as the option to play with them on the same system to help them in their bug catching, fishing and diving adventures. Plus, robust character customization makes this game a must-own for any Nintendo Switch fan.

2. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania – $39.99


With colorful visuals, selectable courses, and characters, as well as difficulty modes for every player under the sun, you can never go wrong with a little Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania in your life. Younger gamers will find a game that’s full of high-flying antics while being accessible for all players. Plus, the fun unlockable characters provide a challenge to work towards as you make your way to the goal.

1. Sonic Mania – $19.99


Bringing one of the original gaming mascots back into the spotlight, Sonic Mania did what most fans felt to be impossible: make one of the best classic Sonic the Hedgehog games for modern audiences. Featuring beautiful pixel art style, a catchy soundtrack, and multiple playable characters, there is so much fun to be had with this title that it feels like a steal at it’s price. A modern day classic for an old school icon.

And there we have it, the 10 best Nintendo Switch games for kids under 10! You’ll be able to find all of these games available to purchase as physical titles, or digital downloads directly on your Nintendo Switch!

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