Top Family-Friendly Games on the Switch

Family game night is a perfect opportunity for your family to get together for some good old fashioned bonding. Whether you play cards or board games, there’s nothing like a night at home with the family. With the rise of video game consoles, family game night has evolved into a new form altogether. 

With the Nintendo Switch, there is now a video game for everyone of all ages to quickly learn and play. What’s even better is that most of the games available on the Switch can support up to four players, which means no one ever feels left out.

Making a list of the best Nintendo Switch games that the whole family will enjoy could make for a very long list, but we gave it a shot anyway. Whether you like the classics or want to play something a little more competitive, there’s a game for you. 

Take a look below at some of our top Nintendo Switch games that the whole family can rally behind!

Nintendo Switch Games for the Whole Family

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

You can’t make a list of group games without adding Super Smash Brothers Ultimate to it. With over 108 different maps and 74 playable characters, your family will never run out of options when they want to play. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate was made for parents, kids, and the whole family to enjoy.


If your family loves a little chaos, Overcooked! is the game for you. Similar to mobile games like Diner Dash and Cake Mania, you prepare and serve meals that appear in the corner of your screen. The orders and kitchen layouts get more difficult as the game progresses.

Though the game may feel a bit overwhelming at times, this game is for all the families who love to yell and scream all in the name of family fun.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Much like Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a perfect family-friendly game for game night. With 48 different tracks and a variety of terrains that include some of your old-school Mario favorites, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe delivers no shortage of excitement.

You can also play online, which means you and your family can take game nights to other families across the globe with the click of a button.

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 adds a twist to traditional video games, which makes it perfect for you and your family to enjoy learning how to play together. Armed with paint and paint gun, the objective is to cover more surface area with your paint before your opponent does. Splatoon 2 is an excellent game for all of the family game nights that get a little too competitive.

Super Mario Party

By going back to the basics, Super Mario Party has managed to make more fun with less. With more than 80 different mini-games arranged like tabletop board games, you and up to three other players can choose from all of your favorite Mario characters to move across the board with.

With several new additions to make for an even better experience, Super Mario Party promises to deliver a fun time for everyone playing.

Luigi's Mansion 3

Although Luigi's Mansion 3 is a fantastic single-player gaming experience, it’s also a game that can be thoroughly enjoyed with your whole family. With room for up to eight players, Luigi's Mansion 3 promises to include everyone in on the fun.

Players explore a spooky mansion as Luigi, who is on the hunt for a missing Mario. Alongside a great co-op mode and several multiplayer mini-games, Luigi's Mansion 3 makes for a rather exciting game night that everyone can enjoy.


Made up of a collection of mini-games, 1-2-Switch is a perfect game for households all over the world. However, rather than looking primarily at the TV screen, you and your opponent will be looking eye-to-eye with one another to beat out one another in some quick-draw fun. If you’re looking to change things up a bit at game night, 1-2-Switch is perfect for that.

Just Dance

While Just Dance has been around for quite some time, it’s proven itself to be a hit among the family-friendly Switch community. With a vast music selection and no shortage of fresh dance moves, Just Dance is sure to be a hit with your family. Whether your family loves to dance or just likes to make fun of everyone’s dance moves, Just Dance is perfect for game night.

Mario Tennis Aces

One of our favorite tennis games to play on the Nintendo Switch is Mario Tennis Aces. Not only does it feature all of your favorite Mario characters, but it also offers several game modes, including singles and doubles mode to make things more competitive and team-oriented. Whether you and your family are fans of tennis or sports in general, Mario Tennis Aces is sure to be plenty of fun.

Rocket League

That’s right, one of the most popular esports games is also a delightful game for you and your family to have fun playing together. This vehicular soccer game is not only suitable for your entire family, but Rocket League also supports online and local multiplayer so that you and your family can take your game to the Internet.  

Monopoly for Nintendo Switch

You can’t make a list of the best family-friendly games without adding Monopoly. While everyone remembers Monopoly as a board game, Monopoly for Nintendo Switch is nostalgia at its most beautiful, and the best part is you never have to worry about cleaning up after. With more detail than ever before and all of your favorite pastime Monopoly boards, Monopoly for Nintendo Switch is better than it’s ever been before.

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