The 15 Best Games to Play with Kids

How about some game suggestions to play with the kids? Sometimes it can be hard to think of ways to keep your kids from getting bored, especially in this pandemic period where we spend a lot of time at home and, if everything works out, it's close to over. That's why we've separated the best children's games here, some for free, some not, so that you can entertain children on your mobile, PC or consoles. Of course, it's not just them that will have fun, they can also amuse the whole family, as most of them contain local multiplayer.

The games contained in this list are of various genres, be it action, adventure and even fighting, but they are safe for your children to play with, no problem. However, as these are games with an online function, it is always good to ensure that you are with them when they go to play. Never leave children unattended while they play as, even in children's games, many dangers can still lurk in them. Grab your controller and give player 2 to your little one (it's not worth unplugging it from the console) and enjoy some time together having fun with these kids games.

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Quick FAQ

Are computer games good for kids?

Video games can improve children's learning, health and social skills. Children and adults love to play video games. There is research that shows there are benefits to playing video games.

Is Minecraft violent?

The violence level in Minecraft is optional and easily changed in settings, with the difficulty level dictating how many monsters spawn in the world, if any. If you don't want any monsters or enemies to appear in your game, just set the difficulty to 'Peaceful'.

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Is Roblox safe for children?

Roblox's rating is for children over 12 years old, and parents are responsible for supervising and whether or not to allow children to play the game.

Kids games to play with kids

Minecraft

Minecraft: character Steve with some of the animals in the game.
Minecraft

It is a paid game developed and published by Mojang Studios for PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Windows, Nintendo Switch, Android and IOS. In Minecraft, players can explore an open world in 3D, entirely made up of blocks; extract raw materials, face enemies, and even cooperate with other players in the same world. It has two modes that include:

  • Survival: The player starts out with no items, and must collect resources that help his survival. The character will feel hungry and have the life bar decreased if attacked.
  • Creative: The player starts with an unlimited amount of all the items in the game, being able to build without worrying about hunger or damage.

Contains local and online cooperative mode. If you want to know more about Minecraft, we have a lot of material talking about the game by clicking here.

Minecraft Dungeons

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Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons is an unexpected action RPG in the universe of Minecraft is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X. Shifting focus from peaceful creation and construction to dungeon exploration, crawling for loot, items powerful and preventing the evil Archi-Illager from conquering the world. While Minecraft Dungeons draws on popular dungeon crawler-style games like Diablo, it manages to stand on its own merits with great presentation, polished combat and a character development system that will keep you and your kids busy for hours. It has cooperative and singleplayer mode.

Roblox

Roblox: game characters.
Roblox

Developed and published by Roblox Corporation for Xbox One, Windows, OS X, IOS, Android and Chromebook, Roblox is a free MMORPG (online role playing game) game, also open world, but with the difference that the users themselves can develop games and monetize them within a virtual universe. Each player can create a 3D figure of themselves, which can be customized as they wish. The game has no local co-op mode, only online. You can also read about Roblox and learn more about the game by clicking here.

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Brawlhalla

Brawlhalla: female characters starting a fight.
Brawlhalla

It is a free game developed and published by Blue Mammoth Games for PS4, Xbox One, Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, Android and IOS. Brawlhalla is a 2D platform fighting game, featuring over 50 playable characters, including some famous characters like Rayman and the Ninja Turtles, featuring different skins, abilities, and weapon combinations. The player can join casual matches, qualifiers, or even create custom rooms to play with friends. Contains local and online cooperative mode.

Overcooked! 2

Overcooked! 2: game characters holding cooking tools.
Overcooked! 2

Developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17 for PS4, Xbox One, Windows and Nintendo Switch, and scheduled to release also for next generation consoles: PS5 and Xbox Series X, Overcooked! 2 is the sequel to Overcooked!, both consisting of a cooking simulation game. In the game, there are teams of up to four players who must prepare and cook orders. While this sounds like an easy task, the levels contain moving floors, portals and fires that complicate preparation and make each level more challenging than the next.

Contains local and online cooperative mode.

Super Lucky's Tale

Super lucky's tale: lucky protagonist and secondary characters in the background.
Super Lucky's Tale

Developed and published by Playful for Xbox One, Windows and Nintendo Switch, Super Lucky's Tale is a paid platform game, in which the player is a fox who is on a mission to protect the Book of Ages, an artifact that allows him to travel to other worlds. The stages are in 2D and 3D, and reaching the end of them, you get a page for the book. Also, you can collect coins for extra lives and buy new clothes for Lucky, the main character. The game does not contain cooperative mode.

Rayman Legends

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Rayman Legends

Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft for PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Windows and Nintendo Switch, Rayman Legends is a paid game in which Rayman and his group must run, jump, cut ropes and fight enemies in each of the worlds.

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Contains local and online cooperative mode.

Rocket League

two cars fighting for the ball
two cars fighting for the ball

Developed and published by Psyonix for PS4, Xbox One, Windows, macOS, Linux and Nintendo Switch, Rocket League is a free football game, but with tweaked transports. Each team must hit the goal of the opposing team driving vehicles with rockets.

In addition, Rocket also won its first paid Season Pass, for those who wish to have more decorative items.

Contains local and online cooperative mode.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Produced by Beenox and published by Activision for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a kart racing game, where the player must dodge obstacles, use power-ups and hit opponents to reach the finish line. The player starts with 8 classic characters, plus 27 that can be unlocked by completing challenges. Contains local and online cooperative mode.

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Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley

If you're looking for a title that teaches your older kids the values ​​of hard work and managing resources while being fun, give it a try. Stardew Valley, available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. Stardew Valley is a farming simulator where you play as a farmer who inherited a farm from his grandfather. It's up to you to restore the farm to its former glory and help the neighboring Stardew Valley community thrive.

Lego Games

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Lego games

Since 2005, Lego games Officially licensed have given kids and parents amazing ways to experience wildly popular intellectual properties such as Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Marvel and a host of superhero franchises. Almost all of these lovingly created experiences were worth playing cooperatively with children, both young and young at heart.

Hot Wheels: World Best Driver

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Run by the title of “best driver in the world” in this fun and fast-paced game for PC, Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Xbox 360, Wii U and PlayStation 3. Each car has its own special power and drivers can participate in special events and races in different locations around the world. For sure, children who already like to collect carts and play on the colorful tracks will love this game. Besides, there's nothing wrong with a little competition with your kid, is there? So grab the controller and make him run for victory. Whoever loses does the dishes!

mysims

You arrive in a city that is in desperate need of a makeover. As a kind-hearted person, you decide to help the mayor bring some life to the place. Also, you can't kick a fluffy Sim when he's down, right? Just like in the original Sims games, you can customize your character. However, you don't have to worry about taking care of it.

mysims don't need food or sleep. Instead, the game follows the SimCity style, where you are responsible for building different structures and businesses. Let your imagination run wild as you create spooky flower shops, restaurants and labs for that mad scientist. As you add more establishments to the city, your creative lens sharpens. Take on the city design, even the furniture other Sims will use.

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Slime Rancher

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Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is the fun and colorful story of Beatrix LeBeau, a brave young rancher who leaves for a life a thousand light-years away from Earth and goes to 'Far, Far Range', where she tries to make a living fighting slimes to take care of your ranch.
With a confident attitude, a lot of courage and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix tries to claim her farm, amass a fortune and avoid the continual danger that arises from the undulating and churning avalanche of slimes around every corner!

Ultimate Chicken Horse

Remember what I said about competing with your kids? If they've been a little older, you can take this competition to more extreme and hilarious levels with Ultimate Chicken Horse. In this game, you want to be the last to reach the finish line with your pet, using everything available to get in the way of the other competitors and reach the finish. Of course, they will try to get in your way too, putting obstacles in your way. Sometimes you will get stuck in such a way that no one can win, but the fun part is trying.

Which of the games on the list is your favorite? Tell us in the comments and read more News on our website.

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