Your little girl finally has a Nintendo Switch of her very own. As a parent or guardian of some sort, you're wondering what sorts of games to get her. With the Switch's ever-expanding library, it can be hard to not only search for certain games, but also to figure out which ones are appropriate for young girls. You also don't want to be stuck with games that aren't worth your money.
If you're looking for some new Nintendo Switch games to get a young girl, then we have a comprehensive list for you. Here are the 10 best Nintendo Switch games for girls under 10 years old.
10 STARDEW VALLEY
Stardew Valley has a lot going for it. It's a simple game about expanding one's farm, but there's so much to do with that single premise. You can get pets, build families, and grow more crops each day.
Stardew Valley is one of the best simulation games on the market. It's accessible to people of all ages and isn't that hard to understand. With the game getting a recent multiplayer update as well, it's possible to explore farms with multiple people, which will be great if a girl has her friends over. Stardew Valley also won't break the bank.
9 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE
You can't go wrong with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. You get a well-made and fun kart racing game with a wide cast of recognizable characters, and everyone is bound to have a great time.
The Deluxe version of the game comes with an updated battle mode that features custom courses as well as new characters from Super Mario as well as Splatoon. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also has auto-accelerate and auto-turn features that help beginners learn how to play the game. This guarantees that no young racer will be left behind, making this game one of the best on the system. It might also be the most accessible kart racer around.
8 SPLATOON 2
Splatoon 2 brings together a vast community, colorful visuals, and a fun premise without sacrificing gameplay. There is a full singleplayer mode that players can go through as well as online competitive multiplayer and the cooperative Salmon Run mode. With tilt controls to make aiming a breeze, Splatoon 2 makes itself open to young and old players alike.
You can even purchase the Octo Expansion to add even more content to the game if your little girl is having a lot of fun. Keep in mind that playing online games will require a Nintendo Switch Online membership. If that's a deal breaker, then you may need to look elsewhere.
7 YOSHI'S CRAFTED WORLD
Nobody does platformers quite like Nintendo. Thankfully, with developer Good Feel on the case, Yoshi gets another chance to shine in Yoshi's Crafted World. This game was created with an arts and crafts aesthetic to make the game look completely unique. The game plays very simply as well: players will run and jump through each level while throwing eggs and eating enemies.
Yoshi's Crafted World also supports local co-op, making it easy to simply grab a second controller and drop in for double Yoshi fun. Yoshi games are known for being extremely easy as well, so a little one will have few problems understanding the game.
Fighting games can be quite difficult for young people in general, or they're generally geared toward men. Nintendo rectified both of those issues with ARMS. This is a fighting game that is primarily done with motion controls, which makes learning the game a breeze.
Extend your arms to punch in the game, grab with both, and block by making a guard pose. ARMS also has a wide variety of characters, bringing together a diverse range of different types and ethnicities. Everyone playing the game will see a character that appeals to them, and that goes for young girls as well. Twintelle, Min Min, and Ribbon Girl are all standouts.
5 SNIPPERCLIPS: CUT IT OUT TOGETHER
One of the launch titles for the Nintendo Switch remains one of its best games. Snipperclips: Cut it Out Together is a puzzle game in which two players must work together, snipping each other to complete tasks. These can range from forming a collective shape or escorting a basketball into a hoop.
The creativity on display is astounding, and the game is very easy to play. It also features a mechanic in which players can totally cut each other, only to respawn seconds later. The game is charming, adorable, and will lead to tons of laugh-out-loud moments.
If your little girl hasn't played Minecraft, odds are that she's going to love it. Minecraft is one of the most popular games ever made, and it's extremely popular with kids. It puts players in a unique sandbox and makes the sky the limit. Players can create whatever they want simply by putting blocks down and arranging them in the shapes.
It's the kind of game that encourages sheer creativity, and that will make young kids enjoy every minute of it. With each map different than the last, multiplayer support, and millions of possibilities, Minecraft could keep a young girl playing for a long time.
3 POKEMON LET'S GO
Pokemon is one of the easier RPGs, but the Nintendo Switch has an even more accessible version of the game in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. Depending on which version you get, your little girl will receive a special Pikachu or Eevee that they can dress up, groom, and use in battle.
Pokemon Let's Go takes some elements from Pokemon GO to make the game a breeze. Whether it be throwing Poke Balls with the controller to catch Pokemon or riding Pokemon in the overworld, there are a few adjustments to make the games more charming and cute. A young girl will enjoy all the wonderful Pokemon characters.
2 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS U DELUXE
It's hard to go wrong with a Mario game, and New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is no exception. The game is simply a 2D platformer in the Mushroom Kingdom. It's classic Mario from top to bottom. It's a formula that still works to this day and has a lot of appeal regardless of who you are.
The Deluxe version has tons of levels to enjoy, as well as Toadette as a playable character. Toadette also makes the game a bit easier, so young girls should have no problem getting through the game while playing as the adorable, pink character.
1 LEGO THE INCREDIBLES
If you're looking for a fun game for young minds that isn't too challenging, it's hard to go wrong with LEGO games. These games might be formulaic to some, but the wide appeal is hard to deny. With the last year's release of The Incredibles 2, then LEGO The Incredibles might be just the thing that a young girl will enjoy.
Players go through multiple levels playing as the Parr family as well as unlocking other characters from recognizable Pixar films, such as Toy Story and Monsters Inc. It's a jovial Disney adventure that's easy to play. A parent or friend can join in with the press of a button as well.