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Best games for a 3 year old

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One of the biggest problems when it comes to buying games for children is knowing whether your child will actually be able to cope with it. While the rating on the box gives you an idea about the content, it doesn't actually tell you anything about a game's complexity - so a text heavy strategy game can still have a 3+ rating on the box. In contrast, we give each game an "Ability Level" rating based on its difficulty, complexity and reading, known as EPALs, or Everybody Plays Ability Level (more info). By choosing an age above, you can filter our database by age, to find games you can be sure your child will be able to enjoy.
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Knowing your child will be able to handle a game is great - but if it's full of swearing, violence, or sex, you still may not want your child playing it. This filter lets you set the absolute maximum level of Mature Content you'd be happy with.

Games in Green will contain, at the absolute most, very little, very mild swearing and cartoon, non-realistic violence; those in Orange may feature more frequent swearing, blood, and realistic impacts from weapons; while Red games may feature strong swearing, bloody violence, or explicit sex.
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If you're looking for the best all games for a 3 year old, our family experts are here to help. We've played, reviewed, and rated all of the biggest and best games, so you can be sure you're buying a game your child will love. Here's the list of our favourites, in order:

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster

A Kinect game for the younger kids? As Cookie Monster would say, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$9.95
Price correct as of 14:26, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop

Everyone's favourite culinary mini-game whiz is back - and this time she's baking up a storm

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$25.49
Price correct as of 13:56, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Super Mario Maker 3DS

A level creator, and 100 new Mario levels come to the 3DS in what could be the plumber's last 3DS platforming outing.

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

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$31.98
Price correct as of 13:56, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Winx Club: Saving Alfea

Party preparations take a turn for the worse in this fairy-themed platformer

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

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$29.95
Price correct as of 13:48, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Angry Birds Star Wars

Bringing the same addictive, easy to learn, tricky to master Angry Birds gameplay to consoles, Angry Birds Star Wars is an out of this world catapulting tale.

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$14.99
Price correct as of 13:55, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Around the World with Hello Kitty and Friends

The cat returns in a ‘cute-em-up’ for the touch generation

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$29.99
Price correct as of 13:48, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Cooking Mama 4

Mama's cooking up a storm with her latest culinary collection of mini-games

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$34.99
Price correct as of 13:56, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Just Dance Kids

Simpler choreographies and kid-friendly songs – a dance game for the little ones

Genre(s): Music (Dance)

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$17.00
Price correct as of 14:35, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Fruit Ninja Kinect

Kick, punch, it's all in the mind.

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$12.88
Price correct as of 13:55, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

uDraw GameTablet

All the fun of painting - without the cleaning up!

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$74.59
Price correct as of 14:35, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Kinectimals

Simba.... It. Is. Time.

Genre(s): Virtual Pet

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$18.98
Price correct as of 13:55, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Uno

The classic card game is back, but is it worth picking up?

Genre(s): Trivia, Card or Board Game

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$9.99
Price correct as of 14:09, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show

Camera powered antics with the lovable rabbids

Genre(s): Other

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$12.99
Price correct as of 14:35, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Just Dance Kids 2014

Same simple dancing fun, this time with songs aimed at a younger audience. Note: on Xbox 360 this requires a camera add-on.

Genre(s): Music (Dance)

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$6.95
Price correct as of 13:55, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Kinect National Geographic TV

Run with the animals and think with the animals, in this interactive TV show

Genre(s): Educational

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$5.64
Price correct as of 14:35, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Just Dance: Disney Party

Dancing to Disney – but is it any good?

Genre(s): Music (Dance)

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$49.64
Price correct as of 14:35, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

The Smurfs: Dance Party

Just Dance gets a Smurfover

Genre(s): Music (Dance)

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$6.91
Price correct as of 14:35, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Pokemon Rumble U

This arcade take on Pokemon swaps turn-based battles and levelling for button mashing arenas, as up to four players take on stages full of 'mon in battle.

Genre(s): Beat 'em up

Kinect Sesame Street TV Season 2

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?

Genre(s): Educational

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Amazon.com
$8.87
Price correct as of 14:35, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info
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