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Best Nintendo Switch games for an 8 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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Super Mario Odyssey

Mario sets out on an out of this world adventure in this real gaming Mazzapiece

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$49.94
Price correct as of 13:36, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Cars 3: Driven to Win

The team that brought us Disney Infinity rise from the ashes with a great new racer

Genre(s): Racing (Arcade)

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$19.67
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Lego DC Super-Villains

Make your own bad guy, in this incredible LEGO adventure

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Lego: The Incredibles

More co-op, more puzzles, and more Pixar cameos make this one of the best LEGO games so far

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$26.00
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Kirby: Star Allies

The Kirbster's Switch debut is a friendly little platformer

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

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$54.99
Price correct as of 12:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Scribblenauts Showdown

Quickfire minigames and word based puzzles collide in a revival of one of our favourite series'

Genre(s): Puzzle

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$13.99
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

The Lego Ninjago Movie: Video Game

Join La-Lloyd and his ninja chums in this La-LEGO film tie-in

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$19.88
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Cute and colourful puzzling fun in this Puyo Pop and Tetris mash-up

Genre(s): Puzzle (Falling Blocks)

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$24.23
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The party-friendly karting game is back, with a few new features to boot

Genre(s): Racing (Arcade)

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$52.99
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

LEGO City Undercover

Bring baddies to justice as Chase McCain in this upgraded LEGO cop drama

Genre(s): Adventure

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$19.99
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

This game's gonna get stuck inside your, this game's gonna get stuck inside your...

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$19.99
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight

Dogfight bandits on the go with this WW2 arcade flight sim

Genre(s): Flight Simulation

Sonic Forces

With Sonic AWOL and Eggman on the rampage, a new hero appears...

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$16.95
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Saving the galaxy, one obscure Marvel character at a time

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$20.36
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Ben 10

Ben 10's back in his latest TV tie-in bad guy bash 'em up

Genre(s): Beat 'em up

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$20.95
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Just Dance 2018

It's that time of year again - Ubisoft's dancing extravaganza is back

Genre(s): Music (Dance)

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$23.99
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu

Pokemon Let's Go back to basics

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

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$44.99
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Little Dragons Cafe

Run a cafe, raise a dragon and save your ailing mother in the Harvest Moon creator's latest

Genre(s): Life Simulation

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$33.66
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

All-Star Fruit Racing

A juicy little kart racer hits consoles, giving you a fun way to hit your four-player-split-screen-a-day

Genre(s): Racing (Arcade)

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$14.99
Price correct as of 13:43, Friday 26th of April 2019, may not include postage. More info

Cat Quest

A purrfectly pun-tastic dragon-slaying adventure to save your cat-napped sister

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)

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