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The Switch console comes with one pair of Joy Cons. These are attached to the Switch in portable mode, and detached when playing on a TV. Some games support multiplayer modes with each player only needing one Joy-Con half to play. This offers a much more affordable way to accommodate more players.
This list includes 8 games from the last 30 years, with 258 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play together with one Joy-Con.
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Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 3-10 year-olds
Release Date: 27/08/1992, updated in 2018
Price: 26% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch and iOS
Genres: Action and Race
Accessibility: 27 features
Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 12-player online game
Mario Kart is a go-kart racing game on Nintendo systems. You race against other Nintendo characters around different circuits, picking up power ups, attacks and speed boosts. It is frantic and chaotic, but still requires skills to do well at.
Skill Rating: 3-7 year-olds
Release Date: 09/11/2020
Price: 45% off
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Accessibility: 8 features
Developer: Outright Games (@Outright_Games)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room
Race with Ryan is a kart racing game staring Ryan from the Ryan’s World YouTube channel. Along with the racing you need to collect the Mystery Eggs scattered across each track. Each one then gives you a power up to help you win.
Release Date: 01/10/2011, updated in 2018
Platforms: Switch and Wii
Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Simulation
Developer: Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS)
This is a resort exploration game where 50 mini-games can be discovered and played. The mini-golf, skating, surfing, volleyball, car racing, tennis and other games use the Wii and Switch motion-sensitive controllers and are simple fun for youngsters....
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Release Date: 08/10/2010, updated in 2013
Platforms: Switch, Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action, Fighting, Puzzle, Race and Sports
Accessibility: 1 feature
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game
Mario Party is an interactive board game. Players roll a dice to move around a board and then compete in different mini-games to earn the chance to throw again or earn points. You play as Nintendo characters and take on challenges that make use of the...
Skill Rating: 3-11 year-olds
Release Date: 03/10/2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Puzzle and Stealth
Accessibility: 25 features
Developer: House House (@House_House_)
Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room
This is another silly and funny game but with a dastardly vibe. You play a mean goose who is intent on ruining the day of the inhabitants of a sleepy English village. By stealing items, squawking and otherwise making a nuisance of yourself you slowly...
Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds
Release Date: 17/11/2009, updated in 2020
Price: 60% off
Platforms: Android, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Web, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Physically Active and Rhythm
Accessibility: 17 features
Developer: Ubisoft (@Ubisoft)
Players: You can play with 1 to 6 players in the same room or as a 64-player online game
Dancing in front of each other isn’t something we often do in families. Just Dance is released with new songs and features each year. It gets parents, carers, children and even grandparents off the couch and dancing along with the on-screen moves....
Release Date: 28/02/2019
Platforms: PC and Switch
Genres: Action, Fighting and Simulation
Accessibility: 12 features
Developer: Hyaku 1128 (@Hyaku1128)
Battloon is a colourful battle game, where each of the four players controls a balloon-like creature. You try and bounce the other players into spikes on the arena walls by puffing out air to propel yourself in a direction.
Release Date: 21/02/2020
Genres: Action and Simulation
Accessibility: 11 features
Developer: DNA Studios Twitt (@DNAStudiosTwitt)
Tower of Babel is a game where you work with friends to build a tower out of buildings. You control the game with a single button (and one more for special abilities) to drop your building on the stack. It swings left and right so you have to time it...