From Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Minecraft, 11 multiplayer video games to play co-op

If you’ve played every board game and completed every jigsaw puzzle in your house, multiplayer video games might be another great option for some family fun.

From Nintendo titles such as Mario Kart to Playstation 4 fan favourites like FIFA and Minecraft, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best family-friendly games to play local multiplayer with your kids. Some you can also play online co-op with your friends if you have the required online pass.

The original game is back with more than 80 brand new mini-games to get the party started, including the all-new Joy-Con controller enabled mini-games.  

Super Mario Party features 20 plus playable characters from classic Nintendo games including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, each with their own Dice Blocks.

Test your skills as you take turns with up to four other players to race across the board to win the most Stars. New modes such as Toad’s Rec Room also let you pair up two Nintendo Switch systems for a multiplayer table-top experience.

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Moving Out is an action-packed physical-based moving simulator from Team 17, the makers of Overcooked.

There are many plot twists and entertaining scenarios to experience. These include trying to squeeze a bed through a narrow door frame, irreverently chucking a TV out of the window, and trying to carry a sofa across moving platforms on a river.

Unlock achievements based on how quick you fill up the van and receive a performance rating of gold, silver or bronze to proceed to the next level. The all-new fun time trial game challenges you to become a solo removal master or you can play couch co-op with up to four players.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons sees you escape to Tom Nook’s Deserted Island. From collecting resources and crafting tools to building furniture and making new friends, players can explore and interact with nature as the seasons change. The peaceful and relaxing game is a delight to play, whether you’re new or old to the Animal Crossing series. 

This game’s multiplayer feature allows you to play on the same island per Nintendo Switch system, which means you and your family must work together to develop the island and build a community. You can play with family and friends (up to a total of four people), or if you have you a Nintendo Switch Online Membership, you can play together locally online (up to eight players). 

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Build your dream team from thousands of players and compete for victory in the world’s most prestigious Club competitions. FIFA 20 offers a more authentic game flow, user-controlled Decisive Moments and an enhanced Ball Physics System that puts you at the centre of every match.

Volta Football also takes the game back to the streets where you can build a character, express your style and play free-flowing football. AI-controlled players have had an overhaul with improved positioning and tackling systems. FIFA 20 is available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.


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