kitaria fables kid friendly switch games

Need a kid-friendly co-op action RPG to play with your child? Check out some of these games.

Co-op action RPGs can be a great way to spending time gaming with small children. These games are stellar at helping them build great hand-eye coordination skills and teaching them about basic game mechanics. Whether you want something that’s Diablo-lite or something with a little more base-building, check out this list of kid-friendly Switch games.

5. Cat Quest II

cat quest on switch kid friendly

Price: $14.99

Cat Quest is an adorable series with lots of cat puns and a world that feels exciting to navigate. The second game allows two players to adventure together across the map, rescuing cat princesses and saving the world from dragons.

This game is a great introduction to basic dodge roll mechanics with moves that are telegraphed and very easy to handle. The spellcasting is fun and any kid age six and up should be able to grasp the controls fairly quickly.

4. Portal Knights

portal knights on switch

Price: $29.99

For kids who are obsessed with Minecraft-style survival games, Portal Knights can be a great action RPG to play together. The crafting system draws a lot of inspiration from games like Minecraft. The many worlds to explore provide more incentive to have multiple bases available.

Just be aware if you plan on playing Portal Knights on Switch that it has some limitations as far as co-op. Unlike other platforms, two players cannot be in two different zones on the console. It’s not a huge deal, but it does limit progress when you need to keep jumping between bases.

3. Riverbond

riverbond on switch

Price: $24.99

Riverbond is a lite action RPG that feels a bit like early brawler games on the SNES or Genesis. The voxel-based world is gorgeous to navigate and each level only takes about 30 minutes or so to complete. The core gameplay itself is very simple, but there’s a lot of fun to be had killing monsters and looting items together.

2. Dragon Quest Builders 2

dragon quest builders 2

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the perfect co-op experience for anyone who wants to build their own town from scratch. You’ll start with your own house, but pretty soon you’ll be fulfilling requests for friends and neighbors to make a bustling village.

The fights in the game are pretty basic dodge and roll affairs and shouldn’t be too hard for younger children. Some of the most fun you can have is deciding what a building should look like and where to place it in town.

1. Kitaria Fables

Price: $19.99

Kitaria Fables draws a lot of inspiration from games like Stardew Valley and Fantasy Life on 3DS. It is a classless co-op game, meaning you can take on any role to help progress the story. There is farming, dungeons, and whole farm stead to build up and townspeople to help.

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