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Learn how to make your next family game night a big success with multiplayer video games for Nintendo Switch systems and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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Nintendo Switch systems

Nintendo Switch

Lesson 1: Find a game the whole family can play

Lots of great games for the Nintendo Switch offer multiplayer gameplay. For example, up to 4 players can race on one system in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. Plus, the Smart Steering feature makes it easy for kids to stay on track.

Not sure where to start your search for a family-friendly Nintendo game? Our game finder can help! Just answer a few questions to get real-time recommendations.

Lesson 1: Find a game the whole family can play

Lots of great games for the Nintendo Switch offer multiplayer gameplay. For example, up to 4 players can race on one system in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. Plus, the Smart Steering feature makes it easy for kids to stay on track.

Not sure where to start your search for a family-friendly Nintendo game? Our game finder can help! Just answer a few questions to get real-time recommendations.

 
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Lesson 2: Flip the stand to share the screen

In tabletop mode, you can use the stand on your Nintendo Switch system to share the screen—and then share the fun with a multiplayer game. Note: Please be aware that the Nintendo Switch Lite system does not include a built-in stand.

Lesson 2: Flip the stand to share the screen

In tabletop mode, you can use the stand on your Nintendo Switch system to share the screen—and then share the fun with a multiplayer game. Note: Please be aware that the Nintendo Switch Lite system does not include a built-in stand.

 
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Lesson 3: The more, the merrier

With local wireless, you can link up to eight Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems together for multiplayer fun.

You can also hop online to play with family and friends who are far away. Don’t forget to use the free Nintendo Switch Parental Controls mobile app to set guidelines for online features at any time.

Lesson 3: The more, the merrier

With local wireless, you can link up to eight Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems together for multiplayer fun.

You can also hop online to play with family and friends who are far away. Don’t forget to use the free Nintendo Switch Parental Controls mobile app to set guidelines for online features at any time.

 

Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer modes; sold separately. Multiplayer features vary by game; see individual games for details.

Nintendo Account and Internet connection required to use the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app. Data charges may apply.

Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer modes; sold separately. Multiplayer features vary by game; see individual games for details.

Nintendo Account and Internet connection required to use the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app. Data charges may apply.

 

Nintendo 3DS family of systems

Nintendo 3DS family of systems

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Lesson 1: Take advantage of local wireless

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems can communicate over local wireless connection (no internet needed!). Use this feature with certain games and applications to play multiplayer games or share certain game data between users who are within range of each other's systems.

Lesson 1: Take advantage of local wireless

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems can communicate over local wireless connection (no internet needed!). Use this feature with certain games and applications to play multiplayer games or share certain game data between users who are within range of each other's systems.

 
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Lesson 2: Connect online to play with other users

You can connect online to play compatible games with other users. Internet access also lets you purchase and download games and apps from the Nintendo eShop.

Learn how to restrict internet access >

Lesson 2: Connect online to play with other users

You can connect online to play compatible games with other users. Internet access also lets you purchase and download games and apps from the Nintendo eShop.

Learn how to restrict internet access >

 
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Bonus Lesson: Games for the Whole Family

 Why should kids have all the fun? Get your play on with an extensive selection of games that will entertain and amuse kids and parents alike.

Games for Kids > 

Bonus Lesson: Games for the Whole Family

Why should kids have all the fun? Get your play on with an extensive selection of games that will entertain and amuse kids and parents alike.

Games for Kids > 

 

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