Plug In and Unwind

May 26, 2020
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Playing video games is a great way to have fun with family and friends while you’re stuck at home. TIME for Kids has put together a list of games we think you’ll enjoy as much as we do. They’re available on a variety of gaming consoles. Read more about our favorites, below.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Travel to a deserted island and live your best island life. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players have their pick of activities. Build a home and furnish your island however you please. Spend your time catching bugs, going fishing, or digging for fossils. This game lets you be creative and gives you daily goals to accomplish. (Nintendo Switch)

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

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In Nintendo’s Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, players befriend cute Pokémon creatures and travel through the Galar region. This new version builds on Pokémon games of the past. It includes new characters, as well as fan favorites. There are about 400 creatures to train and battle. (Nintendo Switch)

Overcooked! 2: Gourmet Edition

Team17/Ghost Town Games

There are too many cooks in this kitchen! In Overcooked! 2: Gourmet Edition, each player is assigned a kitchen task. Chefs must work together to serve meals and save the Onion Kingdom. In the Gourmet Edition, there are 130 levels to play. (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

Super Mario Maker 2

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You can play Super Mario Maker 2 in two ways. In Story Mode, help Mario rebuild Princess Peach’s castle. In Course Maker, play levels created by other players or create your own. In Story Mode, you have access to more than 100 built-in courses. In Course Maker, the possibilities are endless. (Nintendo Switch)

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Xbox Game Studios/Moon Studio

Ori and the Will of the Wisps follows a forest spirit, Ori, who is on an adventure to protect the woods and all the magical creatures that live there. Explore the forest as you make new friends and battle foes. (Xbox One and PC)

MLB the Show 20

Sony Interactive Entertainment

MLB the Show 20 brings Major League Baseball into your home. This realistic baseball simulation lets you create and manage your own team. It includes in-game purchasing options for additional content, but you won’t need them to enjoy yourself. (PlayStation 4)

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

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In The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, follow Link as he embarks on a mission to wake the Wind Fish. Along the way, Link explores a strange land filled with monsters and a fun cast of characters. (Nintendo Switch)