Jonathan McKee on the Top Kid-Friendly Video Games of 2019

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy’s Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must FaceThe Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; and the Amazon Best Seller – The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources on and Jonathan and his wife Lori live in Northern California.

2019 has been quite a year, especially for video games.  From new indie titles to massive triple-A series, it’s been a blast looking at all the latest releases.

But of all those video games, which ones are the best for your kids?  Here’s a list of the top video games I recommend, out of all the ones I looked at in 2019.  These are the ones your young one can play, with no worries for you as a parent.

In no particular order . . .

I fell in love with this 90s-style puzzle game back when it first released, and I still highly recommend it.  Its mechanic of creating cross-shapes out of blocks looks easy, but there’s plenty of challenge and fun involved.  For family game nights, there’s a versus mode where players can duke it out for CROSSNIQ+ supremacy.  It’s a great game for all-ages, and the puzzle-lovers in your family will be hooked. Read our full review HERE.

Here’s a title that just entered onto the Switch this year, and which I really enjoyed.  This Zelda-style adventure on a New Zealand island is a fun retro throwback, with plenty of fun to be had.  Playing as a boy visiting his grandparents, you soon find yourself thrown into a dangerous quest, seeking to stop spirits who want to destroy the island.  The game is full of E-rated charm, with entertaining characters, fun secrets, and friendly combat.  A great opportunity for you and your kids to go exploring together. Read our full review HERE.

UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure
This is one I wasn’t expecting to praise.  As the first movie tie-in game in quite a while, I expected this imperfect adventure to be an imperfect failure.  But its colorful graphics and thoughtful, but simple, gameplay won me over.  This is definitely a title more for younger kids than the other two, but I still think it’s worth checking out. Read our complete review HERE.

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