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Isherwood  ·  2408 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What gaming console should I get for my 7 year old?

I'm late to the party but I would recommend a switch with the games 1, 2, switch, ARMS, the new Mario, and Mario Kart.

1, 2, switch and arms are both motion sensor based party games. 1,2 is problem solving and goffiness, ARMS is wildly throwing punches and jumping around. ARMS wears even the most hyper kids down in about 30 minutes.

The new mario is great for first time gamers. 2 people can play at once, with one controlling mario and the other controlling his flying hat. This allows less advanced gamers to really get into a more complex game.

Mario kart has some wonderful features for new gamers, including "bumpers" that keep karts from going off the track, and auto accelerate so they can just use the motion controls to steer.

The console also has Minecraft, which is kid friendly and does wonders for developing a builders imagination.