Despite the word "game" in the name, video games are largely created with adults in mind. But more and more, some fantastic games are coming out meant to be played by a younger audience — or even for adults and kids to play together.
This year's already brought us many awesome games kids can enjoy and even learn from. We went through the year's offerings and brought you the best of the best in video games for kids (presented here in no particular order).
For each game, you'll find its price, rating from a reputable source, a link to buy it, and a recommended age. We based the recommended age on ESRB ratings, ratings from kids and parents, and this writer's own personal experience as a parent.
So cook up some fun, run your own space station, and, always, save the world with these nine 2018 games perfect for kids!
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