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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Everybody 1-2-Switch (2023) is a party game played with the Joy-Con motion controllers to compete in a series of fun and silly challenges. From making friends with aliens to filling giant balloons with just the right amount of air, or working in a manic ice cream parlour, you play by executing different motions and button presses with the controller.

You play the game on your own or in teams, earning points by playing through a series of randomly selected challenges. However, there are a couple of main ways to play:
  • Joy-Con Mode: Up to 8 players compete, each with a Joy-Con to run a relay race, play a game of hide and seek, and other activities. This enables you to play 13 of the 17 games.
  • Smartphone Mode: Up to 100 players use their smartphone camera to find something that matches the colour on screen, or outbid the opposing team in a competitive auction and other activities. This enables you to play 12 of the 17 games.

There are different challenges you can choose that group the mini-games and players differently. *Team Contest splits the group into two teams to compete in a random selection of minigames for 20 mins, 40 mins or 60 mins.
  • Quiz Party gets everyone to individually race to get the most right answers in a general knowledge and quick thinking quiz. You can also create your own quizzes for some personalised puzzling!
  • Bingo Party uses your smartphone as a bingo card! Keep an eye out for the roulette jackpot where three numbers are drawn at once.

The result is an unusual board game-style party challenge for all ages. Although it's sometimes thought to be either too sedate or too strange for wide appear, played in groups of four or more and this is a lot of fun and a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon together.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Everybody 1-2-Switch a year ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Battle and Physically Active game with Collecting, Communication, Creative, Sequencing and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play with a Smartphone to extend the number of players greatly.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and 40 minutes to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

In the US, ESRB state: Players can engage in activities such as quiz shows, memory games, rhythm games, jump rope, and races. A handful of mini-games depict violent acts: throwing shuriken/ninja stars and deflecting them with a sword (no contact is depicted); striking opponents with a sword off-screen in a samurai duel; bumping bunny characters off a platform. An auction mini-game prompts players to bid on a bottle of wine, among several other items.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Some of the physical challenges require precise timing or movements that can be hard for very young players. However, playing in a group or in a team of mixed ages and can work for even the youngest of family members provided you are willing to lose.


Everybody 1-2-Switch

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
To play Smart Device Mode, a Nintendo Account must be linked with the Nintendo Switch console you're playing on. However, it's only the console that needs to be linked. There are no requirements for everyone joining the fun with their smart device to each have their own Nintendo Account. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/06/2023

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-8

Genres: Action, Battle, Physically Active (Collecting, Communication, Creative, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Filmed

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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