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BAFTA Pick Best Family Video Games of 2020

The British Academy Games Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward outstanding creative achievement in Games. The awards categories reflect the wealth and diversity of the games sector.

The awards started in 2004 and are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). For parents, they are a great way of discovering brilliant games to play in their family.

The 2020 winners have just been announced and include a rich array of games for a diverse range of categories. The Family Games award highlights games that will work really well for parents and children. These often include multiplayer features and feature a cast of family-friendly characters. As the BBC described the awards, they are "the annual celebration of the very best video games is one of the most prestigious events in the industry".

You can browse previous winners on the BAFTA website, as well the the list of BAFTA Award Winning games on the Family Video Game Database. There, you can also filter the games by system:


The winner in the Family Game category was Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Animal Crossing: New Horizons won the award for Games Beyond Entertainment. Another family favourite, Sea of Thieves won the award for Evolving game.

The awards highlight some of the best games you can play in your family. Browsing through the categories is a great way to discover games for you and your family to play. 

Disclosure: Andy Robertson, our editor, was a judge for the Family Game category of the BAFTA Game awards this year.

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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.