Over the years, we have multiple products and games that we would highly recommend to anyone who asks. This page shares the NintendoDads favorite, goto items. We are not endorsed by these companies; however, the Amazon links we use do give us some kick-back for recommending an item through their service.
If we do get something from a company, we will be sure to call it out; in the meantime, check out each of the NintendoDads' recommendations below. Clicking/tapping on an item will take you to the Amazon page for more details (or in some cases, direct to another site with no kick-back (unless otherwise specified).
Every Switch needs an SD Card and the more space you have, the better - but any size will do. Jesse recommends SanDisk.
Store games in this waterproof, Younik 16 Game Card Storage Box.
This is actually a favorite of Marty's too (his is black). The 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro+ Gamepad. Not only does it work with your Switch, but it will work with other devices too!
Although he hasn't tried it himself (yet); Jesse is very interested in this - the OIVO VR Headset for the Nintendo Switch. Let him know what you think of it if you get one also.
If you are online a lot; especially for Multiplayer, Jesse highly recommends using the HORI Wired Internet LAN Adapter for the Nintendo Switch, rather than your WiFi, to get the best internet experience.
Zac loves him some Minecraft and so do some of the other Nintendo Dads and the community; especially when you can cross-play with your XBone friends (looking at you Sean "Like the Pants").
HORI has a couple of play stands that not only Gary recommends, but Tim does as well. They are great for standing up your Switch and continuing to play games while charging. First, the HORI compact PlayStand (top image; used with your current charger) and second, the HORI Dual USB PlayStand (bottom image; used with your current charge but also allows additional peripherals to be connected while charging).
Compact > https://amzn.to/35KXCTW
Dual USB > https://amzn.to/2OW7BPE
Justin isn't the only one with fancy headphones. Gary loves is Astro Zelda A10s (wired) and highly recommends them here - but hurry; they may not be around for much longer.
Who just throws there Switch into a bag without a care! Not Gary! The PowerA Everywhere Messenger Bag Nintendo Switch (shown above; also available in Zelda version) is a great way to carry your Nintendo Switch by itself, with a few things, or with everything!
If you are going to spend anytime online with your Nintendo Switch, you will need to get Nintendo's Nintendo Switch Online plan. Gary recommends the Family Plan which can be shared with 6 family members. Not only does it allow you access to online features in most games, it also gives you access to NES and SNES games, as well as, Tetris 99!
Gary, along with the other NintendoDads, highly recommend protecting the Nintendo Switch's plastic screen with a Tempered Glass Screen Protector. It doesn't even have to be this brand. Go with a brand you trust - just make sure your screen is protected!
Marty swears by Satifye's Grip for the Nintendo Switch because of its ergonomics and the company recently releases their PRO model, as well as one for the Switch Lite.
PowerA kindly sent Marty a Wireless GameCube Controller for the Nintendo Switch that he highly recommends; especially for Ultimate Smash Bros. He also recommends the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for the Nintendo Switch (pictured, Doom 25 version). They come in several designs to choose from and both controllers run on two AA-batteries, lasting 30 hours!
GameCube > https://amzn.to/37T02C1
Doom 25 > https://amzn.to/2Dzspaw
Marty's favorite game and top recommended game for the Switch is Enter the Gungeon - a bullet-hell, Twin Stick Shooter, dungeon crawler. But ask Marty what he thinks about it some time; we are sure after talking with him, you'll pick it up.
Also available physically.
If you have multiple joy-cons and/or Pro controllers, or even controllers for other consoles, check out Nyko's Pro Charge Blocks. You can connect up to four blocks across multiple platforms. Now if only we could get cross-play across multiple platforms just as easily. ;)
There are a lot of cases from a lot of companies that you can choose from. Marty chose a case from ButterFly and they come in multiple sizes, colors, and configurations - even more than what is displayed above. Check out the Extra Large case at the link below to start with.
If you've seen any pics of Tim's Nintendo Switch, then you will have seen these specific skins on it. They are from Controller Gear and they have all sorts of Skins to choose from. You can even get some at Target. Use the link below to go to Controller Gear's Amazon page to search for this skin or your favorite.
To go with his Zelda skins, Tim also has this Hybrid Zelda Cover which also comes in gray, a Mario version, and a Splatoon version.
Tim likes to joke with Justin that Tim has the best SteelSeries headset. You be the judge! This set is the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth and Wired Headset - you can simultaneously connect to a device that has Bluetooth (like a phone or tablet) while also being wired to your Nintendo Switch or computer. Great for chatting while doing some online gaming!
Tim has been enjoying his time with this free-to-play game on the Nintendo Switch, Asphalt 9. Yes, it's the same game you may have seen on your mobile device, but he says it is 100-times better with a controller! We think he is addicted.