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The Best Party Games to Play with Your Family

The Best Party Games to Play with Your Family-Custom Controllers UK

What is the best video game for the family?

The time of celebration is now. It’s the holiday season, and you are bound to have family and friends gathering. And some of you may be wondering, how do I keep everyone entertained? Party games, of course! We have assembled a list of some of the best party video games for Christmas, or any occasion.

Don't worry, maybe you're a huge family with teens, adults, and young kids. We have games perfect for everyone and anyone!

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Jackbox Party Pack is a game that allows up to 10 players to play in a wide variety of games available on Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. Each party pack has several games available with them, it is worth checking out each pack before you decide which you want.

One person must own the game/pack on their console, laptop, or any other compatible device. This person can then set up the game you want to play, and then everyone can join by entering the lobby code on the dedicated website on their phone or another device.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Creative multiplayer gameplay
  • Good use of Twitch integration
  • Misses an overall strong final round.


Mario Party

Mario Party is yet another great party game that everyone can get involved in. And there are quite a few options in this series that you can pick. The most recent entries: Mario Party Superstars and Super Mario Party are two top picks. Being available for Nintendo Switch, which is a top pick for both multiplayer and solo gameplay.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Good selection of boardgames and mini-games.
  • Compatible on any Switch.
  • No motion control minigames


Just Dance

Just Dance, just like Mario Party, is a party game that has seen regular releases over a long time. Just Dance has a release almost every year and has had a release this year.

For those who are unfamiliar with the game, Just Dance is a dance rhythm game where you can play with up to 4 players. You simply go along with the dance moves being shown to you in the game, in perfect rhythm, to score the most points.

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 Pros: Cons:
  • Just dance songs are up-to-date and catchy
  • Very bright and colourful graphics
  • As games go on, dancing gets more difficult


Gang Beasts

Next on our list is a bit of an untraditional one, but a super fun one nonetheless. It’s a great option for all the family, with quick and easy controls to learn, fun arenas to fight each other and wide availability.

The goal of Gang Beasts is to be the last person standing. Gang beasts put four players into the shoes of different rag doll characters, in arenas full of different environmental hazards, traps and ledges to push each other into. You eliminate players by throwing them out of the arena. How? You can pick up players and throw them, push them into traps and wherever else your creativity takes you.

Pros:  Cons:
  • Plenty of maps to fight in
  • Perfect cartoonish graphics
  • Soundtrack is poor


Monopoly Plus

Now onto a more classic choice. One of the world’s most popular board games, made into a video game. Monopoly Plus has all the features you know and love. And it saves the hassle of having to get out of the game and tidy up after playing. Just like with the board game, up to six players can get in on the fun. Each player picks their piece and rolls to determine how many moves they can make. And then buy and upgrade properties with the money they get from going around the board.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Can play against AI players
  • Good graphics and exciting gameplay
  • Can become slow sometimes


Other family party games:

  • Among Us
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 
  • Splatoon 2
  • Overcooked
  • Rayman Legends
  • Minecraft


So why not try these family video games and let us know your thoughts? And if you ever run out of controllers, we have plenty on our website for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo. We even have classic controllers! Get shopping now. 

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