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Best Party Game Games

Party games offer a group of players to compete in repeating rounds of play. The challenges often use a range of different abilities, but are repeated so that players taking part in the party can improve.

This can be games that are specifically designed to be party games like Mario Party, but other competitive multiplayer games also offer a good party play experience, like Towerfall and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Genres: Action, Adventure, Battle, Brain Game, Collecting, Communication, Creative, Dexterity, Fighting, Narrative, Physically Active, Platform, Push-Your-Luck, Puzzle, Race, Sequencing, Simulation, Sports, Strategy, Traversal and World Building
Era: 1986 - 2022
Total Games: 57
Total Likes: 124

TipsRelated Styles of Play

 

 

Wavelength

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game and Communication

Accessibility: 39 features

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Wolfgang Warsch (@WolfgangWarsch)

Players: You can play with 4 to 12 players in the same room

Wavelength is a communication guessing game where you try and read your teammates minds. Unlike other guessing games the answers aren't right or wrong but on a sliding scale that changes each round. There's a clever wheel that secretly deals with the...

The Fuzzies

Skill Rating: 4-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2021

Genres: Dexterity and Push-Your-Luck

Developer: Wolfgang Warsch (@WolfgangWarsch)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

The Fuzzies is a dexterity game where you remove and replace small fuzzy balls from a furry tower. Like Jenga, it's a challenge of not only deft movement but also carefully planning which ball to move. The twist here is how the forfeits introduce all...

1-2-Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 2-9 year-olds

Release Date: 02/03/2017

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Creative, Physically Active and Puzzle

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

1-2-Switch is a series of party games that use the Switch Joy-Con controllers in imaginative and unusual ways. Although it looks like a novelty, the focus on physical motion and activity rather than just what's on the screen makes this surprisingly...

Cockroach Poker Royal

Skill Rating: 7-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2012

Genres: Communication, Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

Cockroach Poker Royal is a bluffing, push-your-luck card game where you try and avoid ending up with a set of four matching animal cards. You pass cards to other players and tell them what it is, they guess if you are telling the truth and have to keep...

Ice Cool (Series)

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 30/05/2016

Genres: Dexterity, Push-Your-Luck and Traversal

Pieces: Board, Cards and Figures

Developer: Brain Games Int (@BrainGames_Int)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Ice Cool, and the follow-up Ice Cool 2, is an action game where you flick plastic Penguins around cardboard school rooms to collect points and avoid the Catcher. Like a cross between Subbuteo and Cluedo, you slide, jump and barrel your penguin through...

Klask

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2013

Genres: Action, Battle and Dexterity

Pieces: Board, Figures and Tokens

Developer: Klask Game (@KlaskGame)

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

Klask is an action board game that combines aspects of table football and air hockey. Your aim is to use your under-the-table-magnet-controlled player to push the ball into the opponent's goal. The twist is that you lose points if you inadvertently push...

MicroMacro: Crime City

Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2020, updated in 2021

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative and Sequencing

Pieces: Board and Cards

Developer: Spiel Wiese (@SpielWiese)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

MicroMacro: Crime City is a puzzle brain game where you are solving crimes by discovering clues hidden in black and white pictures. You solve a series of cases that relate to different large pictures you lay out on the table between all the players. The...

Saboteur

Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2004

Price: 40% off

Genres: Brain Game and Strategy

Pieces: Cards

Players: You can play with 3 to 10 players in the same room

Saboteur is a path-laying strategy game where the cards are your resource in a team effort to get the dwarves to their gold. However, one player is a secret traitor who must try and foil the dwarves without them realising it. It is a game about working...

Skull

Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2011

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Zatu Games (@ZatuGames)

Players: You can play with 3 to 6 players in the same room

Skull is a push-your-luck card game where you try and guess how many other players just laid skulls rather than flowers. The clever bit is that you progressively bid on how many cards you think you can guess right. If you win, you then have to flip over...

The Mind

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Accessibility: 27 features

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Wolfgang Warsch (@WolfgangWarsch)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

The Mind is a cooperative sequence card game with a telepathic twist. Each card has a single number on it. Your task is to play them in order, lowest first. However, you are not allowed to communicate physically or verbally to co-ordinate who plays...

Escape: The Curse of the Temple

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2012, updated in 2020

Genres: Race and Strategy

Pieces: Cards, Dice, Figures and Tokens

Developer: Queen Games US (@QueenGamesUS)

Players: You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room

Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative traversal game where teams try and escape an ancient temple before it collapses. You repeatedly roll dice to move from room to room, adding new tiles to the catacombs as you go. Play is against the...

Golf With Your Friends

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 19/05/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Platform, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Black Light Int (@BlackLightInt)

Players: You can play with 1 to 12 players in the same room or as a 12-player online game

Golf With Your Friends is a miniature golf simulation game where you hit your ball around increasingly extravagant and ridiculous courses. Along with the usual putting, your ball can fly a short distance on some courses, and jump to reach new sections...

Perudo

Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/1989, updated in 1992

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Dice

Developer: Perudo HQ (@PerudoHQ)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

Perudo (Liars Dice) is a dice game of pushing-your-luck and communication. Each player roles five dice under a cup but can only see their own before making a bid on how many dice of a certain number there are in total. It's clever because you can't...

Temple of Rubbo (Sokpop)

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6-11 year-olds

Release Date: 08/03/2022

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Developer: Sok Pop Co (@SokPopCo)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

Temple of Rubbo is an action adventure game where you fight through dungeons to rescue an ancient wizard as a band of pirates trapped on an island and transformed into animals. Desperate to become human again, they fight their way through all kinds of...

Gobblet

Skill Rating: 3-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2000, updated in 2003

Genres: Puzzle, Sequencing, Strategy and Traversal

Pieces: Board and Figures

Developer: Blue Orange Games (@BlueOrangeGames)

Players: This is a single-player game

Gobblet is a competitive brain puzzle game like noughts and crosses or tic-tac-toe. Your aim is to create a straight row of four pieces to form a line. However, you can place your pieces over the top of your opponents to drastically change the board and...

Happy Salmon

Skill Rating: 4-8 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2016

Genres: Action and Communication

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Game Of Kittens (@GameOfKittens)

Players: You can play with 3 to 8 players in the same room

Happy Salmon is a communication game where players aim to complete funny actions with each other to get rid of their cards. You turn over a card and race to find another player with the same so you can complete an action together. It's chaotic and silly...

Herd Mentality

Skill Rating: 6-12 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Genres: Communication

Pieces: Cards, Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Developer: Big Potato Games (@BigPotatoGames)

Players: You can play with 4 to 20 players in the same room

Herd Mentality is a communication game where players aim to score points by sharing the same ideas as others. One person reads out a question, then everyone secretly writes an answer trying to match the most popular answer. It's unusual because winning...

In Vino Morte

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2016, updated in 2019

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Button Shy (@ButtonShy)

Players: You can play with 2 to 9 players in the same room

In Vino Morte is a party game where the aim is to survive a dinner party. Each turn you are dealt a face down drinks card and need to decide whether to the dealer-host is trying to kill you off or not. It's as much about playing the cards as the people,...

Junk Art

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2016

Genres: Creative, Dexterity and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards, Placeables and Tokens

Players: This is a single-player game

Junk Art is a dexterity game where you create art from little pieces of junk. Each round has different rules for how to build the best tower, but they all combine to become an aesthetic and dexterity challenge. It's a game that takes Jenga-style...

RetroMania Wrestling

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 26/02/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Platform and Sports

Developer: Retrosoft Studio (@RetrosoftStudio)

Players: You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room

RetroMania Wrestling is a simple fighting game based on classic arcade wrestling games of the past. It stands out for its retro visuals and plethora of lycra-clad characters and varied locations. Some may bemoan the simplicity and old fashioned...

Camel Up

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2014, updated in 2018

Genres: Push-Your-Luck and Race

Pieces: Board, Dice, Figures and Tokens

Developer: Pegasus Spiele (@PegasusSpiele)

Players: You can play with 3 to 8 players in the same room

Camel Up is a crazy push-your-luck game where you bet on and influence camel races. Each turn you can move the camels, bet on which will win or place tokens to slow or speed things up. It's clever because it rewards players who make bets early and it's...

Dixit

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2008

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Board, Cards, Figures and Tokens

Developer: Asmodee USA (@Asmodee_USA)

Players: You can play with 3 to 6 players in the same room

Dixit is a communication game where you guess which Picture cards related to someone's clue. Each round you each pick a card to match the Storyteller player's clue and then try and guess which one was the Storytellers. It's clever because of the scoring...

For Sale

Skill Rating: 7-12 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/1997, updated in 2009

Genres: Collecting, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Players: You can play with 3 to 6 players in the same room

For Sale is a quick, collection and push-your-luck game about buying and selling houses. You bid for houses of different values using coins at auction, and then sell them in savvy ways to maximise the biggest cheques for your best properties. It stands...

Happy City

Skill Rating: 7-12 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2021

Genres: Collecting, Push-Your-Luck, Sequencing, Strategy and World Building

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Gamewright (@Gamewright)

Players: This is a single-player game

Happy City is a city building collecting card game where you buy buildings to attract Residents and increase their Happiness. You do this by purchasing cards that generate short term Coins as well as add those long term benefits. As you race to build...

Just One

Skill Rating: 8-11 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards and Pen and Pad

Developer: Repos Production (@ReposProduction)

Players: You can play with 3 to 7 players in the same room

Just One is a communication party game where you guess words based on one word clues from the group. You work together to help the guesser by writing one word clues on the wipeable easels. Unusually, if the clues are the same they are removed before the...

My First Castle Panic

Skill Rating: 3-8 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game, Sequencing and Strategy

Developer: Fireside Games (@FiresideGames)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

My First Castle Panic is a simpler version of Castle Panic. You work together to defend your castle by knocking out the monsters before they get to your walls by matching the colour and shape with cards in your hand. It stands out for the simple...

Outfoxed!

Skill Rating: 4-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2014

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting and Sequencing

Pieces: Board, Cards, Dice and Tokens

Developer: Game Wright (@GameWright)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Outfoxed is a cooperative puzzle game where you work to discover which of the suspects stole the pie before the fox gets to safety. You roll to move around the board and apply special Clue tokens to the Clue Decoder holster that reveals specific aspects...

Ravine

Skill Rating: 7-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Genres: Action, Collecting, Communication, Push-Your-Luck and Strategy

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Stlr Fctry (@StlrFctry)

Players: You can play with 3 to 6 players in the same room

Ravine is a cooperative strategy card game about surviving the aftermath of a plane crash. You make choices on how to spend your Heart tokens - forage for food, craft a fire or build shelters. You need to manage your resources and make group decisions...

Rhino Hero

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2012, updated in 2018

Genres: Dexterity and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: Haba USA (@Haba_USA)

Players: You can play with 2 to 5 players in the same room

Rhino Hero is an action game where players use cards to build a vertical tower. The aim is to place all your cards without knocking the tower down. What starts as a fun and tactile challenge quickly turns into a battle of nerves, as you place cards that...

Supermarket Shriek

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 09/06/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Race and Simulation

Developer: Official Goat (@OfficialGoat)

Players: You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room

Supermarket Shriek is a kart racing game where you control a shopping trolley with a goat co-pilot. You have to navigate through obstacles and challenges in a range of shops, boutiques and supermarkets.

Bermuda Pirates

Skill Rating: 5-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Action, Collecting, Dexterity, Push-Your-Luck and Traversal

Pieces: Board, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: Fox Mind (@FoxMind)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Bermuda Pirates is an action game about navigating a treacherous sea. You use your finger to push your boat through the sea to the central island to collect gems. The twist is the magnetic spots in the board that sink your boat and jettison any cargo.

Codenames

Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2015

Genres: Collecting, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards

Players: You can play with 2 to 12 players in the same room

Codenames is a team communication game where you play two competing spy networks. One player in each team gives clues to help them find the cards that are their agents without hitting the assassin. It's a novel combination of push-your-luck, clue giving...

Fire In The Hole

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2022

Genres: Battle, Dexterity and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Board, Cards, Dice and Placeables

Developer: Mc Miller Fun (@McMillerFun)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Fire In The Hole is dexterity card game where you compete to throw cannonballs at a pop-up pirate ship to scavenge treasure and win the day. The aim is to land your coloured cannonballs to form a square of four in the holes of the boat, but other...

Love Letter

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2012, updated in 2019

Genres: Battle, Collecting, Communication, Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Z Man Games (@ZManGames_)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

Love Letter is a push-your-luck card game about winning the princess's affection. You use cards with different abilities to knock out the other suitors. With a small number of cards and characters, it's as much about gaining information about what other...

Lumberhill

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 07/02/2022

Price: 40% off

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Action, Puzzle and Traversal

Developer: Lumber Hill Game (@LumberHillGame)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game

Lumberhill is a simple puzzle game where you take on lumberjack-related tasks against the clock. It's chaotic fun rather than complex as you fight wildfires, pirates, build bridges and herd animals. It's an unusually simple and silly co-operative...

Monza

Skill Rating: 3-8 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2000, updated in 2020

Genres: Brain Game, Race and Sequencing

Pieces: Board, Dice and Figures

Developer: Haba USA (@Haba_USA)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

Monza is a simple car racing game. You move your car by rolling six dice to reveal six colours and then using each one to move along the colour coded track. It's novel because you can always find a few moves but to get ahead (and use all the dice) you...

Noggin

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 06/05/2022

Genres: Brain Game and Communication

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Asmodee USA (@Asmodee_USA)

Players: You can play with 3 players in the same room

Noggin is a communication trivia game where you compete to give the fastest correct answers to word puzzles. You play by laying cards and shouting out answers. It is a game of quick thinking, creative answering and doing your best to avoid saying...

OK Play

Skill Rating: 4-6 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2016

Genres: Puzzle, Sequencing and Strategy

Pieces: Placeables

Developer: Big Potato Games (@BigPotatoGames)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

OK Play (Cinco Linko in some territories) is a tile-placing strategy game where you compete to get five in a row. You take turns to place tiles next to each other in a growing grid. It is like Noughts and Crosses or Connect 4, but with an ever-expanding...

That's Not Lemonade

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 04/12/2018

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards and Placeables

Developer: Play TKG (@PlayTKG)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

That's Not Lemonade is a push-your-luck card game where you aim to be the last person to "drink" something that isn't lemonade. You take cards hoping to accrue the most Ice or Lemonade, but if you push things too far you are out. This means you play the...

The Muddles

Skill Rating: 3-8 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Genres: Collecting and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Big Potato Games (@BigPotatoGames)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

The Muddles is a card sequencing and collecting game where you combine animals to create mixed up creatures. With the target creations in the middle, you use your hand to combine the words and pictures and make the muddle. It stands out for its...

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