Party Games for Families and Friends

Playing games by yourself can be a lot of fun, but it can also be somewhat lonely. There's an easy way to kick those solitary blues: playing games with others! Gather your buddies and engage in some friendly competition or introduce your family members to co-operative entertainment. Below, we've compiled a large list of games that will appeal to everyone, from the newcomer who's never played before to the hardcore enthusiast looking to pass the time with others. Next time you feel that your get-togethers are becoming a bit dull, break out one of these and let the fun begin!

For gamers interested in competition without any violence, check out our nonviolent video games list. Also, for players interested in the best titles for the latest consoles, see our lists for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

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Pix the Cat Game Poster Image
Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Super Mario Maker Game Poster Image
Extraordinarily fun game-maker for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
(2015)
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Wii Party U Game Poster Image
Lots of group fun encapsulated in 80+ mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
(2013)
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Flinthook Game Poster Image
Intuitive, madcap action stays fun despite repetition.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Game Poster Image
Family-friendly racer gets large update with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Mario Party 10 Game Poster Image
Fun party game with mild violence promotes socialization.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
(2015)
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Pac-Man 256 Game Poster Image
Unique, entertaining twist on classic arcade game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Peggle 2 Game Poster Image
Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
(2013)
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Everybody's Golf Game Poster Image
All-ages golf sim encourages friendly competitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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#IDARB Game Poster Image
Wacky soccer game seems easy, but chaotic play is tricky.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Infinite Minigolf Game Poster Image
Big fun to be had, made in this mini-sized golf game.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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LittleBigPlanet 3 Game Poster Image
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
(2014)
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Monopoly Family Fun Pack Game Poster Image
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Nintendo Land Game Poster Image
Fun, family-friendly mini-games open the door to Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
(2012)
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Overcooked Game Poster Image
Crazy co-op cooking game emphasizes collaboration, focus.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Rocket League Collector's Edition Game Poster Image
Super-fun family-friendly game with extra content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Game Poster Image
Clever cutouts are a cut above the average puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Super Beat Sports Game Poster Image
Quirky, fun rhythm party game moves to its own beat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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TrackMania Turbo Game Poster Image
Fun, family-friendly arcade racer brings hours of play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Wii Sports Club Game Poster Image
Five sports games get Wii U athletes on their feet.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
(2014)
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NES Remix Pack Game Poster Image
Family-friendly collection of classic Nintendo mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
(2014)
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Runbow Deluxe Edition Game Poster Image
Colorfully chaotic party game expanded with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
(2016)
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Armello Game Poster Image
Fun fantasy board game, but multiplayer can have slow turns.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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The Disney Afternoon Collection Game Poster Image
Scrooge-sized vault filled with retro Disney gaming gems.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Disneyland Adventures Game Poster Image
Despite mild fantasy violence, great tour of amusement park.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Just Dance 2018 Game Poster Image
Familiar but fun dance routine with a few new steps.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Knack 2 Game Poster Image
Fun, cartoony action game for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Game Poster Image
Epic Lego-Marvel team-up that spans all of space, time.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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The LEGO Movie Videogame Game Poster Image
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Game Poster Image
A fun, fun romp through a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Game Poster Image
Weird cartoonish multiplayer shooter grows fun for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Game Poster Image
Hungry game character back for another challenging course.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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The Pinball Arcade Game Poster Image
Fun recreations of classic pinball games.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One, iPhone, iPod
(2015)
(2015)
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Portal Knights Game Poster Image
Addictive sandbox crafting adventure with RPG elements.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition Game Poster Image
SEGA stars come to the track to race and wreak silly havoc.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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Splatoon 2 Game Poster Image
Colorful multiplayer shooter is captivating, can melt hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition Game Poster Image
Driving puzzler revs bone-crunching racetracks, challenge.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Worms W.M.D. Game Poster Image
Fun strategy sequel adds vehicles, weapon crafting.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Zen Pinball 2 Game Poster Image
Fun, wildly inventive take on arcade machines.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
(2015)
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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Fable Fortune Game Poster Image
Engaging card-game battle set in Fable's fantasy world.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Gwent Game Poster Image
Clever card game spin-off will test strategy, tactics.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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The Jackbox Party Pack 4 Game Poster Image
Hilarious, at times confusing party pack can thrill players.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Rock Band 4 Game Poster Image
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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The Deadly Tower of Monsters Game Poster Image
Why watch a B-movie when you can play one?
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
(2016)
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Guitar Hero: World Tour Game Poster Image
A best-in-class "must have" music game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
(2008)
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The Jackbox Party Pack 3 Game Poster Image
Party game compilation a great time despite tech issues.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Knight Squad Game Poster Image
Fun, frantic party game with mild cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Knowledge Is Power Game Poster Image
Amusing, funny trivia game fuses console with mobile.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Castle Crashers Remastered Game Poster Image
Warped, violent medieval adventure full of action, laughs.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Game Poster Image
Fun multiplayer adventure fuses action, puzzles, combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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