Here are our picks for great multiplayer games that the entire family can sit down to enjoy. These games are not just great for the family entertainment, they too double as a fun party game!
Everyone loves food, but not everyone loves to prepare a meal for the family (imagine the clean up!). However, there is a game which puts players into a virtual kitchen. Overcooked is an easy game, but it focuses on communication and coordination to get the job done. Think of it as Hell’s Kitchen, but anyone can take turns to be the Ramsay in the family.
The Jackbox Party Pack(s)
This contains a whole slew of games designed for online play. All players have to use web-enabled devices to enter a “room” where the game is hosted. The game selection is breath-taking, from drawing games such as “Drawful”, to espionage-style games like “Push the Button”. Not only is it fun, but it keeps the mind sharp on a learning journey!
Despite the mean-sounding title, this is a silly-looking multiplayer party game with wobbly gelatinous characters, slapstick fight sequences, and absurd hazardous environments. Fight each other king-of-the-ring style, or fight fire or together against other enemies. It’s a very simple game to learn, but there are hours of fun to be had.
Pummel Party is a four-player online and local-multiplayer party game. Rope in the entire family, or go up against the AI in the board mode, or go straight to the various games in minigame mode. These include the last-man-standing “Snowy Spin” and treasure-hunt “Sandy Search”. For a twist, the winning placements determines the next round’s turn order too!
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Play as a chicken, horse, sheep, raccoon or other wonderful animals. Unlike many games with predertimed levels, this game requires you to build the level as the game progresses, placing traps and hazards to block other players. The trick of the game is not to block yourself. If everyone reaches the end of the level, no one gets any points!