This is the time of year when we get together with our friends and family, and while seeing them is great and dinner will be delicious, it is important to think about entertainment. What are we going to do? A fun way to fill that void is video games. That is why we have created this list with casual games that are perfect to enjoy with people of all kinds. Let your console be the life of the party for a little while!
Mario Party is synonymous with group fun, and the series recently added a new title, Mario Party Superstars, which might as well be the best all. If it is the first time you play Mario Party, we explain it to you: it is basically a digital board game with a wide variety of interactive minigames. All the boards have twists that add even more drama to each experience. But approach this title with extreme caution: the chaos that ensues could bring you closer to the other players, but the possibility of it destroying those relationships is even greater.
Speaking of games that can destroy friendships, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is another great title to enjoy in a group. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time on the track or if you’re a fan of Mario Kart for a long time; It will guarantee you exciting moments at your party. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an enhanced edition of Mario Kart 8 from Wii U for the Nintendo Switch. This version offers hours of entertainment, including all the DLC previously released for the Mario Kart 8 original. There are more tracks, battle arenas, modes and characters than anyone could ask for, at a great price. And thanks to the Joy-cons it’s easier than ever to have four controls so more people have fun at the same time.
If you haven’t tired of cooking for your guests, how about inviting them to the kitchen at Overcooked 2? In this sequel to Overcooked original, up to four players can team up in a game style Diner Dash in which everyone must work together to prepare various dishes and serve them quickly to hungry customers. But things are not as simple as they sound. Get ready to cook in rocking boats, moving vehicles, and in the middle of the road.
Among Us is a game that at this point needs no introduction. Maybe it has already been the life of your party many times. However, just in time for the holiday season, the game added an update that gives players even more to do besides finishing their tasks and murdering their crewmates by surprise. What’s new includes cosmetics, items, money to unlock things, and roles as scientists or engineers. The impostor has also been improved: it can now change shape to resemble any character in the game. With Among Us on so many platforms and due to hit Xbox and PlayStation on December 14th, it’s certainly a great resource for any gathering.
The line of games Jackbox is a series created specifically to entertain groups of casual gamers. It even allows gamers to join in the fun with their tablets and phones if they don’t have controls. The latest installment in the series, The Jackbox Party Pack 8, includes five party games to suit any occasion. The better part of Jackbox is that featured games can be played with up to eight or 10 players, depending on which one is chosen. The games range from a job interview parody to a murder mystery.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes It is similar to the games of Jackbox. This title puts you and a group of colleagues in charge of defusing a bomb. However, the problem is that only one player can defuse the bomb, while “experts” with the defuse manual cannot see it. That’s where the “keep talking” part comes in. This game will turn any party into a hectic and stressful experience, but in a good way.
If the party tends more towards mature and dramatic games, then Hidden Agenda, exclusive to the PS4, is what you are looking for. This game is similar to titles like Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, with the twist that the whole group can vote for the outcome of the decisions. Each player can also help with the investigation and puzzle parts of the game. Fortunately, Hidden Agenda it’s cheaper, at just $ 10 on the PlayStation Store. Supports up to five players, joining together on their Android phones.
And if we talk about casual games that have not lost their charisma, Wii Sports could be the king. This game has transcended seasons, remaining one of the best titles that you can take advantage of to have fun at a party. From golf to bowling to baseball, the simplicity of the various mini-games of Wii Sports makes it extremely easy to enjoy with a group of friends. Its only downside is that it is only available on the Nintendo Wii, a previous generation console that perhaps not everyone will keep.