Top Party Games For The Holiday Season
- Dec 19, 2022
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Looking to indulge in some wintry, festive video games for the holiday season? This little elf from VyrusCo’s Workshop has wrapped up some of the top holiday games for you to cozy up with. Whether you want to cozy up on your own snowy adventure or have family and friends join in on the fun, there’s something perfect that will get you into that holiday spirit.
So throw on a yule log in another tab, grab a hot chocolate or glass of eggnog, and get cozy with these joyous party video games!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Time to hit the roads! Just in time for the holiday season, Nintendo recently released wave 3 of Mario Kart courses that include exciting Merry Mountain! Go dashing through the snow with your main in a jolly village filled with Christmas decor, presents, and candy canes.
This Nintendo Switch game never gets old to bust out at any party. Especially with 48 courses in the base game and the Booster Course Pass providing another 48 by the end of all wave releases, there’s a track for everyone to shine in like the star on the tree.
Jackbox Party Pack
One screen, multiple smartphones. Jackbox Games develops hilarious party games perfect for gatherings with families and friends of all ages. Party Packs include 5 games that are usually inspired from traditional games like charades or trivia with a twist or creative touch.
These games can be played in close proximity to others or remotely with people you know around the world, making this a perfect party game choice for streamers too! Players just need a web enabled device to participate, and some enthusiasm like Buddy The Elf.
No one parties harder than friends in Mario Party. This iconic board game battler from Nintendo brings back our favorite Super Mario characters time and time again for some unforgettable fun! Play as competing 2 on 2 teams or head to head to collect the most stars and come out on top of all kinds of unique mini-games.
For the holiday season, enjoy a throwback to Snowflake Lake in Mario Party 6, or even Chilly Waters from Mario Party 3. Also, Snow Whirled and Snowball Summit! are arguably the best, most hilarious winter-themed mini games in Mario Party Superstars for the Nintendo Switch. Be careful, because Mario Party games might be having you up til Santa arrives on Christmas Day.
Feeling brave enough to risk your friendship statuses? Pummel Party is another board game battler that brings up to 8 players together, locally or online, to ultimately tear everyone apart with rage. Aside from main maps, you can also enjoy mini-game mode which includes a challenge of knocking your friends into the abyss of Snowy Spin.
With hilarious items to abuse your friends with, you’ll end up doing what you need to do to reign victorious over your friends - all while dying of laughter.
Want to bring the experience of cooking at a holiday dinner party to life? Overcooked! 2 will have you and other players navigating how to manage a busy kitchen and coordinating who will chop ingredients and who will clean dishes. Don’t forget about keeping your guests happy too! Enjoy the festivity of it all complete with the Winter Wonderland and Kevin’s Christmas Cracker updates.
This seemingly endless game can put your friend group to the test leaving you finding out who is the most organized and committed, along with who is getting distracted and maybe sneaking a cookie.
Betray your friends while braving the wilderness in this 8 person multiplayer game. Project Winter is a game about survival, even if that means backstabbing teammates. Amongst your group of survivors lurks unidentified “traitors” who will sabotage your chances of staying alive.
However, you must communicate with one another if you hope to survive the harsh elements or dangerous wildlife and successfully escape. You can never be sure of who to trust, just like those who still buy socks as gifts for Christmas.
Yuligans: Christmas is Coming!
It’s 8 weeks until Christmas Eve! How will you spend your time preparing for the biggest night of the year? In this choice driven game, you can get into all of the holiday hijinks of the season with 3 of your friends and family. Enjoy this merry multiplayer PC game as a couch co-op or online and cross platform.
Santa Claus is relying on you to work hard at the Elves’ Workshop and stop Krampus from mischievous activity. Or will you venture into the Abomidable Woods? Don’t forget your hot cocoa for this sleigh ride that’s different every time you play!
Christmas Race: A simple mission that will turn any holiday event that’s calm to CHAOTIC. This app style-like game isn’t multiplayer, BUT you can take turns to see how far you can get Santa to go - which isn’t as easy as it seems.
You must take tight turns on slippery slopes, collecting gifts all without crashing. There are literally infinite levels that are completely random every time. If you need a break from your busy holiday season, this is the perfect (yet addictive) choice.
Don’t let this holiday season go by without some festive multiplayer competition and maybe even some IRL snowball fights that result from your opponents taking some L’s!
Which party game has you most excited for the holiday season and winter months? Do you have any wintry-themed video games you love? Tell us in the comments! ☃️🥂