Best family games to make games night much more interesting

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Best family games

by Isabel Martins |
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When it comes to video games, gone are the days where gaming was dominated by young boys and adult men. With such a rapid and extensive expansion in the gaming world, there's something out there for everyone.

From racing games to rallying games, there's a myriad of different games with various themes and graphics to please all ages.

And as well as having video games suited for specific ages, there are plenty of options out there that are ideal for families. With intuitive controls and easy-to-grasp gameplay, it's a great way to gather the whole family and have some fun, quality time together.

Though it takes quite a mix of different features to make the best family video game, there are plenty of games available on the consoles that are ideal. Here’s our guide on the best family games.

Best family games in 2021

Editor's pick

Lego City Undercover
Price: $27.78
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If you've ever played Lego City Undercover before, you'll know why we put it at the top of our list. The incredibly fun and action-packed video game is great for all ages, the premise of it being an enjoyable thriller where you fight crime in the Lego City.

Platform:Nintendo Switch

Best game for all families

Overcooked 2
Price: $39.99

This may be one of the best family games, but we also rank this as one of the best multiplayer games overall! You'll have to coordinate with other players on how to cook and produce delicious _chef's kiss_ dishes. The fun aspect is that the kitchen and your surroundings are a complete mess, and you'll have to organise yourself quickly if you want to win.

Platform:Nintendo Switch

Best physical game

Just Dance 2021
Price: $21.95
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If you're looking for a video game where you can get more involved, then look no further than Just Dance 2021. All you need is an internet-connected display and a console or smartphone that you can use as a controller. Follow the dancer on the screen and make each dance move perfect! Your moves will be tracked by the game so make sure you nail them.

Platform:Nintendo Switch

Best for kids

Everyone loves a racing game, and with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you're getting goofy and thrilling racing. Solo, multiplayer, or online, Mario Kart always pleases. This Deluxe edition is preloaded with all the DLC, so there's plenty of bang for your buck here.

Platform:Nintendo Switch

Best classic game

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
Price: $42.04
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Love classical games but want to make it digital? The 51 Worldwide Games gives you just that with over 51 games to choose from, between card games, board games, dominoes, and much more. With up to four players per game, this is definitely a family favourite.

Platform:Nintendo Switch

Another incredibly fun and laid-back game, Sports Party brings you a variety of exciting and different activities. Choose between frisbee, basketball, golf, jet ski, beach tennis, or even skateboarding. You'll be able to play each of the games with varying difficulties, so you can perfect your craft. Soak up the sun, paddle in the sea or play a beach game, there are endless options for fun.

Platform:Nintendo Switch

An incredibly goofy and entertaining game, Untitled Goose Game is a mixture of chaos and fun. You'll let a wild and slightly insane goose loose onto an unsuspecting village, where they'll wreak and cause havoc. Choose between stealing groceries, running around in high-street shops, getting into a pub and throwing things around, the choice is yours.

Platform:Nintendo Switch

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Price: $102.47

If you're looking for fun and entertainment, look no further than Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Get through plenty of obstacles and colourful courses, and take advantage of all of the creative levels you'd get with the original game but with significant improvements and enhancements.

Platform:Nintendo Switch

Best for older teens

One for the older kids and young adults, this video game is all about making fun of each other and finding out what one another really thinks. If you can take all the jokes in good spirits and just enjoy it, it'll be an excellent bonding game.

Platform:PS4

If you love trivia games but need them in a digital form, then consider the game Knowledge is Power. The quiz game is filled with trivia, tactics, and tricks.

Platform:PS4

Get all of the fun from The Jackbox Party Packs 1 and 2 all in one! With plenty of party games and options, there's an endless amount of fun for everyone.

Platform:PS4

Isabel Martins is a Commercial Content Writer for What's The Best, specialising in technology.

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