The best party games to play in 2022

The best party games can both build and destroy friendships, and we've gathered our favorites

The best party games can challenge even the closest relationships - and that's what makes them so much fun... 

Super Mario Party

With everything from boat racing to who can fry a perfect cube of meat the fastest, there’s a whole catalogue of quirky little challenges to best your friends at. Ain't no party like Mario Party.

Available on: Nintendo Switch
Maximum players: Up to 4

Gang Beasts

A ridiculously silly fighting game with wacky physics that will keep you on your toes as you desperately try to cling onto victory. 

Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Maximum players: 8

Rocket League

Rocket League’s fast-paced, slightly manic spin on football revs up the sport in an endlessly fun arcade-y style that will easily fuel your party spirit.

Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
Maximum players: 4

Jackbox Party Pack 6

This collection includes five mini games, and every one is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, and put you and your pals in a lot of silly scenarios.

Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, iOS, Android
Maximum players: 4

Moving Out

This one might derail your party into a panicked frenzy of shouting, blaming, and hysterical laughing, but you'll be having a damn fun time in the process. Who knew moving furniture could be fun?!

Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
Maximum players: 4

Party Golf

Golf might not be everyone's cup of tea, but this is a colourful spin on crazy golf that takes place on procedurally generated golf courses, not a serious Tiger Woods-style sim.

Available on: PC, PS4, Switch
Maximum players: 8

Ultimate Chicken Horse

Clever Endeavour's platformer puts a fun twist on the genre by getting you and your friends to make your own levels and platforms with the aim of reaching the red flag goal.

Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
Maximum players: 4

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 is always a crowd pleaser, and playing a tournament can really spice things up and bring out everyone’s competitive side - for better or worse. 

Available on: Switch
Maximum players: 4 (up to eight with two Switch consoles)
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