5 Best Family Video Games For a Fun Game Night
I never thought we would be a “video game family”, yet here we are. With four boys who all love their video games, we can either join them with a smile or be the “old people” who roll their eyes at the younger generation. Personally, I think the former sounds more fun. When the kids pick “game night” as the family’s weekend entertainment, I know we are in for a blast when we play one of these family video games.
As video games become more and more of a staple of entertainment for all ages, families are opting to add video games during family game nights. Video games offer exciting new worlds and adventures for the entire family, but with so many to choose from, it can be difficult to find the perfect family game.
With the rise of online play, fewer games incorporate local, couch co-op-based gameplay. However, there is still a decent-sized collection of great games that are fun and appropriate for families. If your kids are all teens, these Nintendo Switch games for teens are a sure hit.
Bust out the snacks, following are some of the best couch co-op family video games to make the perfect game night.
Family Video Games
Minecraft (Switch, Xbox, PlayStation, Mobile)
Since its official launch in 2011, Minecraft has taken the world by storm and has been ported to many home and mobile consoles. The simple game has continuously gotten bigger and bigger, both in terms of fanbase popularity as well as in gameplay.
Minecraft is a simple concept that allows for infinite possibilities. Featuring two main modes: Survival and creative, players have options for their Minecraft experience. In survival mode, players will have to fight, craft, and survive in order to thrive in a randomly generated world.
In creative mode, players have access to a near-infinite amount of resources to build and create whatever they can possibly think of. Both modes are perfect for families as they allow you to strategize, work together, be creative, and all while having a ton of fun!
If you want to add a Minecraft-related craft project to your family fun night, these Minecraft and Pokemon Perler patterns will keep your kids busy (and happy) for hours!
Super Mario Party (Switch)
For Nintendo gamers, Super Mario Party has long been a staple of couch-based multiplayer gaming for over two decades. With the newest addition to the franchise on the Nintendo Switch, players can take the fun of Mario Party wherever they go.
With all-new features and board designs, Super Mario Party is a virtual board game taken to the next level. With all sorts of minigames and challenges to compete against one another in, and new boards to explore, Super Mario Party is a surefire bet on having an awesome family video game night!
You can, of course, decorate the house for your super-fun evening using these adorable Super Mario Bros decoration ideas.
Jackbox Party Pack (Xbox, Switch, PlayStation, Mobile)
The Jackbox Party Pack offers a slew of fun tv based games for the entire family to enjoy. In Jackbox games, creativity and a sharp wit are the best ways to win the game. There are all sorts of options to choose from, from funny fill-in-the-blank questions that players will vote on, to t-shirt slogan competitions.
Jackbox is great for smaller group gatherings or larger ones with most games being able to accompany many players at once. Players will need access to a smartphone, tablet, or any other device that can access a web browser to play, however.
With the Jackbox Party Pack, the fun is endless, as are the possibilities when it comes to these zany games sure to be a hit within the family!
Gang Beasts (Xbox, PlayStation)
What could possibly be better than seeing clay-like figures duking it out in a variety of locations? Being able to hop into the action yourself of course! Gang Beasts offers zany and outright silly fights between cartoony characters where players must push each other out of the map in order to be the last man standing.
However, it gets more complicated than that. In Gang Beasts, the movement system is designed with a heavy emphasis on physics, so players will have to work hard if they want to win. With all sorts of characters and fun locations with hidden features, this game provides endless amounts of fun for everyone.
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate (Switch)
Another fighting game, pitting the greatest characters from Nintendo and other legendary companies is now even better. In Smash Bros. Ultimate, players will take on a plethora of classic gaming characters with the largest roster in Smash history.
Everything about the game is ultimate, from the maps to the music, there is so much new content for players to explore. This game is easy to learn and difficult to master, making for hours of fun for the entire family.
Finding the perfect family video game for your family game night can be a little difficult, but certainly not impossible. There are loads of great couch co-op and versus games that are sure to be a hit in your family.
With this list, you can find the perfect family video game for your next game night, and be certain that everyone involved is guaranteed to have a blast!