Christmas and New Year are those times of the year when the whole family usually gets together, giving rise to a lot of chaos, joy and laughter.
Of course, it is imperative that there be some form of entertainment and video games are increasingly developed in this sense, allowing the whole family to have fun regardless of age.
So, what are the best games to play as a family this holiday season? So, in this guide, we are going to give you some very versatile suggestions, so that even the less technological grandfather can join in the fun.
As always, your suggestions are welcome: use the comments box to give your own opinion!
Best games to play as a family this holiday season
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
An iconic game to play as a family; whether you’re playing or watching, the adrenaline of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is contagious and the fact that the Switch comes with two controllers will help even more to get everyone involved. Of course, there is always the possibility that the Blue Shells cause some friction…
Just Dance 2023
We put this year’s version, but any will do. Especially given how much we eat this season, Just Dance will help keep the whole family in shape while passing the time. Besides, it’s always fun to see a family member “making figures” to the sound of the hits of recent years!
Knowledge is power
A trivia game never hurt anyone, and Knowledge is Power will test your family members’ general knowledge. 6 people can play at the same time, which is a great asset, and in addition we can play using our own mobile phone. Thus, there are no rages for the command!
If you have a virtual reality headset, Beat Saber is a must. Easy to play, hard to master, this game will test your family members’ reaction skills and you can always compete to see who can get the highest score.
nintendo switch sports
Nintendo specializes in creating games that can be enjoyed by the whole family and Nintendo Switch Sports is an example of this: with several sports minigames (including bowling, tennis, football, volleyball, badminton, chambara and golf), there is plenty to choose from .
With the World Cup still fresh in our minds, FIFA is a classic game on the Portuguese scene and an endless source of entertainment. You can obviously play online against other players but nothing beats the adrenaline of playing side by side, on the same television, and seeing the other person’s face every time a goal is conceded.
It Takes Two
A game specially made to be played by two, full of delicious moments in which cooperation is essential! There are many exciting platform sections, many bosses to defeat and even a series of minigames where you can compete directly against your partner.
Is there anyone who doesn’t know Tetris? This is one of the most addictive games of all time and Tetris Effect takes the classic formula to the extreme with amazing graphics, beautiful soundtrack and multiple modes. In addition, the game has local co-op, ideal for these New Year’s Eve nights!
Overcooked is a game about communication and coming up with solutions quickly, a recipe for a good night out with the family. The chaos and stress is exhilarating as they prepare the ingredients, cook them, serve them and clean up, all within a time limit.
What games are you going to play this Christmas and New Year?