Party games can spice up any hangout!
The best games bring people together with furious competition, help people loosen up as they buckle down for the challenge, and bring out conversation and laughter in the resulting fiasco. If you’re like us, you’ve had great experiences with Exploding Kittens, Codenames, Catchphrase, and more!
With all the growing love for party games, it’s only natural that apps will follow, both new titles and re-creations of the classics. With that being said, which ones are the best?
Top 7 Digital Party Games
Honestly, if you haven’t heard of this one yet, where have you been?!
Jackbox games allow an infinite number of players to participate. Once a game opens on a computer or gaming console, each player can use their smart device to join the session. Once everyone’s in, the game begins!
So, what is the party pack?
Jackbox Games makes a wide variety of games and gathers them in sets. One of the more popular titles is Quiplash, a game which pits players against each other in a competition to develop responses to prompts. Or, you may discover Tee-K.O., an anime battle of T-shirt development. Or, among many others, you could brave the ever popular Trivia Murder Party. There, each question answered makes the difference between life and death for your in-game avatar.
Trust us: a whole summer of parties can be filled with Jackbox alone!
Meet Runbow, a personal favorite of ours! This game can be found on consoles and the Steam store. It’s great for one player or as many as eight. You may need to get more controllers, but trust us, it’s worth it!
Enter a whirlwind of side-scrolling confusion where your friends aren’t your enemies, but you’re sure going to get each other killed over and over again while trying to complete each level.
Each race ends quickly after a challenging, hectic dash. You’re never out for long because the game keeps a rapid pace constantly.
It’s got a good soundtrack, various entertaining PvP game types, a “collaborative” story mode, and myriad unlockable characters you just might recognize.
Ah, another classic!
One person holds the phone to their head as phrases appear. Their team must lead them to the right answer. It’s an old game that came around long before phones, but Heads Up artfully turned it into an incredible app that can be taken anywhere and easily played with almost anyone.
Oh, and if you’re interested in a cleaner version, there’s one for kids as well. Both versions only cost about one dollar; not a bad deal for a great, quality party game.
Would You Rather?
The game is perfectly simple! Upon opening, the game immediately confronts you with the tough “Would You Rather” questions we know and love. Jump right into the action:
This app takes the experience further by letting you know how many others chose your answer. Once you decide, you get a helpful breakdown:
It’s a very easy game to pick up, and you can have fun with it for hours.
This may sound familiar. Evil Apples is an “Apples-to-Apples” type game that combines hilarious and raunchy prompts with humorously heinous responses for shocking adult entertainment.
Basically, it’s “Cards Against Humanity.” However, for whatever reason, C.A.H. never created a digital app. Now, Evil Apples reigns supreme on the Apple app store with 101k likes with a 5-star rating overall.
Not only are you able to bring friends into a new game through Facebook or phone contacts, but you can jump into Quick Play any time with total strangers. We tried it. We planned to hang out for a minute, and stayed for an hour.
Also, if you get tired of the many cards they provide in the vanilla deck, you can “Unlock All Decks Forever” for just $10. That’s a whole lot of content, wrapped up in a well-designed app.
Once again, this may sound familiar. In this game, a group of players controls jello-like avatars. You attempt to throw each other off of objects in a ridiculously gelatinous game of King of the Hill.
It’s a lot of fun, and you’ll be coming back to this one time and time again.
Gang Beasts allows players to jump into matches with other people from around the world, no muss no fuss.
We know what you’re probably saying: did they put Fortnite in there for controversy’s sake, or do they really think it belongs?
To your surprise, this is not a drill.
Love it or hate it, Fortnite is a well-made game available for free, which allows for many types of cross-platform play. These are the facts! If you already enjoy Fortnite or haven’t given it a try yet, the mobile version has a great competitive, online, third-person shooter environment.
So, give a Fortnite party a chance! Avoid the possibly toxic online environments altogether, bring a couple of friends over, and go a few rounds for the battle royale.
Wrapping it Up
We hope you enjoy the games on this list. As we said before, classic party games and brand-new titles are being added all the time. If you have another game to suggest, please comment below and let us know.