Fanatical gift guide - Best party PC games to buy this Christmas
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Many of you have your own traditions over the festive season - eating lots of tasty food, binging TV shows and movies, and playing some games. With festive cheer all around, it's a good time to get members of your household and friends together for a good old gaming session, and party games are certainly a go-to choice.
If you're on the hunt for some fun gaming gift ideas, we've put together a gift guide on great party PC games that you can buy for friends, family and fellow gamers this Christmas. Oh, and you can now Give A Gift when making a purchase on the Fanatical Store, which allows you to send games directly to your giftee with a little message.
The Jackbox Party Pack 8
Ready to energize your next game night, holiday party, happy hour, or video call? The Jackbox Party Pack 8 is here, featuring five new hilarious games!
In this eighth installment of Jackbox Games' popular party packs, you won't need extra controllers as you'll be able to use your phones or tablets to play along! Got a bigger group? Play with up to 10 players and up to 10,000 audience members.
DRAWFUL ANIMATE - (THREE TO 10 PLAYERS)
It’s alive! The guessing game with terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers makes a dynamic return. In this revamped title, players create looping, two-frame animations based on weird and random titles.
THE WHEEL OF ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS - (TWO TO EIGHT PLAYERS)
Trivia has never been so large! A fantastic, mystical wheel challenges you with a variety of trivia prompts.
Winners are awarded slices of the Wheel’s face with a chance to win big with each nail-biting spin. In the end, one player will have their most burning question answered by the great Wheel.
JOB JOB - (THREE TO 10 PLAYERS)
Use other people’s words to create unique and funny answers to classic job interview questions. Go head to head to see who scores the job!
THE POLL MINE - (TWO TO 10 PLAYERS)
A survey game that’s all about YOU! Split into teams and see who can escape from the witch’s lair.
Players individually rank their choices to a difficult question, then must guess how the group answered as a whole. How well do you know your friends?!
WEAPONS DRAWN - (FOUR TO EIGHT PLAYERS)
A social deduction game where everyone is both a murderer and a detective. Players doodle all the clues, hiding a letter from their name in the weapon drawings. Can you solve murders while trying to get away with your own?
Please note: The Jackbox Party Pack 8 is currently in English only. This game does not support online matchmaking but can still be enjoyed remotely using live-streaming services or video conferencing tools.
Winner of Indie of the Year 2014, and now with VR Support for the HTC Vive, experience classic tabletop games for the digital age with Tabletop Simulator.
Players have the ability to create their own twist on classic tabletop games, with additional features such as importing custom assets and automating games with scripting - as well as the opportunity to set up their own complete RPG dungeons and manipulate the physics. Create hinges and joints, and even flip the virtual table in rage when losing to your opponent.
Have a go at creating custom decks, importing 3D models, creating scripts, and much more!
With 15 base games including Chess, Poker, Jigsaw Puzzles, Dominoes, and Mahjong - there's something for everyone in Tabletop Simulator. Use the RPG Kit, including tilesets and furniture, as well as animated figurines to create epic battles with your friends - for players who like to control the game's outcome, there’s even an option for 'Game Masters' to take the lead.
Tabletop Simulator is fully supported by Steam Workshop, which means that players have infinite possibilities to shape and create new and exciting ways to enjoy classic games. With the extremely simple modding system in place, you and your friends can create and download thousands of mods on the Workshop - and share your designs with others to enjoy.
Witness a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action in the online action co-op Overcooked! 2. You will journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of up to four chefs.
Can you withstand the heat? Let's find out!
You’ve saved the world from the Ever Peckish, and now a new threat has arisen. Grab your spatula and get back in the kitchen to stave off the hunger of The Unbread!
You’ll knead to work together (or against each other) to get the highest score in chaotic local and online multiplayer. Journey across a brand new overworld map by land, sea and air.
Get cooking in new themes ranging from sushi restaurants, magic schools, mines and even alien planets. Travel the land cooking up a range of new recipes that are sure to cater to any tastes, including sushi, cakes, burgers and pizzas.
You'll be able to head through teleporters, across moving platforms and save time by throwing ingredients across dynamic kitchens that shift and evolve. Some kitchens even whisk your chefs away to new locations.
Golf With Your Friends
Why not join the 'Par-Tee' and have a blast with Golf With Your Friends. In this mini-golf sim, nothing is out of bounds as you take on 11 courses filled with fast-paced, exciting, simultaneous action for up to 12 players!
Try your hand at courses with unique mechanics and holes as you attempt to conquer the mini-golf globe. Become a pro in the pirate course, aim for an albatross in the ancient theme, and go for a hole-in-one in the tranquil forests.
Drive a wedge between your friends with some well-placed power-us. Trap an opponent's ball in honey, bring others to an abrupt halt by freezing them, or use the Randomizer to turn their golf ball into a square to make a simple shot very tricky!
With three game modes available, you'll be able to spice up your playstyle with unique end goals. Tee off in classic mini-golf, shoot for the pars in hoops or swap the hole for a goal in hockey.
Putt your own spin on the game by creating, sharing and playing your own courses with Golf With Your Friends' Level Editor mode. Test your own skills as well as others as you let your imagination run wild, creating unique, challenging and often hilarious courses to complete.
Turn the fairway into the runway, with unlockable hats, skins and trails for your ball. Choose your ball color and top it off with burger, upside-down ice cream cone, satellite and many more items!
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Throw yourself headfirst into manic, last gamer standing action with 2020 phenomenon that is Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. In this Massively Multiplayer action game, you'll join a horde of up to 60 contestants online in a mad dash through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains!
Battle through bizarre obstacles, shove through unruly competitors and overcome the unbending laws of physics as you stumble towards greatness. Leave your dignity at the door and prepare for hilarious failure in your quest to claim the crown.
Even if you're eliminated in the early rounds, the laughs will be worth it!
A series of ridiculous challenges await with wild obstacle courses and masses of other online competitors, all with the hopes of making the cut and advancing to the next round of mayhem... no matter the cost!
Have a blast in competitive free-for-alls where every character is out for themselves, as well as co-op challenges where the losing team all get eliminated!
Watch in delight as your fellow competitors bend, bounce, and bash their way to hilarious, physics-based failure. No round will ever be the same with all these competitors throwing themselves around in hysterical fashion.
Why not fail in style with everything from fashionable pineapple couture to the latest in bunny hats available to customize your look in Fall Guys.
Garfield Kart - Furious Racing
He's back! Witness the return of the famous lasagna-loving cat in no-holds-barred racing action with Garfield Kart - Furious Racing. Take on Jon, Odie and company in quirky fun-filled races!
Garfield Kart - Furious Racing is a 'Very Positive' Steam rated cult classic racer that lets you choose your character and kart according to their characteristics and your driving style.
Make a quick getaway off the starting line first and control skids to outrun your opponents. Use crazy bonus objects such as the Pillow or the Magic Wand to gain an edge and get over the finishing line first.
Discover nine different attack and defense bonuses to pick up to turn the race around, or take Garfield's lazy approach to life and take shortcuts to overtake the other racers with the Spring.
Race your friends in local 4-player split-screen mode, or take on other players in online multiplayer, with up to eight players on 16 iconic circuits from the world of Garfield, such as the Palerock Lake and Pastacosi Factory.
Race across three different game modes including Grand Prix, Single Race, Time Trial.
First Class Trouble
Will you choose the human Residents or the rebellious Personoids? It's time to find out in First Class Trouble. This six-multiplayer party game from developer Invisible Walls sees you work together and against each other to survive a disaster.
Deceive or deduce your way to victory in a charming, yet unsettling and often mischievous environment. Whether you do it sober or with a slight buzz, FCT will serve you a dangerous cocktail of difficult decisions and whacky possibilities.
The objective is to shut down the Central Artificial Intelligence Network, also known as CAIN, of the luxurious intergalactic cruise ship ISS Alithea before it and its loyal Personoids take control of the ship. You'll need to lie, disrupt and deceive your way through the ship among the residents to either reach CAIN and unleash its full potential or kill off the remaining residents to secure control of the vessel.
Use your unique skills to communicate and navigate the ship in the shadows and kill off residents when they pose a threat to your identity. You can interact with your fellow residents and personoids in unlimited, physicalized ways. Whack your friend to the end of the pool with the racket or simply nudge that foe into the fire and look away for a while.
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