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Switching Up the Party: Nintendo Switch Games That Bring the Fun

Throughout its lifespan, the Nintendo Switch has established itself as the ultimate game system for social gatherings. While we may not be lugging aro...

Kizito Katawonga

Feb 13, 2024

Switching Up the Party: Nintendo Switch Games That Bring the Fun

Throughout its lifespan, the Nintendo Switch has established itself as the ultimate game system for social gatherings. While we may not be lugging around a Switch dock to a quinceañera (unless specifically requested), we can all agree that the Switch is perfect for parties.

However, not all games on the handheld console are suitable for outings, birthdays, or gatherings with more than three people. If you want to distract everyone with the irresistible allure of gaming, you need to have the right games ready to go. To help you out, we've handpicked and ranked the best party games on the Nintendo Switch. Just remember to bring plenty of controllers!

Updated on February 10, 2024, by Branden Lizardi: Still not convinced that these are the ultimate party games on the Nintendo Switch? Well, maybe our new image galleries will sway you. We've updated this list to include a gallery of images for each game, showcasing the best gameplay moments. And guess what? We've also added a new entry, expanding your options for the upcoming game night. So sit back, relax, and get ready to find something that will entertain everyone.

  1. "Moving Out" - The Fast and the Furniture-less

Picture this: you and up to three friends frantically working together to remove furniture from a house and load it into a van. Speed is of the essence, and if you have to throw a couch out the window onto the front lawn, so be it, as long as you do it all in under three minutes. Chaos ensues as you race against the clock in this top-down view game that turns the mundane into a hilarious spectacle. Just make sure to switch players every level to involve everyone in the furniture-moving madness!

  1. "Mario Party Superstars" - The Time-Consuming Board Game Extravaganza

It would be a crime not to include this title on the list. After all, it has "party" right in its name! "Mario Party Superstars" is a modern remake of classic levels from the series. While it's an accessible game suitable for a wide audience, it does have one flaw that hinders its party potential—it's too time-consuming for a small player count. With its digital board game mechanics and mini-games, even a ten-turn game takes around an hour to complete. So gather three friends, and let the party begin!

  1. "Overcooked" Series - Cooking Chaos with a Dash of Stress

Both "Overcooked" games are the perfect recipe for a party game. Each level is short, exciting, and (usually) has simple rules. Players can swap in and out, ensuring everyone gets a turn in the culinary chaos. However, there's a secret ingredient that could make things go sideways: stress. As the timer ticks down, tensions rise, and before you know it, you're shouting at your friends like Gordon Ramsay. If you can handle the heat, though, it's an incredibly fun time in the virtual kitchen.

  1. "Pico Park" - Cooperative Puzzles and Mischievous Friends

Looking for cooperation without the pressure of timers? Enter "Pico Park." In this minimalistic platformer, you and up to eight friends must work together to solve puzzles and reach the end goal. With split-screen multiplayer accommodating more than four players, it's an entertaining choice for larger groups at parties. Just be warned, mischievous friends can turn this cooperative experience into a hilarious struggle, making levels take much longer. This game is exclusively for party-goers!

  1. "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" - Racing, Chaos, and Blue Shells Galore

Of course, we can't forget the heavyweight champion of Nintendo—Mario Kart! "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" encompasses everything people love about the franchise. Choose from a vast array of Nintendo characters and race against each other on wild and creatively designed tracks. Use items to help or hinder your opponents, resulting in delightful chaos. With short levels, you can easily rotate players at any event. Plus, it supports up to four-person split-screen, eight-person local connections, and even online races with up to 12 players.

  1. Jackbox Party Pack 4 - The Ultimate Game for Non-Gamers

Introducing the video game for non-gamers: Jackbox! This innovative series allows numerous players to join a game through their smartphones by visiting a webpage. Each party pack contains different games, and the concepts are easy to follow. Among them, Fibbage 3 stands out as the best. It requires creativity, improvisation, and humor, making it perfect for those with social charisma. Just make sure you're ready to bring your A-game and let the laughter-filled competition begin!

  1. "Duck Game" - Feathered Frenzy and Quacking Laughter

After all that cooperative play, it's time for some friendly competition. Enter "Duck Game," a fast-paced multiplayer platformerthat pits ducks against each other in chaotic battles. Armed with an array of weapons and power-ups, you'll engage in intense matches with up to four players. The pixel art style and zany gameplay make for a visually appealing and laughter-inducing experience. Whether you're hopping around on jetpacks, throwing explosive crates, or quacking your way to victory, "Duck Game" is sure to bring the fun to any party.

Conclusion

When it comes to party games on the Nintendo Switch, these titles are guaranteed to bring the fun and laughter to any gathering. From frantic furniture removal in "Moving Out" to the classic board game experience of "Mario Party Superstars," there's something for everyone. "Overcooked" offers fast-paced cooking chaos, while "Pico Park" provides cooperative puzzle-solving for larger groups. "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" delivers exhilarating races with beloved characters, and Jackbox Party Pack 4 offers entertaining games accessible to non-gamers. Finally, "Duck Game" brings competitive mayhem with its feathered frenzy.

So, grab your Switch, gather your friends, and get ready for a memorable gaming experience that will elevate your party to a whole new level of fun!

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