A genre of game that took off with the release of ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' on the {{Nintendo 64}}. A party game is a [[MinigameGame minigame collection]] where two to four players compete against each other in a boardgame-like environment.

The term is also used more loosely to describe games that are really fun to have at a party. This label doesn't have a strict definition, but multiplayer (obviously) and accessibility are two important criteria. Things like ''RockBand'' and ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' fall under this category.

Either way, these are far more common [[PCVsConsole on consoles than on PCs]] because during the SDTV era, few [=PCs=] were equipped to use four controllers and a large monitor.
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!!Examples:
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* ''VideoGame/BattleChess''
* VideoGame/BombermanLand
* Creator/CartoonNetwork Block Party
* VideoGame/CrashBash
** Crash Boom Bang!
* ''VideoGame/DisneyUniverse''
* Disney's Party
* VideoGame/DokaponKingdom
* VideoGame/DonkeyKonga
* GuiltyParty
* ''VideoGame/IncredibleCrisis'' (Very loosely, though.)
* ''VideoGame/ItadakiStreet''
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty''
* ''Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Party Blast''
* ''VideoGame/NintendoLand''
* ''VideoGame/PacMan Fever''
** ''VideoGame/PacManParty''
* ''VideoGame/PointBlank'' is a hybrid of a PartyGame and a MinigameGame. The second game on the [=PlayStation=] has a Reversi-style game over-arching the minigames.
* ''[[VideoGame/RavingRabbids Rayman Raving Rabbids 1, 2 and TV Party]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}: Super Party''
* ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U''[='=]s Smash Tour mode
* VivaPinata: Party Animals
* VideoGame/WarioWare (in particular, ''Mega Party Game$'', but other installments have included elements of this)
* VideoGame/WiiParty
* VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack
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