->''"I've always questioned Mario's definition of party. Apparently in the Mushroom Kingdom a 'party' is defined as a random string of tasks through which one risks their life for coins, then spends said coins on stars so that they may be declared the 'winner'."''
-->-- ''Nerd Rage'', [[http://www.nerdragecomic.com/index.php?date=2012-02-24]]

A genre of game that took off with the release of ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' on the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64. 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 ''VideoGame/RockBand'' and ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' fall under this category.

Either way, these are far more common [[UsefulNotes/PCVsConsole on consoles than on PCs]] because during the SDTV era, few [=PCs=] were equipped to use four controllers and a large monitor.
* VideoGame/OneTwoSwitch
* VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: amiibo Festival
* VideoGame/{{Anticipation}}
* VideoGame/BattleChess
* VideoGame/BombermanLand
* Creator/CartoonNetwork Block Party
* VideoGame/CrashBash
** Crash Boom Bang!
* VideoGame/DisneyUniverse
* Disney's Party
* VideoGame/DokaponKingdom
* VideoGame/DonkeyKonga
* VideoGame/FlipWars
* Getter Love!! Panda Love Unit
** Typing of the Date
* VideoGame/GuiltyParty
* VideoGame/IncredibleCrisis (Very loosely, though.)
* VideoGame/ItadakiStreet
* VideoGame/TheJackboxPartyPack
* 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.
* From the VideoGame/{{Rayman}} series:
** [[VideoGame/RavingRabbids Rayman Raving Rabbids 1, 2 and TV Party]]
** VideoGame/RaymanM
* A lot of shovelware and [[LicensedGame licensed]] [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames "games"]] tend to be party games.
* WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}: Super Party
* ''VideoGame/{{Snipperclips}}''
* VideoGame/SonicShuffle
* VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsLightsCameraPants
* VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U's Smash Tour mode
* VideoGame/VivaPinata: Party Animals
* VideoGame/WarioWare (in particular, ''Mega Party Game$'', but other installments have included elements of this)
* VideoGame/WiiParty
* VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack