You see, it would be easy to mess this up. There are plenty of games which by definition shouldn't have the word party in their title. Most definitions of party include the word entertainment but you won't be entertained by games such as Game Party Champions or Family Party: 30 Great Games. In fact, your guests will probably walk out if you forced them to play either.
So don't be misled by confusing titles. Follow our guide and you'll have a great party.
5. Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Family Party can offer 30 far-from-great games but Mario Party 9 has 78 mini-games for you to play through and while not all of them are brilliant there are plenty of great moments for you to enjoy in the best Mario Party game for years.
We like the button bashing action of Launch Break, which sees you battering the 1 button, then the 2 button, then shaking the Remote to launch a Super Mario Bros. 2-style rocket as high as possible.
The racer Speeding Bullets which has you riding a Bullet Bill like a Mario Kart is also good fun while the reaction-based challenges such as Growing Up, which asks you to press a series of buttons before anyone else to make your beanstalk grow higher, offer another example of the variety on offer here.