“Hall of Fame” Games

Of the 50+ games we’ve played in a group environment, we’ve learned a few things. The games which work best in this environment have a few qualities. Of course they must be a blast to play, but they must also be accessible, have a unique art style, and be enjoyable for spectators to watch. They pit players against other players, are round-based, and give frequent opportunities to share the controller with others.

Here’s a list of the best games we’ve played in a large group, of more than four.

Towerfall

Created by MattMakesGames

A perennial favorite, Towerfall is among the best multiplayer games we have ever seen. It’s a retro-inspired arena battle game where each player is an archer engaging 2-dimensional foes while avoiding obstacles.

What’s amazing about Towerfall is the combination of accessibility and deep strategy. Because the mechanics and controls of the game are so simple, anyone can pick up and play for the first time, and in many cases will be competitive within just a few minutes. For those who’ve played Towerfall for 10+ hours, new abilities and techniques are constantly being discovered.

Crucially, Towerfall is easy to watch and understand for spectators. The replay system which displays after the final kill of each round is phenomenal and will have you yelling at your TV. We can’t recommend Towerfall enough.

Official Youtube Trailer

Clusterpuck

Created by PHL Collective

A perennial favorite, Towerfall is among the best multiplayer games we have ever seen. It’s a retro-inspired arena battle game where each player is an archer engaging 2-dimensional foes while avoiding obstacles.

What’s amazing about Towerfall is the combination of accessibility and deep strategy. Because the mechanics and controls of the game are so simple, anyone can pick up and play for the first time, and in many cases will be competitive within just a few minutes. For those who’ve played Towerfall for 10+ hours, new abilities and techniques are constantly being discovered.

Crucially, Towerfall is easy to watch and understand for spectators. The replay system which displays after the final kill of each round is phenomenal and will have you yelling at your TV. We can’t recommend Towerfall enough.

Official Youtube Trailer