The Family Party games are a series of low price minigame collections, each having a different theme or setting. All games in the series are Wii exclusive and support up to four players. Minigames in the series are known for having players rapidly shake the wii remote, rapidly press buttons or giving ackward control schemes to begin with. The series is also known for its poorly programmed CPU A.I. There have been a total of six games released so far all of which have gotten bad reception from critics.
The Family Party games are based around playing minigames in a variety of areas and try to go for first place. To clear an area, the player must do well in minigames to get a certain overall score. Playable characters and areas are unlocked by simply playing the game