4 Great Apple TV Party Games for Everyone

You and your family will love these fun Apple TV party games

There is much more to life than watching TV. Friends and family make the world go round, and even the most dedicated Apple TV owner is going to want to make time to have some fun with them. Here are some of the best party games you’ll find for Apple TV. Give them a try next time you are all together and want to have a little fun.

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SketchParty TV

Demo of the Apple TV game Sketch Party
What We Like
  • Advanced drawing features allow you to create colorful masterpieces.

  • Ideal for large groups and families.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited selection of words means you'll get the same ones over and over again.

  • You don't really need an Apple TV to play Pictionary.

SketchParty TV is similar to Pictionary. Each of the two teams can have up to eight players per team. Each player gets five words to draw in two minutes.

You don’t draw on the television, of course, so you need to use a compatible iPad or iPad Pro with AirPlay Mirroring enabled. As the player draws on the iOS device, the image appears on the TV screen.

The object of the game is for your team to guess the word you are trying to draw (so, no peeking). The team with the most points wins. It’s a fun, participative, and competitive game everyone can enjoy, and it encourages your party guests to show their creative sides.

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Just Dance Now

Gameplay demo of Just Dance Now
What We Like
  • Provides an excellent cardio workout.

  • Fun to play alone or with friends.

What We Don't Like
  • Ads play before free songs.

  • Requires a monthly subscription fee.

Want something a little more physical? If you're a mover and shaker, Ubisoft’s instant classic, Just Dance Now has you covered. Play with friends or on your own. The game offers 300 tracks for dancing, although you need to pay to access some of them.

When you dance, you hold the Apple TV Remote or an iOS device running the Remote app in your right hand and try to imitate the moves the person you see on the screen is making.

You earn points for getting the movement right, and you can use these points (or pay) to unlock more tunes. There is also an online mode in which you play head-to-head against other people playing the game.

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Fibbage XL

Start screen of the Apple Tv game Fibbage
What We Like
  • Optional parental controls make the game appropriate for all ages.

  • The wisecracking virtual host is hilarious.

What We Don't Like
  • Each player needs their own mobile device with Wi-Fi to participate.

  • Occasional lag and connection issues can cause players to miss questions.

From the makers of Don’t Know Jack, Fibbage is a party game with a difference: You bluff and lie your way to victory while figuring out when someone is lying to you.

You'll need a 4th generation Apple TV to play Fibbage XL.

The game’s based on real-world stories, which means some of the outrageous stories you tell aren’t lies at all. The questions appear on the screen, and each player enters a lie. Then you all get to decide if any of them are true.

The gameplay is fast and incredibly addictive. Each round consists of only seven questions, but you can't stop playing. The action takes place on the TV screen and is controlled using a smartphone or tablet.

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Party Pong

screenshot of party pong game
What We Like
  • Very simple rules and setup.

  • It's a lot less messy and more sanitary than real beer pong.

What We Don't Like
  • "Throwing" the ball takes practice getting used to.

  • Might be a little too simple for hardcore gamers.

For smaller get-togethers, Party Pong for two players keeps the occasion entertaining. In this classic Beer Pong game, you bounce ping pong balls into red cups. Control the angle of your shot with the remote and make the toss with a flip of your finger as you play head-to-head with another person. Each player shoots towards his or her own set of cups. The first person to clear all the cups wins. The action is fast-paced in this arcade-style game.

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