It's getting towards that time of the year again. With Christmas on the not-too-distant horizon, it will soon be time to consider which title will be the go-to choice for the festivities. For me, the criteria for a Christmas classic comes down to a few categories. Is it quick to learn? Is it humorous? Can I still play it after four glasses of sherry?
Super Mario Party
Nintendo knows exactly what it does well. Innovative technology combined with charming gameplay has always been at the heart of the company's philosophy. It's been an extraordinarily successful combination - and one which was once again on display at this year's Gamescom, as I discovered when playing Super Mario Party's new two-tablet mode, Toad's Rec Room.
Buy a copy of Super Mario Party from Nintendo's UK store and you'll get a Question Block lamp as well. Why, I hear you ask? Well, why not?
The long-running Mario Party series will land on Nintendo Switch later this year, the company has just announced.