Popular, trendy and new games to play in 2024 the edition for the best year yet!

Now that it is a new year, we have a whole new set of games to play, and I, for one, could not be more excited. Every year, new games come out, and old ones become popular, and you really just never know what is going to be the ‘it’ game of the season. But this year, I think we have a pretty good idea of what to expect, let’s check them out together!

Top Most Popular Games of The Year

I am going to go over some of the most popular games to play in 2024.

You can use this list as a general guide for your parties, your game nights, and just your gaming in general since I go over everything from video games to challenges.

I made sure to add a good variety of different themes and kinds of games so that way, everyone could find something that would make them happy.

Most Popular Video Games

First off, I thought I would start out with the most highly anticipated games of the year. These are the ones that all the video game people are waiting for. Each one is unique in its own way, and they vary from one V one playing to group playing to solo play. So take a look at these!

1. Party Animals – “This is a physics-based game that is perfect for a Saturday night with your friends.”

2. Moving Out – “In a co-player experience, players move objects from houses into a moving van while coping with exaggerated physics.”

3. Lightyear Frontier – “Settle on a beautiful, new planet in the Lightyear Frontier. Begin your farming adventure as you build a farm, plant & harvest alien crops, and discover ancient secrets as you explore this distant world!”

4. Park Beyond  – “In Park Beyond, you can create the park of your dreams without being held back by gravity.”

5. Street Fighter 6 – “A new era for fighting games begins!”

6. Final Fantasy xvi – This is the latest in the Final Fantasy series.

7. Starfield –  “In this next-generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.”

Top Challenge Games

Top Challenge Games For The New Year

Next up, I thought I would gather some of the most popular challenges of 2024. There are so many different kinds of games. Did you really think I was going to stick with just video games? No! So check out these challenge games to see if you can make the cut. Some are harder than they seem.

8. Catch the Cup Challenge – For this game, you have to hold a red solo cup and try to use it to catch the other red solo cups that your teammates are throwing at you. You will need good hand-eye coordination for this one!

9.  The String Donut Challenge – This one is loads of fun, plus you get to eat a donut when all is said and done! You have a donut tied to a string, and then one person lies on the ground, and the other one holds the donut over their face. The first person to eat the whole donut wins.

10. The Money Scoop Challenge – I have found that money games will never go out of style. They are forever! So this is the popular one of the year: The money scoop game. 

11. Canvas Switching Game – I also like to call this a paint swap. This is where you set a timer, and you have a specific amount of time to paint. Every 5 minutes, you switch with the person to your left, then at the end, you have a painting that everyone worked on together!

12. The M&M Challenge – For this game, you start on one end of the table and roll an m&m. The goal is for you to get to the other side of the table and get it to land in your mouth without dropping it. 

13. Blow Card Challenge – Everyone lines up and has to take turns blowing on a stack of cards that sit on top of a drink. The person to blow the last card off has to drink it. 

14. This Is A….Challenge – This is a hard one. Watch the video to learn how to play!

Most Popular Games of This Year

Most Popular Games 2024

And lastly, we have the most popular games that you can buy… These are super cute and lots of fun. Each one has been around longer than this year, but they are extra popular at the moment. So take a minute to look through these and see which ones you like and which don’t sound like they fit your vibe.

15. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza – This is a simple card-based game that is highly portable, it’s great for all ages, and you get to have fun in mere minutes since it’s quick to set up and easy to understand. I highly recommend this one!

16. Burrito Vs Taco  – This is a super fun one for all ages, but especially the kiddos. It was actually created BY a kid, and it is a super fun take on a food fight. This game has an age range of 7-77 years old. That is crazy!

17. Off Topic – This one is for adults. This adult party game is a fun way to have hilarious conversations with your friends and family. Check it out; it’s going to be a hit this year. 

18. Bamboozled – This is a dice party game where you have to have a real poker face to win. This one is great for kids, teens, or adults. Take a look!

19. I should have known that! – This is a fun trivia game full of things that you should have known! Test your knowledge to see if you are as smart as you think you are. 

20. Ladies Night: Off Topic – This is a lady’s night version of Off topic. It will have you belly-laughing the entire night. I think this one sounds so much fun; I am going to have to try it out sometime this year.

21. What Do You Meme: Family Edition – If you are looking to laugh with your whole family, then this is the perfect game for you. You use memes to match up with the phrases on your cards. This is a lot of fun!

Most Popular Games 2023

I am so excited about what this year has in store for us in terms of games. There are so many different kinds that you can play; I don’t think the fun will ever truly end. 

If you loved these ideas, I think you should check out some of our other game ideas. The fun doesn’t have to stop here!

We have everything from DIY games to which ones are viral to which ones you can buy. So take your time and look around; perhaps a game night will be in your future. 

Games change every year in terms of popularity. The most popular games this year may not be the most popular ones next year, but we know that something even better will be in their place. That is pretty cool.