While I’ve tried to limit this list to games released in 2015, I felt I had to include this title. The fact that it was made specifically for multiple players on a console aimed firmly at families means it warrants a place here.
2013’s Wii Party U is the sequel to 2010's Wii Party. The game consists of four modes: TV Party, House Party, GamePad Party, and Minigames. Much like the Mario Party series, players roll a virtual dice to move around the board while battling in minigames. People can play using the Wii U gamepad, and you get a stand to support the pad when playing the tabletop minigames. The package also includes a Wii Remote Plus controller, in case you need another one for multiplayer.
The different game modes allow for both competitive and cooperative modes while offering a mix of casual and skill-based gameplay. It’s perfect when played with a group of four or more people, and the physical activities the game asks of players makes it an excellent way to liven up post-Christmas dinner lulls.