So, it's Christmas and you're surrounded by family. Whether this is your idea of heaven or hell, you've always got games to help break the ice.
And Pocket Gamer is here to help you do just that, with these nine games that are perfect for playing with family.

Heads Up - Get it on iOS or Android

Ideal for big gatherings, Heads Up challenges you to answer as many questions as you can while those around you try to assist by giving you clues or performing some questionable impressions.

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King of Opera - Get it on iOS or Android

As something I'd possibly pay to see in person, this multiplayer game pitches you against your competitors in a sing-off.

Oh, and you can push people off the stage too, so prepare for real-life arguments amidst the hilarity.

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Bloop - Get it on iOS or Android
Get ready for bruised knuckles in this tabletop finger-battler.

You have to stick to your colour as tiles appear with their own symphonic 'bloops' then tap the hell out of them to get the most points possible.

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Spaceteam - Get it on iOS or Android

Spaceteam is a cooperative party game for up to eight players.

Each player is sequentially given time-sensitive instructions on their mobile device - except they're for another player.

So, just like in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, you'll be shouted at until you cry. Merry Christmas!

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Don't Fall in the Hole - Get it on iOS or Android

Everything's in the title: seriously, don't fall in the hole.

It's a fight to the death in this addictive multiplayer battler, in which you use your gun and your powerups to knock them over the edge.

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Drive Ahead - Get it on iOS or Android

Test relationships in this gladiatorial car battler, either on the same screen or separate ones (to avoid broken fingers).

Knock your competitors around and beat them down to win the point.

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Battle Golf - Get it on iOS or Android

This massively stressful golf games knocks its competition out of the park.

Though it only supports two players, it's a race against time - and the opposing player - to get to the hole first. Yes, stressful, but fun.

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Slamjet Stadium - Get it on iOS

Having received PG's Gold Award, this competitive sports game is essentially encouraging you to do everything you were told not to do.

There're no rules in Slamjet Stadium. Call over extra help, steal your opponent's players, smash them out of the way, and - well - play dirty to win.

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Slingshot Racing - Get it on iOS or Android (79p/69p)

Challenge up to three other players in this brilliant racing game.

Propel yourself around the track using perfectly-timed grappling hooks and beat the rabble to become king / queen of the game - all on a single device!

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