Couch Co-op Games of 2016 – Top 5

In a world of online multi-player games where participants are spread out across vast distances, the classic couch co-op experience is becoming a warm way to build community. When kids game together in the same location for the same purpose, their interest is heightened as they work in their tribe to accomplish objectives. We make this blast from the past possible with our GameTruck so parents do not have to continue to buy new gaming systems and accessories. Here are the top five games for boys’ birthday parties in the GameTruck trailer in 2016.

#1 Super Smash Brothers

Super Smash Bros - Couch Co-op

It debuted as a smash hit on the Nintendo-64, and it has only gotten bigger and better since then. Super Smash Brothers is always a popular option at boys’ birthday parties. This couch co-op lets kids game together as their favorite heroes from various Nintendo games, including:

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pikachu
  • Princess Peach
  • Captain Falcon
  • Link

Players can choose to square off free-for-all style or team up to take on the computer and each other. 

#2 Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 - Couch Co-op

Before it was a handheld game, it was another beloved couch co-op on the Nintendo-64. Now, Mario Kart has reached its eighth and most exciting installment. Players choose their favorite Super Mario characters and race through various courses and obstacles to beat the pack. They can also play on Battle Mode, where they eliminate each other one by one until only the victor remains. At boys’ birthday parties, Mario Kart 8 ups the ante by letting players drive upside-down and on walls to get around opponents. Be sure to look for those sneaky shortcuts! 

#3 Minecraft

Minecraft - Couch Co-op

Perfect for younger players or those who want a less-competitive couch co-op experience, Minecraft encourages kids to use spatial reasoning to build, place blocks, and go on exploratory adventures. Players game together in activities like resource gathering, combat, and crafting in different modes such as:

  • Survival: Get resources to build a world and maintain health
  • Creative: Use unlimited resources and the ability to fly to build worlds
  • Adventure: Explore custom maps made by other players
  • Spectator: Fly and move through blocks without creating or destroying anything

 Players who want a real challenge can try their hand at Hardcore Mode, which is like Survival Mode but on the most difficult setting and with permanent game consequences.

#4 Madden NFL

Madden NFL 16 - Couch Co-op

No football-themed boys’ birthday parties would be complete without a romp with Madden NFL. Named after Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden, this couch co-op gets closer to the real deal all the time with updates made every year. Kids can game together as their favorite quarterbacks, wide receivers, defensive units, and more in this immersive experience. They can play on the same team, go against each other as opponents, or simply practice their skills. Professional player avatars include Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham Jr., Von Miller, and Aaron Rodgers among many others.


FIFA 16 - Couch Co-op

When boys want to game together in a virtual soccer match, FIFA provides the perfect solution. Players can choose from professional footy stars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thiago Silva, and Wayne Rooney to run, kick, pass, and block their way to victory. Game features range from penalties and corner kicks to attacking techniques and shootouts. It’s just like a real soccer match, but in virtual reality. FIFA is appropriate for soccer enthusiasts of all ages.

Book a party today and experience the excitement of couch co-op!

These are just some of the most popular games in our GameTruck trailer, but are far from the only adventures available. When you need to plan fun, memorable, and low-maintenance activities for your next boys’ birthday parties, let guests game together and build camaraderie with a modernized couch co-op experience.

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