Christmas season means plenty of parties and hanging out with friends, and it's a great time to bring a game along and have some fun while catching up. Instead of dusting off your old board games this year however, why not download an amazing multiplayer mobile party game on your smartphone instead?

There are loads of options on both the App Store and Google Play, but we've picked out some of the best. Make sure you hit download on the four below before your next Christmas party.

Psych! Outwit Your Friends

Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases.

Starting life on American talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Psych! Outwit Your Friends is a must for your next Christmas party. A quiz game that'll test your wits, it's one that's suitable for all ages.

The aim of the game is to trick your friends into picking the wrong answers to a set of trivia questions. Choose a category you can use to your advantage, make up incorrect but convincing answers and get ready to play. You'll gain points if your friends are fooled, and your friends will win if they don't fall for your lies.

If things are getting too easy, you can choose to add Ellen into the mix. She'll offer up her own fake answers, and if hers are better than yours she'll end up winning the game.

Spaceteam

Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free. (Offers in-app purchases.)

If you're looking for a party game that is fast-paced, requires some concentration and may get out of hand, then Spaceteam is for you. For this app you'll need 2 to 8 players, as well as great communication skills.

You'll be asked to follow time-sensitive instructions to prevent your spaceship from being consumed by an exploding star. Every player will need a phone, and you'll each have a control panel full of buttons and switches. The tricky bit? The instructions are filled with space babble, and the buttons you need to press to complete the task might not be on your own screen.

As time limits get tighter, asteroids shake your screen and panels begin to spark and come loose, things get a lot harder. It's fantastic high-pressured fun, and one both groups of friends and families will love.

Spyfall

Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free. (Offers in-app purchases.)

You'll need at least 3 friends to play Spyfall, and it's a great one to use at the start of a party. Based on the original card game, the aim of the app is simple: expose the spy before the spy figures out the secret location.

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One player will be handed the role of the spy, while the other players are handed a location. Through bluffing, inquisitive questions and some excellent detective work, the spy can win the game by finding out the location the other players already know. The other players win if they figure out who is the spy is first.

Charades!

Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free. (Offers in-app purchases.)

A good old-fashioned party game reinvented for a digital platform, everyone's sure to love the Charades! app. Android lovers and iPhone users alike can play along, and there are 45 themed decks, each with over 100 individual cards to choose from.

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Select your favourite deck, whether that's Disney or Dance Moves, and gear up to be as creative as possible. You'll have to act out the word or phrase that pops up on screen, while the rest of your party take a guess. There's no limit on how many friends can play, and when you're ready to move on to the next card all you'll need to do is tilt your phone up or down. The Charades! app is easy to use, and it's sure to provide hours of fun.

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