You can count on the number of family members in the room to be on the fence about whether you should spend an evening with your loved ones or just sit back and enjoy a night of family fun.
But how do you decide which game to play with them during the annual summer celebration?
Perpetual Night Factorio is the newest game from the developer of Eternal Darkness: A New Dawn and Eternal Darkness II, but the makers say it’s the most comprehensive and immersive family game out there.
You can find out which family members are eligible to join your party by watching a video on the game’s official Facebook page.
The game is a co-operative multiplayer experience in which two or more players fight to save the day and unlock hidden items and bonuses that will boost your score and give you more points.
The game is set in the Year 1 of the game Eternal Darkness, which was first released in 1996.
You start with no friends, no allies and no enemies in the world, but you are tasked with saving the world from an ancient evil.
The game uses real-time strategy elements such as player movement, tactical combat and the use of magic.
It is available to play on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.