Smash Bros. is one of my favorite video game franchises because of the immense amount of joy I get from playing it with friends. With the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which includes a wild 74 characters (so far), there's more reason than ever to get a crew together for hours of glad frustration, exhausted triumph and lots yelling "OHHHHHHHHHHH!"
I've been hosting and going to Smash Bros. parties with multiple groups of friends since the original Super Smash Bros. debuted in 1999. However, the finer details of a Smash Bros. party can be a little tricky to navigate for someone who hasn't spent almost 20 years enjoying them.
You'd better believe I threw a successful one during the first weekend after its Dec. 7 release, so I thought I would give a little primer on the main things to know about throwing your own Smash Bros. party. Here are my tips to get people together and make sure everyone, from newbies to pros, has a worthwhile time.