[quote="lifeisbeautiful, post:5, topic:226400"]
Are there any Wii games that are good for several players to play at once 4 would be great, 5 even better, although I don't know if any 5 player ones exist... We got a Wii last Christmas, but we just started using it more and I would love to find something everyone can play together (ages 2 almost 3 to adult). Its kinda crazy that my almost 3 yr old plays, but he is actually pretty good at some games (get more strikes in bowling than I did when I started playing), and I figured it would be ok in moderation and sharing with other family members.
The Wii supports a maximum of 4 controllers, so generally that's as high as it goes with multiplayer options.
Although, if I remember correctly, I think Deal or No Deal allows for 5 players in one of the modes where 4 players play the game and then one player gets to be the banker (and just gets passed the 1st controller in between rounds to do their job).
Also, the newest Guitar Hero game can have up to 8 players at a time IF you also happen to have 4 Nintendo DS's lying around. Thus, you can have 4 players (one each on guitar, bass, drums, and vocals) with another 4 players armed with DS's as their "roadies". I'm not sure how appropriate that game is for little ones, though. :o
I would highly recommend Wii Party. We got that for Christmas and it is a blast. You play as your Mii (with up to 4 players) and you get to plays tons of different mini-games in a variety of settings. Our favorite is "Board Game Island" in which you roll your way through the board playing mini-games each round to determine which dice you get. We like it better than Mario Party 8 so far. As Mario Party 8 came out in 2007 and Wii Party just came out in 2010, they seem to have addressed most of the minor gripes we have with Mario Party 8 in Wii Party. Both games are good, though.
Not to sound like a walking advertisement, but right now Amazon is having a "Buy 2 games, get 1 free" promotion on select games. Wii Party, Mario Party 8, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and more are on the list.