Summary: The controller physics are a bit strange. I don't think the game developers put a whole lot of effort into making it realistic. In the case of the lawn darts and horseshoes games, that makes it really hard to get a feel for how to throw... and in the case of puck bowling, I was quickly able to find a "cheat" motion, where swinging the controller like a bowling ball instead of pushing it like a puck causes you to get a strike every time.
Summary: We own the first [Game Party] and after reading the reviews and description we knew it would be almost the same but with a few new games. After playing Game Party 3 a few times I like it better than the first version. It offers more options and it's format is a little more organized and user friendly than the first version. The first one only cost us $7 when we bought it so it wasn't that big of a waste.