How to Give the Gift of Jackbox Games This Holiday Season

How to Give the Gift of Jackbox Games This Holiday Season

Sure it’s great to the be the VIP of your family or friend group that always brings Jackbox games to the party. But it’s the season of giving, which means giving those people their own copies of our games so they can have a party without you! Here are a few common FAQs about gifting our games:

Can I purchase a physical copy of a Jackbox Game?

We’ve officially joined the cyber bandwagon and do not sell physical copies of our games. Our games are only available as digital downloads on a variety of platforms! Choose the game you’re interested in purchasing on this page to view the platforms it is available on.

How can I give someone a digital download of a Jackbox Game?

The first step would be to figure out what platform that person would be interested in playing our games on! Our party packs are available on consoles (Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch), PC/Mac/Linux, and other streaming consoles (Comcast Xfinity, Apple TV).

We sell digital PC/Mac/Linux Steam codes for The Jackbox Party Pack 5 directly on our website here! After your purchase, you’ll receive the code via email. You can print and wrap it, save a tree and email, or turn into a paper airplane for 3 minutes of unbridled fun!

If you’re looking to purchase on a console, you will need to purchase a gift card for that console’s store. For example, if your giftee wants to play on their Xbox One, they will need a Microsoft store gift card. We recommend including a giant post-it note on the gift card that says, “THIS IS FOR THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 5.”

Do you sell gift cards?

We don’t sell gift cards for our games. We do sell PC/Mac/Linux codes for The Jackbox Party Pack 5 directly from our website here. If you’re looking to purchase on another platform, you will need to purchase a gift card for that platform’s store.

Do you sell any Jackbox Games t-shirts or other merch?

We sure do! We have some nifty swag available in our store here.

The Jackbox Games Black Friday Sale Guide

The Jackbox Games Black Friday Sale Guide

Who needs an armful of slippery newspaper leaflets about Black Friday sales when you have THIS blog post!

It’s that time of year. You need a post-turkey activity to do with your extended family. You need a gift idea for your cousin who’s a freshman in college. You’re looking for a New Year’s Eve party game to pass time until maybe, just maybe you finally ask Brenda if you can kiss her at midnight, you coward!

Jackbox is here to help. Our games are on sale on multiple platforms this holiday season and we want to give you the inside scoop. Look for the platform you want to purchase on, double check the dates, and then set a reminder on your phone to Get. That. Deal.

The links below will only reflect the sale price when the sale is live in that platform’s store.

PlayStation 4

November 16th – November 27th

 

Xbox One

November 15th – November 26th

 

Nintendo Switch

November 15th – November 29th

November 22nd – November 27th

November 22nd – November 29th

 

PC/Mac/Linux

JackboxGames.com Sale, November 15th – 27th

Humble Store Sale, November 15th – 27th

Steam Autumn Sale, November 21st – 27th

Fanatical, November 19th – 29th

Chrono.gg Sale

Amazon Fire TV

November 21st – 27th

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for the latest updates on discounts of our games.

Why Your Thanksgiving Dinner Needs A Rap Battle Tournament

Why Your Thanksgiving Dinner Needs A Rap Battle Tournament

You’re 9 years old. You’re at Thanksgiving dinner at Aunt Louellen’s house. After hours of waiting and making minimal noise at the kids’ table, it’s finally time to EAT PIE. Your one allotted slice of apple covered in vanilla ice cream is gone in 3 minutes. You look longingly over to the dessert table. No one else is around except for Uncle Bob. You wink at him conspiratorially as you reach for a second slice. He’s cool. He knows what’s up.

But just as you’re about to take that first bite, you hear him say, “I’m telling your mother.”

That’s right. Uncle Bob was a snitch. He was then and he is now, and even though the years have passed, you’ve never forgotten it. You’ve been waiting years to obliterate Uncle Bob for this betrayal. It’s time to exact your revenge.

It’s time for a family-wide Mad Verse City tournament.

What’s Mad Verse City?

In Mad Verse City (one of five games in The Jackbox Party Pack 5), players craft rhymes for robots to perform in a text-to-speech rap battle. Each round involves a player receiving a prompt for a single word (example: “an occupation”) and the game uses it to create your first line. Then, you write the second line on your own, making it rhyme with the first. This repeats twice and ta-da! You have a verse.

Once you’re done writing, you’re pitted against an opponent. The robots read out your creations and the audience votes on a winner. Watch us play the game here.

Setting up the Tournament

Eight players can play Mad Verse City and the game is played in three rounds. In the final round, the players with the best score must go head to head to determine who emerges victorious. Your sister can destroy your grandmother! Your weird twin cousins can finally channel some of their weird twin energy! And, everyone can laugh at how silly it is hearing robots say phrases like, “It’s lit, dog.”

A round with eight players lasts about 30 minutes. Just enough time to digest between the main dinner and dessert.

Suggested Prizes

  • Relief from dishwasher duty
  • A free pass from bringing a dish to next year’s Thanksgiving
  • A code for The Jackbox Party Pack 5 for those who do not own it yet
  • Cold hard cash

You can play Mad Verse City (and the other four games in The Jackbox Party Pack 5) on major digital platforms now!

The Best Party Pack 5 Game for Your Friendsgiving

The Best Party Pack 5 Game for Your Friendsgiving

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines “Friendsgiving” as “A meal with a Thanksgiving-ish vibe but it’s not exactly *on* Thanksgiving day and it’s mainly for friends and not family, obviously.

We know that not every Friendsgiving is the same, so here are the five types of gatherings you might attend, and which game from The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is best suited to the occasion:

The Coworkers-giving

If you work in retail, you are likely to be scheduled on one of the days sandwiching Thanksgiving (Thanks, capitalism). On this occasion, everyone will be a bit miffed because they wanted to be with their Gan-Gan in South Dakota. Instead, they are with the people they see every day while folding tank tops.

Play: Mad Verse City

Why: Take all the fury you feel about missing your Auntie’s mashed potatoes and channel it into an absolutely scathing rap that destroys your Assistant Manager. After all, she is the one who made the schedule.

The Sorta Friendsgiving

You might end up at a Friendsgiving with a bunch of near-strangers, in which case you are usually required to be on your best behavior. If you end up at a stifling, polite meal, you can break out a game to loosen things up a smidge.

Play: YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream

Why: This game is interactive, engaging, and does most of the work for you. Sit back and let us entertain you with jokes and trivia.

The Big Friendsgiving

If there are more than a handful of your friends meeting up this year, you’ll discover two things: 1.) Way too many people brought chips as their “side dish,” and 2.) You’ll need a game that takes advantage of the big crowd.

Play: Split the Room

Why: This game is all about, well, “splitting the room.” See how well you can get the room to debate some weird and silly hypothetical situations.  

The Goofy Friendsgiving

You might find yourself surrounded by a bunch of extroverts this Friendsgiving. If that sounds exhausting, fret not. There’s a perfect game to play with your cast of artistic goofballs.

Play: Patently Stupid

Why: Because of its immense creative freedom, you can really let your performance side shine. Sell your idea harder than your monologue from Into the Woods.

The Friends-With Kids-giving

You might be in your 30s–hey, it happens. In which case, you’re probably at a Friendsgiving with some adorable children. If you need a super kid-friendly game, we’ve got just the thing.

Play: Zeeple Dome

Why: Because flinging yourself at space monsters puts kids and adults on the same level.

Happy Friendsgiving! (Whatever that may be for you!)

The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is now available on major digital platforms. Pick up a copy to play with your friends today!

 

Our Favorite Pics from TwitchCon 2018

Our Favorite Pics from TwitchCon 2018

We had a great time on the Jackbox Stage at TwitchCon 2018. Thanks to all of the amazing streamers that joined us to play games from The Jackbox Party Pack 5. And, a big thank you to the audience members that joined us. Here are some of our favorite moments:

You can watch all of our streams from TwitchCon 2018 on our Twitch channel.