Ahead of New Year’s Eve, Jackbox Games wants to help you get a jump start on one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make in 2019. After all, who better to help you set important life milestones than the creators of Lie Swatter! So, here are our suggestions for your New Year’s resolution based on the games you love and cherish.
Get better at drawing. Sure, you can draw a decent penguin but can you draw a missed high five? This is the perfect year to invest in expensive art lessons, so a sad man in tweed can teach you about cross hatching. Or just grab a copy of Drawful 2! It’s guaranteed to turn you into the speediest doodler this side of the Atlantic Ocean. (Not a guarantee.)
Ask someone out on a date. Need some help mustering up the courage to ask a dreamboat out for coffee? There are dozens of highly disreputable seduction courses anxious to take your cash. But that might conflict with your other New Years resolution to not be a garbage person. Instead, try Monster Seeking Monster. If you can ask a zombie for a date, a human wearing a puffy coat at Starbucks won’t seem scary at all.
Pitch your big idea. Yeah, THAT one. The one that could make you the big bucks if you had the courage to pitch it. The best way to practice this kind of high stakes presentation is to work in your garage, day and night, until you become the CEO of global tech conglomerate. The second best way is to use Patently Stupid. Watch your friends have their lightbulb moment as they realize you’re going to be the “rich friend with a boat” someday.
Be more fashion-forward. In 2019, you’re going to impress upon people that you’re here to Look Good.Sure, you could walk into your local JCPenney and grab literally anything off the rack. (Not to mention the savings!) But, why should THE MAN tell you how to dress. Create your own bold, exciting t-shirts in Tee K.O. that you can order after you play!
Learn more about your inner circle. With big secrets comes great, great power. Hiring a private detective to follow everyone you know at all times is a no-brainer. But for a budget-friendly option, just play Fakin’ It with your friends. You’ll learn about all of the weird facial expressions they make when they are trying to hide theirs!
Our games are on sale now! Pick up a party game or two to enjoy with friends at your New Year’s Eve party.
Friends, you have only a couple weeks until you’re expected to arrive at a holiday get-together with gifts in tow. But fret not! We’re here to save the day with these gift recommendations that just so happen to be in our best interest.
For Mom or Dad
You’ve already given them the greatest gift by simply existing, but you still need to get them something this year.
We suggest giving Carol and Don the pack that started it all – The Jackbox Party Pack. It’s guaranteed to be a “hoot and a half!” Get it for them on an iPad, Amazon Fire TV, or even through Comcast Xfinity. Just make sure you do the right thing and help them set it up. Fortunately, it’s a lot less frustrating than showing them how to use Instagram. Here’s a quick video that will help.
For Your Best Friend
Getting a friend a Jackbox game is like getting a gift for yourself without it seeming selfish. It’s the perfect con. Since these are the games you’re going to play together most weekends, you should get the latest and greatest.
Pick up The Jackbox Party Pack 5, which just came out in October! Celebrate your friendship by challenging them to a rap battle and pitching them some really dumb inventions.
For Your Coworkers
Don’t be like a certain Jackbox Games employee and bring a roll of bubble wrap to a gift exchange. (*cough* Hector). Instead, we have a much better idea.
Pick up a code for Quiplash, print it out, and give your coworkers the gift of laughter. This is what The Tonight Show employee Jimmy Fallon did for his co-workers. [link to video playing with the Roots]
For the Jackbox Super Fan
Nothing. They should own every single game from our catalog… but just in case they don’t…
Pick up the You Don’t Know Jack Classic Pack on Steam and your favorite super fan will get nine of the deeply-loved You Don’t Know Jack installments of Christmas past for only $20!
For Your Fridge
Your fridge, like your heart, is cold and lonely. Give it some love by getting these Monster Seeking Monster magnets. Its heart of palm will grow three sizes if you do.
Unless you’re a Leo, it can be fairly difficult to make decisions. The charts say you will face many challenges this week and selecting the perfect game for an upcoming get together shouldn’t be one of them. As a Capricorn, I feel the need to share my wisdom.
After consulting several online horoscopes, I have found the best Jackbox Party Game for you! Based on your zodiac sign/the games that Marketing told me to push!
Aries – Split the Room
Aries are addicted to drama. Their favorite game is shouting Big, Little Lies spoilers in yoga class, but watching their friends Split the Room through kooky “what-ifs” is the next best thing.
Taurus – Bomb Corp.
If you need to deactivate a bomb, don’t call the police…call a Taurus. They are patient and love to work under pressure. They are also great lovers, so they know how to delay a premature explosion.
Gemini – Zeeple Dome
Zeeple Dome has the bright colors, upbeat music and constant violence that impatient Gemini’s demand. We made them third on the list because there is no way they’re reading the whole thing.
Cancer – Tee K.O.
A sentimental crab would love to have a souvenir from family game night. Tee K.O. allows them to actually make a T-Shirt they can buy…because the stars also say Cancer’s love T-Shirts.
Leo – Trivia Murder Party
If you know a Leo, they are plotting to kill you. Trivia Murder Party might sate their bloodlust and need to prove themselves superior…at least for one night.
Virgo – Fibbage/Fibbage XL
Human emotions are just puzzles for Virgos. Fibbage allows them to decipher truth from lies, a valuable skill for these robots trying to learn how to feel.
Libra – You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream
You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream can be played as a one-player game, so Libras may continue their lives of isolation.
Scorpio – Drawful/Drawful 2
I played Drawful with a Scorpio and not only did they create three priceless works of arts, but they redecorated my living room and saved my marriage with their inspiring images.
Sagittarius – Monster Seeking Monster
If you’re a practical person…you want know which of your friends are werewolves and which ones are witches. A Sagittarius wants to get this sorted through a round of Monster Seeking Monster before any other game is played.
Capricorn – Quiplash
Full disclosure; I am a Capricorn. Which is why I love Quiplash, because it rewards you for being the funniest, most attractive and overall best person in the room.
Aquarius – Mad Verse City
An Aquarius loves to share. Play the rapping game Mad Verse City and ensure everyone gets served. (The charts say you will find this pun delightful)
Pisces – Patently Stupid
Pisces are very superstitious so I’m sad to say all signs indicate that if you do not play Patently Stupid in the next 48 hours, you will doom your life and become unappealing to all potential friends/suitors.