“Bracketeering” is the Fifth Game in The Jackbox Party Pack 4

“Bracketeering” is the Fifth Game in The Jackbox Party Pack 4

The Jackbox Party Pack 4, set to “drop” this fall, was already shaping up to be our best collection of party games yet, with the announcements of Fibbage 3 (with special game within a game Enough About You), Survive the Internet, Monster Seeking Monster and Civic Doodle, but now we’re ready to talk about the final gut-busting addition to Party Pack 4: Bracketeering!

Bracketeering is a game of strong opinions on stupid things. Up to sixteen players submit answers to absurd questions and categories like “Best thing to hold in your online dating profile picture” or “Coolest person to clone an army of.” Those answers then duke it out in a tournament-style instant-elimination bracket, until the championship answer is crowned.

But Bracketeering isn’t just about entering funny answers… it’s about having surprisingly strong opinions on ridiculous things, which is why predicting winners of future match-ups (and convincing others to agree with you) could be your path to victory even if an answer you typed in doesn’t take the top prize.

Taking things up another notch is the Blind Round, where players know the category of the bracket (being prompted to enter the name of “any animal” or “any verb ending in ‘ing'”) but have to submit their answers before learning the true title they’ll be competing under (“Awesomest animal to guard your children” or “Best thing to be doing when you die”). Whether your answer fits perfectly, or is hilariously mischosen, you can still win it all with some savvy predictions… even if that means betting against yourself.

And did you notice that we mentioned that up to SIXTEEN PLAYERS can play at once?! We tried to play it cool when we casually mentioned it up in the second paragraph but considering until now all our games have maxed out at eight players, we think it’s pretty exciting. More players, more answers, more fun. (And, of course, as usual, up to 10,000 more people can play along in the Audience)

 

Announcing Game Three of PP4: “Monster Seeking Monster”

Announcing Game Three of PP4: “Monster Seeking Monster”

We’ve already announced Fibbage 3 (and it’s wonderfully personalized game within a game Enough About You) for this fall’s Jackbox Party Pack 4, as well as the delightfully devious Survive the Internet. Now we’re excited to announce the third game in the Pack, Monster Seeking Monster!

Monster Seeking Monster is a dating-themed party game where players send each other secret messages trying to set up dates, and then find out who dated who… and who betrayed who.

Did we mention you’re also all secretly monsters with different hidden powers? Maybe you get extra points for spreading vampirism. Maybe you gain or lose points depending on whether you date during a full moon. Or maybe, just maybe… you’re the scariest thing of all… a ventriloquist puppet.

Monster Seeking Monster is full of surprises and pushes our “easy-to-use phone-as-controller” technology further than we’ve ever pushed it before. But at its heart, it’s our latest excuse for players to type funny things on their phones in an attempt to make their friends laugh. Or to get an Audience of up to 10,000 people to laugh. An Audience of 10,000 that’s playing along… trying to get their own dates. Heck, the Audience could even beat everybody and win the game.

But hey, that’s love. It’s weird.

Drawful 2 is Here!

Drawful 2 is Here!

We missed spring by a few hours, but Drawful 2 is out now on Xbox One, PS4, Steam and the Mac Store. (Don’t worry, it’s on the way for Fire TV.)

All the terrible drawings and weird answers that you loved in the first Drawful but now with all these added features:

Two colors!

You can draw with two colors instead of one. And your drawing animates on. Use this power wisely. (Still no eraser, though. It’s a choice.)

Make your own episodes

Finally you can write your own prompts with your own inside jokes and references. Write an episode of Drawful prompts that are all sports themed, or song lyrics, or obscure characters from Lord of the Rings. Whatever your strange little heart desires. You can then play the game you wrote with your friends locally, or use a simple episode ID to share it with the world.

Censoring option

Love streaming Drawful but get scared that some stranger on the internet is going to type in something offensive? Now you turn on Censoring in the Settings menu, and choose drawings to skip and answers to block out. Only the first player in the game (the VIP) has this power, so only you control what you don’t want seen.

Share animated GIFs of your drawings

After each game you can choose drawings to share on social media.

Family Friendly toggle

Extended timers from streaming

Twitch log-in

Play with an Audience of up to 10,000 players