Yes, you read that right, we’re making a new You Don’t Know Jack. If you missed our reveal trailer at C2E2 or PAX East, here it is in all its teasery glory:
We know you probably have a lot of questions, so we’re going to guess what they are and then just answer the easy ones.
Is this the same old You Don’t Know Jack I know and love? Yes! Cookie returns with all-new twisted trivia questions and the latest in creative insults for you and your fellow players. Fan favorite question types are back, including the DisOrDat and the triumphant return of the Gibberish Question.
But… there’s new stuff too right? Yes! We didn’t want to do another YDKJ just because we could. We wanted to wait until we had a fresh take on the classic formula. This version sees the game (and Cookie) acquired by the friendly corporate overlords at Binjpipe, your premiere media bingeing streaming service. It’s a big scenery change that’s led us to update the game in really fun ways, and given us a ton of new stuff to make fun of.
I was hoping for a list of easy to digest bullet points? Okay fine. Here are just a few of the features you can expect in the new You Don’t Know Jack:
Eight player support
Bigger, crazier Jack Attack
New question types
Brand new fart sounds
Begrudging meme references
New ways to Screw
A lot of old fart sounds too
More than one Frasier joke for some reason
What if I’ve never played a You Don’t Know Jack game before? Here’s a quick recap of what you missed in past installments: a lot of questions about The Brady Bunch. Now that you’re caught up, you should be ready to jump into the new game!
Do I use my phone to play? Because I have OPINIONS about that…. Yes, like all of our Party Pack games, you use your phone (or other web-enabled device) as your controller. It’s what lets us support eight players, the audience, and question types with unique interactions. If you’ve played any of our recent games, you’ve probably seen that this works pretty well. If you haven’t, know that we’re designing this You Don’t Know Jack from the ground up with the strengths of phone controllers in mind.
Can I play single-player? Yes. We’re making a lot of tweaks that we hope will make this YDKJ very accessible to new players, but if you STILL can’t convince your dumb friends to play with you, you can always play with yourself.
Great! When can I play it? You Don’t Know Jack (full name TBD) will be one of five games included in The Jackbox Party Pack 5, coming Fall 2018 to PC, consoles, and major digital platforms. But, if you can’t wait that long, check out our weekly interactive live streams on Twitch and Youtube. It’s your best chance to see and play our games before anyone else!
Wait, I get You Don’t Know Jack AND four other games?? Yeah and the other games are awesome too. If you want to stay up to date, sign up with your email below, and don’t forget to follow our Twitter and Facebook.
I mean, technically, we’ve already announced all five (and a half) games in The Jackbox Party Pack 4, but maybe you don’t want to read five (and a half) separate blog posts to get all the details. Or maybe you’d rather see all six-ish games in action in the below videos from our weekly Twitch and YouTube streams where fans get to play along. Or maybe one post is just better for SEO. Anyway, if you haven’t been keeping up, here’s all the fun to look forward to in this fall’s pack of games. We don’t have an exact release date yet, but we’ll let you know here (and on Twitter and Facebook) the second we do.
Fibbage 3 (2-8 players)
The blanking fun sequel with all-new question types and the game mode Fibbage: Enough About You where you guess weird facts about your friends. Learn more >>
Survive the Internet (3-8 players)
The web-based frame game where you twist your friends’ “online” comments in hilarious ways. Learn more >>
Monster Seeking Monster (3-7 players)
The spooky date-a-thon where you message and date fellow monsters with special powers. Learn more >>
Civic Doodle (3-8 players)
The one-up art game where you compete to improve the town murals. Learn more >>
Bracketeering (3-16 players)
The deranged debate match where you place smart bets on stupid arguments. Learn more >>
Fall is getting closer and so is the release of The Jackbox Party Pack 4.* This year’s pack has Five and a half great party games. We’ve already unveiled Fibbage 3 and its all new game modeFibbage: Enough About You (that’s where the “and a half” comes from.) We’ve given you sneak peaks of both Survive The Internet and Monster Seeking Monster on our weekly stream. Today, we take a look at game number four: Civic Doodle!
The good people of Doodle Valley have enlisted you and your fellow players to beautify the town with ridiculous murals. Two players draw at once, adding whatever they choose to a simple starter drawing. Other players can react with onscreen emoji in real time as the drawings are being drawn. When time’s up, everyone votes on which drawing is the best, and the winner becomes the new “base drawing” that the next two players make additions to. After everyone’s drawn twice, you get to see your finished masterpiece displayed in a place of honor in the town.
In the final round, the Mayor of Doodle Valley (who you may recognize if you’re a longtime YOU DON’T KNOW JACK fan) commissions you to paint a portrait for the town hall. This culminates in a drawing free-for-all where everyone competes at once.
We’re excited about this one, not only because it’s just a fun game, but because we’ve made some great improvements to our browser-based drawing tech that’ll make your absurd art look better than ever. Want to see the game in action? Check out the archive of our announcement stream on Twitch or Youtube. And follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates, including next week’s reveal of the fifth and final game in the pack!
*We don’t actually have a release date yet, but just trust us, it’s getting closer.
Remember when we announced Fibbage 3 as part of the upcoming Jackbox Party Pack 4? That’s still happening! And today we’re revealing the coolest new feature of Fibbage 3, which we’re calling Fibbage: Enough About You.
What the heck is Enough About You? It’s a whole new game mode where all the questions are about you and your fellow players. For example, let’s say I’m playing with noted internet celebrity, Warren Arnold. Warren gets a prompt at the beginning of the game that asks “What’s a movie you know is terrible but still secretly love?” Warren types in his honest answer: Ice Age: Collision Course.
Later in the game, we get the question: “A movie WARREN knows is terrible, but still secretly loves is ______.” From here, it works just like regular Fibbage. I, of course, know that Warren loves Ice Age: Collision Course, but to throw off the other players, I enter my lie: American Pie Presents: Beta House. Players get points for guessing the truth, and for fooling others with their lies about Warren’s dumb taste in movies. And Warren gets a “Reputation Bonus” for each player that knows him well enough to get the right answer.
It all culminates in a rapid-fire final round where everyone enters one truth and one lie about themselves. Fooling players (and the audience) with your lie is worth major points. It’s fun! And you might just learn something about your friends along the way. Unless you play with Warren. Ugh. So predictable. I’M NOT WATCHING ICE AGE WITH YOU, OKAY, WARREN???
Even though Enough About You is basically an entire game on its own, it’s still part of Fibbage 3. It’s almost like you’re getting six games in this year’s Party Pack. And I’ll go ahead and reveal that Fibbage is the only sequel in the pack. That means we’ve still got four brand new games to announce in The Jackbox Party Pack 4. We’ll have more to say soon. Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook, and watch us live every week on Twitch and YouTube to get more sneak peeks!
Here at Jackbox games, we try to be unpredictable. Sure, every entry in our critically-acclaimed series of party game collections has included the words “The Jackbox Party Pack,” but each one has a completely different number at the end. So, when we decided to make a new one this year, we rolled our twenty-sided die as usual. It landed on two, but we did that one already. So, after nine more re-rolls, we are excited to announce The Jackbox Party Pack 4, coming to major digital marketplaces this Fall!
And, as you might have guessed from that logo up there, the first game in the pack is Fibbage 3. If you’ve played the prequels, you’ll know the joy of fooling your friends with your clever lies, while hunting for the real answers to ridiculous trivia questions. And if you haven’t, there’s plenty of time! The new one won’t be out for months!
It’ll look something like this, but it’s a work-in-progress so don’t hold us to it! Just back off, okay?!?!
Especially eagle-eyed fans might notice that there are 10 choices in that screenshot, rather than the traditional max of nine. That’s because this time around, the audience gets to join the fun by voting on their own decoy lies, and guessing the truth along with the players. Now, fooling the audience can really boost your score, so make sure to get as many gullible people as possible to join!
There’s a lot more to say about Fibbage 3 and JPP4, but that’s all we can reveal right now. Stay tuned to the blog, and follow us on Twitter and Twitch for more info!