How to Play The Jackbox Party Pack 4 from your iPad to a TV… While Surrounded by Family

How to Play The Jackbox Party Pack 4 from your iPad to a TV… While Surrounded by Family

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is now available on any iPad running iOS 11, which means it’s even easier to take the party home for the holidays. You could, of course, crowd around the iPad like they did at the first Thanksgiving, but if you really want to distract your family from arguing about politics, here are a couple of different ways to put The Jackbox Party Pack 4 on a big, shiny TV. 

 

Method 1: Using AirPlay via an Apple TV

Turn on the Apple TV and launch The Jackbox Party Pack 4 on your iPad while politely nodding along to your uncle’s conspiracy theory.

Bring up the Control Center on your iPad and select the “Screen Mirroring” option. You will soon be able to transition from that terrible news story on the TV to some enjoyable party games.

Select the Apple TV you wish to use. If you don’t see the correct device, make sure the iPad and Apple TV are on the same Wi-Fi network. [Pro Tip: If you’re looking for your parent’s Wi-Fi password, it’s probably your birthday plus the occupation they wish you had.]

Success! Now get out your phone or another device to use as a controller and you’re in business… not in the family business, but we don’t need to remind you of that.

 

Method 2: Using an HDMI Adapter

Connect an HDMI cable to your TV. Being careful not to strangle yourself during a discussion about NFL protests, connect the other end to your iPad HDMI adapter.

Plug the HDMI adapter into your Lightning port on your iPad. Your iPad screen should now be mirrored on your TV. Quickly launch The Jackbox Party Pack 4 before anybody notices the news apps on your iPad. Now all you need is a controller, so grab your phone or another browser-enabled device. 

Congratulations! You are now set up to play The Jackbox Party Pack 4 from your iPad to your TV. The only thing you’ll be arguing about this holiday season is who wrote the funnier fart joke. Your holiday has officially been saved!

The Road to TwitchCon: California Streamin’

The Road to TwitchCon: California Streamin’

We’re getting so close to TwitchCon 2017 that we can practically feel the California sun on our faces and the smell of sweaty Jackbox track jackets at the end of a full day of streaming.

If you saw our broadcasts from last year, you’re probably expecting a bunch of fun guests to come by and play our new games. And guess what? You’re right! We have some really great people lined up to play The Jackbox Party Pack 4, including our pals UGRGaming, SinfullyRiddling, and Kate Stark! And that’s just the start. We’ll be announcing our full lineup next week on Twitter!

Also, if you’re going to be at TwitchCon, come park your butt in front of our stage and see the laughs first hand. If you’re at home, get in the audience and see if you can influence the games. But you MUST, MUST, MUST NOT forget to give us a Twitch follow if you want to be alerted when we go live. Otherwise, you’ll miss all the fun.

Sorry to cut this short, but we have to make a run to the store for sunscreen, revealing swimsuits, and body hair wax.

The Road to TwitchCon: The Road to Tracksuits

The Road to TwitchCon: The Road to Tracksuits

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be attending TwitchCon this year in sunny Long Beach, CA from October 20-22!

Hey, won’t The Jackbox Party Pack 4 be out by then? YES! It’s shaping up to be a very exciting and busy month for us.

In addition to designing our new stage layout and booking really fun guests, we had to figure out what to wear. Here at Jackbox Games we always have our finger on the pulse of fashion, which is why we decided to get track jackets this year!

 

So if you are attending TwitchCon this year, be on the lookout for the group that resembles a gang of New Jersey mobsters. We’d love to meet you, so please stop by our stage and say hi! We’ve been told we give very good handshakes.

Can’t make it but still want in on the fun? Follow us on Twitch because we’ll be streaming the gosh darn heck out of that weekend.

Ok, we should probably get back to work because we have so much to do! (We cannot stress just how busy and important we are.) Stay tuned because we’ve got some fun updates coming in the next couple of weeks!

 

Announcing Game Two of PP4: “Survive the Internet”

Announcing Game Two of PP4: “Survive the Internet”

Yes, that’s one of the four brand new games that will be in The Jackbox Party Pack 4! (Oh, yeah, in case you missed it, we announced that in addition to Fibbage 3 there will be four brand new titles in Party Pack 4.)

All right, I’ll take the bait: What is Survive the Internet? It’s a user-generated comedy game where you twist your friends’ opinions in a myriad of hilarious ways! As the name suggests, all of this action takes place in our version of the internet.

But isn’t the internet just a fad? Will people understand this cyber world you’ve created? After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in research, we’ve discovered that most people are familiar with the internet, so we don’t expect there to be much of a learning curve.

How does it work? During each round of play, everybody gets a different prompt that asks a simple, opinion-based question like, “How do you feel about Fidget Cubes?” If Fidget Cube enthusiast and meeting-disruptor Arnie Niekamp were to get this prompt, he’d probably respond with, “I’m addicted to them!”

That response is then randomly sent to another player—let’s say… me. My objective is to take his quote out of context in the funniest way imaginable. Suppose we’re on a social media site (one of the many sites in the game). I would need to come up with a hashtag to follow “I’m addicted to them!” Being an extremely clever person, I would enter #Swirlies. So now it looks like Arnie, that putz, made a social media post saying, “I’m addicted to them! #Swirlies”

Everybody then votes on who comes out looking the most ridiculous. People would of course vote for Arnie—meaning I, the twist-writer, would be rewarded with some sweet, sweet points. But Arnie wouldn’t leave that round empty-handed. He would get some pity points for sacrificing his image. The player with the most points at the end of the game “survives.”

As fun as it is to read a long post about how a new game works, it’s even more enjoyable to play/watch it firsthand, so check out our Twitch or YouTube stream this Thursday (6/29 @ 6 PM CT) and watch us debut our new internet game, Survive the Internet… on the internet!

Veterans Day Charity Stream

Veterans Day Charity Stream

This Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day, and to honor these brave men and women we’ll be teaming up with the good folks at Iron Galaxy to do a really fun charity stream.

We’re raising money for Stack-Up, a charity that supports Veteran and Active Duty military through gaming. Watch us go head-to-head against Iron Galaxy in games like Red Faction, Rocket League, Mario Kart, and, if we’re getting our butt kicked, The Jackbox Party Pack 1-3.

Here are the details:

When: Friday, November 11 from 16:00 – 24:00 (CST)

Where: Our campaign page  

We hope you’ll tune in and donate to this great cause! At ease.