Announcing Game Two of Party Pack 5: “Split the Room”

Announcing Game Two of Party Pack 5: “Split the Room”

Imagine a world where Jackbox Games only announced one game in The Jackbox Party Pack 5. Scary thought, isn’t it? Well, we’re happy to say that world doesn’t exist.

It’s common knowledge that You Don’t Know Jack will be making its glorious return in Party Pack 5, and now we’re excited to reveal that game number two will be a new title called Split the Room!

If you missed our live E3 announcement, you can watch it here.

Split the Room is a multi-dimensional party game where you create weird/supernatural scenarios with the goal of splitting the room’s response. (Oh, and it’s hosted by a talking, omnipresent cat.)

To explain how it works, let’s turn things over to our mysterious host:

 

You’ll laugh, you’ll argue, and you’ll discover which of your friends uses the strangest logic. It is guaranteed to be the most fun you’ve ever had in a nebulous void.

Want to see the game in action and maybe even play along? Then join us during our weekly Twitch stream tomorrow (Thursday, June 14th) at 3:30 PM CT! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on all things Party Pack 5.

See you on the other side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Father’s Day Guide to Surviving the Internet

A Father’s Day Guide to Surviving the Internet

Nothing on the internet is real anymore and that’s great news for your dad! No matter what he wants to believe about the world, a quick search will bring up a dozen articles to support his point of view. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there. This weekend, bond with Dad by taking questionably sourced information to the next level with Survive the Internet.

In Survive the Internet, players start by answering opinion-based questions. Those responses are sent to another player that twists their words out of context to create an absurd internet post or comment in the first player’s name. Then everyone votes on who looks the most ridiculous. It’s just like the real internet, but with even less fact checking!

If you’d rather have someone ELSE explain how to play the game to your dad, let our very own Spencer Ham (director of Survive the Internet) explain the game for you:

And like all of our games, you use your phone or tablet as a controller. If you’ve already gone through the painful process of teaching your dad to text, he’s ready to play!

So pick up Survive the Internet and the rest of Jackbox Party Pack 4 on PC or TV-based platforms, and let your dad know you care enough to help him set up his PC or TV-based platform.

Jackbox Party Pack 4 is currently 40% off for Windows and Mac users on Fanatical.  Check it out for yourself & for Dad here. 

Help Us [and maybe WIN STUFF] by Taking the 2018 Jackbox Games Audience Survey!

Help Us [and maybe WIN STUFF] by Taking the 2018 Jackbox Games Audience Survey!

Jackbox Games is asking our prize-worthy fans to participate in a prize-having survey that will help us continue to make games that you love on platforms that you are using.

With just 3 minutes of your time and a submitted survey (which can be found here), you could be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card or one of 10 Jackbox Games download keys.

Here are some things you can’t do in 3 minutes:

  • Drive to a gas station and buy a lottery ticket
  • Fly to Las Vegas and play the slot machines
  • Organize and host a poker night with your most incompetent friends
  • Go to your local sports stadium and wait for them to get to the T-shirt cannon part of the game and then jump up and down wildly in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, they will send one of those bad boys your way

What you can do is click a few buttons, type a few things, and try your luck at becoming $250 richer in Amazon goods. You can buy 6 Amazon Echo Dots with that money. Or, 14 80-count boxes of Glad ForceFlexPlus Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bags to throw your new Echo Dots in when they eventually do something that creeps you out.

The survey is open until June 6th but there’s no better time than the present!  You can find the official sweepstakes rules here. We want to hear about how long you’ve been playing the games, how you feel about them, and what platforms you are using when you play.

We’re grateful for your feedback!  May the odds be ever in your favor.

What to Bring to a Memorial Day BBQ Besides Potato Salad

Anybody can bring potato salad to a Memorial Day BBQ, but if you want to be the hero of the event, then you should arrive with The Jackbox Party Pack 4. Not only does it have five hilarious party games that can be played just about anywhere, but it also contains significantly less mayo.

Face it. You’ve been waiting for the opportunity to solidify your positioning as the person that makes Memorial Day a real shindig. Liz owns Halloween. Hattie owns New Year’s Eve. YOU can own the ever-coveted Memorial Day. Let us help.

First, you’re going to need your iPad. We won’t remind you to charge it beforehand… We trust that you won’t forget. To charge it. Beforehand. Because you know that’s important. You should charge your iPad.

Then head over to the App Store and search for Jackbox Games. Jackbox Party Pack 4 is available to download on your iPad for $24.99. (That’s only 3.5 tubs of Costco potato salad!) .

That’s it. No recipe to follow. No potatoes to dice. No weird smell in your refrigerator for two weeks. Just bring your (CHARGED) iPad with Jackbox Party Pack 4.

If it’s raining on the day of (or your bro with acute hay fever is there), no need to circle around your iPad to play the games. Here’s a quick guide for how to connect your iPad to a  big, beautiful TV.

If you’re worried for the less tech-savvy, we have a great “How to Play” video here to get the ball rolling. Have everyone head to jackbox.tv on their phones, enter the room code for whichever party pack game you start with, then you’re all set.

Don’t have an iPad? Jackbox Party Pack 4 is also available on more platforms than you have fingers for.

Still extremely attached to the idea of potato salad? Potato salad goes bad after sitting out for an hour. Jackbox Party Pack 4 is non-perishable fun that can instantly make your BBQ less awkward.

You Don’t Know Jack is Coming to Jackbox Party Pack 5

You Don’t Know Jack is Coming to Jackbox Party Pack 5

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
  • Audience integration
  • Brand new fart sounds
  • Streaming features
  • 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.


Jackbox Games Now on Comcast’s Xfinity X1

Jackbox Games Now on Comcast’s Xfinity X1

Our lineup of hit party games is now available for Comcast customers to purchase and access directly through their TVs via Xfinity X1 across the US.

To access Jackbox’s collection of games, customers can say “Jackbox Games” into their X1 Voice Remote and launch the destination, or they can find it within the Gaming section of Xfinity on Demand. Customers can choose from and purchase a selection of Jackbox Games’ most popular titles, including:

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4, featuring Fibbage 3, Survive the Internet, Bracketeering, Monster Seeking Monster, and Civic Doodle.
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3, featuring Quiplash 2, Trivia Murder Party, Fakin’ It, Tee K.O., and Guesspionage.
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 2, featuring Fibbage 2, Earwax, Bidiots, Quiplash XL, and Bomb Corp.
  • The Jackbox Party Pack, featuring YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015, Fibbage XL, Drawful, Lie Swatter, and Word Spud.
  • Drawful 2, which challenges players to draw ridiculous prompts on their devices.
  • Quiplash, the no-rules, say-anything party game where players compete to improvise outrageous responses to open-ended questions.
  • Fibbage XL, the lying and bluffing trivia game where players try to fool each other with lies.

Jackbox’s entire collection of games on X1 will be on sale for special prices throughout the week of March 19, 2018. Every title in The Jackbox Party Pack series is on sale now for $16.99 each (normally $24.99 each), while Drawful 2, Quiplash and Fibbage XL are currently available for $6.99 each (normally $9.99 each).

Like all Jackbox Games titles, players can use their smartphones, tablets or computers as controllers. After choosing a game on X1, customers will need to go to jackbox.tv on their device and enter the on-screen room code to pair their device and join a game.

Jackbox ❤️ Binjpipe

Jackbox ❤️ Binjpipe

At Jackbox, we’re constantly looking for ways to bring our games to more people in more places. We get tons of requests from fans asking us to bring our Party Packs to their platform of choice. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’re making one of the most frequent of those requests a reality. Jackbox is partnering with Binjpipe.

Just like Jackbox, Binjpipe is committed to innovative technology. We’ve got our phones-as-controllers. They’ve got all the amazing stuff they’ve got. Put them together and we hope to make magic. This year, we’ll be bringing a very special gaming experience to the Binjpipe platform. We’ll have more to announce soon, but we think our fans will really love it.

Follow us here and on Twitter and Facebook for more updates. And obviously, you can learn more about Binjpipe at binjpipe.com.

How To Throw a Great NYE Party

How To Throw a Great NYE Party

 

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, so you’re probably stressing out about what plans to make. RELAX! STOP STRESSING!! Good, now you’re calm. If you want a guaranteed fun night, all you have to do is invite the people you love over to play some Jackbox games. To make it even easier for you, we’ve created a helpful timeline of how your NYE party should unfold.

4:00 PM

Wake up. Now that you’ve had 16-18 hours of refreshing sleep, you are prepared to stay up until midnight.

5:00 PM

Start preparing your Jackbox-themed appetizers, like Lobster Seeking Lobster, Brie K.O., and Civic Cheese Doodles.

6:00 PM

Guests should be arriving now. If for some sick reason they aren’t familiar with our games, feel free to show them this quick How-To video. If you recently got The Jackbox Party Pack 4 on iPad, here’s a helpful guide on how to get it on your TV.

7:00 PM

Get everyone’s attention and then shout, “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!” Do this joke consistently the rest of the night. It will NEVER get old and everyone will love/respect you for doing it. 

8:00 PM

Play some Jackbox games and have a great time.

9:00 PM

Start figuring out which Jackbox avatar you want to smooch at midnight. Maybe that orange guy from Fakin’ It? What’s his deal anyway? He’s not even in the game. He’s sooo mysterious.

10:00 PM

Play some Jackbox games and have a great time.

10:45 PM

Go to the bathroom for goodness’ sake. You haven’t gone all night! That’s seriously messed up.

11:00 PM

Play some Jackbox games and have a great time.

11:59 PM

Pause your game to usher in the New Year with the good, kind, lovely people in your life (who just five minutes ago wrote some very vulgar things).

12:01 AM

Now politely tell everyone to leave. You only got 18 hours of sleep and need to hit the hay.

Nine People to Add to Your Jackbox Games Gift List

Nine People to Add to Your Jackbox Games Gift List

It’s easy to gift our games on Steam and Xbox One, but here’s the hard part: figuring out who in your life deserves it. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of good candidates to consider this holiday season.

 

1. Anyone with a gaming console or computer who likes to laugh with friends.
  • All of the Jackbox Party Packs can be played on PS4, XBox One, Nintendo Switch and oh, so many more!
2. Anyone who throws lifeless parties that usually end with you faking IBS.
  • We’re great for parties, so no need to falsely clutch at your colon after another game of charades!
3. Anyone who would like to draw “Ben Affleck eating a gyro” with their phone.
  • Which is actually a large portion of the population, according to our research.*
4. Anyone with a Twitch or Youtube stream who likes to interact with their audience.
  • Since all you need is the room code and a phone, audiences can play from anywhere in the world!
5. Maybe an ex-lover?
  • We’re not saying our games will DEFINITELY bring them back to you, not after the way you so callously toyed with their emotions in the Hamptons over Labor Day, but crazier things have happened.
6. Your employees!
  • Instead of raises, annual bonuses or health insurance, slip a download code of the Jackbox Party Pack 4 into their locker.
7. Gerald, the drifter who lives in your crawl space and doesn’t seem to laugh anymore.
  • Actually, you should probably check that he’s still alive. Does your house smell funny?
8. Maybe an ex-lover?
  • Yes, we said this already, but here’s how it could play out. You fake being lost at sea as you were sailing to do charity work in Ecuador. Have your lawyer knock on their door, tell them you left something for them in your will and deliver a manila envelope with a Jackbox Party Pack 4 code inside. They’ll get real mad and throw it in the corner. “What about the Hamptons?” they’ll scream. The envelope will sit and sit, but days later, during a rainstorm, they’ll relent. They’ll download the game and throw a party in your honor. Everyone will laugh. Everyone will cry. Everyone will toast your memory. Just as your former lover wins their third game of Fibbage 3 in a row, you open the door and step in from the storm and say “It was the laughter that brought me back.” Cut to wedding bells. Cut to three kids. Cut to dying in the arms of your beloved… which is totally someone else. You can’t get away with faking your own death, idiot.
9. College kids
  • Yeah, sure.

 

 

*We didn’t do any research.

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!