Just when you thought the exciting announcements from Jackbox Games were over this week, WE’RE BACK. Watch our teaser video for Everybody Help Grandma, the second game announced in The Jackbox Party Pack 6, featuring the game’s director, Ryan DiGiorgi.
In case you missed the reveal trailer we debuted at PAX East, here’s the video announcing Trivia Murder Party 2. (Spoiler Alert: The video reveals we’re… you know… making Trivia Murder Party 2.)
Trivia Murder Party is a deviously funny trivia game where getting questions wrong leads to fighting for your life in a variety of strange and challenging mini-games. Trivia Murder Party 2 is the most frequently requested sequel of all the Party Pack games and it’s finally on its way in Party Pack 6.
While most of the game details are still shrouded in mystery, we can confirm that, in Trivia Murder Party 2, the serial killer host has moved back into his childhood home, a Murder Hotel that his family has run (and killed people in) for generations. Like any good (or bad) horror movie sequel the stakes are higher, the surprises are bigger, and the clichés are abundant.
Without spoiling much more, the game will include:
Dastardly new mini-games
Weird new ways to die
Enhanced audience features
Okay, okay a couple more cryptic hints but this is it for now:
Trivia Murder Party 2 will be included in the Jackbox Party Pack 6, coming Fall 2019 to PC, consoles and major digital platforms.
Heading to PAX East next week? Join us and staff members from GameChanger Charity and Child’s Play for a Charity Challenge featuring our party games! Also included on the panel will be a few of your favorite YouTubers like Crispy Concords and Im Suda and Penny Arcade designer Gavin Greco.
Here’s what you need to know…
Date and Time: Friday, March 29th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Location: The Bobcat Theater at PAX East (Boston Convention and Exposition Center)
Those that donate will have the chance to win one of many Jackbox Games being raffled off before and after the stream.
Can’t make it to PAX East? No problem! You can still support the kiddos and enter to win some awesome Jackbox prizes by texting “GGB” to 41444. For every $100 raised, donors of $5 or more are eligible to win their own copy of Jackbox Party Pack 5. Donors of $10 or more are automatically entered to win 1 of 20 Jackpox Quintpacks. If the $10k fundraising goal is hit, donors of $5 or more will also be eligible to win an Xbox One prize package, including exclusive swag provided by GameChanger Charity and Child’s Play!
About the Gamers Give Back Program
The Gamers Give Back Tour is a partnership between Child’s Play Charity and GameChanger Charity that seeks to deliver hope and happiness to hospitalized kids and their caretakers across the country and around the world.
In 2018, GGB supported more than 2,800 patients across 35 hospitals with $298,383.92 worth in toys and gifts.
By reaching the $10k fundraising goal, donors will help #GamersGiveBack reach even more patients and families internationally in 2019.
As we emerge from the icy tundra that was January and February throughout most of the country (not every sentence is for YOU, Phoenix), so comes an important revelation.
We aren’t limited to a crumb-ridden sofa when playing Jackbox Games anymore. We’re free. Parties can happen anywhere now and heading over to our local dive bar or friend’s apartment suddenly doesn’t seem like such a chore!
If you’re not aware, Jackbox Games are available on a baker’s dozen of digital platforms. While technically all platforms are portable if you have a cleaned-out car, some are more so than others. If you’re looking to add to your party game collection and portability is an important factor for you, consider one of the following platforms:
iPad: A straightforward option with a twist… When you purchase a party pack on your iPad, you can also play it on your Apple TV!
Mac or PC laptop: This one’s simple. Laptop + HDMI cord = Endless fun. Laptop sitting on coffee table + pizza = Endless cheesy fun.
Amazon Fire TV stick:Download a party pack on your Stick and then stick that sucker into the USB port of your buddy’s big screen. It’s not as dirty as it sounds! Unless you want it to be!
Nintendo Switch: Grab a doc to hook your Switch up to another’s TV or sit around your Switch to play along at the rooftop party or outdoor location of your choice!
Remember: All Jackbox Games require Internet access to play. If you’re heading to a bar or bringing them to a picnic, you’ll need a portable Wifi hotspot, or something similar. We’ve found that tethering the game system to your phone works great as long as you have service.
There you have it, friends! Spring forth from your musty dwellings and bring the gift of dope party games to those near and far. And, be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages for updates on the latest Jackbox Games sales.
We know that you don’t need an excuse to play Jackbox Games on St. Patrick’s Day. The party’s already planned. Friends know which iteration on spinach dip they’re bringing. You’ve figured out how to stream The Luck of the Irish. (Why would you do that to yourself?)
Everyone wants their St. Patrick’s Day party to be the MOST green and the MOST lucky, right? Ensure that the games you play are just as green as your tongue after drinking all that light beer with green food coloring:
Green Score: 2 out of 5 shamrocks
Frankly, there’s not much green here. Calling this game green is as much of a stretch as some of the sound effects you use to describe situations in Earwax.
Green Score: 3 out of 5 shamrocks
Could Fibbage 2 in The Jackbox Party Pack 2 be greener? Sure. Could the lie you submit in this bluffing trivia game be more convincing? Sure. Look, it’s a party and it’s about having fun and not being too critical.
We’re back and better than ever at C2E2 2019! Heading to Chicago in March for comics, cosplay, and pop culture? Be sure to add these panels to your must-see schedule.
Friday, March 22nd
“Jackbox Games on the SyFy Stage”
Join us while we play games with Breckin Meyer and others!
Time: 1:00 – 1:45 CT
Location: SyFy Stage
“Tee K.O. Live: Cards Against Humanity vs. Jackbox Games”
Join the writers and artists of Jackbox Games and Cards Against Humanity as they battle it out in a never-before-seen live version of the hit party game, Tee K.O.! Watch us as we pair nutty drawings with nonsensical slogans to create t-shirts you’ll want to own. Or that you wish you could un-see. The victorious t-shirt will be created and sold at JackboxGames.com after the show with all proceeds benefiting charity.
Time: 2:15 – 3:15 PM CT
Location: Room S402
Saturday, March 23rd
“Jackbox Games and Friends”
Jackbox Games welcomes a distinguished panel of special guests including the cast of the hit podcast “Hello From The Magic Tavern” and host of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, Peter Sagal, to compete in several ridiculous party games including your new favorites from The Jackbox Party Pack 5. And guess what? You will be able to play along on your phone by voting for your favorite answers!
Siblings: sometimes your bond with them is so strong they feel like family. But how do you get close to their new significant other? Sure, the two of you could book an all-inclusive resort on an exotic island for two weeks, but “society” frowns upon that option. Luckily, there’s another way. You can play Fibbage: Enough About You with them.
Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Grab your laptop, iPad, or Nintendo Switch with The Jackbox Party Pack 4 already installed and PACK. THAT. DEVICE. You’re going to need your charger and you’re going to need an internet connection upon arrival.
Step 2: When under the same roof, study the significant other from afar like Jane Goodall. Jot down some basic info, like where they live, what their job is, and what kinds of food it eats. You’ll dive into the fun personal details later.
Step 3: Mirror every TV in the house to show the Fibbage 3 menu screen. They’ll inevitably fall for the trap…
Step 4: Fire up a game of Fibbage: Enough About You.
Step 5: Introduce this alien life-form to the game mode of Fibbage where all of the questions are about you and your fellow players. Players get points for guessing the truth, and for fooling others with their lies.
Step 6: Start to discover that this interloper is actually pretty witty. You didn’t see it at first but, wow, they just got you good.
Step 7: It’s the final round so it’s time for each player to enter one truth and one lie about themself. What will they possibly say in such a tight spot?!
Step 8: Oh, wow. Their truth is that they volunteer at PAWS every weekend. And their lie is that they’ve never met Patrick Stewart. They met him in London after seeing a play he was in. That’s pretty neat. This person is WAY cooler than your brother.
Step 9: You are now best friends with your sibling’s significant other. Two years later, you book an all-inclusive two week vacation on an exotic island.
Play Fibbage: Enough About You in The Jackbox Party Pack 4 tonight! Available on major digital platforms now.
Looking for a way to spice up your plans this Thursday? Play our Valentine’s Day-themed episodes of Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2 with friends or suitors! Just use these codes to load the episodes when you start a game. They’re free if you already own The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (which includes Quiplash 2) or our standalone game, Drawful 2!
Not familiar with how to get a custom episode started? Check out our handy guide here.
You may have heard that The Jackbox Party Pack was recently available in the Epic Games store. We’re excited to share that even more of our games are now available for purchase in the Epic Games store for PC and Mac.
Follow up on The Jackbox Party Pack with its sequel, threequel, fourquel, or fivequel! Or, check out our standalone game, Drawful 2.
The following games are now available for PC or Mac:
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Jackbox Games stage and/or attended our panel at PAX South 2019! We had a blast meeting you and playing party games with you. If you didn’t attend PAX South or couldn’t make it to our panel, you can watch the full video here.