The Party Snack Pairing for Your Favorite Jackbox Game

The Party Snack Pairing for Your Favorite Jackbox Game

This blog was written partly because we believe in the power of parties. Especially those parties in which a killer game is played amongst friends imbibing and enjoying delicious treats.

This blog was also written because I am hungry and need to figure out what I’m doing for lunch in a few minutes.

Behold, the Jackbox Games “official” recommendations for which party snack goes best with your favorite gut-busting (albeit, in a different way) party games.

  1. Bidiots + Charcuterie.

Everyone loves a pretend “fancy night” from time to time. For me, this means firing up a game of Bidiots and bidding on terrible and hilarious drawings my friends made on their iPhones. It also means that my charcuterie plate consists of Ritz crackers, sliced up colby jack, and some Craisins for visual effect. I’m from Kansas and I can’t tell you what gruyere tastes like.

  1. Patently Stupid + The Veggie Tray.

Patently Stupid is about solving problems and being better. No snack exemplifies this than the pre-cut, pre-sorted, pre-arranged Veggie Tray with a tub of ranch already waiting for you in the center. The quintessential party go-to that ensures everyone can attempt health while attempting to invent the next big idea. Toby and Lena approve!

  1. Bomb Corp. + Hot Wings.

I think a fun twist on Bomb Corp. could be making the person that screws up the directions eat a wing with sauce that is hotter than they are prepared to handle. Sadly none of my friends have accepted the challenge…yet.

  1. Tee K.O. + A Giant Tub of Cheese Puffs.

Tee K.O. does a brilliant job of giving you time to really invest in the drawings that will soon  become your new favorite t-shirt. The true secret to the game is that it also gives you time to EAT. THOSE. SNACKS. If you’re like me, you speed through that smiling hot dog so that you can stuff your face with the best snacks while your friends are distracted. Cheese Puffs are perfect for Tee K.O. because no other game allows you to properly orangify and de-orangify your fingers before you need to start writing slogans again.

  1. You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream + The Slice of Wedding Cake in Your Freezer.

If you’re like me, your freezer is full of healthy frozen meals you can’t bring yourself to eat. However, married or not, we can all agree that nothing says “remember the good times” like a round of the Jackbox Games trivia classic, You Don’t Know Jack. It pulls you right out of a stupor in life just like that defrosted 8-year-old vanilla buttercream slice can pull you out of a marital argument about dishes!

  1. Fibbage 3 + Aunt Louises’s “Orange Dip.”

Is it trying to be a chipotle ranch dip? Is it some sort of queso? Was squeeze cheese involved? No one knows for sure and that vibe pairs perfectly with Fibbage 3. While you ponder the intrigue behind Orange Dip, enjoy the intrigue of pondering the true answer to: “Once a year, the elephants in Vienna’s zoo are allowed to eat ______.”

  1. Split the Room + A Chocolate Fountain.

I feel it is my duty to humanity to use my platform to advocate for chocolate fountains. Nothing transports you into a new dimension like the hilarious hypotheticals of Split the Room in The Jackbox Party Pack 5…. And also a decadent chocolate fountain. You and I both know your friends would audibly squeal if they walked into your party and saw a chocolate fountain with the Split the Room cat looking on in the background. Use your platform!

  1. Word Spud + A Raw Potato.

I realize now that I could either continue on and outline a delicious snack for each of our 28 (excluding classic You Don’t Know Jack) hit party games. Or, I could go eat some lunch and provide my body with the nutrients it craves.

I suggest that I do the latter and you work on the former. Which party snacks are your favorite during a round of Jackbox Games? Let us know on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

All Jackbox Games are on sale now for Memorial Day Weekend. Visit our shop for deals on Steam codes and visit our Games page for more information on sales happening on other platforms.

Jackbox Memorial Day Weekend Sales Have Already Started!

Jackbox Memorial Day Weekend Sales Have Already Started!

Sales on your favorite party games are so good right now that we want to make sure it’s as easy as possible for you to find them!

Pick up a new party game this weekend at a discount on any of the platforms below. Then, tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook while you play with friends over the weekend!

PS4

Sony Totally Digital Sale

Sale Dates: Now – Tuesday, May 28th

Sony Double Discounts Sale

Sale Dates: Now – Tuesday, June 4th

Xbox One

Sale Dates: Now – Monday, May 27th

Nintendo Switch

Sale Dates: Now – Thursday, May 30th

PC/Mac/Linux Steam Codes

(Sold right here on the Jackbox Games website!)

Sale Dates: Now – Saturday, June 1st

Jackbox Games is a Proud Supporter of Red Nose Day USA

Jackbox Games is a Proud Supporter of Red Nose Day USA

This year, Jackbox Games is excited to partner with Red Nose Day USA in support of their tireless efforts to end child poverty. You can catch Red Nose Day and Jackbox Games fun during the first-ever “Nose Bowl” happening this Saturday, May 18th. Fan-favorite influencers and celebs will compete in rounds of Jackbox Games in support of a fantastic cause. Up to 10,000 audience members will be able to play along and influence the games!

For more information on our partnership and the upcoming stream, check out the press release below or visit RedNoseDay.org/NoseBowl:

Red Nose Day’s First-Ever ‘Nose Bowl’ Livestream Fundraiser Brings Jack Black, Retta, Clark Gregg, Jennifer Grey and Popular Influencers Together May 18 to Raise Money for Children in Need

New York, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Red Nose Day, the annual campaign to help end child poverty, is kicking off its first annual ‘Nose Bowl’ fundraiser on Saturday, May 18 at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. Livestreamed from Los Angeles, the Nose Bowl will be a star-studded event that gives everyone a chance to participate in real-time – wherever they are.

Celebrities, including popular film star Jack Black (“Jumanji”), Retta (“Good Girls,” “Parks and Recreation”), Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s Agents of Shield,” “The Avengers”) and actress Jennifer Grey, will be joining top influencers Imane “Pokimane” Anys,  Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter, Jacksepticeye (real name: Seán McLoughlin) and more for the event co-hosted by Alanah Pearce and Hayli “HayliNic” Baez. They will all come together with viewers to have fun, raise money and change lives through livestreamed competitions that take gameplay to a whole new level of excitement and engagement.

Whether the celebrities and influencers are doing karaoke battles or facing-off in a game of wits, viewers of the livestream won’t just be sitting on the sidelines watching. They’ll be actively involved in the games, empowered through their own donations to change the course of competitions and outcome of each game. Fans will even have the chance to join Jack Black and Retta in one of ten karaoke battles via Twitch Sings, with the actors personally choosing song submissions from fans for the duets. Celebrity guests and digital stars will also join teams participating in a Jackbox Games competition of robot rap battles in Mad Verse City, and a battle of wits and wackiness in Quiplash 2, both of which allow up to 10,000 viewers to vote and participate.

Watch the Nose Bowl livestream across Red Nose Day’s Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and Facebook channels (@RedNoseDayUSA). Viewers who donate will also have the chance to be rewarded for their generosity, with incentives including Xbox consoles, Xbox Game Pass tokens and branded swag, as well as access to free movie tickets from Fandango. Special MVP awards will also be given to outstanding livestream donors. For more information about the Nose Bowl livestream and how to participate, go to RedNoseDay.org/NoseBowl.

The Nose Bowl is part of a large-scale, public fundraising effort ahead of Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 23, bringing together millions of Americans to have fun and make a difference for children in need across the U.S. and around the world. Red Nose Day will be celebrated with a three-hour block of primetime television programming on NBC at 8/7c. The campaign’s official Red Noses are available exclusively at Walgreens stores nationally.

“Our first ever Nose Bowl livestream fundraiser is a great example of how we are looking to tap into the streaming and gaming communities to engage new supporters,” said Janet Scardino, CEO of Comic Relief USA, the nonprofit behind Red Nose Day. “We are so grateful to the incredible talent and influencers who are taking part, and hope Americans across the country will join them to have some fun while raising money that will truly change and save children’s lives.”

The Nose Bowl livestream marks the culmination of a series of individual livestream fundraisers featuring some of the world’s biggest digital stars. Jacksepticeye launched the campaign in April, raising over $100,000 for Red Nose Day in nine hours. That was followed by fundraising streams from Twitch stars Pokimane and Valkyrae, and multiple members of professional esports organization FlyQuest.

In addition to receiving the support of some of the world’s most influential streamers, Red Nose Day is also inviting fans to join their favorite digital stars in hosting their own livestream fundraiser. Supporters can get started by visiting RedNoseDay.org/Livestream.

Red Nose Day has partnered with peer-to-peer fundraising platform Tiltify to drive explosive engagement and donations for this series of events and the Nose Bowl. Purpose-built for live-streaming since 2015, Tiltify is the most effective platform on the market for livestream fundraising campaigns and the only fundraising platform with direct integration with the Twitch platform, allowing streamers to embed Tiltify’s interactive features like milestones, incentives and real-time contribution tallies into their stream pages.

Red Nose Day has raised nearly $150 million since launching in America in 2015, positively impacting over 16 million children. Money raised supports programs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and some of the most underserved communities internationally to ensure children who are living in poverty are safe, healthy and educated.

About Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run in the United States by Comic Relief USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Red Nose Day started in the U.K., built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change, and has raised over $1 billion globally since the campaign’s founding in 1988. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 with a mission to end child poverty, and has raised nearly $150 million to date. Money raised supports programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated, both in America and around the world. Since launching in the U.S., Red Nose Day has received generous support from millions of Americans, hundreds of celebrities and many outstanding partners, including Walgreens, NBC, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Red Nose Day returns for its fifth year on Thursday, May 23, 2019. For more information about Red Nose Day USA and its impact, visit www.rednoseday.org. Follow @RedNoseDayUSA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Tiltify

Tiltify is the fundraising platform for the digital generation, providing live, interactive telethon-style technology that engages donors to invest in the cause. Tiltify harnesses the power of both traditional fundraising and modern digital livestream engagement with platforms like Twitch and YouTube, enabling any organization to dramatically expand audience reach. Organizations like Direct Relief, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Save the Children, AFSP, Make-A-Wish and hundreds more use Tiltify to engage the Millennial and Gen Z generation for single signature events and large DIY campaigns that launch in minutes. To learn more visit tiltify.com.

About Jackbox Games

Jackbox Games, formerly Jellyvision Games, is a developer and publisher of party games on major gaming platforms and home entertainment devices. The studio is best known for comedic party games like YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Fibbage, Quiplash and Drawful. Jackbox Games “makes the world’s best party games” according to Business Insider. YOU DON’T KNOW JACK has been called “the greatest quiz-show game ever made” by The Onion’s A.V. Club. All current-generation Jackbox games feature the innovative use of mobile devices as controllers, allowing anyone with an internet-connected phone, tablet or laptop to join a game without the need for extra game controllers. Players connect to games on their devices by visiting Jackbox.tv and entering the custom game code displayed via the system hosting the game. This unique concept also allows for games that involve secret player input. The digital release of The Jackbox Party Pack, a massive collection of five party games, was named “Best Local Multiplayer Game of the Year” by Giant Bomb. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information, visit www.jackboxgames.com, and follow the studio on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Twitch.

Play These Bachelorette Party Episodes of Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2

Did you know? Drawful 2 and Quiplash 2 have a “Make Your Own” mode that allows you to create custom episodes of your favorite party games! But anything involving a wedding means you have a million things on your to-do list. We did the work for you on this one. (We’ll look for our invite in the mail.)

Help your friend celebrate their impending nuptials with these custom Bachelorette party-themed episodes! When you fire up a game, the first player will have the Episodes Menu on their mobile device after entering the room code. Choose to load an episode by ID and use the codes in the image below. Your lobby will change to reflect that the custom episode has loaded. Enjoy!Still need to pick up a copy of the game?

Visit our games page to see all available options and platforms.

Everybody Help Grandma is Coming Soon to The Jackbox Party Pack 6! – April Fool’s Day 2019

Everybody Help Grandma is Coming Soon to The Jackbox Party Pack 6! – April Fool’s Day 2019

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.

The Jackbox Party Pack 6 is coming this fall and also includes Trivia Murder Party 2 (revealed this weekend at PAX East). Stay tuned for more thrilling announcements from the Jackbox team on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Trivia Murder Party 2 is Coming to The Jackbox Party Pack 6

Trivia Murder Party 2 is Coming to The Jackbox Party Pack 6

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:

  • New questions
  • Dastardly new mini-games
  • Cursed “gifts”
  • Weird new ways to die
  • Enhanced audience features

Okay, okay a couple more cryptic hints but this is it for now:

  • Keys
  • Mirrors
  • Wigs
  • Swords
  • Daddy issues
  • Fun

Trivia Murder Party 2 will be included in the Jackbox Party Pack 6, coming Fall 2019 to PC, consoles and major digital platforms.

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