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.
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!
Everybody knows that Jackbox Games bring the party. But what happens when Jackbox Games ARE the party? When Jackbox fan Jim Perry turned 50 this year, he decided to test this out! If you’re looking for inspiration about how you can take your Jackbox nights to the next level, look no further!
Step 1: Form Your Teams
You don’t HAVE to have snazzy lanyards to signify which team you are on but don’t these look cool? Jim’s party involved 3 teams of 6 people playing on separate TVs all at the same time.
Step 2: Choosing Your Game
Yes, there will be that party attendee that demands Trivia Murder Party like Freebird at a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert. To keep things fair and encourage some variety at your party, consider creating a random system for which game comes up next. It also takes some of the pressure off of you as the host. For Jim’s party, they found a prize wheel online and Jackboxified it.
Step 3: Make Sure Everyone Has a Good Time!
If you’re playing with friends who are new to Jackbox Games, it’s advisable that you spend some time making sure everyone understands how to play. Before they started to keep score, Jim played a few practice rounds with attendees. And, to really up the ante, he created these grammar cheat sheets to ensure that everyone’s Mad Verse City raps could pass an English test!
Step 4: Figure Out a Scoring System
Everyone loves a party with stakes. In Jim’s case, they tracked scores in 4 rounds of games and declared a first place winner, a second place winner, and, to keep things quirky, a ninth place winner. (Although, based on this scoreboard, a Jeff was bound to win all along.) A code for The Jackbox Party Pack 5 made for a sweet prize and everyone received an evening of silliness and merriment.
Next time you have a birthday around the corner, consider Jim’s sweet setup to guarantee a good time for all! Start building your collection of party packs now.
We had a great time on the Jackbox Stage at TwitchCon 2018. Thanks to all of the amazing streamers that joined us to play games from The Jackbox Party Pack 5. And, a big thank you to the audience members that joined us. Here are some of our favorite moments:
Did you like the panel art on our control room?
The stage in all of its glory.
Working hard in the control room!
Thanks to our friend, CityofStad, for hosting one of our panels!
Looking at very important and serious things in the control room.
Havok, iambrandon, and Zotbot on the Jackbox Games stage.
Thanks to everyone that played along with us at Jackbox.tv!
Prepping sick Mad Verse City verses.
The Jackbox crew starting the stream on Day 2.
Work hard, eat hard.
Kate Stark, therealguyjudge and JaXboxChick joined us on Day 3!
Thanks to Team Catalyst for being our final panel and for destroying each other in Mad Verse City for our entertainment!
The final hour of streaming with the Jackbox crew.
Our stream ended on this screen. Thanks for the memories, TwitchCon!
You can watch all of our streams from TwitchCon 2018 on our Twitch channel.
CHICAGO – Oct. 17, 2018 – Jackbox Games has officially released The Jackbox Party Pack 5. This newest, most irreverent package of off-the-wall party games is available today for $29.99 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC, Mac and Linux, Comcast’s Xfinity X1, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
The powers of five new party games combine to form one mega party game extravaganza in The Jackbox Party Pack 5:
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream: The classic pop-culture trivia mash-up returns, full of wild new surprises (1-8 players)!
Split the Room: Create strange and divisive hypothetical situations in this wacky what-if game (3-8 Players)!
Mad Verse City: The lyric-writing game that lets you channel your inner MC as a rap battling robot (3-8 players)!
Patently Stupid: Create odd inventions to solve bizarre problems in this new competitive drawing game (3-8 players)!
Zeeple Dome: Fling yourself at bloodthirsty aliens to win millions of Zubabucks in the deadliest game show in the Crab Nebula (1-6 players)!
Games in The Jackbox Party Pack series support phones, tablets and computers as controllers. Just go to Jackbox.tv on your device and enter the room code to play. Up to 10,000 additional audience members can join specific games to affect their final outcome. Other options like extended timers, manual censoring and family-friendly modes make it easy for families and streamers to host the perfect party.