Jackbox Games is Proud to Partner With Twitch for Twitch Sells Out: A Prime Day Event!

Don’t miss picking up The Jackbox Party Pack 3 for 60% off now as part of Twitch Sells Out: A Prime Day Event! Click here to watch now and visit our page for Party Pack 3 to learn more about all of the games in the pack.

For Prime Day this year, Twitch is going to be LIVE at /twitchpresents showcasing all of the best Prime Day deals for gamers – all hosted by your favorite Twitch Creators. Games, gaming gear, electronics and SO much more. It’s the best way to catch ALL of the best Prime Day deals featuring your favorite Twitch streamers. 

Missed today’s stream? Don’t worry! It’s back on tomorrow beginning at 10 AM PST. Make sure you take your free trial of Twitch Prime so you can take advantage of these deals.

Announcing Game Two in The Jackbox Party Pack 6: Dictionarium

Announcing Game Two in The Jackbox Party Pack 6: Dictionarium

What is “blarnkt”?

A type of fungus? The sound a sick pigeon makes? A stew served at weddings where the couple doesn’t really love each other?

Don’t ask us, it’s up to you! 

The second game joining Trivia Murder Party 2 in The Jackbox Party Pack 6 is… Dictionarium!

In the Dictionarium, you’re served up hot, fresh, never-seen-before words and it’s your job to define them. The definition with the most votes wins, but you’re not off the hook yet! You’ll also come up with a synonym and use the word in a sentence.

By the end of the game, you’ve collectively created an entirely new dictionary entry, which will be forever enshrined in the Dictionarium by it’s faithful keeper.

Who is the faithful keeper of the Dictionarium?

Thank you for asking! She’s upbeat, odd, and Northern European…we think? We didn’t ask her in the beginning and now it’s too late. Words appear to her in unexpected places and she brings them home to the Dictionarium to be defined. She’s like the horse whisperer, but for words. Incidentally, she can also communicate with horses.

Dictionarium supports 3-8 players and an audience of thousands of word-lovers.

Look out for Dictionarium in The Jackbox Party Pack 6, coming this fall on major digital platforms! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates on when you’ll be able to see Dictionarium play-throughs.

About Custom Episodes of Quiplash 2 & Drawful 2

Drawful 2 and Quiplash 2 have a “Make Your Own” mode that allows you to play the game with your own custom prompts, or prompts made by others. Here’s how it works.

Playing a Custom Episode

When someone publishes a custom episodes of Drawful 2 or Quiplash 2, the game generates a seven-digit code for easy sharing. Something like “CTR-BLIQ”. Once you have a code, playing the episode is easy.

Start the game normally, and enter the lobby. We’ll use Quiplash 2 in this example, but it works the same in Drawful 2.

The first player in the lobby (the VIP) will have the EPISODES MENU button. Hit that, then enter the custom episode code and press submit. Any episodes you’ve played previously will also be listed on this screen.

 

The lobby will change to reflect that the custom episode has been loaded. Once all the players have joined, you can start the game normally and enjoy those sweet custom prompts! Easy!

NOTE: In most cases, custom episodes are cross-platform. So, an episode made on a PC will work on an Xbox One and vice versa. The one exception is PlayStation 4, which can only play episodes made on other PlayStation 4 consoles.

Making Your Own Custom Episode

But enough about playing other people’s dumb prompts. Here’s how to make your own.

Choose the MAKE YOUR OWN option from the main menu.

Log into the Make Your Own Lobby by going to jackbox.tv on your device and entering the four-digit code displayed onscreen.

Choose CREATE A NEW EPISODE and give it a snappy name. If you’ve previously made an episode, you can load it up for editing from this screen.

 

Then you (and any others who log in) can write prompts and add them to the episode. The VIP (first player to log in) can delete prompts they don’t like by hitting the X next to the prompt.

 

Tap the icons at the top to hide the prompts from the TV screen if you want them to be secret, or to hide the prompts other players type from your own device.

 

When you’re done adding prompts, press DONE. You’ll want at least 16 prompts for an eight-player game of Quiplash 2, or 12 prompts for a six-player game of Drawful 2. The game will use built-in content if you don’t have enough.

The next screen will let you EDIT (go back to adding prompts), PUBLISH (get a code to share your episode with others), PLAY (load your custom episode in the game lobby to play), DELETE (delete!), or go BACK TO EPISODES to see the list of episodes or make a new one. There’s no need to manually save an episode. It’s saved automatically as you make it. There’s also no need to make a game public by publishing it if you only want to play it locally.

 

If you choose to publish, you’ll have to agree to the terms of service. Then you’ll get a code that will let anyone load and play your episode!

Jackbox Fan Spotlight: “uxie126”

Jackbox Fan Spotlight: “uxie126”

It’s time for our second-ever fan spotlight and this time, we’d like to introduce you to one of our most dedicated fanart content creators, Uxie! We’re lucky to be regularly blessed with new art from Uxie and she’s one of our wonderful mods in the Jackbox Games Discord server. Meet Uxie! 

When did you first hear about and/or play Jackbox Games?

Surprisingly, I first heard about it through Drawful! Thanks to YouTube putting it into my recommendations, if I recall correctly. However, it wasn’t until Trivia Murder Party that I ended up becoming intrigued and eventually a fan! Trivia Murder Party was even the first game I excitedly played in a Twitch stream.

How has Jackbox Games impacted your life?

I believe Jackbox Games has had a pretty big impact. If it wasn’t for the discovery, not only would I have not drawn fan art, but as well as many other things that I was inspired to create and draw to this day. That and the community is amazing and I’ve met such great people! Even if I sit back and relax during streams, I’m happy with how I’ve been able to talk with the team and look forward to upcoming games… To think I’ve witnessed the reveals of pack 4 and 5, and now 6? Time flies!

Which is your favorite Jackbox Games title and why?

While Trivia Murder Party is obviously my root into the community, if I had to choose one next to that? Probably Patently Stupid! It always makes me laugh – especially when I’m able to present with a voice. That and making some strange, weird or creative stuff as inventions. I usually can go for a round 2 of Patently Stupid!

For someone who has never played Jackbox Games before, which game do you recommend starting with and why?

Quiplash 2 is a good one that I’ve played with others but if you’re a trivia kind of person, try out YDKJ: Full Stream and Fibbage 3! Are you someone who likes to doodle? Tee K.O. and Patently Stupid can be fun! (You could also try out Trivia Murder Party to get into the hype for its sequel!)

You create so much cool Jackbox Games fanart! What’s your favorite stuff to draw related to our games?

Thank you so much!! I’m really happy to have had my art seen by the team! It’s true that I’ve drawn fanart for different games over the years but I’d say…Trivia Murder Party, of course. I’ve always really liked the little doll avatars and they’re fun to draw! (I end up excited for the reveals of the ones that’ll appear in the sequel as well!) Zeeple Dome was another game that was fun to draw about too! I even drew a whole band inspired by its soundtrack once.

Play These Fourth of July Episodes of Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2!

Play These Fourth of July Episodes of Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2!

Ok, sure, July 4th is still ten days away. Can you blame us for wanting to get into the holiday weekend spirit a bit sooner?

Start prepping for your party now by getting these custom Independence Day-themed episodes of Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2 ready to play beforehand. 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. For more information on custom episodes of these games, click here.

Not an owner of these games YET? Visit the The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (this pack includes Quiplash 2) and Drawful 2 game pages for information on available platforms and seasonal sales of these titles.

Pass Time Before Fireworks With Jackbox Games on your Nintendo Switch!

Pass Time Before Fireworks With Jackbox Games on your Nintendo Switch!

Wrangling the group together to watch a fireworks display can be a grind. You pack a cooler, grab the lawn chairs and blankets, and find the perfect spot to catch all of the action… 5 hours before the fireworks are set to begin. Seriously, the sun is beaming down on you and your favorite booming, sparkly friends are ages away from popping.

What is a party-loving American to do?

We have 3 words for you: Nintendo. Switch. Jackbox.

Okay, maybe more like 8 words: Play Jackbox Party Packs on your Nintendo Switch!

In case you’re still living in 1776, all Jackbox Party Packs (and Drawful 2) are available to download in the Nintendo eShop and play on your Nintendo Switch! We’re on all sorts of digital platforms including Steam for PC/Mac, Xbox One, PS4, and Comcast Xfinity to name a few. But perhaps our most portable platform is the Nintendo Switch, making it a perfect way to keep you from getting annoyed by friends or family while you wait for fireworks.

You know your companions already are glued to their smartphones, so it’s easy for them to join along and play at Jackbox.tv. And, with the Switch propped up on the cooler playing rounds of Quiplash 2, you’re all set.

Some extra star-spangled news:

The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is on sale in the eShop now through June 28th for 40% off. And, for our fans who are slightly less Type A, you’re in luck! The Jackbox Party Packs 2 & 3 will both be on sale beginning the morning of July 4th for 40% off. Rest assured that even if you wait until the last second, you’ll be able to get a great deal on our games.

Not a Nintendo Switch owner? Our games also travel well with a laptop! PC/Mac codes are available for purchase in our store.