Play These Jackbox Games on Halloween… If You Dare

Play These Jackbox Games on Halloween… If You Dare

Oh, hello! Your car couldn’t have broken down in a more fortuitous spot. I mean, what are the chances it would happen over these road spikes outside my house? I was hoping to get a few more guests for this night of Jackbox party games! It must be fate!

*Thunder Crash*

Quick, come in from the rain! The storm is supposed to last for hours and there are so many spooky and delightful games we can play.

*Sound of Creaky Door Opening*

One does not need a cavernous mansion like mine in order to create a chilling eve of ghoulish giggles and horrific puns. All you need is Jackbox Games and a strong stomach (because of the sheer number of belly laughs)! Haha what?! NO, that’s not a corpse in the corner! Quick, look at these games on the TV screen!

  1. Trivia Murder Party

This terrifying trivia game is hosted by a deranged serial killer—which is definitely not a role I can relate to whatsoever.

You are a kidnapped contestant who’s forced to participate in a sick and demented game show. In order to survive, you’ll have to demonstrate both book smarts and street smarts. If you get a question wrong, you are dragged to the Killing Floor, where you fight for survival in a variety of cutthroat mini games.

The action culminates with an intense race to escape. Can you get out alive? There’s only one way to find out… (By playing the game. Sorry, was that not obvious?)

  1. Split The Room

What’s scarier than being chained up in a dungeon? Being stuck in a nebulous void.

In this game of bizarre hypothetical scenarios, you create unworldly situations with the goal of splitting the room’s response. You hold the power as your force your opponents to play out terrifying (but amusing) scenes.

Anything is possible in this multidimensional party game; it’s only limited by your creativity. And isn’t your imagination the scariest place of all?

  1. Monster Seeking Monster

This party game combines two of the scariest things in the world: monsters and online dating.

Monster Seeking Monster is a strategy game where you try to woo your fellow creatures of the night via text messages. But be careful who you date. Every monster has secret skills that can harm your chances of winning.

Let’s just hope your romantic messages are enough to make an invisible person visibly blush.

  1. Custom Drawful 2/Quiplash 2

Sure, these Jackbox staples might not seem like the spookiest games on the surface, but you clearly haven’t played them with user-generated content!

*Bigger Thunder Clash*

Use these codes to access custom Halloween episodes of Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2!

Yes, you have the ability to create Halloween-inspired prompts for both of these games! For example, what would be your Quiplash 2 response to the prompt: “Worst thing to say while stuck in some creepy guy’s mansion”? Or how would you draw something like, “Guest unable to leave some creepy guy’s mansion”?

….both of those prompts are a little bit sinister, but very relevant to your current situation.

*Sound of Door Locking*

Pick up one of these games to enjoy during your Halloween party now. And don’t forget to purchase The Jackbox Party Pack 5 when it is released on all major digital platforms on October 17th!

Watch the Official Trailer for Mad Verse City

Watch the Official Trailer for Mad Verse City

We’re only one week away from the release of The Jackbox Party Pack 5 on major digital platforms. All week, we’ve been revealing trailers for the individual games in the new pack.

Last but not least, here’s the official trailer for Mad Verse City:

If you’re feeling a sense of melancholy that there aren’t more new trailers in your future, here are a few things you can do to feel better:

  • Pre-order The Jackbox Party Pack 5 for PC/Mac/Linux here. If you pre-order now, you’ll save $5. You’re all set to party on October 17th!
  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to learn more about launch updates, streams of The Jackbox Party Pack 5, and giveaways.
  • Join us on October 17th for an extra-long “Launch Day Marathon Stream” of all of the games in The Jackbox Party Pack 5. We’re playing the new games from 12noon CT – 7 pm CT. Tune in on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, or Facebook Live.

Watch the Official Trailer for Zeeple Dome

Watch the Official Trailer for Zeeple Dome

Only a little over a week to go until The Jackbox Party Pack 5 launches on major digital platforms!

We’ve been releasing a trailer for every game in the pack and we’re down to the final two. If you haven’t watched the other trailers for The Jackbox Party Pack 5, it’s time to get caught up:

Here’s the official trailer for Zeeple Dome:

Zeeple Dome and the rest of The Jackbox Party Pack 5 will be released on major digital platforms (including PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Comcast Xfinity, and Apple TV) on Wednesday, October 17th. Save $5 by pre-ordering The Jackbox Party Pack 5 for PC/Mac/Linux here.

Let us know what you think of this trailer on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram using #jackboxgames!

Watch the Official Trailer for Patently Stupid

In only 11 days, The Jackbox Party Pack 5 will be unleashed upon the world and your parties will never be the same. It’s our biggest pack yet and bigger packs require MORE TRAILERS. We’ve already released the following trailers:

Only three more to go. Actually, let’s make that two more to go. Here’s the official trailer for Patently Stupid:

Patently Stupid and the rest of The Jackbox Party Pack 5 will be released on major digital platforms (including PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Comcast Xfinity, and Apple TV) on Wednesday, October 17th. Save $5 by pre-ordering The Jackbox Party Pack 5 for PC/Mac/Linux here.

Let us know what you think of this trailer on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram using #jackboxgames!

Watch the Official Trailer for YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream

Watch the Official Trailer for YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream

As you may have heard, The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is just too big for one trailer. In order to do it justice, we wanted – nay – needed to create five more. The first trailer released this week was for Split the Room. Without further ado, we present the official trailer for YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream!

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream and the rest of The Jackbox Party Pack 5 will be released on major digital platforms (including PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Comcast Xfinity, and Apple TV) on Wednesday, October 17th. Save $5 by pre-ordering The Jackbox Party Pack 5 for PC/Mac/Linux here.

Let us know what you think of this trailer on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram using #jackboxgames!

The Jackbox Party Pack 5 Streamer’s Guide

The Jackbox Party Pack 5 Streamer’s Guide

Jackbox Games’ library is chocked full of features designed specifically for to enhance your streaming experience. We’ve tried to make these features self-explanatory, but we’ve got some free time, so let’s take a look, shall we?

Before we get into the juicy details, it’s worth pointing out that all of the features are accessible from the Settings menu. Simply toggle on or off the features as you see fit.

So, first up, let’s talk about…

The VIP

Pretty simple. The VIP is the first person to get in the game and the raw, unmitigated responsibility that comes with it is staggering. So, you’ll probably want to be the VIP in most cases.

As the VIP, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Starting the game. On your device, you will have the power to launch into gameplay once all your players are in. This will not be the case, however, if you have “Start From Controller Only” selected, which we will discuss in a moment.
  • Manual Censoring. You’ll have the ability to censor and remove objectionable content from your game experience because sometimes people are terrible. Again, we’ll have more on this topic later on.

Speaking of people, let’s talk about…

The Audience

Most of our games allow your audience to play along and can support up to 10,000 players! Pretty cool, huh?

If you want to include your audience in the game, you’ll need to…

  • Turn on the “Audience” feature in Settings (It’s already on by default).
  • Direct them to go to Jackbox.tv on their device and enter the room code after all players have entered the game or the game has started.

You’ll want to keep that room code hidden until all your players are in if you don’t want audience members jumping into the game. Luckily, we have a feature for that!

Allow Room Code Hiding

Want to hide your room code but still display the lobby? Great! Toggle on the room code hiding option (default is “off”) and your viewers won’t be able to join until you’re ready for them.

But say you want to let some viewers in but you’re afraid of what havoc an anonymous player can wreak? Well, there’s a feature for that!

Require Twitch

Most of our games have a “Require Twitch” option (default “off”) which requires players to log in to Jackbox.tv via Twitch. And voila! Their Twitch username is their in-game name as well.

To do this, click the cog in the upper left corner at Jackbox.tv and selecting “Twitch login.” If you choose to logout, you’ll find that option here as well.

Okay, so that guarantees that nobody will do anything terrible, right? Where have you been living the last couple of years? So, let’s say somebody writes something objectionable in one of your games. That leads us to…

Manual Censoring

In most of our games, the VIP can immediately scrub offensive material using just your device. When censored, the user-generated content on screen will be scribbled out and no longer visible to other players or to the audience.

Hopefully, you have a nice, polite audience and censoring won’t even be necessary. So, are you ready to play now?!

Not quite.

Extended Timers

If you’re streaming to an audience, you already know about a little thing called delay. In order to give your players more time to participate, you’ll most likely want to toggle on the option for extended timers.

Okay, we’re almost there. You’ve got your VIP. You’ve got player after player ready to jump into the game. But what if you want to limit the size of the game to a small group with everyone else going to the audience? We’ve got you covered.

Player Limits – NEW!

Some games work great with up to sixteen players, but maybe you want a more intimate gameplay experience. In The Jackbox Party Pack 5, you can set how many players can jump into the game. This is perfect for games that you might prefer with a smaller group. Plus, you gain control of how much influence you want your community to have on a game.

So, now, finally, you’re ready to start… RIGHT?! Of course not!

Start Game From Controller Only

Consider this option if you want to start the game from the device running the game and not the VIP’s controller. This is helpful if you want to watch the game but still have control. Additionally, it keeps control in your hands if someone accidentally gets the VIP instead of you.

When this feature is active, you’ll see an indicator on the screen telling you to start the game from the console/computer instead of giving that power to the VIP.

That’s it! Learn more about The Jackbox Party Pack 5 and pre-order for PC/Mac/Linux here! The Jackbox Party Pack 5 will be released on PS4 on Tuesday, October 16th. Just 24 hours later, on Wednesday, October 17th, the game will be available on major digital platforms (including Steam, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Apple TV/iPad, and more).