Who needs an armful of slippery newspaper leaflets about Black Friday sales when you have THIS blog post!
It’s that time of year. You need a post-turkey activity to do with your extended family. You need a gift idea for your cousin who’s a freshman in college. You’re looking for a New Year’s Eve party game to pass time until maybe, just maybe you finally ask Brenda if you can kiss her at midnight, you coward!
Jackbox is here to help. Our games are on sale on multiple platforms this holiday season and we want to give you the inside scoop. Look for the platform you want to purchase on, double check the dates, and then set a reminder on your phone to Get. That. Deal.
The links below will only reflect the sale price when the sale is live in that platform’s store.
November 16th – November 27th
November 15th – November 26th
November 15th – November 29th
November 22nd – November 27th
November 22nd – November 29th
JackboxGames.com Sale, November 15th – 27th
Humble Store Sale, November 15th – 27th
Steam Autumn Sale, November 21st – 27th
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You’re 9 years old. You’re at Thanksgiving dinner at Aunt Louellen’s house. After hours of waiting and making minimal noise at the kids’ table, it’s finally time to EAT PIE. Your one allotted slice of apple covered in vanilla ice cream is gone in 3 minutes. You look longingly over to the dessert table. No one else is around except for Uncle Bob. You wink at him conspiratorially as you reach for a second slice. He’s cool. He knows what’s up.
But just as you’re about to take that first bite, you hear him say, “I’m telling your mother.”
That’s right. Uncle Bob was a snitch. He was then and he is now, and even though the years have passed, you’ve never forgotten it. You’ve been waiting years to obliterate Uncle Bob for this betrayal. It’s time to exact your revenge.
It’s time for a family-wide Mad Verse City tournament.
What’s Mad Verse City?
In Mad Verse City (one of five games in The Jackbox Party Pack 5), players craft rhymes for robots to perform in a text-to-speech rap battle. Each round involves a player receiving a prompt for a single word (example: “an occupation”) and the game uses it to create your first line. Then, you write the second line on your own, making it rhyme with the first. This repeats twice and ta-da! You have a verse.
Once you’re done writing, you’re pitted against an opponent. The robots read out your creations and the audience votes on a winner. Watch us play the game here.
Setting up the Tournament
Eight players can play Mad Verse City and the game is played in three rounds. In the final round, the players with the best score must go head to head to determine who emerges victorious. Your sister can destroy your grandmother! Your weird twin cousins can finally channel some of their weird twin energy! And, everyone can laugh at how silly it is hearing robots say phrases like, “It’s lit, dog.”
A round with eight players lasts about 30 minutes. Just enough time to digest between the main dinner and dessert.
- Relief from dishwasher duty
- A free pass from bringing a dish to next year’s Thanksgiving
- A code for The Jackbox Party Pack 5 for those who do not own it yet
- Cold hard cash
You can play Mad Verse City (and the other four games in The Jackbox Party Pack 5) on major digital platforms now!
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines “Friendsgiving” as “A meal with a Thanksgiving-ish vibe but it’s not exactly *on* Thanksgiving day and it’s mainly for friends and not family, obviously.”
We know that not every Friendsgiving is the same, so here are the five types of gatherings you might attend, and which game from The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is best suited to the occasion:
If you work in retail, you are likely to be scheduled on one of the days sandwiching Thanksgiving (Thanks, capitalism). On this occasion, everyone will be a bit miffed because they wanted to be with their Gan-Gan in South Dakota. Instead, they are with the people they see every day while folding tank tops.
Play: Mad Verse City
Why: Take all the fury you feel about missing your Auntie’s mashed potatoes and channel it into an absolutely scathing rap that destroys your Assistant Manager. After all, she is the one who made the schedule.
The Sorta Friendsgiving
You might end up at a Friendsgiving with a bunch of near-strangers, in which case you are usually required to be on your best behavior. If you end up at a stifling, polite meal, you can break out a game to loosen things up a smidge.
Play: YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream
Why: This game is interactive, engaging, and does most of the work for you. Sit back and let us entertain you with jokes and trivia.
The Big Friendsgiving
If there are more than a handful of your friends meeting up this year, you’ll discover two things: 1.) Way too many people brought chips as their “side dish,” and 2.) You’ll need a game that takes advantage of the big crowd.
Play: Split the Room
Why: This game is all about, well, “splitting the room.” See how well you can get the room to debate some weird and silly hypothetical situations.
The Goofy Friendsgiving
You might find yourself surrounded by a bunch of extroverts this Friendsgiving. If that sounds exhausting, fret not. There’s a perfect game to play with your cast of artistic goofballs.
Play: Patently Stupid
Why: Because of its immense creative freedom, you can really let your performance side shine. Sell your idea harder than your monologue from Into the Woods.
The Friends-With Kids-giving
You might be in your 30s–hey, it happens. In which case, you’re probably at a Friendsgiving with some adorable children. If you need a super kid-friendly game, we’ve got just the thing.
Play: Zeeple Dome
Why: Because flinging yourself at space monsters puts kids and adults on the same level.
Happy Friendsgiving! (Whatever that may be for you!)
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is now available on major digital platforms. Pick up a copy to play with your friends today!
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.
Have you heard? Just like in prior years, we’ll be back at TwitchCon in full force. Join us at the Jackbox Games stage (Booth 832) in the Expo Hall anytime between 10 AM – 6 PM PST on Friday, October 26th, Saturday, October 27th, and Sunday, October 28th.
We’ll be playing new games from The Jackbox Party Pack 5 with some of your favorite streamers!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST: AlissaTV, Grimecraft, JustinRojas, Zombiunicorn, K4iley
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST: hgeezy, KatiePetersPlays, RayforRachel, JessPlayin, BlossomingSun
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST: IamBrandon, Havok, & more!
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST: hugzie, Carize, Mdee14, silkyc, kessel_ runs
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST: TheGameDocs, Leshkee, Kaciedilla, Ty4x4
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST: Cosplaydiver, Muartbla, Nickeedee, Paulakoalaa, TheFamous, Euroeclipse
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST: Sweetielise, MerlClick, AuroraPeachy, BogOtter
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST: StephofAnime, Jimothyz, Kiraeyl, Shado_Temple, TwistyKris
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST: Kasperr, Derpchu
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST: RoseRainblood, MiniKitty, ZillaNoises, Nightlyght, NerdyNetty
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST: Hikomarukun, AdoboRel, RealNerdsRealTalk, Chaos_Pwnerkills, XanderInvictus, Serephita
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST: DanieltheDemon, DeejaKnight, BadnewsBaron, MiketheBard, Smashley
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST: MsAshRocks, TheOJBojangles, KaitiePlays, Nickeedee, ABritoArt
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST: justEveris, Erik_da_nerd, Supascury, Clovy, Kaiydence
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST: QuinnBenet, eldirtysquirrel, MadameGandalf, LillyVinnily, GamrEnchantment
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST: Kate Stark & friends!
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST: SenzuFrijole, MajicZenith, Bryanthepirate, GamerHaze84, CosplayDiver
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST: lanydelray, Hugzie, litbynight56, Evraee, thisismerete
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST: MegKaylee, Rynn, ImperialGrrl, Kintinue, littlesiha
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST: DJTechLive, Lowco, Fhaelin, Bloodyfaster, LucidFoxx
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST: The Jackbox Games “Sunday Blursday” Hour with Warren, Ryan, Brooke, and more!
Not attending TwitchCon this year? We’ll be streaming from our stage throughout the event. Follow us on Twitch to be notified when we go live. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Instagram pages for behind the scenes pics and updates from TwitchCon 2018!
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.
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For more from Jackbox Games, visit www.jackboxgames.com, and follow the studio on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch.