How to Play The Jackbox Party Pack 4 from your iPad to a TV… While Surrounded by Family

How to Play The Jackbox Party Pack 4 from your iPad to a TV… While Surrounded by Family

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is now available on any iPad running iOS 11, which means it’s even easier to take the party home for the holidays. You could, of course, crowd around the iPad like they did at the first Thanksgiving, but if you really want to distract your family from arguing about politics, here are a couple of different ways to put The Jackbox Party Pack 4 on a big, shiny TV. 

 

Method 1: Using AirPlay via an Apple TV

Turn on the Apple TV and launch The Jackbox Party Pack 4 on your iPad while politely nodding along to your uncle’s conspiracy theory.

Bring up the Control Center on your iPad and select the “Screen Mirroring” option. You will soon be able to transition from that terrible news story on the TV to some enjoyable party games.

Select the Apple TV you wish to use. If you don’t see the correct device, make sure the iPad and Apple TV are on the same Wi-Fi network. [Pro Tip: If you’re looking for your parent’s Wi-Fi password, it’s probably your birthday plus the occupation they wish you had.]

Success! Now get out your phone or another device to use as a controller and you’re in business… not in the family business, but we don’t need to remind you of that.

 

Method 2: Using an HDMI Adapter

Connect an HDMI cable to your TV. Being careful not to strangle yourself during a discussion about NFL protests, connect the other end to your iPad HDMI adapter.

Plug the HDMI adapter into your Lightning port on your iPad. Your iPad screen should now be mirrored on your TV. Quickly launch The Jackbox Party Pack 4 before anybody notices the news apps on your iPad. Now all you need is a controller, so grab your phone or another browser-enabled device. 

Congratulations! You are now set up to play The Jackbox Party Pack 4 from your iPad to your TV. The only thing you’ll be arguing about this holiday season is who wrote the funnier fart joke. Your holiday has officially been saved!

The Road to TwitchCon: California Streamin’

The Road to TwitchCon: California Streamin’

We’re getting so close to TwitchCon 2017 that we can practically feel the California sun on our faces and the smell of sweaty Jackbox track jackets at the end of a full day of streaming.

If you saw our broadcasts from last year, you’re probably expecting a bunch of fun guests to come by and play our new games. And guess what? You’re right! We have some really great people lined up to play The Jackbox Party Pack 4, including our pals UGRGaming, SinfullyRiddling, and Kate Stark! And that’s just the start. We’ll be announcing our full lineup next week on Twitter!

Also, if you’re going to be at TwitchCon, come park your butt in front of our stage and see the laughs first hand. If you’re at home, get in the audience and see if you can influence the games. But you MUST, MUST, MUST NOT forget to give us a Twitch follow if you want to be alerted when we go live. Otherwise, you’ll miss all the fun.

Sorry to cut this short, but we have to make a run to the store for sunscreen, revealing swimsuits, and body hair wax.

The Road to TwitchCon: The Road to Tracksuits

The Road to TwitchCon: The Road to Tracksuits

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be attending TwitchCon this year in sunny Long Beach, CA from October 20-22!

Hey, won’t The Jackbox Party Pack 4 be out by then? YES! It’s shaping up to be a very exciting and busy month for us.

In addition to designing our new stage layout and booking really fun guests, we had to figure out what to wear. Here at Jackbox Games we always have our finger on the pulse of fashion, which is why we decided to get track jackets this year!

 

So if you are attending TwitchCon this year, be on the lookout for the group that resembles a gang of New Jersey mobsters. We’d love to meet you, so please stop by our stage and say hi! We’ve been told we give very good handshakes.

Can’t make it but still want in on the fun? Follow us on Twitch because we’ll be streaming the gosh darn heck out of that weekend.

Ok, we should probably get back to work because we have so much to do! (We cannot stress just how busy and important we are.) Stay tuned because we’ve got some fun updates coming in the next couple of weeks!

 

Breaking: The Jackbox Party Pack 4 Launching the Week of October 17

Breaking: The Jackbox Party Pack 4 Launching the Week of October 17

Five and a half new party games headline Jackbox’s next great party game collection on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC, Mac, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Nvidia Shield

Jackbox Games has announced that its next collection of hilariously absurd party games, The Jackbox Party Pack 4, will launch on Oct. 17 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; Oct. 18 on Apple TV (4th Generation and later); Oct. 19 on Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC and Mac via Steam, the Humble Store and Bundle Stars, as well as the Mac App Store, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Nvidia Shield; and Oct. 20 on Xbox One.

Five – and a half! – crowd-slaying party games combine to make The Jackbox Party Pack 4 the series’ best installment yet:

  • Fibbage 3 – The threequel to the outrageous bluffing game boasts totally new question types. (2-8 players)
    • Fibbage: Enough About You – A new game mode where players guess weird facts about each other! (3-8 players)
  • Survive the Internet – Twist your friends’ “online” comments in comical ways in this web-based frame game. (3-8 players)
  • Monster Seeking Monster – A spooky date-a-thon where you message and date fellow monsters with special powers! (3-7 players)
  • Bracketeering – Place smart bets on stupid arguments in this deranged debate match. (3-16 players)
  • Civic Doodle – Improve the town’s murals and one-up your friends in this irreverent art game. (3-8 players)

Games in The Jackbox Party Pack franchise support phones, tablets and computers as controllers. Players can easily join the fun by using their device to enter a room code at Jackbox.tv, and up to 10,000 additional audience members can join and affect the outcome of the games. Optional features like extended timers and manual censoring make it easy for streamers to play with their communities.

For the latest from Jackbox Games, visit www.jackboxgames.com, and follow the studio on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.

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 http://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.

Here it is: The Jackbox Party Pack 4

Here it is: The Jackbox Party Pack 4

I mean, technically, we’ve already announced all five (and a half) games in The Jackbox Party Pack 4, but maybe you don’t want to read five (and a half) separate blog posts to get all the details. Or maybe you’d rather see all six-ish games in action in the below videos from our weekly Twitch and YouTube streams where fans get to play along. Or maybe one post is just better for SEO. Anyway, if you haven’t been keeping up, here’s all the fun to look forward to in this fall’s pack of games. We don’t have an exact release date yet, but we’ll let you know here (and on Twitter and Facebook) the second we do.

Fibbage 3 (2-8 players)

The blanking fun sequel with all-new question types and the game mode Fibbage: Enough About You where you guess weird facts about your friends. Learn more >>

Survive the Internet (3-8 players)

The web-based frame game where you twist your friends’ “online” comments in hilarious ways. Learn more >>

Monster Seeking Monster (3-7 players)

The spooky date-a-thon where you message and date fellow monsters with special powers. Learn more >>

Civic Doodle (3-8 players)

The one-up art game where you compete to improve the town murals. Learn more >>

Bracketeering (3-16 players)

The deranged debate match where you place smart bets on stupid arguments. Learn more >>

“Bracketeering” is the Fifth Game in The Jackbox Party Pack 4

“Bracketeering” is the Fifth Game in The Jackbox Party Pack 4

The Jackbox Party Pack 4, set to “drop” this fall, was already shaping up to be our best collection of party games yet, with the announcements of Fibbage 3 (with special game within a game Enough About You), Survive the Internet, Monster Seeking Monster and Civic Doodle, but now we’re ready to talk about the final gut-busting addition to Party Pack 4: Bracketeering!

Bracketeering is a game of strong opinions on stupid things. Up to sixteen players submit answers to absurd questions and categories like “Best thing to hold in your online dating profile picture” or “Coolest person to clone an army of.” Those answers then duke it out in a tournament-style instant-elimination bracket, until the championship answer is crowned.

But Bracketeering isn’t just about entering funny answers… it’s about having surprisingly strong opinions on ridiculous things, which is why predicting winners of future match-ups (and convincing others to agree with you) could be your path to victory even if an answer you typed in doesn’t take the top prize.

Taking things up another notch is the Blind Round, where players know the category of the bracket (being prompted to enter the name of “any animal” or “any verb ending in ‘ing'”) but have to submit their answers before learning the true title they’ll be competing under (“Awesomest animal to guard your children” or “Best thing to be doing when you die”). Whether your answer fits perfectly, or is hilariously mischosen, you can still win it all with some savvy predictions… even if that means betting against yourself.

And did you notice that we mentioned that up to SIXTEEN PLAYERS can play at once?! We tried to play it cool when we casually mentioned it up in the second paragraph but considering until now all our games have maxed out at eight players, we think it’s pretty exciting. More players, more answers, more fun. (And, of course, as usual, up to 10,000 more people can play along in the Audience)