The Jackbox Party Packs 1 & 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch™ on August 17

The Jackbox Party Packs 1 & 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch™ on August 17

After releasing The Jackbox Party Pack 3 on Nintendo Switch™ many of our fans asked when The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2 would be coming to the platform. Unfortunately, since it is corporate policy to immediately burn all of the source code and assets for a game as soon as it is released, we had to make everything again from scratch.

It took a little longer than we had hoped, but we did it!

We’re pleased to announce that both The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2 will be released on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

Finally you will be able to grab a Nintendo Switch and play all of your favorites, including YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015, Drawful, Fibbage 2, Earwax, Bomb Corp, and, yes, even Word Spud. Hours and hours of Word Spud.

What’s that? Still not enough? Wow. Okay. Hmmm. How about this: The Jackbox Party Pack 4 will join the rest of the series on Nintendo Switch this fall.

Note to self: Maybe we shouldn’t burn everything.

Note to self #2: Nah. It’s fine.

Announcing Game Three of PP4: “Monster Seeking Monster”

Announcing Game Three of PP4: “Monster Seeking Monster”

We’ve already announced Fibbage 3 (and it’s wonderfully personalized game within a game Enough About You) for this fall’s Jackbox Party Pack 4, as well as the delightfully devious Survive the Internet. Now we’re excited to announce the third game in the Pack, Monster Seeking Monster!

Monster Seeking Monster is a dating-themed party game where players send each other secret messages trying to set up dates, and then find out who dated who… and who betrayed who.

Did we mention you’re also all secretly monsters with different hidden powers? Maybe you get extra points for spreading vampirism. Maybe you gain or lose points depending on whether you date during a full moon. Or maybe, just maybe… you’re the scariest thing of all… a ventriloquist puppet.

Monster Seeking Monster is full of surprises and pushes our “easy-to-use phone-as-controller” technology further than we’ve ever pushed it before. But at its heart, it’s our latest excuse for players to type funny things on their phones in an attempt to make their friends laugh. Or to get an Audience of up to 10,000 people to laugh. An Audience of 10,000 that’s playing along… trying to get their own dates. Heck, the Audience could even beat everybody and win the game.

But hey, that’s love. It’s weird.

Announcing Game Two of PP4: “Survive the Internet”

Announcing Game Two of PP4: “Survive the Internet”

Yes, that’s one of the four brand new games that will be in The Jackbox Party Pack 4! (Oh, yeah, in case you missed it, we announced that in addition to Fibbage 3 there will be four brand new titles in Party Pack 4.)

All right, I’ll take the bait: What is Survive the Internet? It’s a user-generated comedy game where you twist your friends’ opinions in a myriad of hilarious ways! As the name suggests, all of this action takes place in our version of the internet.

But isn’t the internet just a fad? Will people understand this cyber world you’ve created? After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in research, we’ve discovered that most people are familiar with the internet, so we don’t expect there to be much of a learning curve.

How does it work? During each round of play, everybody gets a different prompt that asks a simple, opinion-based question like, “How do you feel about Fidget Cubes?” If Fidget Cube enthusiast and meeting-disruptor Arnie Niekamp were to get this prompt, he’d probably respond with, “I’m addicted to them!”

That response is then randomly sent to another player—let’s say… me. My objective is to take his quote out of context in the funniest way imaginable. Suppose we’re on a social media site (one of the many sites in the game). I would need to come up with a hashtag to follow “I’m addicted to them!” Being an extremely clever person, I would enter #Swirlies. So now it looks like Arnie, that putz, made a social media post saying, “I’m addicted to them! #Swirlies”

Everybody then votes on who comes out looking the most ridiculous. People would of course vote for Arnie—meaning I, the twist-writer, would be rewarded with some sweet, sweet points. But Arnie wouldn’t leave that round empty-handed. He would get some pity points for sacrificing his image. The player with the most points at the end of the game “survives.”

As fun as it is to read a long post about how a new game works, it’s even more enjoyable to play/watch it firsthand, so check out our Twitch or YouTube stream this Thursday (6/29 @ 6 PM CT) and watch us debut our new internet game, Survive the Internet… on the internet!

Introducing “Fibbage: Enough About You”

Introducing “Fibbage: Enough About You”

Remember when we announced Fibbage 3 as part of the upcoming Jackbox Party Pack 4? That’s still happening! And today we’re revealing the coolest new feature of Fibbage 3, which we’re calling Fibbage: Enough About You.

What the heck is Enough About You? It’s a whole new game mode where all the questions are about you and your fellow players. For example, let’s say I’m playing with noted internet celebrity, Warren Arnold. Warren gets a prompt at the beginning of the game that asks “What’s a movie you know is terrible but still secretly love?” Warren types in his honest answer: Ice Age: Collision Course.

Later in the game, we get the question: “A movie WARREN knows is terrible, but still secretly loves is ______.” From here, it works just like regular Fibbage. I, of course, know that Warren loves Ice Age: Collision Course, but to throw off the other players, I enter my lie: American Pie Presents: Beta House. Players get points for guessing the truth, and for fooling others with their lies about Warren’s dumb taste in movies. And Warren gets a “Reputation Bonus” for each player that knows him well enough to get the right answer.

It all culminates in a rapid-fire final round where everyone enters one truth and one lie about themselves. Fooling players (and the audience) with your lie is worth major points. It’s fun! And you might just learn something about your friends along the way. Unless you play with Warren. Ugh. So predictable. I’M NOT WATCHING ICE AGE WITH YOU, OKAY, WARREN???

Even though Enough About You is basically an entire game on its own, it’s still part of Fibbage 3. It’s almost like you’re getting six games in this year’s Party Pack. And I’ll go ahead and reveal that Fibbage is the only sequel in the pack. That means we’ve still got four brand new games to announce in The Jackbox Party Pack 4. We’ll have more to say soon. Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook, and watch us live every week on Twitch and YouTube to get more sneak peeks!

Fourth Jackbox Party Pack to be Called “The Jackbox Party Pack 4”

Fourth Jackbox Party Pack to be Called “The Jackbox Party Pack 4”

Here at Jackbox games, we try to be unpredictable. Sure, every entry in our critically-acclaimed series of party game collections has included the words “The Jackbox Party Pack,” but each one has a completely different number at the end. So, when we decided to make a new one this year, we rolled our twenty-sided die as usual. It landed on two, but we did that one already. So, after nine more re-rolls, we are excited to announce The Jackbox Party Pack 4, coming to major digital marketplaces this Fall!

And, as you might have guessed from that logo up there, the first game in the pack is Fibbage 3. If you’ve played the prequels, you’ll know the joy of fooling your friends with your clever lies, while hunting for the real answers to ridiculous trivia questions. And if you haven’t, there’s plenty of time! The new one won’t be out for months!

It'll look something like this, but it's a work in progress so don't hold us to it!

It’ll look something like this, but it’s a work-in-progress so don’t hold us to it! Just back off, okay?!?!

Especially eagle-eyed fans might notice that there are 10 choices in that screenshot, rather than the traditional max of nine. That’s because this time around, the audience gets to join the fun by voting on their own decoy lies, and guessing the truth along with the players. Now, fooling the audience can really boost your score, so make sure to get as many gullible people as possible to join!

There’s a lot more to say about Fibbage 3 and JPP4, but that’s all we can reveal right now. Stay tuned to the blog, and follow us on Twitter and Twitch for more info!

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch™

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch™

We are excited to announce that we are bringing The Jackbox Party Pack 3 to Nintendo Switch™. There’s obviously a lot we don’t know yet, but I’ll answer some of your questions — both real, and imaginary — right here.

When is the game coming out?
We don’t have a release date yet, but we are planning to be in the launch window — a purposefully vague term the game industry made up. As soon as we have an exact date, we will let everyone know.

Do players still use phones as controllers?
Yes! Just like on other platforms, you will use your phone or tablet as a controller to play the games by going to http://jackbox.tv.

Do you need an Internet connection to play?
Yes. Even though the Nintendo Switch is portable, you’ll still need to be on WiFi to play The Jackbox Party Pack 3. Luckily lots of places have free WiFi these days — bars, restaurants, coffee shops, schools, libraries, some fancy vans… my friend’s kids’ treehouse. In addition, if you find yourself wanting to play during a pickup basketball game or impromptu rooftop party, we’ve tested the game using a 4G phone as a wifi hotspot while still using that phone as a controller and everything runs fine. It doesn’t even use that much data. (I wonder if it works on airplane WiFi. Hmm. Something to test.)

Are your other games coming to Nintendo Switch?
We gotta get The Jackbox Party Pack 3 out first, but we’re not against the idea!

Can I have ice cream now?
Yes. Now you can have some ice cream.