How to Play Jackbox Games
Jackbox games are easy to pick up and play for gamers and non-gamers alike. We’ve worked hard to make sure you never need detailed instructions to get into a game and start having fun. That said, here are some detailed instructions!
Step 2. Go to Jackbox.TV On Your Phone
Our games are played using your phone, tablet, laptop, or other web-enabled device as a controller. The main action of the game happens on your TV (or wherever you launched the game), but players use their own devices to input answers and make choices. Each player will need to go to Jackbox.TV on their phone or other device.
Step 3. Enter the Room Code
With the game launched, you should see the “lobby” screen which displays a four-letter room code. Each player should use their phone or other device to enter that room code and their name on Jackbox.TV to join the game, then press “PLAY.” You can tell it worked when you see their name appear on the game screen.
Step 4. Start Playing!
The player who joined the game first (the VIP) can start the game from their device once all players are joined and ready. Or, if you’ve enabled “Start Game from Controller Only” in the game settings, you’ll need to press the button shown onscreen to begin.