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The Jackbox Party Pack is a series of party games created by Jackbox Games. The games were released for various platforms. Each installation contains five games that are designed to be played in large groups, including in conjunction with streaming services like Twitch which provide means for audiences to participate.

The games in the series are for playing with friends, family and streaming (not all modes), online. In order to play, one copy of the game is required. Other players only need to see the game screen and connect from their mobile devices or computers via a special website - jackbox.tv. In most games the maximum number of players is 8 (there are exceptions), but the rest can connect to the viewers (starting with Party Pack 2) and influence the course of the game.

History[]

Jellyvision was involved in the creation and development of the You Don't Know Jack franchise. The game series became famous back in the late 1990s, but by 2001 it was decided to disband the headquarters and all but six employees were laid off. The company focused on business software development.

In the future, Jellyvision returned to developing You Don't Know Jack, releasing new games first for consoles and later for mobile devices and social networks. The franchise brought the company its former success, and all future efforts were devoted to developing similar games. In 2013, the company was rebranded Jackbox Games, and in 2014 the first The Jackbox Party Pack was released.

On June 30, 2022, Jackbox Games released The Jackbox Party Starter - a separate kind of Party Pack in foreign languages in which the games were taken from the previous numerical Party Pack and improved it a little bit. In the meantime, in August 2022 it was announced that The Jackbox Party Pack 9 will have localization.

Innovation[]

Having demonstrated the success of The Jackbox Party Pack, the developers decided to release Party Pack 2, including "Audience" and "Family Friendly" modes. Starting with Party Pack 3, each game can play with up to 10,000 audience members, as in Party Pack 2, the game can have up to 200 audience members.

With each release, Jackbox Games have added more and more options, so, for example, in Party Pack 4 they added the ability to adjust the volume of the sound, effects, music and overall volume; in Party Pack 5 they added the ability to specify the maximum number of players; in Party Pack 6 they added the ability to include subtitles, password the game; in Party Pack 7 they added the ability to moderate, function of reading the room code, etc; starting with Party Pack 8 the design of settings has completely changed, now divided into categories; in Party Starter they added a QR code function; in Party Pack 9 they added the ability to easily host reconnect; in Party Pack 10 they added the ability to adjust the audio mix.

Settings[]

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In Party Pack there is only a sound and screen resolution setting. In Party Pack 8 the design of settings has completely changed, now divided into categories: Audio/Video, Content Control, Accessibility, Gameplay. Can access the settings menu during gameplay.

Description Setting Party Pack
Adjust the master volume Master Volume Party Pack 7-9, Starter
Adjust the volume for the host Host Volume
Adjust the volume for sound effects SFX Volume
Adjust the volume for the music Music Volume
Make the game full-screen Full-screen Mode

Description Setting Party Pack
Turn ON to avoid the game's more provocative content. Family-Friendly Party Pack 7-9, Starter
Turn ON to avoid the game's more provocative content. To prevent accidental profanity, this mode restricts the renaming mechanic. Family-Friendly Party Pack 9 - Roomerang
All input is allowed Off
Words used in hateful speech will cause input to be reject. Profanity is allowed Moderate
Words used in hateful speech and profanity will cause input to be reject. Strict
Profanity Filtering Party Pack 7-9, Starter
Allow moderators to approve or reject input. Moderators join at mod.jackbox.tv Moderation
Reduce number of US-centric prompts Filter US-Centric Content

Description Setting Party Pack
Display subtitles on the screen Subtitles Party Pack 7-9, Starter
Reduce motion sensitivity with less-animated backgrounds Motion Sensitivity
Enable very long timers. Recommended only for streamed games Extended Timers
Disable timers where possible. Waits for all player input to advance. No Timers

Game Type[]

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Party Pack 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Game Type Drawing Drawing
Trivia Trivia
Writing
Roleplay Roleplay
Hidden Identity Hidden Identity Hidden Identity Hidden Identity
Teamwork Teamwork Teamwork
Music Music
Other


Most games are based on players having to type/draw something, and after that a vote will take place for the best version, or the truthful one (in trivia games). Most games are played in multiple rounds. At the moment , the games are divided into the following types:

  • Drawing - games where drawing is the main element.
  • Trivia - games where players answer questions and/or select the correct answer. This is the kind of game where players need knowledge.
  • Writing - games where writing is the only element
    • Fill-in-the-blank - is a game where players receive a prompt with a BLANK space and must fill in a response. Unlike typical "Writing" games, the player's goal is to provide the correct answer to the task.
  • Roleplay - games where players play the role they have chosen or are chosen by the game.
  • Hidden Identity - games where players hide their identities and/or have to uncover someone by performing various actions.
  • Teamwork - games where several players play for a single team. Players must communicate with each other and do actions that benefit the team. In these games, no individual can win, only the team can win.
  • Music - games where music is the main element.
  • Other (ex: Role Models)

These classifications of game types are not official (partially). Games with a "game type" can change if necessary. This mainly occurs when new games emerge, allowing for the identification of commonalities with older games. Otherwise, it would be categorized as an untyped "other" game. (This was the case, for example, with "Teamwork" games, which were categorized as "Other" until games like The Poll Mine, Dodo Re Mi, and FixyText appeared.)

For the moment the community will be supported by this classification until Jackbox Games publicly announces the classifications of all their games.

Games[]

The Jackbox Party Pack[]

The Jackbox Party Pack was released on November 26, 2014. The games included were:


1
Number of Players 1-4 Game Type Trivia
Audience No Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role No Role
Drawfullogo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Drawing
Audience No Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role No Role
WordSpudLogo
Number of Players 2-8 Game Type Writing
Audience No Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role No Role
LieSwatterLogo
Number of Players 1-100 Game Type Trivia
Audience No Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role No Role
Fibbagexllogo
Number of Players 2-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank, Trivia
Audience No Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role No Role

The Jackbox Party Pack 2[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 was released on October 13, 2015. The games included were:

Fibbage2blacklogo
Number of Players 2-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank, Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
EarwaxBlackLogo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Music
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players (does not affect game)
BidiotsLogo
Number of Players 3-6 Game Type Drawing
Audience No Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role No Role
Quiplash2xl
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
Bomb Copr Logo
Number of Players 1-4 Game Type Teamwork
Audience No Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role No Role

Audience caps at 200 players, according to the Jackbox Games website.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 was released on October 17, 2016. The games included were:

Quiplash2Logo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
TriviaMurderPartyLogo
Number of Players 1-8 Game Type Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Pseudo-player (Only participates, canʻt be killed and canʻt win)
GuesspionageBlackLogo
Number of Players 2-8 Game Type Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Manages question percentages
Fakin' It Logo
Number of Players 3-6 Game Type Other, Hidden Identity
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role Voting players (does not affect game)
Tee-ko-logo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Drawing
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players

Audience caps at 10,000 players during every game in Party Pack 3 and beyond.

The Jackbox Party Pack 4[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 was released on October 19, 2017. The games included for the pack are:

Fibbage3logo
Number of Players 2-8/3-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank, Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Votes on entered lies, voting players
SurviveTheInternetLogo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
MonsterSeekingMonsterLogo
Number of Players 3-7 Game Type Roleplay, Hidden Identity
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Player, votes for messages to send
BracketeeringLogo
Number of Players 3-16 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
CivicDoodleLogo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Drawing
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players

The Jackbox Party Pack 5[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 5 was announced in April of 2018, and released October 17th of the same year. It includes five games:

YDKJ2018Logo FS
Number of Players 1-8 Game Type Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Determines question bonuses
SplitTheRoomLogo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Player
MadVerseCityLogo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
ZeepleDomeLogo
Number of Players 1-6 Game Type Teamwork
Audience No Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role No Role
PatentlyStupidLogo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Drawing
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role 1 voting player

The Jackbox Party Pack 6[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 6 was announced on March 30, 2019 at PAX East, and was released on October 17th, 2019. The games that it includes are:

Trivia Murder Party 2 Logo
Number of Players 1-8 Game Type Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Player (Participates, canʻt be killed, can win)
Role Models Logo
Number of Players 3-6 Game Type Other
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role 1 voting player (Except for extra science pellets)
JokeBoatLogo Coloured
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
DictionariumLogo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Writing, Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
Push The Button Logo
Number of Players 4-10 Game Type Teamwork, Hidden Identity
Audience No Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role No Role

The Jackbox Party Pack 7[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 7 was announced on February 29th, 2020 in a teaser trailer on the official Jackbox Games YouTube channel. It was released on October 15th, 2020. The games included in the pack are:

Quiplash 3 Logo (1)
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
The Devils and the Details Logo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Teamwork
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role Pseudo-player (Can indirectly affect scores via creating tasks to do)
Champ'd Up Logo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Drawing
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting/sign making players
Talking Points Logo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Other
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role Reaction senders
Blather 'Round Logo
Number of Players 2-6 Game Type Other, Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Pseudo-player (Does not affect the game in any way except being able to win)

The Jackbox Party Pack 8[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 8 was announced on March 18th, 2021 in a teaser trailer on the official Jackbox Games YouTube channel.

Drawful Animate Logo
Number of Players 3-10 Game Type Drawing
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting and interacting flipbook during drawing
The-Wheel-of-Enormous-Proportions
Number of Players 2-8 Game Type Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting on players who did the best and deciding the fate of the player if the slice lands on the audience
Job Job Logo
Number of Players 3-10 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting on players and creating motivational posters
The Poll Mine Logo
Number of Players 2-10 Game Type Teamwork (Out Load Play)
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Normal game play: voting on answers

Streamer mode: Player against other teams and guess as player

Weapons Drawn Logo (WB)
Number of Players 4-8 Game Type Drawing, Hidden Identity
Audience Yes Family Friendly No
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role Playing as detectives by voting

The Jackbox Party Pack 9[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 9 was announced on February 11, 2022. The game was released on October 20, 2022, it was announced on September 27.

Fibbage 4 Logo
Number of Players 2-8 Game Type Fill-In-The-Blank, Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Extra answer and voters
Roomerang Logo
Number of Players 4-9 Game Type Roleplay, Fill-in-the-blank (Out Load Play)
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role 1 voting player (except for polls)
Junktopia Logo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Writing (Out Load Play)
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Extra voters / Shopping discount
Nonsensory Logo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Writing, Drawing
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Extra player
Quixort Logo
Number of Players 2-10 (Quixort) / 1-10 (Quixort Forever) Game Type Trivia, Teamwork
Audience Yes Family Friendly Yes
Is it suitable for streams? No Audience Role Pseudo-player

The Jackbox Party Pack 10[]

The Jackbox Party Pack 10 was announced on February 8, 2023.

Tee KO2
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Drawing
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
TimeJinxLogo
Number of Players 1-8 Game Type Trivia
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Pseudo-Player
FixyText Logo
Number of Players 3-8 Game Type Writing, Teamwork
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players
DodoReMiLogo
Number of Players 1-9 Game Type Music, Teamwork
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Player
Hypnotorious
Number of Players 4-8 Game Type Hidden Identity, Roleplay
Audience Yes Family Friendly Optional
Is it suitable for streams? Yes Audience Role Voting players

Bundles[]

Jackbox Games provides several collections of games that can be purchased once and enjoy all the games that are included in them. They can be purchased in digital stores such as Steam, Microsoft Store, PS Store, Humble Bundle, Fanatical.

  • The Jackbox Party Pack Trilogy
  • The Jackbox Party Pack Trilogy 2.0
  • The Jackbox Party Quadpack
  • The Jackbox Party Quintpack
  • The Jackbox Party Bundle (Exclusive to Nintendo Europe)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack Trilogy 3.0
  • Jackbox Jukebox: Playing the Odds

See also[]

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Just Draw A Penis
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Promotional Art[]

Trivia[]

"Disabled"[]

??????????, known in the files of multiple Jackbox Party Packs as "Disabled" and commonly referred to as the "Bottle Game", is a recurring mystery in the Jackbox Party Pack series. This "game" only appears if another game in the Pack is disabled in an internal file. This game's picker video is usually a static animation, and is usually represented by a bottle symbol, hence the name "Bottle Game."

JACKBOX Advertising App[]

JACKBOX Advertising App

This is the internal name for Party Pack 9 Demo, since the demo is used to advertise the new game. But it was added onto every pack and soundtrack, but it was never possible to download it. According to Jackbox Games, this is a mistake on Steam side, so if the Demo has been downloaded, the Release version could not be bought. One of the versions of the reasons is that there was one of the developer pages that showcases the games but randomly was added to each game.

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