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You Don't Know Jack

3 months ago

The Humble Jackbox Party Bundle includes too much party for you to handle

If you've never played any of the Jackbox games, Humble are offering you the chance to fix that for cheaps. You can pay what you want to get Fibbage XL and Quiplash in the Humble Jackbox Party Bundle, which will both reveal that your friends can be way funnier than you ever gave them credit for. They're party games that everyone plays via their phones,…

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7 months ago

You didn’t know You Don’t Know Jack is back

The world's favorite (most antagonist) party quiz game is making a return. You Don't Know Jack brings its trademark multiple-choice questions and otherworldly categories to a year that desperately needs a reason to stop playing HQ Trivia. It's not that HQ Trivia is inherently bad: it's just that dude's face. You know the face. You know what I'm talking about. You're making a little fist…

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2 years ago

Feature:

Have You Played… You Don’t Know Jack Vol 1?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. You Don't Know Jack [official site] is a series of pop culture quiz games, delivered as gameshows that are taking place inside your computer. I've loved them since I first played the original, now titled Volume 1, many years ago, and playing them…

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4 years ago

Don’t You Know? The Jackbox Party Pack Released

Wherever you are, there's the party. Go on, smile a little. There's your party. Now move an appropriate body part in time to an imagined beat or, for advanced partiers, with an imagined rhythm. Things are heating up! You're fun, you are. You are great. You are wild. You are the party. If you want other people to feel the fun, though, you might want…

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5 years ago

You Don’t Know Jack’s Back: Classic Games On Steam

Here's some news that puts a smile on my face. Until yesterday, getting the original You Don't Know Jack games to run involved either the elaborate complexities of a virtual machine, or a time machine. But no longer! Jackbox Games have updated a whole bunch of them to run on the PC right in front of you, and put the lot out on Steam. Hurrah!

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8 years ago

Eurogamer Retro: You Don’t Know Jack Vol. 1

After Richard Cobbett's impressions of You Don't Know Jack, it encouraged me to go all the way back to the beginning to play the original 1995 edition. And then write about it for Eurogamer. It contains things like, "It's a quiz game. And wow, do those usually suck as videogames. The late nineties and early 2000s were a time of great darkness, as those who…

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