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I grew up loving the heck out of You Don't Know Jack for the PC. I remember playing it for hours with my cousin, who by the way… always kicked my ass at it. He's just naturally better at trivia than I. However now the creator of that series has the third installment of the latest in that family of games (if you can even call that the family).

With Easter Sunday tomorrow and family gathering… and seeing family next weekend… and spending time with friends later this month… I decided to bite the $24.99 bullet (plus tax) and pick this up. Never played any in the series but I am intrigued. It looked fun and I hope to enjoy it with multiple joy cons soon enough. How is everyone feeling on this? Anyone else nabbed it? What's your favorite game? Any recommendations with this game?

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Posted: 04/16/17, 03:05:24  - Edited by 
 on: 04/16/17, 03:08:12
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Never even heard of it! But I also loved You Don't Know Jack back in my younger days. A lot of fun, even solo.
Posted: 04/16/17, 04:02:45
Excellent party game but a word of warning to people interested:

This is a local game that people play with their phones and the screen itself. However, in order for the phones to work the system needs internet access. As such the game requires:

1. Multiple people locally with a smartphone each
2. An Internet connection for the Switch so the phones can link with the game

If you have this stuff the game is a blast to play but don't go in thinking that all you need is the Switch and the game itself.
Posted: 04/16/17, 04:49:45


Check out the review this guy does. He explains all the games.

@Stephen So even player 1 has to have a phone? How does it link up exactly?
Posted: 04/16/17, 05:15:50  - Edited by 
 on: 04/16/17, 05:18:53
@DrFinkelstein

Yep. You need it to type in answers, draw etc.

On the game launch screen there is a 4 digit room code. Players go to jackbox.tv and enter in the room code which then links it to the game.
Posted: 04/16/17, 05:29:22
@Stephen

Noted for tomorrow's run of this game. I have an old phone I haven't traded in yet (will be this week). So that'll be a spare controller for now. Almost makes me want to keep it…
Posted: 04/16/17, 07:51:52
I played some of the first Party Pack a while ago. The phone thing was kind of annoying at times (especially when it wasn't necessary for a particular game), and the game quality was uneven, but it was a good time.
Posted: 04/16/17, 22:17:12  - Edited by 
 on: 04/16/17, 22:17:44
Is there movie trivia in these?

Do you need a phone to play??
Posted: 04/16/17, 22:51:40
@carlosrox
One Phone or Tablet with browser access per player. I dunno about the first question, since I haven't played the third pack.
Posted: 04/16/17, 23:02:48
@carlosroxThere might be some movie references and questions in the trivia game but nothing with that focus.
Posted: 04/17/17, 01:15:45
This was so fun. I played only three of the five games but I had a blast today at an Easter celebration with the family.

Games I Played:

Quiplash 2 (3-8 players)
The say-anything sequel. Play all new questions or make your own!

I only got to play one round of this but it was fun. My sister is not someone who likes to make stuff up on the fly but I know folks who would enjoy it. My nephew even had fun with it.

Trivia Murder Party (1-8 players)
A deadly quiz show where you match wits with a trivia-obsessed killer.

This was a really fun trivia game with a dark and funny theme. It's essentially YDKJ but it's got a Saw theme and the mechanism of ghosts and the living allow you to make last minute comebacks which make for intense experiences.

Guesspionage (2-8 players)
The brain-battering data-mining guessing game.

This was a lot more fun than my family was thinking it'd be. I was off by 1% on one of my guesses which surprised us all. As a data/stats guy, that was a favorite of mine.

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Games I Didn't Play:

Tee K.O. (3-8 players)
The t-shirt slugfest where you battle your custom t-shirts to the death!

Didn't play… but maybe tomorrow.

Fakin’ It (3-6 players)
One of your friends has something to hide in this sneaky game for tricksters.

Didn't play… but maybe tomorrow.

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We played with mainly 3 people but 4 at times. It was really fun but I can imagine it only gets more fun the more that are available. Using the phones as our answering devices was super easy and with pretty much everyone having a wifi-enabled phone or tablet of some kind these days, this is a rather accessible game.
Posted: 04/17/17, 02:25:53  - Edited by 
 on: 04/17/17, 02:27:53
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