You know that thing where you’re throwing a party for nerds, and at some point the idea of playing a game comes up, and no one wants to play anything too intense like Mario Kart, so the solution is almost always Jackbox games? But then you have to choose which Party Pack is best, or which individual game is best (and which Party Pack it’s in), and uuuuggggghhhh? And then everyone leaves the party because you all divide into the Quiplash faction, the Drawful faction, and the “we like trivia” faction?
Anyway, now you won’t have to have these schisms any more, because Jackbox has finally created The Jackbox Party Starter Party Pack, which includes three of the all-time faves: Quiplash 3, Trivia Murder Party 2, and Tee K.O.
There are also new features: a Moderation feature for Quiplash 3, which lets you filter responses before putting them on screen, plus a new round called Thriplash, where players have to input three phrases each, and new surprises and localised languages for all three games.
Here’s the blurb for each one:
Players enter a head-to-head battle of wits by answering a comedic prompt and letting the other players (and the audience) decide which they like best.
In Tee K.O., players are on the clock to create drawings and write as many slogans as possible. The pictures and slogans are then given out at random. Whoever combines their drawings and slogans to create the best t-shirt wins, as designs are pitted against each other in head-to-head battles. The t-shirts with the highest votes in each round must survive the final gauntlet to become the best. Tee… K.O. Get it?
TRIVIA MURDER PARTY 2:
Like the first Trivia Murder Party, players answer trivia questions–and answering incorrectly will send you to the Killing Floor to play mini-games that can kill. New mini-games include avoiding swords jabbed into a magician’s box, tattooing the killer’s back, and most terrifying of all… using a rotary phone!
The Jackbox Party Starter will be out on June 30th for $19.99 on the Nintendo Switch eShop.