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Social distancing sucks, but its not so bad when you can play Jackbox with your friends remotely.

Quadra Update: REMOTEPLAY promo code WORKS AGAIN!

Thanks Silly Burrito, -Fortius-, daversion, dqs5005, everybody on this thread helping each other out with advice.

If you go to:
https://jackboxgames.com/games/

Drawful 2 - Free
Jackbox Party Pack for Mac/PC ➜ $10.00 ($24.99 on Steam)
Jackbox Party Pack 2 for Mac/PC ➜ $10.00 ($24.99 on Steam)
Jackbox Party Pack 3 for Mac/PC ➜ $13.00 ($24.99 on Steam)
Jackbox Party Pack 4 for Mac/PC ➜ $13.00 ($24.99 on Steam)
Jackbox Party Pack 5 for Mac/ PC ➜ $15.60 ($29.99 on Steam)
Jackbox Party Pack 6 for Mac/PC ➜ $16.80 ($29.99 on Steam)
YDKJ Classic pack ➜ $8.00

All the other standalone games are also 20% off with the discount code REMOTEPLAY.

Directions to Install on Steam: (Install Steam if you don't already have it. It will be required to play)

Once you get the code from the Jackbox site, go to your Steam Account under "Library" on the bottom there's a button "Add a Game" then "Activate a Product on Steam." Hit next ➜ hit I agree ➜paste the activation code ➜ hit next and finish.

Guides for Playing Remotely

Only one person needs the game. I personally stream off of Discord with my friends for free. You can do it off zoom or google hangouts. The process is pretty simple. You can find out how to do it here. [jackboxgames.com]

If you're going the Discord (Free) route, once you've installed the app on your computer. (Have your game up and ready and streaming, if they use Discord through a web browser it will lag and be blurry so its better if they have the app.)
Use this guide to send to your friends:
Step 1 - Download Discord app to your computer: https://discordapp.com/download
Step 2 - Create a new account and verify by your email.
Step 3 - Click on the + sign on the left which is "Add a Server" then choose "Join a Server"
Step 4 - Copy and Paste <insert your server invite here> Then hit "Join."
Step 5 - Double click on <insert your discord name here> that says "LIVE" in the General Voice Channel and you should be able to see the stream.
Step 6 - Open up a new browser window and go to Jackbox.tv and enter the room code of the game that we're playing and that's it! No phones. Lower the volume in-game so you can actually hear your friends.

If you're going the paid Zoom account method, just let your friends/family know that if they download the free Zoom account, they won't be disconnected after 40 minutes as long as you're hosting and your account is a paid Zoom account.
Zoom Update: I bit the bullet and got a zoom subscription because this pandemic isn't going away anytime soon. It's is more fun to see your friend's expressions so I recommend zoom long term especially if you play D&D or Tabletop Simulator. Cheers.

Stay safe everybody!

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Did anyone actually get "REMOTEPLAY" to work? Tells me the discount isn't valid. Tried it the other day too.
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Did anyone actually get "REMOTEPLAY" to work? Tells me the discount isn't valid. Tried it the other day too.
That's odd, I used it today to get 2 more Jackboxes. Looks like it's back to Green Man Gaming! Thanks for the heads up. They must have seen massive downloads from us lol. I updated the description again.
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Steam's Remote Play Together works wonders; used to play this with twitch with friends but the delay sucked. Mixer is great with the low latency active but Steam remote play together si the best result if you are not local with your friends.
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Steam's Remote Play Together works wonders; used to play this with twitch with friends but the delay sucked. Mixer is great with the low latency active but Steam remote play together si the best result if you are not local with your friends.
But Steam remote Play Together requires EVERYONE to be sitting at a computer, have a steam account, and have Steam installed, correct? All the other PC remote-video/streaming options only require that ONE person have a proper PC and Steam account - everyone else can join the video conference on their PC/mobile device and play with only their phone. No Steam account needed. Is that correct?
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I was just thinking about the 'you don't know jack' website the other day. Is this what that has morphed into?
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Just did a virtual game night using Google hangouts (where I was the host)

Worked out well with some caveats.
- 1, I needed to update my realtek drivers to be able to play computer audio
- 2, I could not be hear when playing computer audio thru hangouts
- 3, I had to use a 3rd device to connect to hangouts to chat with everyone
- 4, the volume they heard would sometimes be to loud and adjusting it is weird.

Overall pretty fun, delay wasnt that bad, and as long as they all click the host screen to focus on the game its fine. People talking over each other was a problem, but fun none the less.
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I was just thinking about the 'you don't know jack' website the other day. Is this what that has morphed into?
I think so
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Anyone use Zoom or Mixer to stream with other friends? Looking for a way to video/voice chat with friends while being able to play this...
We've been playing with 8 people via zoom about every other night. It works great and would highly recommend.
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abhinav2300 it's not a "steam" sale but if you go to https://jackboxgames.com/ you buy the code off there then go to your "Library" in steam, on the very bottom there's "add a game" and you pop in the code there.
Thanks for this. I was toying with the idea of plunking down some money on other packs but it seems I already own the best one.
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Humble bundle usually has a deal around mid August for these if you are not in a rush. I remember getting a handful of the old school games plus Jackbox party pack 1-4 for $13.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/localmultiplayergames/comments/8huagi/every_jackbox_party_pack_game_ranked/

All Jackbox games from party packs 1-6, ranked. This is my personal opinion, based on a combination of playing with friends, family, and people I don't know well.
TL;DR: Buy Pack 3, then 5, then 4 or 6, then Drawful 2, then 2. Overall Pack Ranking: 3>5>2>6>4>1.

RANKINGS:
- Skip 'em:
27) Word Spud - All hail the quantum legume (Pack 1) [3-8 players]
26) Earwax - You know what's funny? Fart sounds. (Pack 2) [3-8 players]
25) Lie Swatter - Pretty much just true/false Kahoot. (Pack 1) [2-100 players]
24) Zeeple Dome - An action game. I really appreciate Jackbox trying new things, and you can tell that a lot of time was put into getting this one to work. If no one had ever played a game before except Jackbox, this one would be great. However, if you want to make a good action game, it takes more time and design than a typical Jackbox game, because the action genre has been refined and strengthened for so long. So it's bad and you should skip it. (Pack 5) [1-6 players]
23) Bracketeering - This one is good because it can play up to 16 players, unlike the rest which play up to 8 or so. Other than that though, it's just Quiplash again with less creative prompts. If you're not streaming with a large audience, don't bother. (Pack 4) [3-16 players]
22) You Don't Know Jack 2015 - Classic trivia game with tech issues. Only plays 4 players, and timing based challenges don't work well - YDKJ Full Stream basically fixes every problem this one has. Honestly, every game in pack 1 either gets a vastly superior sequel or sucks. (Pack 1) [1-4 players]
- The Ones you should try at some point:
21) Survive the Internet - It's basically Quiplash but you have to come up with the prompts. Can be funny if your group is either extremely clever or absolutely brutal. Also, the announcer is like half asleep or something. (Pack 4) [3-8 players]
20) Civic Doodle - Depends on who you're with. Pretty fun if everyone likes drawing, is good at art, and tries at least a little, but mostly you end up with an amalgamation of a canvas and/or a lot of penises. (Pack 4) [3-8 players]
19) Dictionarium - This is the most basic filler Jackbox game ever. I mean, it's totally fine, nothing wrong with it, but it's not really something you'd revisit a ton. Just kind of another cookie-cutter Quiplash clone. (Pack 6) [3-8 players]
18) Guesspionage - Kinda like Family Feud meets The Price is Right, or something. One person guesses the percentage of people who _____, others vote on if they think it's higher or lower. I like this one OK, but it's not for everyone. (Pack 3) [2-8 players]
17) Bomb Corp - The game's great, except it only supports 4 players. I have so many great 4 player games on Steam that we usually pass on this one. (Pack 2) [2-4 players]
16) Joke Boat - This one's another pretty OK Quiplash-like game. Can be pretty funny with a good crowd, but when this game falls flat, it falls flat hard. There are so many Quiplash-like games that do it better IMO, but that doesn't make this one bad at all. (Pack 6) [3-8 players]
15) Fakin' It - I never could get into this one, but a lot of my friends like it. A social deduction game where one person tries to act like they know what's going on when they don't. Usually comes down to chance for me, but maybe I'm just bad at it. (Pack 3) [3-6 players]
14) Role Models - Pretty unique social game, like Imaginiff if you've ever played that. I find the situations where you'd play this are kinda limited; you have to have a group of 6 people or less that you know pretty well. It's really not about who wins at all, those calculations are pretty arbitrary. More of a light game where you'd get mad at everyone because they think you'd be a Squidward. Also, not normaly something you'd consider when playing, but those animations be smoooth. (Pack 6) [3-6 players]
- The Real Ones:
These are all fantastic games. Which one is best really depends on who you're playing with, and as such these all could extremely easily shift positions.
13) Split the Room - This scratches a similar itch as Fibbage, but adds to it by creating discussion. Finish a "would you rather" style question, and try to split the audience's opinions. Best played with a large group of people you know fairly well. The art style is a highlight of this one; they really nailed the Twilight Zone aesthetic. (Pack 5) [3-8 players]
12) Bidiots - You have to make art, and then bid on other people's art. The drawing isn't really a part of the game, and it only has 6 players, but the sheer strategic chaos is an absolute blast with the right people. I also find that this game is one of the best options for kids around age 7 to 13 or so. (Pack 2) [3-6 players]
11) Fibbage: Enough About You - There are 5 and a half games in Party Pack 4; this is the half. It takes Fibbage 4 and replaces the factoid trivia with personal trivia about the people you're playing with. Obviously only works if you play with people you know. It has all the good parts of Fibbage, but deepens it with an extra layer of personal humor. Hard to find the right group for this one, but one of the best when you do. (Pack 4) [3-8 players]
10) Mad Verse City - Quiplash but you have to rhyme / Survive the Internet but good. You're given an adjective, and it inserts it into a line, then you have to add another line to make a rhyming couplet, and you do this twice. I find it a bit harder to be really creative and hilarious here when compared to Quiplash, as it puts more weight on your shoulders to do the heavy lifting. If your group is really, really clever (or totally brutal), this game can beat out Quiplash any day. (Pack 5) [3-8 players]
9) Monster Seeking Monster - Pro tip - this game is way better if you play it as a social deduction game rather than a dating game. Just use a random username and don't tell anyone who you are. An absolute blast this way, either super awkward or straight broken if you play it the other way. This game really nails the balance between strategy, communication, and social deduction. It's also really a game you need to sit down and pay attention to play. (Pack 4) [3-7 players]
8) Drawful 1 & 2 - Super fun drawing games; a lot like Fibbage but with guessing what drawings are meant to be instead of factoids. Almost always a hit. However, it also suffers from some of the same problems as Fibbage. Since the drawings are less focused on being pretty or funny and more on being accurate, it can't quite reach the level that the creative-based games can, with the right group. (Pack 1, Standalone) [3-8 players]
- The Big Boys:
7) Trivia Murder Party 1 & 2 - You can tell a lot of work went into this one. Some people aren't super into the B-movie horror aesthetic, and it's super common to be way in first the entire game - and then on the last round, lose due to a ghost stealing your body at the last second. Other than that (if you like trivia) it's a blast. The trivia is fairly standard; the penalties for answering wrong are what makes this game so fun. I personally like YDKJ:FS better just because it's funnier. (Packs 3 & 6) [1-8 players]
6) You Don't Know Jack: Full Stream - This game is just really good trivia. If you like trivia, you will like this game. If you don't like trivia, you will probably like this game anyway because it presents itself in such a compelling way. It's a bit of an anomaly because it's funny even if nobody you're playing it with is funny. (Pack 5) [1-8 players]
5) Fibbage 1, 2, & 3 - I've never played Fibbage 3 with anyone who didn't enjoy it. It's completely fair with no random chance, tons of opportunity for hilarious (but plausible) lies, and the 70s aesthetic that 3 has is superb. If you can't pick a Jackbox game to play, this one will always be fun. However, like Drawful, it can't quite reach the level of some of the more creativity-based games in the packs. This one is probably the best game to play with the family. (Packs 1, 2 & 4) [2-8 players]
4) Tee K. O. - In the group I normally play with, this could easily be number 1. However, in some groups i've played with, it sucks. Because of the freedom of the game, you need a group that can both be really clever and draw somewhat well. If you get that, it's unmatched. Tips: Game is best played with 5 players, and drawing characters or faces of some sort usually results in the best shirts. (Pack 3) [3-8 players]
3) Push the Button - Mafia but in space. This game is friggin intense. It's definitely one everyone has to sit down and pay attention to, and it's not a good one to introduce someone to Jackbox with. I also find it kinda favors the aliens at higher player numbers. But regardless, you will end up frantically screaming at your friends. It plays up to 10 people too. (Pack 6) [4-10 players]
2) Quiplash 1 & 2 - This is basically the soul of Jackbox. This game can be bad if A) you play with people who are not clever or B) you play with people you would make sure to be polite around. Get yourself a clever group of friends and it's truly hilarious. (Also, coming up with two funny things in 60 seconds is one of the most stressful activities of all time) (Packs 2 & 3) [3-8 players]
1) Patently Stupid - This game mixes the cleverness of Quiplash with the creativity of TeeKO and adds improv. The recipe for a fabulous game. (Pack 5) [3-8 players]
Pack Summary:
Pack 1 - Skip it. Two games are trash, the other three get superior sequels.
Pack 2 - Honestly, this pack might be number 1 or 2 if it just wasn't so obsolete. Quiplash and Fibbage get sequels, Earwax sucks, and Bomb Corp is 4 player. Get it on sale for Bidiots and Bomb Corp.
Pack 3 - This pack is great because it's the only pack where NONE of the games are bad. Every other pack has at least one game that just takes up space. It's also got some of the most variety, with a "be funny" game, a trivia game, a creativity-based drawing game, a decision game, and a social deduction/communication game [Pack 4 and 2 both have no real trivia, Pack 1 has no "be funny", Pack 5 has no social deduction, Pack 6 has no drawing]. I'd say that this one you should get first.
Pack 4 - This one you should definitely pick up at some point, as it has the best Fibbage, Monster Seeking Monster, and Enough About You. The other 3 games suck. Get it at a good discount.
Pack 5 - This one is basically tied with Pack 3. It's got four games in my 13 game rotation compared to three games in Pack 3, but it also has a dud. Another thing about this pack is that all the games (except for YDKJ) are pretty complex to play, especially when compared to something like Quiplash which is just "write a funny".
Pack 6 - Push the Button is really good. Also, no real duds in this pack. Other than that, this pack is pretty average. As far as sequels go, TMP 2 is middle-of-the-road, Role Models is very situational, and the others feel a lot like somewhat inferior versions of Quiplash. In my opinion, this pack really suffered from not having a drawing game, the 3 so-so ones all kinda blend together in my head.
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Anyone else having trouble creating an account on Green man gaming? Trying to register and I am not getting any confirmation emails.
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Anyone use Zoom or Mixer to stream with other friends? Looking for a way to video/voice chat with friends while being able to play this...
We just played using screen share in google hangouts. worked perfect, initially tried chromecasting while in screen share but it lagged so we just looked at the laptop screen.
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Anyone use Zoom or Mixer to stream with other friends? Looking for a way to video/voice chat with friends while being able to play this...
Used a paid ($15/mo) Zoom account last weekend to host a game night with ~30 people. A few things to note:
  1. I had Jackbox running on a desktop and then left that to run on it's own until we wanted to change games
  2. The Jackbox audio is way too loud. You can change this before starting the game at the main menu. I turned it almost all the way down.
  3. Depending on the game you're planning (we mostly did Fibbage and Quiplash), you also need to change the setting to allow audience members to participate. They can't submit answers but they can vote and then if everyone plays nicely, they can get in next round.
  4. Zoom has a bit of delay but it wasn't bad. Biggest issue was echos. If you run into that tell folks to go on mute or use headphones.
  5. Zoom was preferred over other services like Hangouts because you can do "Gallery View" to see everyone at the same time vs just highlighting where sound is coming from.
  6. To avoid a significant delay in getting started, send out the needed info way ahead of time. Here's what I sent out to my group:
Because the Jackbox games require you to use a phone or tablet as your controller, it would be best if you have two devices in your household:1) A laptop/desktop/tablet to log into the webcast meeting so you'll be able to both see the game screen and see each other
2) Your cellphone or tablet to use as the controller to play the game
Whichever set up you're able to do, please download Zoom ahead of time on a device you're NOT using as your Jackbox controller. The "meeting" info is below. Using that link, you should be prompted to download the program and be able to join the room to test if it's working.

**Manage your expectations and this works really well.**
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Used a paid ($15/mo) Zoom account last weekend to host a game night with ~30 people. A few things to note:
  1. I had Jackbox running on a desktop and then left that to run on it's own until we wanted to change games
  2. The Jackbox audio is way too loud. You can change this before starting the game at the main menu. I turned it almost all the way down.
  3. Depending on the game you're planning (we mostly did Fibbage and Quiplash), you also need to change the setting to allow audience members to participate. They can't submit answers but they can vote and then if everyone plays nicely, they can get in next round.
  4. Zoom has a bit of delay but it wasn't bad. Biggest issue was echos. If you run into that tell folks to go on mute or use headphones.
  5. Zoom was preferred over other services like Hangouts because you can do "Gallery View" to see everyone at the same time vs just highlighting where sound is coming from.
  6. To avoid a significant delay in getting started, send out the needed info way ahead of time. Here's what I sent out to my group:
Because the Jackbox games require you to use a phone or tablet as your controller, it would be best if you have two devices in your household:1) A laptop/desktop/tablet to log into the webcast meeting so you'll be able to both see the game screen and see each other
2) Your cellphone or tablet to use as the controller to play the game
Whichever set up you're able to do, please download Zoom ahead of time on a device you're NOT using as your Jackbox controller. The "meeting" info is below. Using that link, you should be prompted to download the program and be able to join the room to test if it's working.

**Manage your expectations and this works really well.**
Thanks for this! I've been debating whether or not to take this to zoom. Helpful insight. My suggestion is to have a browser window that's on jackbox.tv, I find keyboards are easier to type than phones.
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