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The Jackbox Party Pack 7 is out now along with a big Jackbox sale

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Ready to make fun of your friends? The Jackbox Party Pack 7 has been released along with five amusing games. Still one of the best party games around. Well, party game…packs. Then again it should be, it would be a bit weird if a Party Pack was a bit rubbish for a party wouldn't it.

Here's what's included this time:

  • Quiplash 3 - The say-anything threequel Quiplash 3 (3-8 players). It’s a head-to-head battle of the wits as you give hilarious responses to quirky prompts while everyone else votes for their favourite!
  • The Devils and the Details - The collaborative chaos game The Devils and the Details (3-8 players). You’re a family of devils working together to survive in suburbia. Can you handle the daily torture of human life?
  • Champ’d Up - The drawing fighting game Champ’d Up (3-8 players). Create absurd characters that will battle over unusual titles. Can you take down the heavy favourite?
  • Talking Points - The on-the-spot public-speaking game Talking Points (3-8 players). Give a speech responding to picture slides you’ve never seen before or be the Assistant and approve pictures as fast as you can. Just keep talking whether it makes sense or not.
  • Blather ‘Round - The pop culture guessing game Blather Round (2-6 players). Describe your secret prompt with a very limited vocabulary and hope that someone can figure it out in time. It’s a “GOOD” “FUN TIME” “EXPERIENCE.”

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Something to be aware of, is that unlike the translated Quiplash 2 InterLASHional, The Jackbox Party Pack 7 is in English only. Just like their previous entries, it's designed primarily for local multiplayer. Anyone with a phone or a tablet can join in, and it's perfection when you have a few people available.

During the COVID19 quarantine, games and packs like this are a fantastic way to mix-up your day and they can be a huge amount of fun with family and friends you're able to see. Especially the drawing games like Champ’d Up, as they're quite accessible compared with the question and answer types and can be pretty hilarious when you have zero artistic talent and get beaten by an 8 year old like me. Even if you've not got anyone around, thanks to the mechanics of how people join games through the browser - you can still play it online with others, as long as you have something that can share the main game screen. For more info, they made an explainer video on it,

You can buy it on Humble Store and Steam.

To celebrate their new release, Jackbox has also put up a bunch of their other packs and standalone games on sale from now until October 19. Check out their fancy Steam sale page here for that.

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dpanter 19 Oct
Quotedesigned primarily for local multiplayer
All the Jackbox games require always-online internet connection. Not even kidding... your choice if that's an issue or not.
Rooster 27 Oct
Quoting: dpanter
Quotedesigned primarily for local multiplayer
All the Jackbox games require always-online internet connection. Not even kidding... your choice if that's an issue or not.

Are you serious? I was considering buying this, since I really like Champ’d Up mode, but this is a dealbreaker.
Anza 27 Oct
Quoting: Rooster
Quoting: dpanter
Quotedesigned primarily for local multiplayer
All the Jackbox games require always-online internet connection. Not even kidding... your choice if that's an issue or not.

Are you serious? I was considering buying this, since I really like Champ’d Up mode, but this is a dealbreaker.

Phones connect to the game via server. I think getting everything working locally would not be exactly trivial, so they haven't included that as an option.

With the current setup, you just launch the game, game displays a code and everybody types that code into their phones and they're in. That's so simple that even drunk people can manage it (yes, we all miss the pre Covid-19 time). Which makes these great party games.
dpanter 27 Oct
Yes, I'm serious.
Internet connection is required for all Jackbox games, even for local multiplayer. They absolutely could have made the host serve the session locally, but that's not how they chose to do it.

The JBPP7 Steam store page lists Network: Broadband Internet connection as minimum spec for all platforms. They aren't exactly hiding this fact, but not advertising it either.
Anza 27 Oct
Quoting: dpanterYes, I'm serious.
Internet connection is required for all Jackbox games, even for local multiplayer. They absolutely could have made the host serve the session locally, but that's not how they chose to do it.

The JBPP7 Steam store page lists Network: Broadband Internet connection as minimum spec for all platforms. They aren't exactly hiding this fact, but not advertising it either.

Jackbox has bit weird definition of local multiplayer. Yes, players are locally there, but half of the game comes from the server.

In theory you could set up local system like that. Difficulty is somewhat same than standalone game servers usually. If you know what you're doing, perfectly doable. I have no idea if they have ever though letting people run their own servers though.
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