Published on October 19th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 arrives for Apple TV
I remember the first time I played You Don’t Know Jack back in the mid-90s. As my coworkers and I wasted our employer’s time playing the irreverent, online trivia game show, one of them commented that this was the future of computer gaming. That was partially true, and here we are nearly 25 years later playing the Jackbox Party Pack 5 on Apple TV.
The “5” in the title indicates the package now offers more than just You Don’t Know Jack. That’s still the tent-pole game, as the streaming pop-culture trivia contest returns with some new surprises and support for up to eight players. But Party Pack 5 also includes:
- The “what-if” game Split the Room, in which 3 to 8 players create strange and divisive hypothetical situations.
- The lyric-writing game Mad Verse City. Also for 3 to 8 players, this game allows you to channel your inner MC as a rap battling robot.
- The competitive drawing game Patently Stupid. Here, 3 to 8 players will create odd inventions to solve bizarre problems.
- Zeeple Dome. Billed as, “the deadliest game show in the Crab Nebula, Zeeple Dome tasks 1 to 6 players with flinging themselves at bloodthirsty aliens to win millions of Zubabucks!
If you’re not sure what any of that is about, the official trailer will help:
Well…maybe not. Just trust me when I say it’s all tremendous fun when you’re playing with friends and family with a good sense of humor.
Multiplayer is local only, so you may be wondering how up to eight people can compete on a single Apple TV. Well, take your pick. Players can connect with their phone, tablet or computer.