You Don’t Know Jack has been a fan-favorite party game with trivia fans since the ‘90s. However, the series’ exclusion from the past three Jackbox Party Packs has left a void in players’ lives that only Cookie Masterson can fill. This weekend at PAX, developer Jackbox Games hit us with a double whammy: You Don’t Know Jack will be one of the games in The Jackbox Party Pack 5, which was also announced.
Jackbox knew players would have questions about YDKJ’s return, and they’ve compiled a handy (and hilarious) FAQ:
Is this the same old You Don’t Know Jack I know and love?
Yes! Cookie returns with all-new twisted trivia questions and the latest in creative insults for you and your fellow players. Fan favorite question types are back, including the DisOrDat and the triumphant return of the Gibberish Question.
But… there’s new stuff too right?
Yes! We didn’t want to do another YDKJ just because we could. We wanted to wait until we had a fresh take on the classic formula. This version sees the game (and Cookie) acquired by the friendly corporate overlords at Binjpipe, your premiere media bingeing streaming service. It’s a big scenery change that’s led us to update the game in really fun ways, and given us a ton of new stuff to make fun of.
I was hoping for a list of easy to digest bullet points?
Okay fine. Here are just a few of the features you can expect in the new You Don’t Know Jack:
- Eight player support
- Bigger, crazier Jack Attack
- New question types
- Audience integration
- Brand new fart sounds
- Streaming features
- Begrudging meme references
- New ways to Screw
- A lot of old fart sounds too
- More than one Frasier joke for some reason
What if I’ve never played a You Don’t Know Jack game before?
Here’s a quick recap of what you missed in past installments: a lot of questions about The Brady Bunch. Now that you’re caught up, you should be ready to jump into the new game!
Do I use my phone to play? Because I have OPINIONS about that….
Yes, like all of our Party Pack games, you use your phone (or other web-enabled device) as your controller. It’s what lets us support eight players, the audience, and question types with unique interactions. If you’ve played any of our recent games, you’ve probably seen that this works pretty well. If you haven’t, know that we’re designing this You Don’t Know Jack from the ground up with the strengths of phone controllers in mind.
Can I play single-player?
Yes. We’re making a lot of tweaks that we hope will make this YDKJ very accessible to new players, but if you STILL can’t convince your dumb friends to play with you, you can always play with yourself.
Great! When can I play it?
You Don’t Know Jack (full name TBD) will be one of five games included in The Jackbox Party Pack 5, coming Fall 2018 to PC, consoles, and major digital platforms. But, if you can’t wait that long, check out our weekly interactive live streams on Twitch and Youtube. It’s your best chance to see and play our games before anyone else!
Wait, I get You Don’t Know Jack AND four other games??
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Yes, you read that right, we’re making a new You Don’t Know Jack. If you missed our reveal trailer at C2E2 or PAX East, here it is in all its teasery glory:
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 will launch in fall 2018.