Two terrible things can happen on Thanksgiving. First, the turkey ignites and burns the house, barn and sweeps the meadow towards the castle (wake up the king!). Second, you try to get your family to play a game, nobody listens to the instructions and then they get mad at you for not understanding how to play.
We can’t help with the fire situation, but we can with the games! The Jackbox Party Pack 7 includes five social, silly, and engaging board games you can play with family and friends for Thanksgiving – in person or remotely. To play, just start the game on your Xbox One and anyone can join by accessing jackbox.tv on the browser of a web enabled device (phone, tablet, laptop, iPod Touch 2004).
You can start with any game you like, but if you want to get acquainted with a band that has never played before, here is our recommendation:
Start with Quiplash 3! This game is super simple and super funny. You get a prompt on your device and write it a silly response. It’s so easy! The game does the rest for you, taking your answers, pitting them against each other, and awarding points to the favorite. It’s a great warm-up game for getting the creative juices flowing, and for bringing out some initial Thanksgiving ha-ha.
Now that your grandpa understands how to use his phone as a controller, it’s time to play Blather ‘Round! This pop culture guessing game lets you describe to yourself prompts using very limited vocabulary. Thought Taboo meets Charades meets Mad Libs. Or just think how fun it is to describe a volcano as a “spicy mountain”.
At this point you’re all warmed up, having fun, and your cousin is on her third energy drink, so it’s time to hit them with Demons and details. It’s a chaotic game of collaboration. Each player is a member of an evil family trying to spend a day in the suburbs. It’s a race against time as you balance family chores (making dinner!) And your selfish activities (drinking a bottle of wine alone!). You win or lose as a family, which is sweet and frustrating like making apple crumble with a toddler.
Okay, it’s about time. More precisely, it is the time of drawing. Champ’d Up has the same one-on-one creative energy as Quiplash, but this time you wield a pen rather than a keyboard! Draw a character based on your interpretation of a prompt, for example “The Napping Champion”. Then your character is sent to another player, who must draw the challenger, without knowing the original prompt! Battles ensue, favorites are chosen, cartoons are slaughtered.
Now that everyone’s slapped it’s time to end the night with Discussion points. Discussion points speaks in public (scary) and turns it into rambling improvised madness (fun). You’re giving a presentation on a topic with slides you’ve never seen before. The presentation subtly guides you, so even if you pass out and can’t remember what you said, rest assured it was probably semi-cohesive and mega-delicious.
Once you have played all five games continue and loop back Quiplash 3. Never stop playing! Thanksgiving doesn’t have to end! Already! Don’t forget to take the turkey out of the oven. The Jackbox Party Pack 7 is now available for 25% off the Microsoft Black Friday sale!
The Jackbox Party Pack 7
Jackbox Games, Inc.
Five amazing new board games to liven up any gathering! 1) The triple Quiplash 3 (3-8 players). It’s a head-to-head battle of wits as you give hilarious responses to bizarre prompts while everyone votes for their favorite! 2) The Devils and the Details collaborative chaos game (3-8 players). You are a family of demons who work together to survive in the suburbs. Can you stand the daily torture of human life? 3) The Champ’d Up drawing fighting game (3-8 players). Create absurd characters who will fight for unusual titles. Can you eliminate the big favorite? 4) The Talking Points onsite public speaking game (3-8 players). Give a speech in response to slides of images you have never seen before or be the assistant and approve the images as fast as possible. Just keep talking if that makes sense or not. 5) The Blather Round Pop Culture Guessing Game (2-6 players). Describe your secret invite with very limited vocabulary and hope someone can figure it out in time. It’s a “GOOD” “FUN TIME” “EXPERIENCE”. Play using phones, tablets or computers. No additional controller needed! NOTE: The Jackbox Party Pack 7 is in English only. NOTE: The game is local multiplayer but can be enjoyed on streams with remote players.