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The Jackbox Thread - Next Session: TBA
« on: November 06, 2019, 12:30:48 pm »
Welcome to the Lemmings Forums Jackbox Thread

Next Session: See second post below

Note: you do not need to own the games to be able to play, this game is streamed from my computer for your pleasure

What is Jackbox and How Does It Work?

Jackbox is the series of Jackbox Party Packs which have been sequentially released for the last few years. The way these games are played in a local setting also works very well online across the world because all people need to get involved is a smart device and a way to see the main game screen.
The Jackbox series contains games which vary from quite intellectual and knowledgeable games to downright silly and absurd content, we usually try to find a nice mix between these 2 points whenever we play.
The game is played using computers/phones so you don't need game controllers to play, you just need the game room code from the main screen (shared by myself using screen share on Discord) to be able to join the game. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, we can all play together as long as you have the game room code.

How Do I Get Involved?

- You'll need to be a member of the Lemmings Discord server if you are not already, the reason for this is because the host of the session (me) will need to screen share via group chat the main screen of the Jackbox game which will be played using the Steam version of the game directly off my laptop.
Join the discord server here: https://discord.gg/2MyfSfN
NOTE: Please download the desktop app for Discord, the web version may not function correctly for this session.
- You'll need to friend request me on Discord (Flopsy) otherwise I cannot add you to the group chat.
- When I add you to the group chat, leave the group chat there and that is the main chat window during the session and how you will be able to view the main game screen for the session. When the session is over, you may leave the group chat but if you want to play future sessions then you're welcome to stay in it, it will make it easier for me in the long run.
- Have a browser window open on your computer or device and go to jackbox.tv, this is where you will input answers/drawings to the session.
- (optional extra) A smart device, if you don't want to play the game in a browser window on your computer, can be an option if you'd rather have the screen share of the main Jackbox screen on full screen on your computer and you can enter the answer/drawing on your smart device.

Anything else I should know?

Jackbox can have adult themes, if you are playing in a place where it can be embarrassing if there is awkward content on the screen (ie. NOT SAFE FOR WORK), it's advisable that you don't participate. This has been discussed at length and if you show up to play, you should expect adult content and there is little that can be done to prevent that.

What Games are there to play?

I now have all 6 Jackbox Party packs
We typically play Drawful, Fibbage, Quiplash, TKO, Trivia Murder Party and Guesspionage.
We played the following games in the December 8th session.
Quiplash, Drawful, Trivia Murder Party 2, Mad Verse City, Patently Stupid and Survive the Internet.

The full list of games are below, anything labelled as depreciated are games we typically do not play.

* means the game supports additional players who would be part of the audience, this means they are interacting in the game from an observational capacity but are not actually playing the game (although we have had an instance where they have actually won the game!). Their actions can involve voting in voting rounds, answering the questions which are asked to the participating players etc.
There is no limit on how many audience members there can be as far as I am aware.

Jackbox Party Pack 1 - entire pack is depreciated now.

- Drawful (3-8 players) - depreciated (now own Drawful 2 - see bottom of post)
- Fibbage XL (depreciated - Fibbage 2 on JBPP2 is superior)
- You Don't Know Jack (depreciated - only 1-4 players)
- Word Spud (depreciated)
- Lie Swatter (depreicated)

Jackbox Party Pack 2 - entire pack is depreciated now

- Fibbage 2 (depreciated, replaced by Fibbage 3 in JPP4)
- Quiplash XL (depreciated, replaced by Quiplash 2 in JPP3)
- Bidiots (depreciated)
- Earwax (depreciated*)
- Bomb Corp (depreciated - more of a single player co-op game than a multiplayer)

Jackbox Party Pack 3

- Quiplash 2 (3-8 Players*)

Quiplash 2 follows from the original Quiplash, where each player attempts to complete a statement in a humorous way, and the other players vote the best answer. Quiplash 2 introduces new prompts, the ability of the hosting player to create new prompts, the ability of the host to censor players, and new final rounds that either requires players to come up with the meaning of a given acronym, complete a caption in a comic strip, or come up with something clever using a given word in a prompt, unlike the previous game's final round, medals determine the points distributed to the players.
Quiplash 2 supports custom episode creation, see the 4th post in this topic for more info

- Trivia Murder Party (1-8 Players*)

Trivia Murder Party is played out in a lighthearted theme of a horror thriller (similar to the Saw franchise). Each round includes a multiple-choice trivia question, with players earning in-game money for being correct, and then a subsequent mini-game if any "living" player got the question wrong. These mini-games take place on "The Killing Floor", where the loser (or multiple losers) of the mini-game are "killed" off and become ghosts. Ghosts still participate through the rest of the game. The mini-games range from random luck, challenges against themselves and the other players, or psychological games like a Prisoner's dilemma choice. The audience collectively plays as a ghost.
The game proceeds for at least 5 rounds, and no more than 10, until only one player remains alive; if more players are alive after 10 rounds, players subsequently spin the "Loser Wheel" which has a high chance of killing them, until only one player is left.
The last alive player then attempts to escape by moving across a set of spaces by correctly determining if two presented terms fit into a given category, moving one space for each correct answer. After the first turn, ghosts, including the audience, also begin to answer the same question, but have three terms instead of two, offering the possibility of catching up to the lead. If they surpass the leader, they possess that body, becoming the "living" player. Once the "living" player passes a final space, the game is over.

- Guesspionage (2-8 Players*)

Guesspionage has each player, in turn, guess what percentage of people have a certain quality or do a certain activity, such as texting while driving. If there are more than 5 audience members, they are surveyed prior to the turns to get these percentages, otherwise earlier survey results by Jackbox Games are used. Once the current player makes their guess, the other active players can consider if they are higher or lower than the actual value, including opining if they are off by more than a certain amount. Points are scored by the current player based on how close they are (providing that they are 30% or closer to the answer), and by the other players if they guessed correctly in which direction they were off.
In the final round, one question with 9 choices is given, and the players all have to pick what they think are three most popular answers, with points awarded based on the answer's popularity, the player with the most points after that wins.

- Tee K.O. (3-8 Players*)

Tee K.O. is a drawing-based game. Each player draws three images of anything they want, though the game provides suggestions to help. Then each player has a chance to enter several short sayings or slogan. Subsequently, each player is then given two or more random drawings and two or more random sayings, and selects the pair that best fits together as printed on a T-shirt. These designs are then put into a one-on-one voting battle with all other players and audience members as to determine the best-voted T-shirt design and the design that had the longest voting streak. A second round of drawing, slogan writing, pairing, and voting is performed. The winning designs from each round are then put against each other to determine the ultimate winning design. Players are able to have their designs printed to custom-print T-shirts if desired.

- Fakin It (depreciated - cannot be played online, designed to work in a local room*)

Jackbox Party Pack 4

- Fibbage 3 (2-8 Players*)

Fibbage 3 is the third game of the Fibbage series. The game includes new interactivity with the audience by letting them add their own lies to the selection. The game has a new separate game mode called Fibbage: Enough About You that replaces the game's traditional questions with questions relating to the players.

- Survive the Internet (3-8 Players*)

Survive the Internet is a game of user-generated content that takes place on a fictional version of the Internet. One player receives a question that asks their opinion on a topic. Their answer is taken out of context and sent to another player, who is then told to determine what the reply was in response to as if they were on a specific site, attempting to twist the words as best they can to make the first player look bad. All players are then presented with the pairs of original replies and the guessed topic, and vote on which pairing is the most ridiculous. Each vote earns points for the second player and a smaller number for the first player that provided the reply. The player with the most points at the end is the winner, having "survived the Internet".

- Monster Seeking Monster (3-7 Players*)

Monster Seeking Monster has a horror theme where each player is a disguised monster attempting to date other players. Each round, players start by sending up to four messages to other players; the audience, if participating, use mad lib-style prompts to select phrases to send. Following this, each player then selects one other player they would date based on those replies. If two players selected each other, they both earn a heart. Additional scoring bonuses and effects due to the hidden monster power are also accounted for. From the second round on, the monster form of the leading player whose monster form is yet unknown, is revealed to all. The player with the most hearts at the end wins the game.

- Bracketeering (3-16 Players*)

Bracketeering is a tournament-style game for up to sixteen players, played across three rounds. In the first round, players are presented with a prompt to complete with the best or funniest answer they can. These answers are randomly placed on a tournament-style grid. The players are then given one of the tournament matchups and predict which answer will win that match up. Subsequently, each match is then presented to all players and the audience. The answer that gets the highest percentage of votes wins, with the percentage that it wins by tied to how many points those players that guessed that match correctly get. Subsequent match-ups use these best answers going forward. After the final matchup, the player that provided the winning reply gets an additional point bonus. The second round is a "blind bracket" where the players are presented with a prompt, but the brackets are based on a different, related prompt using those answers. The third round is a "triple blind bracket" where the prompt at each level of the bracket changes.

- Civic Doodle (3-8 Players*)

Civic Doodle is an art game similar to Drawful and Bidiots albeit with two players drawing the same piece of art simultaneously. In each round, a start of a doodle is presented to two randomly selected players, and they have a short time to draw atop that; this is done in real time allowing the audience members to provide feedback on either drawing in the form of preselected emoji. After the timer is done, the players and audience vote for which drawing is better, with points awarded to both players based on how many votes they received, as well as an additional bonus based on the emoji votes. Subsequently, two more players then draw atop the highest-voted picture.

Jackbox Party Pack 5

- You Don't Know Jack: Full Stream (1-8 Players*)

You Don't Know Jack: Full Stream is the newest iteration of the series of the same name. The game is updated to feature similar streaming-friendly features as most other Party Pack games. This includes support for up to eight players and an audience. As the game now uses both mobile devices and computers as a controller, the text-based questions like the Gibberish Question return, new and classic question types are present.

- Split the Room (3-8 Players*)

Split the Room is a game hosted by an omnipresent cat, creating hypothetical situations. Each player is given a hypothetical scenario with a crucial element missing, and must fill in the blank. Then the situation is presented to the rest of the players, who must decide whether they answer 'yes' or 'no'. The player who completed the situation then receives points based on how evenly the votes were split. The final round, known as the "Decisive Dimension", gives prompts with two options where the first is already completed. Players complete the second answer and everyone else picks the option. Points are awarded similarly to how they are in the main round, but players can earn extra points if they can predict what a certain player chooses beforehand. The style is reminiscent of 1950s TV shows like The Twilight Zone, featuring a muted color palette and mystery elements.

- Mad Verse City (3-8 Players*)

Mad Verse City has up to 8 players, as giant robots, trying to out-rap their opponents. In each round, players are given who they are trying to out-rap, and use their device to fill in various prompts given to them. The game then runs through each rap using a text-to-speech voice, and players give points to the rap that they feel is the best.

- Zeeple Dome (1-6 Players)

In Zeeple Dome, up to six players play as contestants in an alien combat arena, the Zeeple Dome, to take down other aliens. The game is physics based, and has players slingshot their characters across the game's levels, cooperatively working together to eliminate enemies and gain power-ups for their team.

- Patently Stupid (3-8 Players*)

Each game of Patently Stupid is played in two rounds. In each round, all players are given two fill-in-the-blank prompts that describe an everyday problem that may need solving. The problems are shuffled between players who solve them by drawing an invention with a title and a tagline. Players then pitch their invention, either by presenting it themselves in real life or by having the in-game hosts pitch it instead, and everyone funds the invention they like the most. If an invention surpasses the funding limit, the player who pitched the invention not only gets additional funding ($500 in round one and $1,000 in round two), but players who funded the invention get their funding back doubled (players who gave $800 to an invention get $1,600 back). In the final round, players complete the same prompt which is chosen by a random player from a selection of prompts that were not chosen the round before.

Jackbox Party Pack 6

- Trivia Murder Party 2 (1–8 Players*)

Trivia Murder Party 2 is the sequel to Trivia Murder Party and follows a similar format. In addition to new questions, it includes new Killing Floor mini-games and special items which can help or hinder their ability to survive.

- Role Models (3–6 Players*)

In each game of Role Models, players vote for a category and then try to match the other players (including themselves) to one of the items from that category. Players receive points if any of their matches is the majority favorite of the group, and extra points can be won if the player marked their answer as "99% sure" and was correct.

- Joke Boat (3–8 Players*)

Joke Boat has players make jokes based on a selected list of words brainstormed by players at the start of the game. During the first two joke rounds, players are given the start of joke prompt with a missing word they select from a random selection of the brainstormed words. They then finish the joke. Pairs of jokes are given to the other players to vote for their favorite. The final round has players take an existing joke setup and try to write a better joke than the original one.

- Dictionarium (3–8 Players*)

Dictionarium is where players create fake definitions, words, and sentences using those words. The game can either be played where the players are given a fake word as a prompt or a fake slang saying. Players create a definition and then vote on their favorite to continue. Players then create a new word as a synonym of the definition, and finally a sentence using that word.

- Push The Button (4–10 Players)

Push The Button takes place on a spaceship, where one or more of the players have been assigned as an alien and the other players, as humans, must eject the aliens before a timer runs out. Each round, one player determines an activity on the ship (such as drawing or writing a response to a question) and selects a number of the other crew to participate. The assigned human players get one prompt, but the aliens get a different one that would likely cause some confusion. The results are shown, and players have the time to determine if any response seems suspicious. In later rounds, alien players have "hacks" they can use to either get the correct human prompt or sent the alien prompt instead to a human player. At any time before the timer runs down, a player can "push the button" and select one other player they believe is the alien. All other players then vote if they agree or not. Failing to agree returns the game to its normal state. Otherwise, the game reveals if the players were correct (continuing on if there are additional aliens) or incorrect, ending the game with the aliens ejecting all the humans.

Stand-alone games

Drawful 2 (3-8 Players) - Drawful is a drawing game. Each round starts with each player individually given a playful phrase and a drawing canvas on their local device. They have a short amount of time to draw out that phrase. Following this, each picture is presented to all players, and the other players must enter a phrase they think the picture represents. Then, all those replies, along with the actual phrase for that picture, are presented to the players to make their vote of what they think the original phrase was. The artist of the picture gets points for every vote that guessed their original phrase, while those who wrote other phrases get points for votes their phrase gets
Drawful 2 supports custom episode creation - see the fourth post in this topic for more info.

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Re: The Jackbox Thread - Next Session TBA
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 02:12:24 am »
The next session is: TBA

The list of people attending is as follows.
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Re: The Jackbox Thread - Next Session TBA
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2019, 02:28:14 pm »
I took the liberty of compiling some stats from the recorded sessions on YouTube courtesy of my own videos and IchoTolot's

Drawful and Drawful 2 (click to show/hide)
Quiplash XL and Quiplash 2 (click to show/hide)
Bidiots (click to show/hide)
T.K.O (click to show/hide)
Mad Verse City (click to show/hide)
Patently Stupid (click to show/hide)
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Re: The Jackbox Thread - Next Session TBA
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 02:20:33 am »
I am interested in future sessions to try and engage in custom created content.

Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2 (which I now own) have features where you can create your own episode. However unless you actually own either of the games as well, there is no way to create the content as it would require an open Jackbox lobby on either game to actually create the episodes.

So I thought if everyone could PM their best Drawful or Quiplash prompts to me on here. I can place them in my already in progress custom created episodes. The prompts I have already are mainly Lemmings themed but I don't mind if the prompts are about other subjects.

Making Drawful 2 prompts

In Drawful 2 you would be writing the theme which the person would have to draw initially, obviously it has to be something which is actually guessable so referring to individuals in this won't make for good prompts.
Here is an example of an existing prompt in Drawful 1 (sorry Icho :P)



Having some Lemmings themed Drawful prompts would certainly make for some more exciting games.

Making Quiplash 2 prompts

In Quiplash 2, you would ask a question or make a statement where a blank needs filling in.

For example.
What two words would passengers never want to hear a pilot say?

Everyone knows that monkeys hate (insert word here)

Name a TV drama that's about a vampire doctor


So basically the question can be worded in different ways as shown above. Have you always wanted to make some of these prompts up yourself, now we can.

So please PM any which you have to me be it Drawful 2 or Quiplash 2, it can be just one prompt or it can be many. Either way I feel having contributions from other people would really help the variety in the custom episode I would like to make.

If you have the game yourself, you are very welcome to make your own episode, you'll just need to make sure you publish it and bring the 7 digit code generated along to the Jackbox session :).
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Re: The Jackbox Thread - Next Session: TBA
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 03:13:28 am »
Thanks to everyone who came to the Jackbox session on 26th January, it was great fun and some new people showed up to play :)

I really want to arrange the next session as soon as I'm able to and we seem to be in agreement that we will be doing Saturday sessions going forward.
However, I will be moving house this month so it might be a longer wait than anticipated, a possible session date is Saturday 14th March.

Sadly Saturdays I am free is a much rarer occurance, I only get 3 in every 11 Saturdays off.
It's possible we may have to do a Sunday session if a Saturday session is not possible at the time.
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