With the umpteen Jackbox Party Packs that we’ve received over the years, you’d be forgiven for thinking that every quiz game has to come with a gimmick. Old Ape Games are here to show us that this doesn’t have to be true, as Papa’s Quiz delivers a simple quiz game, presented well, and with tons of personality to boot. Papa’s Quiz is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Previously available on Steam and PS4, you have to appreciate how easy it is to get involved. Papa’s Quiz allows up to eight players to play at once, which is more than most Party Packs, and it comes packaged with a Kid’s Mode, so younger players can have a go at questions that are pitched at them. That’s before you get to the low barrier to entry, which is a smart device that can navigate to the Pop’s Quiz website. Once you enter a code or scan a QR code, you’re in, and you can start answering questions.
There are 3000 questions across 185 categories, which is a huge number. Often you find yourselves cycling through the same content with other quiz games, but it looks like it’s going to take a while for that to happen with Papa’s Quiz. It’s a simple case of tapping the right answer on your phone, and the questions are often visual, text or video-related. The fastest right answers are rewarded handsomely, and winners are put on a podium at the end of the game. There’s a nice tug-of-war over the categories of questions, too, with everyone able to cast their vote over whether the topic should be the animal world, sports or more.
It could have stayed at that, so fair play to Old Ape Games for adding a full-blown character creation tool, to make wacky Minion-like avatars to lord it over the rest of your family. You’ll also be able to dance and floss your way to victory, which we can see being wholly abused by the younger members of our family. It’s not often that a quiz game tries to involve everyone, especially the very young, so Papa’s Quiz might be the brand of quiz you want in your home.
- 1-8 players
- Use phones as controllers, no app is needed
- Join easy with QR-code
- Create your own characters
- Fight for your favourite category
- Celebrate with dances
- Over 3000 original questions
- Optional junior questions
- Over 185 categories
Papa’s Quiz is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and starts at £9.99 from the Xbox Store. It’s also out on PS4, PS5 and PC. If you wish to know more, keep an eye out for our full review soon.
Papa’s Quiz is a party game for 1-8 players. Use phones or tablets as controllers and compete in multiple question types, where the smartest and fastest player will be the last standing victor!