the jackbox party pack 7 xbox

You have to wonder how many people have been giggling along to Quiplash, Fibbage and Drawful during the pandemic. The Jackbox Party Games are the perfect antidote to these locked down times, and they’re made for wedging into the middle of a video conference call. Into all of this comes The Jackbox Party Pack 7, perfectly placed to capitalise on households who just need a good laugh. The Jackbox Party Pack 7 launches today on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC via Steam.

Those familiar with previous Party Packs, there is a mixture of favourites and some newer ideas getting a chance. It’s hard to get a complete sense of the games from the trailer and press materials, but let’s have a go:

  • Quiplash 3: The Jackbox classic gets a threequel, polishing the experience and offering more ridiculous phrases for you to complete. It’s the simplest of the games here, prompting your group with the start of a sentence and then allowing you to complete it. Your completed sentence is collected with everyone else’s, and then the best is chosen and giggled over like the bunch of buffoons you are.
  • The Devils and the Details: Not going to lie, this is one of the hardest to get a handle on without playing it. It seems that you and your group are an undercover family of devils, trying to convince that you are regular humans in suburbia. By the look of it, that means completing chores without complaining, which is…odd.
  • Champ’d Up: There’s always a drawing one. Champ’d Up tasks you with creating a fighter, sketching them against the clock and then pitting them against your friends’. It looks like they fight via witty retorts rather than fisticuffs, but it’s not abundantly clear.
  • Talking Points: As someone who has to regularly give Powerpoint presentations at the very last minute, this one feels close to home. You’re given the basic materials for a presentation on a topic, and you’ve got to keep talking until you just stop making sense. Slides are passed to you by others, so you’ll have to think on the fly.
  • Blather ‘Round: Another oldie but a goodie, this time expanded to be a little more social. You’ve got a pop culture reference, and you’ve got to talk about it without mentioning a set list of words. The blaggers among you will nail this one.

As with previous The Jackbox Party Pack games, you can play along with the game via smartphone, tablet and PC, making it a party game that pretty much everyone can get involved with. Our full review of Jackbox Party Pack 7 will be rolling around soon, but in case you haven’t played the others, feel free to check out our reviews.

The Jackbox Party Pack 7 is out now on Xbox One and will cost you £24.99. It’s also out on PS4, Switch and PC via Steam. 

Game Description:

Five new games: the hit threequel Quiplash 3, the collaborative chaos of The Devils and the Details, the fierce drawing game Champ’d Up, the speech game Talking Points and the guessing game Blather Round. Use phones or tablets as controllers. Play with up to 8 players, and an audience of 10,000!

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