The Jackbox Party Pack 7 has revealed a release date, and it’s not far off. The next collection of multiplayer party games from Jackbox will release on October 16, 2020, and all five games it contains have been revealed and detailed. The game is coming to PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
The first is Quiplash 3 (3-8 players), which is, as the name suggests, the third installment in the popular series. As in previous entries, you’ll be given prompts and asked to come up with fun responses to it, with winners decided with player votes. Here’s an extended video of how it’ll look–it’s not so different from past Quiplash titles.
The Devils and the Details (3-8 players) is a co-operative game with a distinct aesthetic. According to the description on Steam, it’s about “the daily torture of human life,” and it seems like it will involve players needing to collaborate to complete basic tasks.
Champ’d Up (3-8 players) is the next Jackbox drawing game, and it looks a lot like Tee KO. You’re asked to draw something from a prompt you’re given, and everyone’s drawings are then pitted against each other. You vote on a winner, and get to watch the two drawings battle. Tee KO is a popular Jackbox title, so it’ll be interesting to see if this one is similarly successful.
Talking Points (3-8 players) is an “on the spot speech game,” and the key is to keep talking regardless of whether what you’re saying makes sense or not. It seems that this game will combine drawing, talking, and user voting.
Blather ‘Round (2-6 players) is the final game in the pack, and it’s about showing off your pop culture credentials. You have to try and describe a specific thing with very vague terms, and every other player has to take turns trying to guess what you’re talking about. The video below shows an example of how a round with the prompt “Moby Dick” might look.
If you’re social distancing, Jackbox can be played easily through Zoom or similar services–you can each use a phone as a controller, so it works well as a long-distance party game.