How to Keep Your Stream Safe While Playing Jackbox Games

Experienced streamers are familiar with the perils of internet trolls and the necessary role that moderators play in protecting their chat from unwanted invaders. If you’re an up-and-coming streamer online who wants to avoid playing Jackbox with these unsavory characters, stick around. In this article, we’ll be discussing how to defend your stream against bad actors trying to hijack your Jackbox stream. 

Family-Friendly Filter

Since The Jackbox Party Pack 2, we have included a Family-Friendly Filter in the settings menu which takes some of the more, ahem, suggestive prompts out of the game. Toggling this filter on takes a game from a rating of T for Teen down to somewhere around an E10+ rating. This is the first step towards helping keep your stream safe for a diverse audience. 

Require Twitch

Twitch Login

With this setting enabled, users will need to log in using their Twitch credentials to play along. This also locks in their Twitch handle as the username for playing the game, allowing you or your moderators to accurately identify and ban any problematic users. Learn more about “Require Twitch” here

Room Code Hiding

Room Code Hiding in Tee K.O.

By hiding the Room Code, the four letter Room Code will remain hidden until you present it to your audience. This will allow you to reveal it to yourself off-screen to share the Room Code with an audience that you feel comfortable playing with. Many users use a trusted community such as Discord in order to share the Room Code. You can see what Room Code hiding looks like from this Tee K.O. homescreen:

VIP Manual Censoring

VIP Manual Censoring

As the VIP, you have the ability to instantly edit away any user generated submissions that you deem to be inappropriate. From your controller, you’re able to omit responses that include content that you don’t want to see on your stream. The response that has been censored is ineligible for voting and automatically loses the round. In addition, their responses will remain hidden for the duration of the round so that you don’t have to continue censoring them.

Max Players

Though many of our games accommodate up to eight players, limiting the amount of participants to fit only your trusted group is helpful to prevent unwanted visitors from entering your game. Set the player count and provide the Room Code only to your friends to ensure that your game is fully optimized to prevent outsiders from getting in. 

Finding The Best Games To Play With Your Audience

Many of our games allow the audience to participate. Finding a game that has the audience support function is great for keeping your viewers engaged. Some games, such as Fakin’ It, are best suited for an in-person experience while others, such as Lie Swatter or Guesspionage, are great to run with a large player count and require very little moderation. 

You can learn more about the settings features we’ve added since The Jackbox Party Pack 5 here.

New Features In The Jackbox Party Pack 7

In October 2020, we launched The Jackbox Party Pack 7. This Party Pack features all new features to help keep your stream safe. These new features are not available on our previous games. Let’s take a look at some of these new settings.

The moderation setting allows you to generate a password that moderators enter at mod.jackbox.tv.

With Moderation enabled, your mods can screen for unsavory responses or images before they hit the screen.

The Profanity Filter automatically restricts players from submitting responses with profanity.

The Profanity Filter can be left off. When set to Moderate, words used in hateful speech will cause the input to be rejected, but still allows profane language such as %$!#&! The last tier of the Profanity Filter is Strict, which rejects hateful speech as well as profanity.

In addition to these new settings, we also brought back Require Twitch, the Family-Friendly filter, Passworded Game, and Max. Players.

Talking Points has additional settings features to help with the different slides found in the game.

Disabling Player Photos prevents players from taking photos for their avatars, and the No Drawing/Writing on Slides Mode prevents drawing on slides, which cannot be moderated.

That’s everything from The Jackbox Party Pack 7! We’re always looking for new ways to keep our streamers safe. If you have any feedback or suggestions for how we can improve, let us know by submitting a feedback ticket over at help.jackboxgames.com.

Full List of Game Settings:

THE JACKBOX PARTY PACKEXTENDED TIMERSFAMILY-FRIENDLY FILTERAUDIENCE SUPPORTSUBTITLESMANUAL CENSORING?VOLUME CONTROLSREQUIRE TWITCH LOGINPOST-GAME SHARINGPROFANE CONTENT FILTERINGSET MAX PLAYER COUNTSTART GAME FROM CONTROLLERROOM CODE HIDINGROOM CODE READINGPASSWORDED GAMES?US-CENTRIC CONTENT FILTERNO DRAWING/WRITING MODEMOTION SENSITIVITY
You Don’t Know Jack 2015NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Fibbage XL (also a standalone)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
DrawfulNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Word SpudNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Lie SwatterNoInherently Family FriendlyNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 2EXTENDED TIMERSFAMILY-FRIENDLY FILTERAUDIENCE SUPPORTSUBTITLESMANUAL CENSORING?VOLUME CONTROLSREQUIRE TWITCH LOGINPOST-GAME SHARINGPROFANE CONTENT FILTERINGSET MAX PLAYER COUNTSTART GAME FROM CONTROLLERROOM CODE HIDINGROOM CODE READINGPASSWORDED GAMES?US-CENTRIC CONTENT FILTERNO DRAWING/WRITING MODEMOTION SENSITIVITY
Fibbage 2YesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
EarwaxYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
BidiotsYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Quiplash XLYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Bomb Corp.YesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 3EXTENDED TIMERSFAMILY-FRIENDLY FILTERAUDIENCE SUPPORTSUBTITLESMANUAL CENSORING?VOLUME CONTROLSREQUIRE TWITCH LOGINPOST-GAME SHARINGPROFANE CONTENT FILTERINGSET MAX PLAYER COUNTSTART GAME FROM CONTROLLERROOM CODE HIDINGROOM CODE READINGPASSWORDED GAMES?US-CENTRIC CONTENT FILTERNO DRAWING/WRITING MODEMOTION SENSITIVITY
Quiplash 2YesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Trivia Murder PartyYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNo
GuesspionageNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Fakin’ ItNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Tee K.O.YesNo, inherently family friendlyYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 4EXTENDED TIMERSFAMILY-FRIENDLY FILTERAUDIENCE SUPPORTSUBTITLESMANUAL CENSORING?VOLUME CONTROLSREQUIRE TWITCH LOGINPOST-GAME SHARINGPROFANE CONTENT FILTERINGSET MAX PLAYER COUNTSTART GAME FROM CONTROLLERROOM CODE HIDINGROOM CODE READINGPASSWORDED GAMES?US-CENTRIC CONTENT FILTERNO DRAWING/WRITING MODEMOTION SENSITIVITY
Fibbage 3YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Monster Seeking MonsterYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Survive the InternetYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
BracketeeringYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Civic DoodleYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 5EXTENDED TIMERSFAMILY-FRIENDLY FILTERAUDIENCE SUPPORTSUBTITLESMANUAL CENSORING?VOLUME CONTROLSREQUIRE TWITCH LOGINPOST-GAME SHARINGPROFANE CONTENT FILTERINGSET MAX PLAYER COUNTSTART GAME FROM CONTROLLERROOM CODE HIDINGROOM CODE READINGPASSWORDED GAMES?US-CENTRIC CONTENT FILTERNO DRAWING/WRITING MODEMOTION SENSITIVITY
You Don’t Know Jack: Full StreamYesNoYesNoYou can disable the display of incorrect Gibberish answersYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Split the RoomYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Mad Verse CityYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Zeeple DomeNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Patently StupidYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 6EXTENDED TIMERSFAMILY-FRIENDLY FILTERAUDIENCE SUPPORTSUBTITLESMANUAL CENSORING?VOLUME CONTROLSREQUIRE TWITCH LOGINPOST-GAME SHARINGPROFANE CONTENT FILTERINGSET MAX PLAYER COUNTSTART GAME FROM CONTROLLERROOM CODE HIDINGROOM CODE READINGPASSWORDED GAMES?US-CENTRIC CONTENT FILTERNO DRAWING/WRITING MODEMOTION SENSITIVITY
Trivia Murder Party 2YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
Role ModelsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Joke BoatYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
DictionariumYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Push the ButtonNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 7EXTENDED TIMERSFAMILY-FRIENDLY FILTERAUDIENCE SUPPORTSUBTITLESMANUAL CENSORING?VOLUME CONTROLSREQUIRE TWITCH LOGINPOST-GAME SHARINGPROFANE CONTENT FILTERINGSET MAX PLAYER COUNTSTART GAME FROM CONTROLLERROOM CODE HIDINGROOM CODE READINGPASSWORDED GAMES?US-CENTRIC CONTENT FILTERNO DRAWING/WRITING MODEMOTION SENSITIVITY
Quiplash 3YesYesYesYesJoin with mod.jackbox.tvYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Champ’d UpYesYesYesYesJoin with mod.jackbox.tvYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
The Devils and the DetailsNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Blather ‘RoundNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Talking PointsYesYesYesYesJoin with mod.jackbox.tvYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
STANDALONE TITLESEXTENDED TIMERSFAMILY-FRIENDLY FILTERAUDIENCE SUPPORTSUBTITLESMANUAL CENSORING?VOLUME CONTROLSREQUIRE TWITCH LOGINPOST-GAME SHARINGPROFANE CONTENT FILTERINGSET MAX PLAYER COUNTSTART GAME FROM CONTROLLERROOM CODE HIDINGROOM CODE READINGPASSWORDED GAMES?US-CENTRIC CONTENT FILTERNO DRAWING/WRITING MODEMOTION SENSITIVITY
FibbageNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Fibbage XLNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Drawful 2YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
QuiplashYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Quiplash 2 InterLASHionalYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesN/ANoNo
You Don’t Know Jack ClassicNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo

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