Jackbox Games is a developer and publisher of party games on major gaming platforms and home entertainment devices. The studio is best known for comedic party games like YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Fibbage, Quiplash, Drawful and Trivia Murder Party. Jackbox Games “makes the world’s best party games,” according to Business Insider. YOU DON’T KNOW JACK has been called “the greatest quiz-show game ever made” by The Onion’s A.V. Club. All current-generation Jackbox Games titles feature the innovative use of mobile devices as controllers, allowing anyone with an internet-connected phone, tablet or laptop to join a game without the need for extra game controllers. Players connect to games on their devices by visiting Jackbox.tv and entering the custom game code displayed via the system hosting the game. This unique concept also allows for games that involve secret player input. Jackbox Party Packs have been called “the definitive party game of a generation” by GQ Magazine. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois.
Jackbox Games products including party packs, individual games and standalone titles range from $9.99 – $29.99 USD.
In October 2022, Jackbox Games launched its newest party pack, The Jackbox Party Pack 8.
This party pack contains 5 new games: the looping lunacy of Drawful Animate, scrambled sentences in Job Job, surveys and teamwork in The Poll Mine, doodling and deduction in Weapons Drawn and chance and trivia in The Wheel of Enormous Proportions.
Players use their phones or tablets as controllers, and can play with up to 10 players and an audience of 10,000!
Most Jackbox Games titles are compatible with the following platforms:
- Steam (PC/Mac/Linux)
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- Apple TV & iPad
- Amazon Fire TV
- Humble (PC/Mac/Linux)
- Fanatical (PC/Mac/Linux)
- Epic Games (PC/Mac)
- Mac App Store
- Google Stadia (select titles)
- Amazon Luna
For more information on system requirements click here.
- From March 1st 2020 – Feb. 1st 2021, we saw a 251% increase in rooms created over the prior time period (our way of getting close to measuring the number of games started). In total, we saw over 116M rooms started in that time period.
- This past New Year’s Eve, we saw 2.3M rooms created and roughly 3.4M player interactions on Jackbox.tv
- From March 1st 2020-mid February 2021, we saw roughly 250M player interactions on Jackbox.tv, up 138% from the previous time period.
Mike is the CEO of Jackbox Games, creator of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Fibbage, Drawful, Quiplash, Trivia Murder Party, and many other award-winning party games. He has over 20 years of game development experience ranging from mobile and social titles to multimillion-dollar AAA console products. Mike has been with Jackbox Games since 2008 where he’s led the company in the creation of a number of hit party games including the successful Jackbox Party Pack franchise.
Chief Creative Officer
Allard’s relationship with the Jackbox brand goes back to 1995, when he was the Art Director and contributing game designer for the first volume of You Don’t Know Jack. After a five year stint at The Walt Disney Company as a Creative Producer (leading the Disney’s Magic Artist line, among other titles), Allard then partnered with the Chicago team to create the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire game which turned out to be, at the time, the fastest selling CD-ROM ever. The collaborative success of this project convinced Allard that Jackbox was his creative home. He returned and has been leading art and design, ever since.
Chief Technology Officer
Evan Jacover started as an intern at Jellyvision in 1998 working on CD-ROM versions of You Don’t Know Jack and stayed with the company as its name evolved to Jackbox Games and his title evolved to CTO. In his time at Jackbox Games, he built numerous applications, directed games, built technical and production teams, and once played a mediocre clarinet part for some background music.
VP of Audio and Editorial
Andy is the VP of Audio and Editorial at Jackbox Games. Starting out in 1995 as a writer on the early YOU DON’T KNOW JACK series, he ventured into editing, directing, hosting and finally music composition and sound design. He’s had a had a hand in a good chunk of the games produced over the years and, if luck holds out, will die with a fart sound effect in said hand.