Originally Posted by jhoff80
Funny you should bring this up. The "Jackbox Party Pack" came out today.
Includes both the original and an expansion to Fibbage, You Don't Know Jack 2015, a pictionary game, a true/false guessing game, and a word association game.
Worth it ($25) in my opinion for just Fibbage and YDKJ.
Edit: Oh, and all of the games use the smartphone/tablet setup for multiplayer. The True/False game in particular can host up to 100 players.
In case you were wondering: 50 episodes of You Don't Know Jack and all of the original Fibbage content plus "50% more questions".
Apparently it's also coming to Steam soon. To be honest, I'll probably end up double dipping on this, because it's far easier to bring a Surface to a party or to visit family for Thanksgiving next week (just as an example), than it is to bring an Xbox.
Aw man... I wish I had known about the party pack before I bought Fibbage. Oh well, I'm buying this on top of my recent Fibbage purchase (which wasn't too expensive anyway). I can't wait to play YDKJ 2015, and try the other games as well. Plus there is added Fibbage content, so there's that.
As I noted in my original post, my daughter and I played Rabbids Invasion for awhile. It was kind of fun, but I think she's still a bit young (4 years old) to get it. As an example, there's a bit where you're watching a scene with the Rabbids, and an image of an object pops up at the top of the screen - you're supposed to point at the screen when that particular object appears in the scene. Well, many times, the object appears, but you have less than a second to point before it's too late. My daughter couldn't do it at all unless I told her when to point, and even then it was often too late.
IMO, they geared this game toward young children, but they need to make things like the pointing game more accessible to those same children, i.e. giving you several seconds to point something out. The pointing is competitive anyway - the first person to respond gets rewarded.
One other annoyance - my wife was in the room, sitting and playing with her tablet. The game saw her and added her as a player, and there didn't seem to be any way to remove her. As a funny side note, for some reason it also picked up our book case as a 4th player, and it apparently couldn't decide if Mr. Bookcase was a real player or not, as it kept popping in and out on the screen, which was very distracting.
We did only play it a short while, and there were certain mini-games that my daughter really liked and wanted to play again and again, and thankfully you can select individual mini-games once they've been unlocked. Overall, though, I think the game as a whole needs some tweaking.