The Jackbox Party Pack 3


Caden Massey

Something a little more recent. I have spent a shameful amount of time playing Jackbox Party Pack 3 and I do not care. I have no idea where it come from, and I have no idea how long it has been out, but none of that matters. The pack comes with five games, and I am going to review each of those games separately, because they are completely different. Think of this as five mini reviews.

Guesspionage is a game based around the concept of guessing what the community thinks by guessing higher or lower on the percent of agreement. For example, the question is, “Do you dogs more than cats?” and then 54% of people said yes. One person tries to guess what percent said yes, and after that the other players say if the player who chose the percent is higher or lower than the actual percent. Overall, the game is a little shallow and is frankly overshadowed by the other games in the pack. I will rate it 5 out of 10.

Tee K.O. is a game where you make a T-shirt design based on a prompt, then pit the designs of other players against yours. It basically a competition of who can make people laugh the hardest with their stupid shirt design. It is pretty funny and is some people’s favorite game on the pack. It however is on the lower end when it comes to my ranking. It is long which is good, but I think the remaining three games are significantly better than this one. 7 out of 10.

Fakin’ It is a game played best with six people. You get in a circle where everyone can see someone. One person is an imposter who is pretending to be like everyone else. Everyone else gets a prompt on their phone like, “Raise your hand if you have ever seen Toy Story”. Then everyone will do it and the imposter has to pretend to have also seen the prompt. If nobody thinks it is you and you fool the other players for three rounds, you win. If you get caught, the other players win. There is a special place in my heart for this game, and I think it could be a strong contender for the best on the pack, but everyone else I know prefers the other two games more, so they win this one. Easy 9 out of 10.

Quiplash is at it’s core Cards Against Humanity. The only real differences are that you make all of your own answers and the audience decides who wins instead of a judge. It is a simple concept, easy to play, and probably better than the sequel that came in a later pack. Most people prefer a game like this, and you can make jokes about your friends, which easily creates the most hype. A strong 9 out of 10 is in order.

Trivia Murder Party is the best game on the pack. It is easily number one. It is trivia, but if you answer the questions wrong, you have a chance to die. That sounds lame, but after you die you can still play as a ghost. Ghosts also have the possibility to win in the end still, so the incentive to play lasts the entire time. I also think it is funny in its own right, and it is easily the most competitive game on the list, which is why I am going to give this game a 10 out of 10.

Overall, this is the strongest Party Pack, and it is also the cheapest. It has the best variety of games and is the most accessible. I would recommend checking this bad boy out when you have the chance. It is excellent for get-togethers. I rate the entire pack 7 party games with a bald mascot out of 10.