About The Jackbox Party Pack 8
The eighth installment of the beloved Jackbox Party Pack franchise is here! Five hilarious new games will energize your next game night, holiday party, happy hour, or video call.
No extra controllers needed - players use their phones or tablets to play along! Got a bigger group? Play with up to 10 players and up to 10,000 audience members.
The Jackbox Party Pack 8 is currently in English only. This game does not support online matchmaking but can still be enjoyed remotely using livestreaming services or video conferencing tools.
About Each Game
Drawful Animate (3 -10 players) - It’s alive! The guessing game with terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers makes a dynamic return. In this revamped title, players create looping, two-frame animations based on weird and random titles.
The Wheel of Enormous Proportions (2-8 players) - Trivia has never been so large! A fantastic, mystical wheel challenges you with a variety of trivia prompts. Winners are awarded slices of the Wheel’s face with a chance to win big with each nail-biting spin. In the end, one player will have their most burning question answered by the great Wheel.
Job Job (3-10 players) - Use other people’s words to create unique and funny answers to classic job interview questions. Go head to head to see who scores the job!
The Poll Mine (2-10 players) - A survey game that’s all about YOU! Split into teams and see who can escape from the witch’s lair! Players individually rank their choices to a difficult question, then must guess how the group answered as a whole. How well do you know your friends?!
Weapons Drawn (4-8 players) - A social deduction game where everyone is both a murderer and a detective. Players doodle all the clues, hiding a letter from their name in the weapon drawings. Can you solve murders while trying to get away with your own?
*New Featured Content episodes
*Aesthetic improvements to audio and art, as well as in Friend Mode
*Menu screen updated to add clarity for the PLAY button
*The Double Down can now be used once per round in two-round games
*Miscellaneous controller and timer fixes
*Drawful Animate remains stable even if players submit just as the timer ends
The Wheel of Enormous Proportions
*Improvement to timer length, to keep the gameplay moving even with a big audience
*Players will now have an undo and a submit button when placing their slices on the Wheel
*Accessibility for screen readers
*5 new Slice types!
*Game screen updates during rapid fire/matching type questions to help keep the audience in the action
*Audio effect and EasterEgg additions
*New animated goofs during the writing phase
*The motivational poster feature for Audience now has even more photos to choose from!
*Added feature to end the game and return to the menu if no one has voted 5 times in a row, or if no players answer their interview questions in a round
*Job Job responds normally even if players submit just as the timer ends
The Poll Mine
*Improvement to timers in Streamer Mode, to make sure large audiences have time to submit but the gameplay keeps moving
*Improvements overall to both Streamer Mode and audience interactions
*Change to timers in all modes to improve gameplay flow
*The final remaining choice in all rounds will now automatically reveal
*In the Final Round when both teams answer incorrectly, answer rank will not be revealed if 5th or lower, so teams can make a comeback even in the last round
*New host voiceover and audio effects
*Points are awarded to the person first to place their vote to accuse a suspected murderer
*New soundboard feature allows audience members to vote on sound effects combinations which will play in the game
*New audience “Stab” button during the Murder Phases, stab away for fun (but non-murdery) results!
*Improved credits screen will now show every player’s stats
*Animation and controller additions
*Easter Egg additions (we won’t tell!)
*Weapons Drawn responds normally even if players submit just as the timer ends
Ratings and Reviews
Fun but buggy.
This pack is fun, I think it has alot of varierty in the type of games.
We've had issues with the sound getting getting disconnected and the game being laggy when airplaying to AppleTV. (This may be AppleTV related and not releated to the game)
The biggest issue we had is "The Wheel of Enormous Proportions" is unplayable. We've tried to play it and it crash halfway though 4/5 times.
Disappointing -- Get the iOS version
Very disappointing to find they've disabled running apps purchased in iOS on Apple Silicon-based Macs. Why not enable this so those with technically capable hardware don't have to use AirPlay and drain two device batteries.
They did the right thing with synchronizing the iOS and tvOS apps, and could easily add macOS to that umbrella if it were enabled. And with minimal work required.
Games are enjoyable, but group size is limited when you are mobile. AirPlay over to a MacBook works okay, but drains both batteries quicker than just running on a single device. I would recommend getting the iOS version, and not the macOS version, because you get much less for your money with this version. With the iOS version, you also are able to install DIRECTLY onto your Apple TV -- so AirPlay isn't required. Additionally, you can AirPlay from iOS to your MacBook, iMac, etc. with the iOS version.
Hopefully Jackbox will enable use of their iOS apps on Apple Silicon hardware soon, because there's no technical reason not to.
This worked perfectly last night and I’m so excited to try this out with more family members.
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- Jackbox Games, Inc.
- 1.8 GB
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.12 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2021 Jackbox Games, Inc.
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.