Favourite Jackbox Party Pack Games

Over the course of six entries, the Jackbox Party Pack series has introduced us to dozens of awesome games to liven up any get-together. Paired with the advent of live streaming, and it’s an amazing way to play with others from around the world. During these times, it’s been a great way of interacting with family and friends. We’ve also been streaming it a bit on Twitch and I’ve made many new friends that way. What are some of your faves? Here are a few of my picks!


Trivia Murder Party 1/2

I want to play a game…of trivia? In Trivia Murder Party, all of the players are trapped in a Saw-like dungeon. The only way out is to best your friends in a challenge of trivia questions and life-or-death mini games. With the way that the game is structured, there’s no shortage of exciting and shocking moments. Also, it’s balanced in such a way that most players are in the thick of it right until the thrilling finale. As the icing on the cake, the game’s blend of horror and humour hits all of the right notes. Glad to see Jackbox Games revisit this one with Trivia Murder Party 2 on Jackbox Party Pack 6.

Tee K.O.

Unleash your inner t-shirt designer in Tee K.O.! Using a random assortment of captions and images created by your peers, it’s up to you to create the shirt that will rule them all. Every game of Tee K.O. I’ve played has been filled with laughs. Best of all, you can even order real-life versions of the shirts created in the game! My brother actually got one Tee K.O. creation as a gift for my cousin because…actually, let’s end this story here.

Fakin’ It

Fakin’ It is a clever social deduction games that forces players to find the faker in their group. While all of the non-fakers will get the same question, the faker will get a slightly different set of questions. It’s up to the faker to try and blend in, while everyone else tries to identify the faker based on their in-game answers and their IRL behaviour. It can be incredibly uncomfortable as the faker, but if everyone is okay with the possibility of being on the bot seat, this one can be a riot. This is a game that works best IRL, so maybe skip this one until the whole VOLDEMORT-27 thing is under control.

Mad Verse City

Quite possibly my all-time favourite in the series, Mad Verse City takes the concept of Mad Libs and flips it into a freestyle rap battle. Given the first and third bars in a verse, players are tasked with filling in lines two and four. As a hip-hop fan who may have taken a stab at writing rhymes in a previous life, I can’t get enough of this one.

Split the Room

Split the Room is quite the clever concept. Players are tasked with creating hypothetical questions that will divide the group. Being able to read the group is key to coming up with divisive questions. Personally, I love pineapple on pizza, but that might be a Canadian thing. Thoughts?


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Barrel Busters! Overwatch Live Stream

Barrel busting makes me feel good? In the midst of discussing my Filipino heritage, did we stumble on our In Third Person community name? Also, we play a lot of spirited Overwatch matches while spending a lot of time discussing Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

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River City Girls Review

There’s always something shady going on in River City. This time around, high school students Misako and Kyoko must save their boyfriends from their kidnappers. Are you ready to throw down the gauntlet in River City Girls?

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Want to Learn More About Fuser? Info Regarding Harmonix’s Next Game Are Hidden Right Here!

Harmonix’s new game Fuser isn’t set for release until the fall of 2020. We don’t have much in the way of concrete information about the game, but I bet we can deduce a lot about it from their 2017 hybrid video game/board game/card game DropMix!

As soon as Harmonix unveiled the game, I knew I had to make a video about Fuser and its connection to DropMix. Besides being able to speak to a subject I’m passionate about, it gave me the opportunity to play more DropMix for b-roll! In case you missed it the first time around, listen to the mix here!


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You Da Real MVP! Overwatch Live Stream w/ switchtodecaf

Destiny @switchtodecaf joins me for a session of Overwatch! I try my best to not let her down with…mixed results. As we play, she enlightens me on some of the game’s finer points, shares stories of her time as a member of her school’s marching band, and we compare notes from our respective bucket lists!

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It’s a Bop? DropMix Freestyle Test Mix!

I’m in the process of making a video about a pair of DJ-centric Harmonix games: Fuser and DropMix. Part of that video involves B-roll of me playing the latter.

This was an opportunity to test out a bunch of stuff, from my new weighted base camera rig, to mobile screen capture, to YouTube’s copyright limits. If you’re seeing this post, the video sneaked through! Please don’t snitch!

Anyway, here’s a freestyle mix I whipped up while working on that project. Certainly mot the cleanest run, but it has its moments. If I do come back to DropMix video content, I think it’ll be through rehearsed mixes. Enjoy the beats!


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What We Can Learn About Harmonix’s New Game Fuser From its Hybrid Card Game DropMix

Harmonix’s next game will put players behind the wheels of steel. Fuser will give players access to over 100 songs and the ability to mix-and-match elements of each to create your own mash-ups. The game is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in the fall of 2020.

In the wake of the game’s announcement, we’ve gotten a pretty decent look at how the game will work thanks to preview coverage from gaming outlets. I’m not one of the lucky few whose gotten to play the game, but I have a ton of experience with Harmonix’s card game that provides the foundation that Fuser is built upon: DropMix.

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Swag Combos! – River City Girls Live Stream

With their boyfriends kidnapped and the whole world seemingly wanting to kill them, Misako and Kyoko have no choice but to punch, kick, and headbutt their way through River City! By the end of this River City Girls live stream, I’m hitting some really stylish combos thanks to the unlocked moves and a lot of practice. Also, we take a moment to talk about my experience at the SickKids Hospital Extra Life 2020 Kick-Off Party!

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Jett vs. Randy in Ultra Street Fighter IV!

Randy and I return to an all-time fighting game classic! We reminisce on what made Street Fighter IV such a pivotal game for the genre. During the beatdowns, we discuss the likelihood of Street Fighter IV returning in some form, the Street Fighter V netcode controversy, competing in IRL gaming tournaments, and we indulge in our Animal Crossing: New Horizons hype!

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Dead Cells Review

Heralded by many as one of the best games of 2018, I wasn’t quite ready at the time to take on Dead Cells at the time. Spooked by the game’s Roguelike/Roguelite elements, it’s taken me a long time to warm up to the idea of playing a game where the goal was to beat it in one go or lose everything. Games like Into the Breach, 20XX, and Moonlighter have shown me how fun the format can be and how the concept has evolved to be somewhat less punishing.

I have lost count of how many times I’ve died trying to complete the story of Dead Cells. Even so, that hasn’t stopped me from being absolutely addicted to it.

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