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Board games are so 20th century. If you are looking for a more modern experience, gather your friends or family around the old laptop. Jackbox makes some really fun, funny and original party games for PCs, and right now there’s an incredible deal to be had on a boatload of them.
It’s called the Humble Jackbox Summer Party Bundle, a collection of about 35 games in total. You can buy smaller, cheaper versions of the bundle (starting at just $1), but allow me to argue for the large enchilada.
For starters, the combined value of the complete bundle is $213. To get the whole thing, you just need to pay at least as much as the average purchase price, which is currently $20.45.
That’s already a huge win for you; so it becomes a huge win for others: You can decide to give some (or even most) of your payment to charity. Humble lets you determine the percentage.
Meanwhile, the games themselves are a hit. I’ll use Quiplash as an example, because it’s a personal favorite. It’s like a computer version of the game Apples to Apples – but with a touch of the more mature Cards Against Humanity themes in it. There’s a prompt, “Name something you’d be surprised to see a donkey do,” example — and two players try to come up with the “best” answer. Then everyone votes for the one they like the most.
Interestingly, while the game itself is limited to eight players at a time, up to 10,000 (!) can participate in the vote.
How is that possible? The game runs on your computer (pro tip: plug it into your TV for easier viewing), but players join in on their phones. No app is needed; they just open a browser and enter a game code. Comfortable.
With the right grouping, Quiplash (which normally only sells for $10, by the way) is an absolute stunner. And that’s just one example. You also get a truckload of quiz games (the You Don’t Know Jack series) and much more.
Assuming you have nice friends and a laptop that plugs into your TV easily (an HDMI cable will do the trick in most cases), this is an incredible deal. And thanks to the charity part, you get an extra good feeling when buying it.
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