Big Screen Games Gives Jackbox Some Competition

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Big Screen Games Gives Jackbox Some Competition

November 17, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Tabletop publisher Big Potato Games has something new: Big Screen Games, a collection of party minigames that aims to give Jackbox Games some competition.

Jackbox Party Packs have dominated the digital space of party games. While they're not always home runs -- the Jackbox Party Pack 7 had some so-so games -- they're typically a pretty fun way to spend an evening. The competition in the party game space has picked up in recent years, too, with the release of a new Mario Party game (albeit it with awful analog stick spinning minigames) and fun stuff such as Overcooked! All You Can Eat (which recently had a pretty big update earlier this year.)

Despite the tough competition, it seems that there are companies willing to step into this space and take a crack at getting some new players. Big Potato Games -- typically a publisher of tabletop games -- has created three digital party game experiences and bundled them together in Big Screen Games.

Big Screen Games Promises Tons of Fun and Flexibility

Big Screen Games ships with a total of three party games for players to enjoy: The head-to-head question game Can of Squirms, the drawing game Scrawl, and a sort of social deduction game called Herd Mentality.

 
 

Here's the skinny on the three games included in this package:

Can of Squirms

  • 3-8 Players
  • Age 14+
  • Over 200 Questions to Try

Facing some seriously awkward questions, two players must go head-to-head. They have to silently decide who best fits the answer to the question... while everyone else bets on the outcome.

Scrawl

  • 3-8 Players
  • Age 14+
  • Bad artists welcome!

Finally, a drawing game for terrible artists. Start off with a secret phrase, doodle it, then pass it on. By the time your drawing gets back to you, things might have gone terribly wrong.

Herd Mentality

  • 3-8 Players
  • Age 10+
  • Watch out for the pink cow!

A party game for families, friends, and cow rustlers. The aim of the game is simple: think like the herd and write down the same answer as everybody else. If you're in the majority, you'll win cows!

Best of all, Big Screen Games offers a fair amount of flexibility, just like the Jackbox Party Packs that paved the way for this kind of gameplay. While you do have to create an account, you can easily hop into a game either by entering a game code or scanning a QR code to play with your friends, either in person or remotely over the Internet.

All in all, this looks like a pretty fun package of family-friendly party games. If you've been looking for a new party game to play, you can buy Big Screen Games via its official website for £15.00 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of the games offered in Big Screen Games? What's your favorite party game to play with friends? Let us know in the comments below!

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Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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