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I hate opening blogs with a disclaimer but I'd rather do it
upfront than towards the end and just be as transparent as I can so you can
decide whether you want to read the blog or not. I am going to focus on an Xbox
One game in this blog. I'm not trying to convince you to buy it and I don't get
any kickbacks if you do. It's actually a game created by an indie developer (of
which I am a big supporter), and truthfully, I hope it does so well they make
it available on other platforms (actually it is available on Amazon's Fire TV) -
because in the end I think it would help sustain the title for a longer period
of time (especially if they can incorporate cross-platform play, which I think
they could easily do). Okay, phew...glad that's over.
Two days ago if you asked me what Fibbage was I don't know
that I'd have an answer for you. Some type of hybrid fruit and vegetable
combining figs with cabbage. Or maybe a card game combining Free Cell and Cribbage.
Yeah, no idea what a Fibbage is. A quick check of Game Informer reveals...
Well yesterday I heard a co-worker talking about Fibbage being
a new video game that was just released...and that it was a ton of fun. And then
today...well, today I actually played Fibbage.
And it was indeed a lot of fun.
Fibbage is the lying,
bluffing, fib-till-you-win trivia party game from the makers of YOU DON'T KNOW
JACK! Play with 2-8 players! Fool your
friends with your lies, avoid theirs, and find the (usually outrageous) truth.
And get this: your phone or tablet is your controller! Fool your opponents into
thinking your bluff is true and you'll rack up the points! But be careful, if
you pick an opponent's bluff, they'll be doing a Fibbage fancy dance.
Hosted by YOU DON'T
KNOW JACK's very own, and very lonely, Cookie Masterson!
Besides being a ton of fun, the game is actually quite
innovative. The people you play with don't even need to own the game and they can
use their phones, tablets or computers to play the game without downloading a
single app. I know that might sound a bit awkward, but trust me, it works very
It might be easier to just watch a video of the gameplay.
So basically, the host launches the game on their console
and starts a new game. When you do this, the game will show you your room code.
You give that to your friends and have them go to the Fibbage website. Everyone
that's playing (up to 8 players) enters a user name and the room code that will
connect them to the host. Technically the players can only see what's happening
if they can see the program running on the console. If you're playing with
friends at your house, no problem. If not, it becomes a bit more challenging,
but the developers have said in the next week or so the game will have Twitch
streaming added. So, if you're streaming the game and your players are
watching, then they see everything. If not, it's no big deal...they will be
prompted on whatever device they're playing on what to do and when to do it.
Okay, so how do you play?
First a question is asked. You have a limited amount of time
to make up a lie. Even if you know the right answer you'll be prompted to enter
a lie - a convincing lie. Your goal is to get people to pick your answer. After
all the answers are entered, the game will go around and show who answered what
and award points accordingly.
I don't know if that sounds like fun to you or not...admittedly
I was a bit skeptical at it first...but then I played it and had a blast.
The game was created by the studio that brought us You Don't
Know Jack - Jackbox Games (official website).
If you remember Cookie Masterson, you're going to love Fibbage. Cookie
Masterson is back with some fresh and colorful dialogue. So funny.
Way back in 1995, we
introduced the world to YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, the first and only trivia game to
ask about Shakespeare and Scooby-Doo in the same question, complete with a
smart-ass host and a full array of fart sound effects. The game went on to
become a mega-hit, selling more than five million SKUs on PC and eventually
moving to console, social, mobile and next gen platforms like OUYA. Meanwhile,
Jackbox Games has become a full-fledged multi-platform publisher with new
titles such as Lie SwatterTM, Clone BoothTM, Word PuttzTM and many others on the
way. (Yet, we still have to lounge on the same skanky 1995 couch.)
If you're the sort of person that has "game night" and you're
looking for a fun trivia based game to play with friends or family, this might
be the best thing you'll ever find. Just be aware the game is rated T - Teen for
suggestive themes, drug references, and crude humor. Of course any game where
you ask trivia questions that lets you fill in the blank you're certainly going
to get "some" of those types of answers from "some" of those types of people.
Whether you are interested in the game or not, at least you
can say you know what Fibbage is now.
The Mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is a __________.
Fibbage is fun.