You Don’t Know Jack is a trivia board game turned digital game that has finally come to iOS in its full form. The new iOS version is set-up more like a quiz show than a board game, and that’s what makes it stand out. Every time you play, there are five questions in a given episode across multiple categories with a host, like a TV game show. The question forms are quite off the wall, and that’s what makes the trivia gameplay so enjoyable, and different from anything else in the App Store.
The entire five question episode is previously recorded, so you may be worrying about replaying the same episodes. Luckily, there are hundreds of different episodes to play, with new ones added weekly, and each episode offers up unique questions with mini-game forms. There’s the traditional multiple choice, as well as DisOrDat, Gibberish Question, Jack Attack, and more. Each episode is also much more than just a single player affair, as instead it’s an online multiplayer battle with five opponents to face.
The app uses Facebook connectivity as the game is based on the Facebook version, so it’s a bit tougher to connect with your iOS friends, when compared using Game Center. The Facebook connectivity does allow for plenty of random players online and with iOS, so there’s always a new game to play with no waiting. The game features plenty of unlockables as well with fake sponsors, achievements, and leveling up. One of the neatest parts of the game is the artistic design with very ornate animations for each question and category. The writing also deserves credit as there’s plenty of humor packed into each episode.
You Don’t Know Jack (Free, Universal) is one of the best board/trivia/online games in the App Store that simply delivers a thoroughly engaging and entertaining experience like no other. The game is free, and you only get one episode to play for free per day with other episodes costing 200 coins, which can be earned at a good pace or bought. No matter how you slice it, it’s time to get to know jack.