Jackbox Games

How to play:

Getting started is easy! For Jackbox games, your phone or tablet is the controller and up to 8 people can play. Sometimes more! The main action of the game happens on your TV (or wherever you launched the game), but players use their own mobile devices to input answers and make choices. All Jackbox games are rated T For Teen. Many games have a family-friendly mode that can be turned on in the game’s settings menu, which brings the game closer to an E10+ rating!

Download Epic Games Launcher:

To use the PMA Jackbox, you must first download the Epic Games Launcher HERE: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/download

After launching the Launcher use the email address: pmaengagement@uwo.ca to sign in. The password will be provided in a confirmation email.

In the upper left corner you will see three lines, this is the menu. Click on it.

Select “Library”, and choose which party pack you would like to use.

Pick Your Game:

Once you launch and pick the game you want to play, you’ll see a four-letter room code in the lobby. To join, each player uses their phone or tablet and goes to jackbox.tv using whatever web browser you normally use.


Once you’re there, enter that four-letter room code on your mobile device. Then, enter whatever name you want to use in the game. Hit the PLAY button, and you should be connected! You can tell it worked when you see your name appear on the game screen. 

If you get disconnected during a game, refresh your browser. This fixes most disconnects! 

The very first person to connect is the VIP. When everyone who wants to play is connected and ready, the VIP can start the game from their device. If you’ve enabled the “Start Game from Controller Only” setting (in the game’s settings menu), you’ll need to press the button shown onscreen to begin. 

NOTE: “Everybody’s In” or “Start Game” will only appear on the screen if you have enough players to begin a game. 

Now, get out there and make some memories!

Here are some tips on remote play: https://www.jackboxgames.com/remoteplay/

Reserve your time HERE: https://pma.uwo.ca/jackbox-games-registration/

Questions or Concerns? Contact Rebecca at the PMA Office: rsancton@uwo.ca