Fibbage XL (Switch, PC, Mobile)

If you are stuck at home right now and want to play a multiplayer game with family and friends, but you don’t have enough controllers, then Jackbox has you covered!  One of their most popular titles, Fibbage XL, has come to Nintendo Switch, and you use cell phones or other mobile devices to play it!  Just connect to on any phone, enter in the room code, and you’re in!

Two or more players can play Fibbage XL.  The game will ask you a question, and each player must come up with an answer.  But it can’t be the right answer.  With your phone, you must type in a lie or fake answer that’ll trick the other players.  If you can’t think of one, you can choose for the game to come up with one for you, but you won’t get as many points.  Then everyone will have to answer the question with multiple choice answers.  If another player picks your lie, you’ll get points.  Also, one answer is the true one and if you pick that one, you’ll also get points.  Whoever has the most points by the end of a few rounds, wins!

This is a great party game but I did have a few problems with it.  Usually in Jackbox games they explain the rules pretty well.  But they didn’t do that here.  Luckily I had already played Fibbage so I knew what to do.  And it’s pretty easy to figure out otherwise.  Also, probably because more people are at home now and maybe playing Jackbox games more, their servers were running slower and I had to hit refresh on my phone many times for the current screen to pop up.  It just made it a little harder since you have a time limit to type in lies.  Speaking of people staying at home more because of COVID, my brother Jeff, who helped me play this game, told me of a great idea to play this game while social distancing.  You can stream this game via streaming devices, and then others can view it online in real time and play it via their phones!  It’s a neat idea to play and stay connected, and Fibbage XL is a great party title overall.

Kid Factor:

Fibbage XL is rated T for Teen with ESRB descriptors of Drug References, Sexual Themes, and Violent References.  All these are in the text only, although it would be nice if Jackbox would include a kid-friendly mode or made family versions of their games.  But until they do something like that, this one is best for older players.

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