Murder!

Jackbox Party Pack 8 just murdered Among Us

A murderous social deduction game with an artistic component is a better experience.

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InnerSloth

InnerSloth’s wildly popular Among Us is a social deduction game where sinister Imposter aliens murder innocent Crewmembers. The full crew must vote the Imposter off the ship — or die trying.

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But Among Us has its flaws: Voice chat is only active during Emergency Meetings after each murder, and because roles are assigned at random, you can’t choose to play an Imposter manually.

What if ... you could always be the cool character?

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Jackbox

Enter Jackbox Party Pack 8, which has the perfect Among Us alternative for your next game night in-person or over Zoom.

It’s called Weapons Drawn.

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Weapons Drawn gives everyone “access to the fun part” of murder mysteries (the murder!) while also incorporating Jackbox’s classic drawing mechanics you’ll find in hits like Drawful.

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And, despite all the death, the points-based system means that nobody is ever eliminated.

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“A social deduction game where everyone is both a murderer and a detective. Players doodle all the clues, hiding a letter from their name in the weapon drawings. Can you solve murders while trying to get away with your own?”

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Like all Jackbox games, Weapons Drawn is delightfully silly fun for just about anybody — but maybe don’t let the kids play this murderous good time.

“Early on, when the theme was still in flux, we talked a lot about a kind of over-the-top dinner theater sense of theatricality.”

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Weapons Drawn definitely riffs on the campy nature of Clue.

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Everybody brings two guests, and each player murders other guests by correctly guessing who they belong to. Meanwhile, solving murders helps to distract everyone.

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You leave behind a murder weapon you have to draw based on a prompt that includes your calling card: a single letter from your name. (Hint: Have a long name!)

Guess who did it based on the clues!

Accusing your friends of murder is always a good time, but naming guests silly things like “Dame Booty Bench” is the most fun part.

The Jackbox Party Pack 8 is now available on PC, Mac, and Linux with releases on other platforms coming soon.