You Don't Know Jack

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Sarcastic, funny trivia game occasionally goes too far.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

The game is extraordinarily easy to learn -- but the questions can be quite challenging, something you might not suspect given the game's pop culture feel.

Violence
Sex

The off-screen host's irreverent jokes are often laced with innuendo and sexual references, such as how many "bones" have been in Charlie Sheen's so-called "goddesses" and his fear of "dying with nuts in my mouth" after a question about allergies.

Language

One of the first words you hear in one of the levels is "butthole" -- but more offensive words like "s--t" and "f--k" are spoken, but bleeped out (barely) for comedic value.

Consumerism

The game is meant as a side promotion to the console versions on sale from THQ.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Alcohol is mentioned occasionally in the questions, but isn't a focus of the game. One question has to do with psilocybe semilanceata mushrooms -- which are the mood-altering variety. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that You Don't Know Jack is a comedic trivia game that blends pop culture with obscure trivia. The game is fast-paced and funny, but many questions are much too risque for young children, with sexual euphemisms and suggestive language. The game, in the guise of a TV show, will taunt you mercilessly if you miss an answer or if your score is low. No subject is off limits, either, as news events like Charlie Sheen's tirades and Elizabeth Taylor's death are mocked. As for the questions, they might have a foot in current events, but they're often very difficult -- and might teach players something in the process. You Don't Know Jack HD is available for the iPad.

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Teen, 17 years old Written bydream bryana hankins April 28, 2012

nasty

did not get to play it

Is it any good?

One of the highlights of the You Don't Know Jack series has always been its topical nature. And the series couldn't be more topical in its iDevice debut, with questions and comments about Elizabeth Taylor's death, Charlie Sheen's bizarre behavior, and the royal wedding. As with the recent console version, this is a wonderful blend of sarcasm and trivia and melds old school gameplay with modern times. The jokes might go too far for some parents, though, so this is definitely not a game for younger players. Older players will love the humor, however. And, as an added bonus, the questions are truly challenging, which could help you learn a thing or two as you play.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $4.99
  • Release date: April 14, 2011
  • Category: Trivia Games
  • Publisher: Jellyvision Games
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later

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