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You Don't Know Jack
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
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.
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.