A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
While you're trying to find the true trivia fact, the goal of the game is to misdirect your opponents with lies by coming up with inaccurate answers.
Positive Role Models
No character to play as. Point of game is to lie to everyone else, so no positive role models here.
Ease of Play
Players who can't type quickly or who are bad at spelling may have issues. Also, while you can use phones or tablets as controllers, the devices occasionally disconnect from the game or fail to register responses.
Violence & Scariness
No overt violence shown, but questions and answers could cover topics of violence. This can be turned on or off with the "family friendly" filter.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
No sex shown, but questions and answers could cover topics of sex. This can be turned on or off with the "family friendly" filter.
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Some language used by the host can include the word "bitch." Questions and answers could include profanity. This can be turned on or off with the "family friendly" filter.
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Products & Purchases
This is the latest title spun off from the popular Jackbox game series.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some questions and answers could cover drinking or drug use. This can be turned on or off with the "family friendly" filter.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fibbage XL is a trivia game available for download on the Nintendo Switch. A spin-off game from the popular Jackbox series of trivia games, the point of Fibbage XL is to figure out the true statement from a group of lies that the players provide. There isn't any overt violence, drugs, or sex shown in the game, though there can be references to them within questions and user-submitted answers. Similarly, the host can be overheard saying "bitch," though this can be controlled by toggling on a "family friendly" filter for content. The use of phones and tablets to enter responses could be challenging for people who are not used to typing or who are bad spellers. The devices don't always stay connected to the game room or register responses, either, which could frustrate some players.
Is It Any Good?
You don't need to be strong at trivia if your lies are convincing enough, but you may have a tricky time finishing a game without some technical issue popping up. Fibbage XL turns the concept of trivia games on its head, because the focus isn't on knowing the answer to the trivia question being asked. Instead, it's about misleading and confusing your opponents by providing answers that sound plausible enough that your rivals will think they're correct, earning you lots of points. Of course, you're trying to find the correct response as well, which is tricky, because frequently, the most absurd comment is the right one. Plus, depending on who you're playing with, the responses you'll have to choose from can range from crude to potentially mature (so if you're planning a family night, make sure the family filter is turned on). It's also nice to see that players can give recognition to the lies that are more amusing, allowing people to win the Thumbs Up Cup at the end of the game.
While the majority of the content is dependent upon players to produce good, confusing lies, the game suffers from a big problem: maintaining a connection to devices. Docking the Switch in a television and having it serve as the main source of action works well, but the connection between devices and the Jackbox.tv site isn't always stable. It's annoying to be in the middle of a game with other players, only to have your phone, computer, or tablet disconnect from a match without warning, or to have it freeze and not recognize that an answer was submitted. Refreshing the browser window only occasionally restored control to devices. On top of that, in the rare instance that you manage to enter the right answer during the lie phase, no bonus points are awarded, and only minor acknowledgement shows up on-screen that you were correct. But if you can overlook the tech problems and are interested in a new twist on the trivia format, Fibbage XL could be fun for your next family game session.
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