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By Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Type fast and laugh faster in amusing party game.

Game Nintendo Switch 2020
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This party game isn't based on your reflexes or your skills, but on how funny you can be when questions are thrown your way. Quiplash is an amusing party game where you're trying to make everyone laugh and get them to think your comments are better than everyone else's. There's really no right or wrong answer available, as long as you can come up with something that seems appropriate to the topic presented. What's great about this format is that it levels the playing field, so as long as you enter an answer, you have a chance to score points. It's also entertaining that while you're trying to swing the other players onto your side, you also have the option to swing a virtual audience of up to 10,000 people to vote for you as well. As long as being watched by such a large audience doesn't stress you out, you may find that these onlookers could motivate you to be even funnier than ever before with your responses -- just make sure that you can spell what you're trying to say. Nothing's worse than trying to be witty but having it backfire from a misspelled word.

There are only two minor issues with Quiplash, starting with the stability of the connection itself to phones or other devices. While you use the Switch as a screen to play the audio clips and view many of the responses from other players, your tablet, phone, or computer is really your controller, and will sometimes get frozen during a round or answer selection. It's much more stable than Fibbage XL, which uses the same control scheme. That's somewhat surprising, given the number of onlookers who can leap in and impact the game, but it's still notable. The other factor is that even with the family filter on, you may find that the answers can sometimes run toward potty humor or more mature topics, so you may want to put the younger kids to bed and play this one. If you're looking for some amusement for older kids and adults, Quiplash could be what you want to pull up for game night.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Jackbox Games, Inc.
  • Release date: July 23, 2020
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: T for Sexual Themes
  • Last updated: October 21, 2020

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