You Don't Know Jack: Twisted Trivia
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that You Don't Know Jack: Twisted Trivia is a Facebook game requiring a Facebook account. This trivia game asks questions that can be off color, making references to the "g spot" as well as breasts and penises. However, the questions also test a wide range of knowledge, from geographical and historical questions to pop culture. The You Don't Know Jack brand has always integrated pop culture themes and trends, and this game is no different, so this will encourage younger players to remain abreast of current events.
What's it about?
In YOU DON'T KNOW JACK: TWISTED TRIVIA, players are thrown into a five-question round, answering questions as quickly as possible about pop culture and other areas (such as geography). Answering quickly and correctly scores the most monetary value for each question. While wrong answers can result in a deduction in score, there doesn't seem to be any sort of punishment for simply not answering. Players compete against non-playable characters, but they can invite real friends to try to beat their score. The total scores are tallied at the end of the five questions (which takes about 3-4 minutes to complete), with a winner declared. As players accrue \"booty,\" their level increases. There are also performance enhancers to accelerate the levels a player can achieve. The question format varies slightly, and the overall game is very fast-paced.
Is it any good?
You Don't Know Jack: Twisted Trivia has lost a little of its luster over the years, and this Facebook game is an example of how what worked in the past doesn't quite work now. The jokes feel forced at times, with several of the questions being off-color or leading to off-color comments. However, the game is a decent representation of the You Don't Know Jack franchise as a whole. The games are appropriately quick-paced, and they can provide a decent test of pop culture knowledge.
Families can talk about...
|Subjects:||Social Studies: cultural understanding, geography, history |
Arts: film, playing
Language & Reading: naming, reading comprehension, text analysis
|Skills:||Creativity: brainstorming, combining knowledge, imagination |
Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, problem solving
Responsibility & Ethics: learning from consequences, making wise decisions
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Release date:||May 30, 2012|
|ESRB rating:||NR |