Jackbox 8 comes this fall, Word Spud 2 not confirmed

Jackbox Party Pack 8 promotional image
(Image credit: Jackbox Games)

Jackbox Games have announced that The Jackbox Party Pack 8 is coming this fall, with the requisite five party games you'd expect from a Jackbox Party Pack. The developer has yet to announce which games will release in the pack, but the first announcement is to come "before the end of May (likely sooner)." 

Further announcements will come in the next months, with looks at the new games in the late summer. Jackbox Party Pack 8 will have the same stuff you expect from Jackbox packs, like using your phone and playing along from the audience. It'll release on all the various platforms they always release these things on.

Most importantly, however, Jackbox will not give us Word Spud 2. They do not care, nay, they do not deign to give us Word Spud 2. They mock us: “WORD SPUD 2 WHEN" they give as a question in their FAQ, to which they say "This isn’t phrased as a question." Because they are vile. "Look for the sequel, Word Spud 2, coming in the year 3145!" says the official Word Spud page. Vile.

You can learn more of these poisonous curs and their accursedly fun games upon the website jackboxgames.com.

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.