Polygon reveal Bidiots, Drawful spiritual successor (Jackbox Party Pack 2)

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http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/3/9446645/jackbox-party-pack-2-bidiots-drawful-gameplay-lets-play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7azGoavD4k

Today, we're revealing the fourth game in Jackbox Party Pack 2: Bidiots, a new drawing game from the designer behind Drawful, one of the original Party Pack's standout hits. Bidiots takes Drawful's core mechanic – awful user-submitted drawings – and layers an auctioneering metagame on top of it, complete with deliberately similar drawing prompts, hidden information sent to select players' phones, and a loan shark mechanic allowing players to borrow money for a price.
 
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Looks fun, but it also seems way more complicated than Drawful. Part of the appeal of the Party Pack to me has been introducing friends to these games without much instruction. This feels like it'd take a game or two to fully grasp the mechanics, and how to play the metagame (bidding up your own items, bluffing on knowing the answer, etc).
 
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Looks fun, but it also seems way more complicated than Drawful. Part of the appeal of the Party Pack to me has been introducing friends to these games without much instruction. This feels like it'd take a game or two to fully grasp the mechanics, and how to play the metagame (bidding up your own items, bluffing on knowing the answer, etc).
Yeah this seems a bit hardcore. Probably better for repeat playthroughs with friends who know the score, but a little harder to bust out with newbies.
 

Stumpokapow

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Looks fun, but it also seems way more complicated than Drawful. Part of the appeal of the Party Pack to me has been introducing friends to these games without much instruction. This feels like it'd take a game or two to fully grasp the mechanics, and how to play the metagame (bidding up your own items, bluffing on knowing the answer, etc).
I think this might be part of the premise: if you haven't exhausted Party Pack, simply play Party Pack. If you do and you want more in the same spirit and you're a little more experienced, get Party Pack 2. It's not normally the way annualized games are done, but there's nothing intrinsically wrong with that approach, right?
 
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yeah idk, drawful's metagame of trying to figure out what other players would or wouldn't write resonates with me more than bluffing knowledge of each subject's value. i'm sure it'll be fun, but idk, drawful just felt like it nailed that idea.

then again, it's not like i can't just go back and play drawful, so i definitely welcome them trying to shake up the pack's drawing game. i'll give it a shot for sure.
 

Tregard

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Probably just trying to put some new ideas in instead of rehashing the same games, Drawful is still available and still fantastic. I'm happy to see a lot of new ideas in the second pack, instead of just the sequel to everything from the original.

Plus we all know Earwax will be the Wordspud of the pack.

Fifth game prediction: DIYou Don't Know Jack