Jackbox players rejoice: A free 'Megapicker' is coming soon that can launch the specific Party Pack game you want to play

 Two tees are offered up for judgement in Tee K.O.
Credit: Jackbox Games

It's been a while since my friends and I have played much Jackbox, in part because we've entirely lost track of which Party Pack games are where. And how could we not? Jackbox Games has made ten of the damn things. I can barely differentiate between Fibbage and Quiplash in my head, let alone remember whether Tee K.O. was in Party Pack 2 or 3. Thankfully, we'll soon have a solution with The Jackbox Megapicker.

Arriving in July, The Jackbox Megapicker is a free launcher that will track all the Party Packs on your Steam account and present all the individual games within them as a sortable, filterable library. It'll be simpler than ever to track down Civic Doodle, no matter what state you and your friends might find yourselves in after a few hours of your Discord hangout.

I'm curious to see how the Megapicker will work in action. Will it be a new repackaging of all the existing Party Pack games in a single piece of software, and it'll just read the Party Packs on your Steam account to determine which ones you can launch? Or will it transition out of the Megapicker and launch the respective Party Pack executable for the game selected? However it works, it'll almost certainly cut down on the holiday time spent fumbling between Party Packs while your extended family watches in polite, but awkward, silence.

It's nice to see the Megapicker addressing what's been mildly frustrating since, oh, a half-decade's worth of Party Packs ago. Based off the press release Jackbox sent along, it's a frustration they've been made keenly aware of, considering they've heard it "directly from our players through social media, customer feedback surveys, and through hand-written pleas."

The Jackbox Megapicker will be free to download when it hits Steam in July.