Online ‘Games & Giving’

(Above source: YouTube video)

A 10-episode series, Celebrity Jackbox: Games & Giving, debuts tonight at 9 pm ET on TwitchYouTubeMixer and Facebook.  Future episodes will stream live on May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, with additional dates to be announced.

(Above source: JackBox Games)

Each episode will consist of at-home celebrities playing a selection of Jackbox games from the developer’s collection of 30 titles. Jackbox Games will then make a $100,000 donation to a featured organization helping to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The game company plans to make a combined $1 million in donations over the series’ run.

Viewers will be able to play along by going to Jackbox.tv on a mobile device, entering the onscreen code, voting for favorite answers, and awarding bonus points to the players. Audiences will also be able to contribute to the featured non-profit.

Tonight’s premiere episode will include Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard, Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, Workaholics’ Jillian Bell and Future Man’s Josh Hutcherson. Tonight’s donations will support Direct Relief, which helps provide protective gear and critical care medications to healthcare workers.

Jackbox Games’ catalog includes You Don’t Know Jack, The Jackbox Party Pack, FibbageQuiplash, Drawful and Trivia Murder Party.

For more information, visit jackboxgames.com.

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