Fibbage (Xbox One)
Fibbage is the lying, bluffing, fib-till-you-win trivia party game from the makers of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK! Play with 2-8 players!
Fool your friends with your lies, avoid theirs, and find the (usually outrageous) truth. And get this: your phone or tablet is your controller!
On occasion, my wife and I enjoy game nights where we have other couples over and play board or card games. So when I was told about Fibbage I thought I should check it out. Why not play a group game over the Xbox?
If you’re familiar with the game You Don’t Know Jack then Fibbage is going to be right up your alley. In essence, the game is similar to games like Balderdash and Malarkey. In these games you are given real words or facts and have to “lie” to the rest of the players and convince them that you do, in fact, know the meaning or the truth behind the information.
With Fibbage, a random fact is shown on the screen (with funny commentary), but part of the fact is missing (i.e; In 1995 a controversial book was written by acclaimed author John Grishom called Death to the _____). Each of the players must fill in the blank and the answer must be convincing enough that the other players vote for your answer. You gain points by guessing the right answer in addition to someone guessing your answer. This can make for some funny moments and laughs from the players as you claim victory for the best, made-up answer.
What is different about Fibbage, however, is that each person plays from their own smart phone or tablet. As the game begins, you login to the URL provided on the screen and enter the number code to gain access to the game. Your username then shows up on the screen along with your answers and points. It’s a wonderfully fun way to adapt your social devices to a family game night.
There are all types of random facts that are given throughout, and some will really make you scratch your head, but the laughs are endless and the host’s commentary never fails to amuse. You will recognize the host from the You Don’t Know Jack series.
I have to say, if you partake in family or friend game nights, or you and your friends/spouse/significant other like to play games together, this game is a great addition to your arsenal.
+ Family fun
+ Gaming together
+ Interesting facts
+ Great integration with smart devices
- Some questions could be geared towards adults