How to Play Jackbox Party Pack on Zoom

No matter where your friends or family live, you can still play some Jackbox Party Pack!
Michael Michael (175)
5 minutes

One of the things I miss now that I've moved out of state is the weekly board game night with friends and family. While we played lots of different games each week, we loved to end the night with a drink or two and a few rounds of Jackbox Party Pack.

That's a sad story, I know. But there's some silver lining. We can use still use Zoom to play certain games, including Jackbox Party Pack remotely! And because everyone's playing at home, we never have to worry about designated drivers!

I'm going to make it as easy as possible to get you playing Jackbox Party Pack remotely via Zoom with your friends in this guide.

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Do you really need an explanation for this step? Call them on the phone. Text them. Whatever you have to do!

Just make sure they have their smartphones ready to use!

Only one person needs to actually have Jackbox Party Pack purchased and installed on their computer. Whoever decides to run the game for the group will also be the one who shares their screen in Zoom, so that's something to consider.

If you're running the Jackbox Party Pack, then you should be the host of the Zoom meeting. Invite your friends.

Need help with this? Check out our guide on how to set up and host a Zoom meeting.

Zoom Screen Share Arrow to Share Computer Sounds

You'll only need to share the window that contains the running Jackbox Party Pack. Make sure to "share computer sound" by checking the box at the bottom of the screen.

If you need help with this, check out our guide on sharing your screen on Zoom.

Max Players Jackbox Party Pack

Now that you're screen is shared, everyone can see the game on their screens.

Choose which game you want to play and select the settings you want to use. For example, make sure that "MAX PLAYERS" is set high enough for your group.

Room Code Jackbox Party Pack

Tell your friends to go to on their computers or smartphones, and input the room code.

I don't need to tell you how to have fun!

If you want to relive the evening, you can record the whole Zoom session!

Don't have a webcam? No problem!

Maybe you don't have a webcam, but you might have a DSLR camera laying around. We can show you how to set up your DSLR as a webcam so everyone can see that beautiful face of yours!

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Michael Michael (175)
1 minute

Screen sharing is Zoom basic, much like setting up and hosting a Zoom Meeting.