Local mul­ti­play­er can be a tricky thing to set up with a group of friends. With things like a lack of con­trollers and inex­pe­ri­ence hold­ing some play­ers back, the fun of play­ing games with your friends in the room has been fad­ing into the back­ground in favor of online play. Last year, Jack­box Games answered back with one of the biggest inno­va­tions in local mul­ti­play­er with The Jack­box Par­ty Pack by intro­duc­ing a way to have any­one join a game with their smart­phone. It was one of my favorite gam­ing expe­ri­ences last year, so when I dis­cov­ered they were releas­ing The Jack­box Par­ty Pack 2 with five more games attached to it, I leapt at the chance to try it out. As there are sev­er­al new games here, let’s tack­le them one at a time.


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