Reviews and Problems with You Don't Know Jack
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Clever spin on trivia games sports a little dirty humor.
Common Sense Media
9 February 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that You Don't Know Jack is a comedic trivia game for all major gaming systems that blends pop culture with obscure trivia. The game is fast-paced and challenging, but the nature of many questions (and their corresponding answers) makes it inadvisable for young children. Sexual innuendo and suggestive words are cheerfully included, and the host will taunt you if you get an answer wrong or even if your score isn't extraordinarily high.
Conclusion: The pre-episode stage banter and post-episode advertisements provide some extra chuckles, but the voice you hear the most is your host, Cookie Masterson. His comedic timing and inflection is very good, and though he can sometimes sound smarmy or braying, he deftly avoids being obnoxious. This is largely a credit to You Don't Know Jack's excellent writing, which consistently entertains, episode after episode.
Pros: Witty writing is often laugh-out-loud funny, Lively format keeps things moving, Novel wrinkles spice things up.
Cons: Winning is often determined by twitch reflexes, Episode structure can get repetitive, Some crass jokes fall flat.