OBJECTIVE OF YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: The objective of You Don’t Know Jack is to be the player with the most money by the end of the game.  

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1 to 8 Players 

MATERIALS: Internet, Video Platform, and Account 

TYPE OF GAME: Virtual Trivia Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 18 and Up 


You Don’t Know Jack is like a virtual gameshow, allowing players to have the same enjoyment while not sitting right next to one another and staring at a television screen. The players are given the choice of three different categories, but they should be careful when choosing. Once they choose, they will have ten seconds to answer a trivia question about that subject area. The first person to answer gets the money and chooses the next category, just like a typical game show.  


To set up the game, each player should input their name into the system. Once all of the players are in the game, it is ready to begin. 


The first player is randomly chosen by the group, and they will begin by choosing a category to answer a question from. Once the question has been read by the host, the players will have approximately ten seconds to answer the question, or the correct answer will be revealed. Players do not lose points for not answering a question, but they do lose points for answering incorrectly.  

The players should ensure that they buzz in before they yell the answer, or else their answer may not count for that game round. If players answer correctly, then they win the assigned points for that question, and they may then choose the category of the following question. The game continues in this manner until there are no more questions to answer.  


The game comes to an end once all of the questions have been answered. The players will tally up their money and compare to the other players. Whoever has the most money when the game comes to an end, wins! 

Ellie Phillips
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