Our next scheduled game nights occur every second Thursday. See our calendar for dates.
How does this event work?
Step 1: Join the Zoom call on your computer using this link (https://bit.ly/dcatsgamenights), enter password "dcats.org," turn on your video, and edit your name to show your pronouns.
Step 2: Go to "Jackbox.tv" by typing in in the address bar on the browser on your phone. Your phone will be your remote for the game and the host will share the game screen via Zoom.
Step 3: When the host starts a game, the the four letter room code will be shown on the screen and you can enter it on your phone. Each game has a limited number of "players" but anyone who joins the game using the code after that number is reached can participate in the game as well as an "audience" member (limited game play). If you played the last game and others are waiting, please be courteous and let others join as players first.
Step 4: Interact with others by speaking over video chat or using the chat box in Zoom.
Jackbox.tv offers multiple different party style games. All gameplay will be controlled by user on their mobile device. To decide which game to play, participants will be polled during the event. The four game options are:
Guesspionage: It's a trivia game of sorts, using answers from surveys to create the questions. The goal for the players is to guess a percentage related to the question they're given.
Tee K.O: Players are on the clock to create drawings and write as many slogans as possible. Then all the pictures and slogans are shuffled to other players at random. Whoever combines their drawings and slogans to create the best t-shirt wins, as designs are pitted against each other in head-to-head battles
Quiplash 2: This game is pretty similar to something like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity. You'll be provided with a fill-in-the-blank statement or some open-ended question, and you have to submit an answer that you think everyone else is likely to vote as being the funniest.
Trivia Murder Party: A deadly quiz show where you match wits with a trivia-obsessed killer. Answer trivia questions correctly in each round or you'll find yourself on The Killing Floor, where players compete in devious minigames that determine whether they survive another round or become a ghost.
Please be respectful to others and use folks correct pronouns
Use gender neutral language when addressing the room
Ask permission from people before you DM them
Immediately stop messaging anyone who asks you to
Share personal information at your own risk
If a moderator asks you to cease a conversation for any reason, you must do so.
If you have any concerns, please report them to a moderator. Failure to meet these rules will result in removal from the room
Subtitles: No Game content and instructions appear on the screen. We will type any additional info needed in the chat box. You might miss some jokesSee this video for gameplay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEAxPo2gWUM)
ASL Interpretation: No, but participants can also communicate via text in the Zoom chat box.
Noise: Participants control the volume of the game on their computers.
Visual: This game has a photosensitive seizure warning. However, participants can control the brightness settings on their own screen which may help reduce the risk.
Need help using Zoom? Watch these videos.
Joining a meeting: https://www.berkshirecc.edu/knowledge/general-tips-and-questions/joining-a-zoom-meeting.php
Using controls while in the meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK80ovbnvj4&t=34s
Game Night Instructions
This space is primarily for transmasculine and nonbinary folks. However, we also welcome friends, spouses, and allies of any gender.
What do you need to participate?
1. A computer with internet
2. A mobile phone with a web browser