Quiplash (XB1) Review

Justin Celani

You’ll laugh at horrible things… and it’s okay.

Do you have friends? Do you like silly answers? Do you like absurd reactions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Quiplash is the latest party game that will have your friends laughing and your online buddies as well.

The premise behind Quiplash is simple. Get together with a group of friends, either someone’s house or streaming online. As long as players have access to a smart phone with online access, they have a controller to participate. The host starts the game and a code is given out to use via an online web address.

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MSRP: $9.99
Platforms: XB1, PS4, PS3, PC
Price I’d Pay: $9.99
Multiplayer: 1-8 (and more)

Once players are added to the game, which can feature up to 8, various questions and scenarios are asked of the players upon each round. Eventually each person’s answer is presented versus one other player and the voting begins. Will the smartest answer win? Does the player know the humor of the crowd? These are keys in figuring out just what might win the vote. Even though only 8 can participate in the answers, hundreds can join in on the voting and laughter along the way.

Presentation wise, the announcer is simple and the display and interactions are easy to read. Each game has three rounds, and the more people out of the initial 8, the longer the round lasts. Players have to at least have 3 total to start the game due to the voting process that is prevalent in the game. Overall, Quiplash is extremely easy to jump into and get right into multiple games that can last you hours with that “just one more round” feel.

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The only snag I had personally was finding people to play with, which is essential to actually playing. I waited for 40 minutes trying to get people via various social media outlets to play and got nothing, individual mileage will vary. Luckily, I ran into another group of friends playing, and we joined their game with no problems.

Otherwise, Quiplash provided tons of laughter and its ease of use makes it pick up and playable by almost anyone. The ability to stream and get people in the game is another great feature and really can liven up any party, online or off. Just like in real life though, who you bring to the party will determine just how crazy it ultimately gets.

Review copy of game provided by publisher.

Good

  • Easy to play
  • Streaming with friends
  • Hilarious results
  • Great social party game

Bad

  • Need at least three people to play
  • Game kicked us out a few times
9

Excellent

Justin Celani
Justin is a long time passionate fan of games, not gaming drama. He loves anything horror related, archaeology inspired adventures, RPG goodness, Dr Pepper, and of course his family. When it comes to crunch time, he is a beast, yet rabies free we promise.
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