In these special times during the COVID-19 pandemic and while staying at home and practicing social distancing day and night, I thought about having an online game night with friends and remembered the good old classic You Don’t Know Jack game I had on my PC ages ago.
Turns out, I actually bought a few Jackbox Party Packs and some other Jackbox Games via HumbleBundle over the years and I just completed my Steam collection via a special offer on Green Man Gaming.
So I wanted to give a quick run-down on which games there are, which one I/we like most and what worked well for us.
For all games you need one computer running the games and a (mobile) device with a browser for each player. That’s it. And while the number of players is limited, many of the games allow for an almost unlimited number of spectators (audience), which can still take part as an extended jury.
Given the broken electronic dart board in my students’ office, I spent some time and reworked the interface of my RaspuinoDart implementation to run on my web server. So now you can play (calculate) your dart matches at dartboard.mehlhase.info. At some point I might connect it RaspuinoDart, so one doesn’t have to enter the darts manually.
Enjoy and send comments/remarks … and as usual statistics requests ;)
Already since couple of days, you (hopefully) enjoy my web site via HTTPS instead of HTTP.
Thanks to the letsencrypt.org initiative, which started it’s public beta yesterday, it is now quite easy and in fact free to get a backed server certificate. So, enjoy the fact that your passwords are a bit more secure now ;)