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The original PC sensation that started it all! We've brought it back in all its virginal glory! The world was a much simpler place in 1995. The kids were listening to the grunge, the first test-tube gorilla was born at the Cincinnati Zoo, and a little trivia game called YOU DON’T KNOW JACK took the interactive CD-ROM trivia game show...
Release Date: Sep 12, 1995
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Buy YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol 1 XL

$2.99

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Buy YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Classic Pack

Includes 9 items: YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 1 XL, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 2, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 3, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 4 The Ride, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK MOVIES, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK SPORTS, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TELEVISION, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK HEADRUSH, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 6 The Lost Gold

About the Game

The original PC sensation that started it all! We've brought it back in all its virginal glory!

The world was a much simpler place in 1995. The kids were listening to the grunge, the first test-tube gorilla was born at the Cincinnati Zoo, and a little trivia game called YOU DON’T KNOW JACK took the interactive CD-ROM trivia game show world by storm. Play now and relive that crazy, mixed-up time all over again!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 500 MHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 575 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
    • Additional Notes: The game runs at 640x480 max resolution. Manually adjust your Desktop resolution if you want the game to fill the screen.
Helpful customer reviews
76 products in account
29 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
No trivia game compares to YDKJ. SUre the questions are topical and outdated... It's still absolute fun though!
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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125 products in account
5 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
I still love this game, even if many of the questions (and humor) seem rather dated now...
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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8 products in account
2 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
Amazingly fun game, don't think about it just buy it.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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274 products in account
9 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
This is pretty fun, but there are a fair few questions that seem pretty specific to American TV and pop culture. Fellow Europeans be warned.
Posted: May 19th, 2014
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147 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
You Don't Know Jack Vol. 1 XL has a whole lot of charm and a while lot of humor. It's extremely dry and not afraid to ♥♥♥♥ on the people playing, albeit in a tasteful way. The rounds are short and the game's presentation is annoying but in an endearing way. It's a shame the references and questions are SUPER-dated, but that's to be expected of a game this old.

Short, buy it if you played this game a lot and want a stroll down memory lane or if 80s and 90s pop culture is your religion. Bonus points if you have similar-minded friends. If none of these apply to you, then avoid this game and go for something a little more recent.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,072 products in account
2 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
For a game that’s just shy of 20 years old, this is proof-positive that some things are timeless. As a long-time owner (yeah, I got it when it originally came out in 1995 on CD-ROM...), I can truly say the charm remains, as does the irreverence. Despite the years, the sarcasm and prodding by the “host” is just as relevant now as it was then. I always leave the game with a smile on my face.

Not only does the Steam re-release introduce a whole new generation to YDKJ, but it ditches the CD-ROM and related issues (Try grabbing the original disc and installing it on a modern, 64-bit O/S. Won’t happen without a LOT of work)...

My only real gripe is that the game is perpetually stuck at a 640x480 resolution, and going full-screen requires a manual change of the PC’s resolution to 720x480

**P.S. DO NOT forget to snag the others in the franchise. They're worth every penny!
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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