Don’t overlook this lost gem! It’s a tasty morsel of trivia that we found under the couch back in the early 2000s, and now we’re pulling it right back out from under that same, dust-mite filled couch! YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, the trivia game that became a TV show that became a massage therapist (briefly) is hoisting her billowy sails once...
User reviews: Mixed (27 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 1, 2003
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Buy YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Classic Pack

Includes 9 items: YOU DON'T KNOW JACK HEADRUSH, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK MOVIES, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK SPORTS, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TELEVISION, 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 Vol. 6 The Lost Gold

 

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Don’t overlook this lost gem! It’s a tasty morsel of trivia that we found under the couch back in the early 2000s, and now we’re pulling it right back out from under that same, dust-mite filled couch!

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, the trivia game that became a TV show that became a massage therapist (briefly) is hoisting her billowy sails once again! This multi-award-winningest juggernaut wants to party at your house with freshly mined nuggets of GOLD!

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: 260 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
    • Additional Notes: The game runs at 640x480 max resolution. Change your Desktop resolution if you want the game to fill the screen.
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
YDKJv6 is the worst of the JACKs by far. Tinny sound, ugly art direction, limit of 7 questions in a game, moronic pirate theme, and painfully unfunny. Not even worth installing if you bought the JACK pack.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
This is the first YDKJ game that I regret playing. Not just buying, but playing. It didn't cost me much, since I got it on a sale, and it doesn't take up a whole lotta space on my hard drive (though I'll be uninstalling it shortly), but... wow. This would have been bad by 1995 standards. Every You Don't Know Jack Game is better than this, including the one they recently featured on Facebook. (That one might still be around, for all I know, in which case, I reecommend it over this.) I don't normally care to write negative reviews like this, but I really feel the need to warn people away from this title. Not one single aspect of it made me laugh, smile, or chuckle, and the Jack Attack question I tried was simply "what is the __th letter of the alphabet?" No joke. [That might make for a mildly amusing competition to see who among three people could name 'B' as the 2nd letter of the alphabet first, but in single-player mode it is adding insult to injury.) I *might* try it oncee more, to see if the first round was a fluke, but I doubt it. It really left a bad taste in my mouth, and no amount of cheesy pirate-themed bookending can change that. [Note: I suspect this was an early online version of YDKJ that has been repurposed as an offline game. It's the only possible explanation for the horrible sound quality and relatively non-existent production values.] TL;DR: Let this Lost Gold remain buried, otherwise, "Fairly warned, be ye, says I."
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33 of 62 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
I feel really disappointed after buying this. I thought it would be a straight up trivia game I could play with a couple of part on the couch using big screen. It isn't at all. It's an awful technical experience from 1995/2003. Do not buy this game if you want a fun time unless you love unreadable text and annoying voice-overs.


1. The latest game in the series on Steam is Vol 6, from 2003. Vol 1 is from 95, so expect the questions to be contemporary to then. The questions are also very US centric, which is a bit unfortunate if you're from another country.
2. You can't skip the intros on first place, which is especially annoying on 6 as it's got some boring pirate cosplay.
3. It entirely uses the keyboard. You can't rebind the keys. If you want to use a controller you need to use an external device such as joy2key.
4. Be ware: It's only 1,2, or 3 players.
5. There's basically no other options
6. Most of the questions and rounds are prefixed by an annoying, not-funny, try-hard voice over that you can't skip really skip. At least with the questions you can see the text and interrupt him. But then you have to listen to the quips over the answers.

and most of all:

It takes up the full screen, but only displays the actual game in a 640x480 rect in the middle of the screen. The rest of the screen is black. It is not proper full screen in the slightest. This is a complete waste of screen space for both monitors and TVs.


On the other hand: The questions are ok, if you're an American from the year 2000.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
The voice acting is especially bad in this one. Play one of the other YDKJs instead.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
A great time capsule from my youth, but the screen is unnecessarily small and the game can't take advantage of a larger audience at all. Fun to play, but not worth full price.
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