Quiplash is an multi-device multiplayer party game developed and published digitally by Jackbox for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Amazon Fire TV, PC, Mac, and Linux on June 30, 2015. It was later digitally released for the Apple TV on January 11, 2016.
Similar to the games included in the 2014 game collection The Jackbox Party Pack, all participating players (3-8 per game) use smartphones and computers (anything with a web browser) to interact with the game in secret (by directing their web browsers to the Jackbox.TV website). One unique gameplay mechanic that's added to the series is viewer interaction, where additional party-goers (including those watching from an online stream) can also use the Jackbox.TV website for limited participation.
During the game, the participating players must answer a set of random comedic prompts where there are no right or wrong answers, and then vote for the answers they like the most on the prompts given to other players. Each prompt is given to exactly two players, meaning that each quip is faced head-to-head with another quip. Players get points based on how many other players (including the participating audience) voted for their quip, with the highest-scoring player winning the game.
The game was originally backed on Kickstarter and later received a paid DLC pack (called the Quip Pack) on September 14, 2015 that mixes 125 additional prompts in with the main question set. Both the main game, the Quip Pack, and 100 additional prompts were included in The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (as Quiplash XL).
During a match of Quiplash, players must answer two random subjective prompts each where there are no right or wrong answers (such as "Something you'd be surprised to see a donkey do"). All prompts will be given to at-most two players during the round.
After all prompts have been answered (or the time runs out), each prompt is shown one at a time, with both answers (known as "quips") shown anonymously. All players who haven't provided any of the quips (along with participating viewers) then vote for their favorite answer. The players who provided one of the prompt's quips gets points based on how many players (including the participating audience members) voted for their quip. If the match has five participating players and a quip gets all the votes of the participating players, it is considered a "Quiplash" and the player who provided it gets bonus points.
Each match lasts for three rounds. The second round is the same as normal, only with all point values doubled. The final round (called "The Last Lash!") is unique as all players are given only one prompt (which is shared among all players). This prompt is then displayed with all of the quips given. Unlike normal voting, all players get three votes to spread among the quips (even for those they answered themselves). Points given on the third round have their values tripled.