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Part of the appeal of the Jackbox Party Packs is that they were the perfect tonic for people who didn't play games: your parents, cousins, anyone with a general aversion to technology.

The latest Jackbox pack, released a couple of weeks ago, continues that trend. But it's also the most complicated collection of Jackbox games.

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Earlier this week the third Jackbox Party Pack, after months of teasing, was finally released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. There's just one problem: if you were hoping to get the pack on Xbox One in Australia, you'll have noticed it wasn't available. But don't worry, it's coming.

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Last year, I made a conscious decision that I was going to transform my living room into a place where I could happily spend time playing video games. And before too long, there was one game that got played so much that it felt like part of the furniture itself: Drawful.

After Jackbox announced Drawful 2 earlier this year, I had to talk to the people responsible for bringing so much laughter into my living room. So I fired an email out into the wilderness, and the director of Drawful and Drawful 2, Arnie Niekamp, replied.

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In contrast to Mark, the difficulty I had with this was keeping games that weren't released in 2015 off the list. I did a lot of exploring in 2015, and participating in a fortnightly game challenge also meant I was working through my back catalogue more than I ordinarily would have been.

But that's not to say that there weren't plenty of new releases worth paying attention to. If anything, 2015 has probably been the best year for releases since the launch of the new consoles. So without further delay, here's my unordered selection of what I thoroughly enjoyed from the last 12 months.

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I didn't want to nominate the entirety of the second Jackbox Party Pack, as there are two titles in the pack that are leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the offering.

One of those, Fibbage 2, is an iterative jump of the game that proved so good in last year's Jackbox Pack. The other was released on its own in the middle of the year. And by God, is it something -- as a few TAYbies undoubtedly know.