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New York (CNN Business) Jackbox Games likes to think of itself as the 21st century version of such legacy games as Operation, Connect Four and the Game of Life.
The privately owned company, founded in 1995, makes software that has been powering many a game night across America and several European countries, especially as more people stay home during the ongoing pandemic.
Families can gather in front of a TV and use their phones as controllers to input witty remarks in a game of Quiplash, where players vote for their favorite quip.
Friends can call each other on Skype or Zoom and screen share their copy of Jackbox on the PC, as other friends join the game remotely.
"All of our games are rated T for teen, but you can turn on family-friendly mode and safely and comfortably play them with your kids.
And you can have your parents and grandparents play them as well," said Jackbox CEO Mike Bilder.
In an age where it can be hard to play board games with anyone outside your own home, many have turned to Jackbox Games.

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