So last night for game night, my roommate and I purchased a new game for the get together.
"The Blockbuster Party game!"
It's a lot of fun. All movie trivia stuff. You basically form two teams and then choose who on your team is going to be that round's active player. Then you and the other team's active player do a round called
"Head to Head" Where you draw a card that will say something like: "Movies with vampires" Then you have to name a movie and hit the buzzer, which gives the other guy 15 seconds to say a movie with a vampire in it, then he'll hit the button and you pretty much get it.
(Your team can't shout out answers, but they CAN try and act out a movie to help you out, which lead to me trying to pretend my hand was the Star Ship Enterprise to get them to say "Star Trek" As you can imagine this failed horribly. XD)
Of course the game specifically says no sequels so you can't just shout out every last Fast and the Furious film if the topic was "Movies with cars"
The next thing you do is the best part. Whoever won the round picks up six movie cards that will have a genre of movie and the movie's name. You have three spots on the board.
One word: You have to get your team to guess the movie by only saying one word. (Example the game gives is if your movie is Shrek, you keep yelling swamp)
Quote: You say a quote from the film. Obviously can't use the title in the quote. (Or the title of the film in the one word category either) It states that if you've never seen the film or just don't know a quote, it's fine to make one up.
Act it: You can't say anything, but can basically do charades to get people to guess the movie. Which means I probably should have been disqualified when I slapped my hands on my cheeks and yelled in order to get them to guess Home Alone...
The advantage of winning the Head to Head is you get to pick three of the six movies and then give the remaining three to the other team. Then each active member decides where on the board you are going to place your movies. If you think you can describe Rocky in one word, you'd place it there. (Obviously most would just yell Adrian!)
If your team guesses the movie, you get to keep it. The goal is to get all eight categories of films.
There are a few more rules, but that's the general idea of it.
The only problem I'm having is that a few of use know WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more about movies then most our friends. Someone mentioned this would be great if it was anime or videogames, so I think I'm going to try and buy some multi colored business cards and see if I can make up some cards for videogames and anime.
I'm fairly certain I can figure out 8 genres for each, but the head to head cards might be an issue. I'd have to come up with stuff. I dunno anime's with an animal mascot and so on.