This spring, Big Potato Games heads back to the golden age of video rentals with The Blockbuster Game. It’s a simple party game for anyone who’s ever seen a movie. First shown at the recent London Toy Fair, The Blockbuster Game will be available as a Target exclusive in the U.S. this March, with a UK release set for June. The Toy Book has a first look at how the gameplay works.
How to Play The Blockbuster Game:
To start, split up into two teams. In round one, each team will get to choose one of their members to go head-to-head in a quick-fire buzzer battle. From categories like famous trilogies to movies with a zombie, these two players must think quick, shout out a movie and slap the buzzer to put the pressure on their opponent. The first player to run out of ideas loses the round (and gives their opponents a serious advantage in round two).
Round two is movie charades with a twist. The player that wins the buzzer battle picks up six movie cards, gives the hardest three to his or her opponent, and keeps the rest for him or herself. When ready, the player will have 30 seconds to get his or her team to shout out the movies by using three tricky techniques—acting out the film, making up a quote, and describing them with just one word. Get them right quick enough and the team will have a chance to steal from your opponents. Take it too slow and they might get a chance to steal from you. It’s an all-out race to collect a film from every genre and be crowned the new Blockbuster big-shots!
The Blockbuster Game features 200 classic movies, 60 category cards, and a replica of a Blockbuster parking lot and sign packed inside a classic VHS-style clamshell case.