The Game: Scene It! 2nd Edition
The Publisher: Screenlife Games
Time: Anywhere from 15-45 minutes, depending on number of players and how much they know.
Players: Me, +Michelle, and +Cheyenne
Game Play: It's a trivia game about movies, which means I often have trouble finding people to play with. Michelle, however, can give me a run for my money (which means we're normally on opposite teams), but Chey is just as good, so we actually got all play and compete! Woo!
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You can also get Buzz cards, but they suck; they're just smarmy references to movies and they end your turn, sometimes with a "move back" and sometimes with a "move forward." There's at least one that lets you play a "lose turn" on another player, but ew.
Oh, the "clips" thing - there's a DVD with the game. You've got clips, sound files (id the movie), and when you make it to the last section of the board, there's a "final cut" series - first one's hard, but miss that and you move in a circle, and the second one is easier, and so on.
Opinions: We house ruled a little.
First, we ditched Buzz cards, because they suck. We just made it so if you roll Buzz, the other players decide what kind of challenge you face.
Second, for our second game (Michelle won the first), we made it so you answer the challenge first, then roll the die to see how far you move.
And that all worked out pretty well. I really like this game; I enjoy trivia games anyway, and movies are kind of a strong point for me. It's interesting to see what kinds of challenges we're better at; I'm great at dialog and matching actors to roles, Michelle is much better at doing the visual puzzles and, of course, her command of older movies is much greater than mine.