I’m the kind of person who likes to tick a party up a notch when I have friends over by getting them into a game, some friendly competition to open those floodgates of revelry. The folks over at Galactic Sneeze have made one that fits right into that category, called Schmovie.
In the same niche as Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples, Schmovie is a car-based game where one person is the Producer (or judge) each round and the rest of the players submit their answers to him or her, hoping to be deemed the funniest or most worthy.
The object of each round is to create the best fake movie title using a genre plus a “What?” and a “Who?” determined by the roll of a die and two piles of cards. Once you have your guidelines, each player or team fires all their comedy neurons in a search of the ultimate fake movie.
For those who are not movie junkies or super-creative off the cuff, each team has a dry-erase movie marquee to write their title on, and on the back are suggestions for each of the preset genres. It’s usually just enough to get someone kicked into gear if they need a boost. But, for those still stressing out, the rules of the game make it perfectly clear that since the winner is judged purely by whatever reason the Producer chooses, the player doesn’t even have to follow the genre or the guidelines, or even spell anything correctly. If the Producer thinks it’s funny, you win.
Winning a round gets you a Schquid Trophy and the first person or team to get four of those wins.
After playing a handful of rounds with my friends last night, I really loved how quick the game is to pick up. Someone walking up could literally just sit down and get the game in one turn alone. That kind of ease makes it perfect for late in a party when most people don’t have the brain capacity to follow complicated rules.
It retails for $19.95 at independent retailers nationwide, select Barnes & Noble stores, and on Amazon.
Schmovie is a great game for movie lovers and non-movie lovers alike. Just make sure to have your acceptance speech ready when you dominate your friends.[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B014RVKL9W]