Big Potato Releases The Blockbuster Party Game For Lovers Of the Golden Age of Video Rentals


Love a good Netflix binge or movie marathon? Big Potato’s newest game of 2019, The Blockbuster Party Game ($19.99 at Target), is the ultimate throwback to the Blockbuster days in the 90s and turns your love for movies into a fun game! Gather your movie-loving crew and get ready to flex your movie knowledge—and don’t forget the popcorn! From the iconic parking lot sign, to the VHS packaging, this entertaining game brings it all to life, and will have you remembering back to Blockbuster days in no time.

Just like all great Blockbusters, this one’s a double bill. For round one, each team chooses a player to go head-to-head in a Movie Buzzer Battle. Grab the buzzer and flip over a Head-to-Head Card to reveal a category (e.g. ‘Movies with dogs’). As soon as a player thinks of a movie that fits, they shout it out and slap the buzzer. The other player now has 15 seconds to fire one back and put the pressure back on their opponent. First player to run out of time, loses.

The winning player takes an advantage into round two – Triple Charades Jeopardy! They take six movie cards, give the hardest three to their opponent, and keep the rest for themselves. They’ll each have 30 seconds to get their team to shout out the movies using three tricky techniques – acting out the film, making up a quote and describing it with just one word. Whenever a team gets one right, they add it to their collection. First team to grab one from all eight genres are the winners!

The game contains 200 Movie Cards, 60 Head-to-Head Cards, 1 electronic timer and a very nostalgic Blockbuster parking lot.

From Target’s Website:

MSRP $19.99, 4-20 Players, Ages 12+, Available at Target

The golden age of video rentals is back! Introducing a brand new fun family game for anyone that has ever seen a movie – and just like all great blockbusters, this one’s a double bill! This is a game for adults and teenagers alike, but for best results, you’ll want to split up into two mixed teams. In round one, each team will choose one of their members to go head-to-head in a quick-fire buzzer battle. From ‘Famous trilogies’ to ‘Movies with a zombie in it’, these two players must think quick, shout out a movie and slap the buzzer to put 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). We like to call round two ‘Movie charades with a twist’. The player that won the buzzer battle picks up six movie cards, gives the hardest three to their opponent and keeps the rest for themselves. When ready, they’ll get 30 seconds to get their 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 you’ll 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. with 200 classic movies, 60 category cards and a replica of a Blockbuster parking lot, you’ll want to clear a space on your top 10 family party games – this is one that’s sure to bring the entertainment home again and again. Requires two AA batteries (not included).


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