Toy Wizards would like to thank Big Potato Games for providing a copy of the Blockbuster Party Game to review. You can pick up your own copy for $14.99 at Target today and check out their entire inventory of games right here on the official website!
Description: 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).
In a nutshell, this game is trival pursuit meets charades. It’s cute, fun, approachable, and damn– did Big Potato nail it with that VHS video tape packaging and ripped ticket sign. The game is very easy to understand and is a refreshing change of pace for casual gamers that want a quick romp as opposed to the epic experiences many tabletop games offer. And that’s okay if that’s the game you want! But for me personally with my gaming abilities and patience, a nice 30 minute game that takes me 10 minutes to learn is a total blast.
I give the Blockbuster Party Game from Big Potato Games 4/5 Wizard Stars.