With award seasons upon us, it feels like the perfect time to share with you … Schmovie!
Schmovie is a hilarious game that’s easily adaptable for anyone with a sense of humor – no movie trivia knowledge required.
In this game, you are given a genre, a description and a character. Then it’s up to you to impress the judge with your movie title.
The winner is given a golden (cardboard) Schmovie award to stand in front of your place at the table. These are all themed differently.
Here’s the breakdown:
Players: 3-6 players or teams
By: Galactic Sneeze
Here we go- I’ll rank it on Accessibility, Mechanics, and Engagement.
You don’t have to be a movie buff to enjoy this game.
All you have to do is come up with a title for a movie around a premise. There are examples on the back of the whiteboards for each genre.
I’ve played it with kids and had a good time, and played it with adults and also enjoyed it.
It works very well. I have only one complaint about the mechanics, which we fix with a house rule inspired from The Game of Things.
My complaint is that if you pass the titles to the judge, they may instantly recognize someone’s hand writing. That kind of ruins judging unless you’re playing with playing with people who can put aside the author and judge solely on merit – I’ve known adults who couldn’t.
Our house rule to avoid that is that the whiteboards are passed to the person on the judge’s left and read to them. This seems to help very much.
Since most of the time you’re wracking your brain for an excellent title, it can be very interesting. At the same time, when you are the judge, there isn’t much to do. The turns are pretty quick, and that’s just an aspect of the typical judges game. Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity are also subject to this.
Schmovie is an excellent party game, and since it’s so easily accessible this is a game that you’ll be able to play with a wide range of groups.
This post was #NotSponsored. Schmovie is available at Amazon and other retailers.