Great Games for Movie Fiends

I teach a university level course on Faith, Film, and Philosophy and I’ve discovered a couple of movie-related games that are pretty entertaining. They can be played through or used as just part of an evening of entertainment. I’ve used them in my course to keep things interesting, light hearted, and engaging for the students.

First up is Scene It? Deluxe Movie 2nd Edition. This is a multi-media game that includes a game board, clue cards, some odd-shaped die, and a DVD with movie clips and a timer. The movie clips are used on-and-off throughout the game as part of the competition fun. I got my copy from Amazon and I can’t believe how low the price is still. As of this post date, Amazon sells it at a 55% discount here. The whole game set is packaged in an appealing tin box. At Amazon it’s currently ranked #1 in movie games and #2 in DVD games. (Note: There are a several special editions of Scene It? for TV shows, James Bond, Star Trek, Disney, Harry Potter, Seinfeld, Friends, CSI, Simpsons, Pirates of the Carribean, Marvel, Twilight, Nickelodeon, travel, ESPN Sports, and so on.)

Second is the game Pass the Popcorn! This is a movie trivia game that I’ve used in class to warm things up. Cards list clues for individual films in several categories: genre and year of release, actor names, character names, film description, and a popular line from the film. In a class of 80 students, I’ll spend a few minutes reading clues and having a winner run-off for a silly prize.

Using these well-designed games has made a class that meets for three hours a little more bearable. It should make for an evening of fun for film students, or any group that likes and knows movies.

About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

2 Responses to Great Games for Movie Fiends

  1. Doug Geivett says:

    Thanks for the tip, Alexa.


  2. Alexa says:

    And for those who want to play movie games online, here’s a site for you. Similar to predicting outcomes of fantasy football, this site lets you predict box office winners:


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