Despite its collapse in 2013, the Blockbuster video rental chain is still finding ways to remind us all of the need to be kind and rewind!
This movie themed trivia quiz relies on quick reactions. It’s a nod to everything ‘90s; the box is modelled after a VHS case, its cards are designed to look like tapes, and the board is reminiscent of an old Blockbuster car park (it even features the iconic but-slightly-wonky sign).
Blockbuster is a movie game for anyone who has seen a movie, and like all the best films it comes in two parts:
In the Movie Buzzer Battle, both teams are given a topic, such as “Movies with dogs”. You start the 15-second timer, yell out a relevant movie, then whack the buzzer to reset the time. The other team is now in the hot seat and has to do the same. Whoever runs out of time hands the advantage to the other team, which takes control of the next round: Triple Charades Jeopardy.
In this round, teams have to guess the movie, while you act it, use one word, or quote from it. There is all sorts of strategy and stealing, too.
This game works great with larger numbers of people for intensive quizzing, or smaller family groups for more tempered quiz nights.