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Bluff Your Movie Knowledge with King of Movies: The Leonard Maltin Game

King of Movies: The Leonard Maltin Game

For forty years, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide served as the film geek’s Holy Bible, an annually updated softcover brick of a reference book, packed with thoughtful, witty, and occasionally weird capsule reviews of thousands of films. Those synopses are at the heart of King of Movies: The Leonard Maltin Game, a tabletop casual party game of creative invention and hilarious deception. 

In King of Movies, it doesn’t matter if you’ve seen every film ever made or if you’ve never seen a movie in your life. The fun is in the fibbing. One player reads a movie title and the other players invent a short synopsis in Leonard Maltin’s unique style, with the goal being to trick the other players into thinking theirs is the real Maltin review. If you choose the real Maltin or you fool another player, you score.

Featuring handsome packaging with art by Mondo all-star Matt Taylor, the game contains everything you need to play the game with up to six players.

Stuck at home, apart from your movie-loving friends? Not a problem. One person can own the physical game and everyone else can easily play along via Zoom with the King of Movies app for iOS and Android. 

If your synopsis is extra creative, your insane/brilliant/outrageous movie idea might just become a future cinematic sensation. Snap a photo of your best and most creative King of Movies synopses and post them to Twitter and Instagram with #MaltinKingofMovies. On January 1st of each year, Leonard Maltin himself (!!!) will choose one synopsis that will be officially optioned by Drafthouse Films. King of Movies: The Leonard Maltin Game is available for pre-order.

The game is for 2-6 players, ages 3+. It’s designed by Ant Timpson, art by Matt Taylor, produced by Tim League and Mondo Games, and written and edited by Zack Carlson. It’s expected to ship in September 2020 and retails for $25.

Tattoo Stories Unboxing and How to Play

Tattoo Stories is a social party game where each competitor must draw the best “tattoo” based on five random cards drawn. Can you draw the best version and make your case why it’s the best?

It’s a simple, fun, game that challenges your artistic skills and your ability to make the “customer” happy.

We open up the box to show off what you get and also a quick “how to play.”

Get a copy now!

Bicycle Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review
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IDW Games Announces The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory

IDW Games and 20th Century Fox have announced a new storytelling party game, The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory. The story telling, social party game with light deduction puts players in the role to creating plausible theories using evidence at the scene to convince the other players of their case.

Designed by Matt Fantastic, designer for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Everything is Connectedputs players in the role of Special Agent Fox Mulder who is trying to earn the respect of the other players as FBI Directors to create a plausible theory for the case. This story telling game is built deep within the lore of X-Files, and puts players right on the scene to see if they can make the other players believe. The game also comes with a second game mode, based on Jose Chung, from one of the most famous episodes “From Outer Space”. Other player play as witnesses to a paranormal event and Jose Chung must look at all the evidence they provide and create a complete narrative that ties all their stories together.

Planned as the first game in a series based on the X-Files, X-Files: Conspiracy Theory Everything is Connected, will be available March 2018, riding along side the shows 25th Anniversary.