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Blockbusters

No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: spoken
What you need: pen and paper

Goal

To guess words from their initial letters.

How to play

The gamemaster prepares the game grid prior to game play. This board consists of 5 columns of 4 interlocking hexagons. In each of the 20 hexagons are letters. These are the initial letters of answers to general knowledge questions. Once the game begins, the gamemaster asks players questions according to which hexagon the player chooses. Their goal is to cut a path through the gameboard from left to right, so a winning player will need to correctly answer at least 5 questions. As long as a player answers questions correctly, it remains their turn. But if a player cannot answer a question, another player gets a turn. The first player would then be forced to choose an alternative path through the grid on their next turn.

Example

Axel is the gamemaster and prepares the following grid:

20 interlocking hexagons inscribed with letters

Brooke intends to cut through the grid via the C, BM, K, FH, and Y hexagons. To do so, she must correctly answer these 5 questions:

What C animal has a hump?
➔ CAMEL

What BM starred in Groundhog Day?
➔ BILL MURRAY

What K married the Queen?
➔ KING

What FH is a compact brass instrument?
➔ FRENCH HORN

What Y is 525,600 minutes long?
➔ YEAR

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