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Movie Buff, the award winning, best selling, world's greatest trivia card game ever made comes back to Kickstarter with Bonus Features!
Movie Buff, the award winning, best selling, world's greatest trivia card game ever made comes back to Kickstarter with Bonus Features!
145 backers pledged $6,097 to help bring this project to life.

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The best selling and award winning movie trivia card game returns with new expansions and updated cards. The buttery popcorn's popped, the movie snacks unwrapped, and everyone gathers around the living room for a movie night! But what happens after the movie? Movie Buff keeps the cameras rolling with addicting and evolving gameplay, ensuring the fun never stops with the Bonus Features Pack. Impress both friends and family alike with your proud useless knowledge!

For fans of card games, tabletop games, and exciting multiplayer experiences geared towards the family, roll the cameras and walk onset because this is Movie Buff! Movie Buff is the world's greatest trivia card game, impressively covering every movie ever made or ever will be made.

How to Play Movie Buff! 

 Like Hollywood itself, Movie Buff offers up plenty of variety. 

Movie Buff can be played a million different ways, up to 16 players, ensuring no players play the same game twice! Born from thought exercises like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, the game never gets old or boring because there are always going to be new movies coming out to make it as fresh as before. 

From Hollywood to Bollywood, Movie Buff plays movies from all over the world from any time period. As long as you have the knowledge then you can do it!

You can start with any card whether it be Movie, Actor, Role, or Quote in order to begin the game. The other players then continue to build on the previous selection by immediately following the first card with another trivia card. For example, let's say we start with the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. 

Then, the next person could theoretically follow up the movie with an actor card, for example, Harrison Ford. After the next people in rotation give us a Star Wars role/character along with a quote spoken by any character in the film, the take, or round as we say in our fancy movie talk, is completed and we're ready to roll the next production! With this in mind, we can jump to Raiders of the Lost Ark since Harrison Ford is in both movies, acting as our connector piece. The game then keeps going until one person runs out of their cards and wins the game, thus completing the scene or game!

In addition to the trivia cards we have awesome strategy cards that make production run smoothly; like Reverse Angle if you want to change the orientation of where the cards flow (clockwise or counter-clockwise) and Take Five for skipping your own turn. Cut! severs the the connections previously made and allows the next player to start a new take, while Edit will automatically complete any missing trivia and allow the player to jump to a new movie if they know the appropriate connector. 

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Watch the video above to get a demo from Justin explaining how to play. It's easy to learn and an absolute blast to master!

  • Each base game includes 160 Trivia & Strategy cards
  • With 30+ Minutes per game with infinite possible rounds.
  • Up to 2 to 16 players.
  • Remember, all levels of experience can play!

The Bonus Features Pack

Quiet on the set! Production hasn't wrapped up just yet! Take two! 

Movie Buff veterans and super fans can get this exclusive, first chance to dip into the Movie Buff Bonus Features Pack! The Bonus Features expand on the already rock solid core mechanic of jumping from movie to movie with brand new trivia and strategy cards. The Director's Cut, in particular, allows people to add in a Director, like Steven Spielberg to name one, to their favorite film, enhancing the take along with other cards. Iconic Landmark and Featured Song are important elements in our love for movies, with many landmarks coming to mind from classics (i.e. Statue of Liberty in Planet of the Apes) and songs we can't get unstuck from our minds (name that tune from the opening in Back to Future). 

Mix in a few strategy cards and fans of Movie Buff can remix the way they play. This isn't just a small addition to the base game. Rather, it allows fans, old and new alike, to share their special movie knowledge in a brand new and exciting way that will surely spark fun debates and conversations about all kinds of movies! We also have the Producer's and Writer's Cuts featuring additional trivia cards and strategy cards different than the Director's Cut. 

Pick your favorite or try all three and play through the wonderful history of every movie you have ever loved!

Name the Director of a movie
Name the Director of a movie

 

Name an Iconic Landmark used in a film
Name an Iconic Landmark used in a film

 

Name a Song played during a movie
Name a Song played during a movie

 

Don't forget! These new trivia cards not only enhance the take, but can be used to jump to other movies as connectors to begin a new take.

Below we have included brief teasers of the additional cards found in the Bonus Features. Each of the packs will come with 54 Brand New Cards!

In addition to the aforementioned trivia cards, the Director's Cut's Strategy Cards are as follows:

  • Reshoot - Go back to a previous take 
  • Stand-In - Trade a card with another player 
  • Stunt Double - Play two cards in one turn

If you want to showcase your knowledge of all the movie moguls in the biz the following cards will be in the Producer's Cut:

  • Producer - Name any Producer on the film Composer
  • Name the Composer on the film Award - Is your film Oscar worthy? 
  • Name an Award the film's won Box Office Flop (Strategy) 
  • Everyone must draw two additional cards Box Office Smash (Strategy) 
  • Discard one card Production Delay (Strategy) - When someone takes too long during their turn make them draw one additional card 

Last, but certainly not least, we can't forget about the Writers that craft our favorite movies from their earliest inception:

  • Writer - Name a Writer or Author credited on the film 
  • Year - Name the year when film was released 
  • Memorable Prop - Name a memorable prop in the film (i.e. lightsaber or Indy's whip) 
  • Rating (Strategy) - The next take must match the rating of the current one 
  • Option (Strategy) - The following take must match the genre the player establishes 
  • Rewrite (Strategy) - The blank page, the player develops an original strategy

 

 What People Are Saying

Featured on Buzzfeed's 35 Products Every Movie Lover Will Appreciate 

Featured on Mental Floss's 11 Brilliant Gifts for the Film Buff in your Life .

Featured #2 on Faveable's "Best Gifts for Men who Love Movies"

 "It's open-ended design works well in making sure you never play the same game twice. Can't wait for the "director's cut" edition coming soon that adds directors to the mix! *- Raymond, Five Star Review

"It's open-ended design works well in making sure you never play the same game twice. Can't wait for the "director's cut" edition coming soon that adds directors to the mix! *- Raymond, Five Star Review

"This game is a must-freakin-have for any 'movie buff.' If you love movies, quote movies in your daily life, and get into debates with your friends over your favorite movies...then this game is for you. It's simple, and is designed to never be the same game twice." *- Kenneth, Five Star Review

"Simply put, a great game. If you love movies, and know useless facts such as who played the Predator, this is the game for you. But wait, there's more! Even casual film fans can play and win, because everyone has seen different stuff, and have different levels of buff in them. Not trivia based, so there is more than one right answer." *John, Five Star Review

"Ten cards are dealt to each player and they begin the quest to create 'Takes' and 'Scenes' by using a delightful mixture of trivia and strategy cards, connecting film to film to film, until a player exhausts all of their cards...making them the ULTIMATE Movie Buff!! I dare you not to love this highly addictive, ridiculously fun experience...I triple dog dare you!" *- Randall Unger, Reel Reviews NYC

Why Kickstarter? 

This is where it all started some time ago. While we're very happy with our original game, we searched for ways to enhance the gameplay and make it even better. We need your help to accomplish our goal of making this the ULTIMATE CUT. If you loved the base game, or haven't played it yet, we're sure you'll love the Bonus Features Collection. We need the initial funding to print the game and then we can get the finished product into your hands to play with your friends, your family, and even your coworkers! All the money pledged goes straight towards printing the new cards. When you back our campaign you not only get the game but help us expand on our critically acclaimed and award winning dream project! Thank you so much!

Behind the Scenes - Buff Beginnings

Initially created by Justin Purvis along with his wife Corrie, Movie Buff started out as a game that many film lovers find themselves playing; connecting various movies with the various actors and quoting the scenes we all love and remember is a pastime for all movie lovers. After bringing it to life, the creators knew something was missing when fans asked about a possible Director or Producer card, potentially adding to the fun of linking different movies. Following this important feedback, Justin and Corrie collaborated with Marc, Rachel, and Rob at Golden Games to bring the Bonus Features Packs to life here! We humbly ask your support to green light this fantastic addition to our wonderful game so we can share our love of movies with you and your loved ones.

We want to thank our initial backers and supporters of this passion project we've embarked on. It's been an incredible journey taking the initial print run of the game on the road, showcasing it with tabletop game aficionados in mind. Every fan has made our day with the specific movies they chose when playing and we hope that everyone playing Movie Buff will make long-lasting memories. After meeting all of you, we believe the Bonus Features meet the standards you deserve. Every movie and game lover out there made this happen, you're all stars in our eyes!

Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you all out on the red carpet! Feel free to share this campaign with every movie lover you know and like us over on Facebook! Also be sure to follow us on Twitter!

If you have a favorite movie quote comment below and we'll share one of ours :)

So​ng Credit: Fig Leaf Times Two Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Movie Buff™ All Rights Reserved © 2016 by Golden Bell Entertainment, LLC. ™

Risks and challenges

Like Indiana Jones, we've avoided plenty of obstacles and boulders hurtling our way. We spent a lot of time designing and play testing the new cards to meet our standards and your expectations. We've gone to great lengths to guarantee you're getting the best quality product, and now we only need the money raised to print the Bonus Feature Packs and get them into your hands!

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    *EARLY BIRD SPECIAL* Complete Movie Buff

    You will receive the definitive version of Movie Buff: The Greatest Movie Trivia Card Game Ever Made!

    In addition to the stand alone card game, you will also receive all three of the bonus feature packs (the Writer's Cut, the Director's Cut, and the Producer's Cut).

    Finally, all of the creators of the game and it's expansions will sign a limited edition signature on the box!

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    *STRETCH GOALS ACTIVATED* MOVIE BUFF!

    You'll not only be getting the COMPLETE Movie Buff Package which includes the stand alone Movie Buff Card Game, and all three bonus features (Director's Cut, Writer's Cut, and Producer's Cut), but just wait there's more!

    With this Reward Tier you will also be getting the Movie Buff Game Playing Matt which will look like a classic VHS tape that everyone is just going to LOVE! You'll also be getting all the free goals too!

    Finally, all of the creators of the game and it's expansions will sign a limited edition signature on the box!

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    The Family Retailer Pack

    You will get an exclusive Retailer Pack which will include 8 stand alone games of Movie Buff! This also makes great gifts for family and friends if you're one of those super movie buffs! You will also receive one of each of the bonus feature packs for you to enjoy! Additional packs can be sold in bulk at a rate. Please message!

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