Looking for another way to bond with your Twilight lovin’ tween or teen beyond Monopoly or Scrabble this summer? The Twilight Board game may be the perfect solution. The hype has died down a bit; Amazon.com has The Twilight Game in stock right now for a mere $12.46, down from $19.99.Peace.Love.Twilight recently enlisted the help of fellow bloggers in an interview with the game designers at To Be Continued and MegaGigaOmniCorp. Learn that the game was based off of the movie and other interesting facts:
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Are you a fan of Twilight? Or did you just take this on as “a job”? If it’s the latter, and then you “had” to go read Twilight/watch the movie, what did you think?
Some of us were fans of Twilight before we worked on the project and we all saw the movie and read the books. We can say that we really enjoyed both!
Ana Cristina of The Danger Magnet-
Is this game something anyone can play, or do you need to be a fan of the series to play?
It definitely helps to be a fan of the series especially with the trivia challenges, but we intentionally designed the game in such a way that you don’t need to know everything about Twilight to enjoy the board game. Although we didn’t include a house rules section in the rulebook, players are encouraged to play the game in the way that they want to play it. For example, if you are playing with a bunch of friends who don’t know anything about Twilight, feel free to use only the non-trivia halves of the cards.
How did you come up with the questions?
We based the trivia questions on the movie. We wanted this to be the kind of game that you would want to play with your friends, so we brought in social and party elements. We also wanted you to have things to do even when it wasn’t your turn, which was the inspiration for some of the more social questions.
What was your inspiration behind the original game?
The game is designed to be a fun experience for Twilight fans that allows them to test their trivia knowledge and learn more about their friends and family.
Twilight has become such a huge franchise, but in a very independent, detached way, almost as if they didn’t realize demand for all things Twilight would be so great. Was the board game designed early as a treat for the true Twilight fan or quickly made as an attempt to quell fan demands?
The Twilight board game was designed mainly as a treat for fans.
Are there any plans for future board games based on New Moon, Eclipse, or Breaking Dawn?
We’re hard at work on New Moon now — Check out Cardinal Games’ website for more details.
Is the board game available worldwide, or only to select countries?
The board game is currently available in North America. Cardinal Games has more information on the international release schedule.
Are the questions just Twilight related or are there New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn questions as well?
All of the questions are only related to Twilight, the first book in the Twilight series. There are no New Moon, Eclipse, or Breaking Dawn questions.
Here’s a link to the entry on BoardGameGeek.com: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/41068. And here’s the description: “A trivia and roll-and-move style game where players go from scene to scene until they end up at the prom. Sometimes questions are movie-trivia based, and others are ‘interpersonal’ questions for the players to answer about each other as themselves (no role-playing)” I would ask why you decided on a roll-and-move trivia game? Why not some other mechanic such as deduction, like Mr. Jack? And deciding on trivia, why not create more than 132 cards?
We wanted the board game to be accessible to Twilight players, who are familiar with popular board games, such as Monopoly and Trivia Pursuit. We knew that many players would want to be able to flex their Twilight knowledge, so we included trivia, but we also wanted there to be social elements, as the world of Twilight is all about relationships.
So that sounds pretty cool, at least we know that the people involved in making this game have read the saga like we have. What’d you think of this interview?