Us parents here at ToyXplosion are 80′s kids, so when we were asked if we would like to review Scene It? 80s Deluxe Edition we said “YES!”. I love the Scene It? games and hadn’t played this one yet.
What did we think? Overall it was fun, but it’s definitely for those who were either older kids or adults during the 80s. I found it difficult to answer some of the questions and that’s because I had a hard time remembering some of the 80s shows, actors and movies they were referring to.
But, if you have a good memory of those 80′s and love to reminisce, then you will absolutely love this game. It’s best to invite some fellow 80′s children and adults over and just make a night of it.
If you are not familiar with Scene It? games, here’s some detailed information about the game from Amazon.com:
Get swept up in the nostalgia with Scene It? 80s Deluxe Edition. With topics ranging from Pac Man to Pop Rocks, this game features everything you want (or don’t want) to remember about the decade of big hair and leg warmers. More than just a trivia game, Scene It? also challenges you to use observation, memory, wordplay, and problem-solving to decode the puzzles that you see on-screen. Designed for two or more players — ages 13 and older — this trivia game will be sure to thrill people who lived through America’s most bodacious decade.
Relive the ’80s, Trivia Style
From the game pieces to the trivia cards, every aspect of Scene It? has been “80s-fied.” The game begins with players choosing one of four collectible tokens to represent their team. Sculpted out of metal, these tokens have been modeled after some of the ’80s’ most recognizable cultural artifacts: a cassette tape, a joystick, a bulky handheld phone, and a keytar. The game board is collapsible and features two sizes, giving you the option of playing a 15-minute quick game or a 40-minute extended game.
Teams advance around the board by answering two types of questions: traditional trivia cards and DVD-based puzzles. The trivia cards, which resemble what you might find in Trivial Pursuit, come in three different categories: green “Take Three” questions, orange “Songs, Slogans and Sayings” questions, and yellow “Pop Culture” questions. They vary in difficulty, and some of the tougher questions are challenging enough to stump even the most loyal ’80s enthusiasts.
The main attraction, however, is the interactive DVD. Featuring hundreds of video clips, sound bites, and images from the ’80s, the DVD challenges players to solve brain-teasing puzzles. With a variety of different puzzle categories, the DVD puts your knowledge of ’80s to the test. Categories include “Distorted Reality,” where players must identify a character based on a distorted image, and “Spellbinders,” which challenges players to decode a secret message.
Fun for the Whole Family
The DVD has been designed to resonate with children of the ’80s. You’ll relive the radical fads of hair metal and pop rocks, hear your favorite ’80s music, and watch video clips of classic ’80s media moments.
With hundreds of questions, ’80s Scene It? has something for everybody. The difficulty is also varied enough to keep everyone engaged — from ’80s cultural scholars to casual fans. Also, some of the video puzzles are completely self-contained, so even those who are too young to remember the ’80s can participate in the game
What’s in the Box
DVD, Flextime game board, 4 collectible metal tokens, 175 trivia cards, 16 buzz cards, 4 category reference cards, six-sided numbered die, eight-sided category die, and instruction sheet.
Review materials provided by Screen Life