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      05.12.2011 10:41
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      A great gift idea for Friends fans

      I am a die hard Friends fan and was gutted when E4 stopped showing the series, but I still get my fix through this Scene It game, which is an interactive game that can provide a lot of fun for Friends fans.

      Scene It, if you've never heard of them before, are a series of themed games that are interactive and are ideal for parties and groups, although they can be played with just two people. I also have the Harry Potter version and they are available in everything from Disney films to The Simpsons and from James Bond to Movie Classics. You need a DVD player, TV and remote control - quite amusingly the box tells you that these three things aren't included!

      We bought this particular version from The Works and paid just £9.99 which was an absolute bargain as far as I'm concerned as I have played it plenty of times and the game has been different every time. There are around 900 trivia questions and over 100 clips from all ten series of the show, so it makes it reusable enough. I have seen the game on sale in Toys R Us for around £30 which I think is probably still just about good value for money.

      There is a game board which is designed to be Central Perk and it folds out in two ways so that you can play both a short and longer version of the game. When we have played it has almost always been just the two of us and even then I think that the short game is just too short - by the time you have got into it, it's over. The longer game we have found takes about an hour to play on average and I have always found that I haven't been bored of it and that I could have carried on for longer.

      You start the game by choosing one of the game pieces which include things significant to the show such as an oversized coffee cup and a barker lounger (not sure if that is how you spell it sorry!). There are four tokens so obviously you can have a maximum of either four people or four teams playing at once. I imagine it would be a lot of fun playing with four teams because of the interactive element, but you'd probably struggle to find enough Friends fans to make up four teams.

      Once you have decided who goes first (the highest roller of the dice), the aim is to be the first to get around the board. Along the way you have to answer various questions depending on what you roll with the category dice. The different sorts of questions are:

      My Play - This is one that involves playing the DVD and is just for the person that rolled the dice. There are various types of challenges, including answering questions following a clip (good for those who aren't addicts of the show), guessing who is missing from the picture, answering a crossword puzzle from clues and guessing who is speaking. There is also a couple of challenges that involve multiple choice answers which are again much easier for those who aren't big fans.

      All Play - This includes all of the challenges that My Play does, but this time anyone can answer the question and the first one to do so takes control of the board.

      Trivia Cards - These are split into three different categories and you answer depending on what you threw with the category dice. The three categories are The One with the Details, The One With The Dialogue and The One With The Pop Culture. The first category is based on the show and deals with who, what, when, where and why questions. These questions are probably the easiest for people who like the show. The second category is pretty self explanatory and they are my favourite because they pose a bit more of a challenge, having to remember exact words and scenes. The last category is not about the show apart from the fact that it involves actors who starred in the show (both regulars and cameos). These are the hardest questions as they can be quite obscure although people who don't watch the show will have a good chance at answering these ones.

      Buzz Cards - These are a bit like chance cards in Monopoly and tend to have you jumping forward or moving back depending on what fate has befallen you.
      Players Choice - This simply means that you can choose whichever category you want from those above.

      The DVD is easy to set up and follow. Between questions the DVD plays the Friends theme which whilst good at first, wears a bit thin later on. The DVD is automatically set to random, so there is a chance of repeating questions within a game, although this hasn't yet happened to me. You can get round this though by selecting Pre-Set Gameplay, which is a programmed game that guarantees no repetition. There is also a party play option where you don't use the board at all and the DVD simply plays the party games one after another and you don't have to press any buttons or anything. This is great when you are being too lazy to play properly, or you just want a quick Friends burst.

      Overall I would highly recommend the game to all Friends fans especially if you can find it as cheaply as we did. It's not great for people who don't like the show, although there are enough questions for them to answer that you can make a game of it. It's a lot of fun and the interactive element is simple to use and very effective. Makes a great gift idea.

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        20.04.2011 20:55
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        great board game

        Scene it has now become a very popular variety of board games, it started with the general game for everyone which was just about popular films but now has branched it out into more specifics, for example testing your knowledge on Friends, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. I got this a good few years ago due to being a total friends fan and it has stood the test of time.

        The box is pretty big but there isn't actually that many different parts, they are just heavily packaged to ensure they don't break in the box! The board is versatile to different length games, it folds inwards if you don't have as much time and want a shorter game which I think is a good touch, ensuring you can still play even if you are in a bit of a rush. The board is purple with images from friends around it and it has the spaces around the edge, some with instructions. To move around the board there are 4 counters provided, in the shape of a coffee mug ( which I always use) , a mirror, a chair and I'm not entirely sure on the last one but I think it may be the statue of liberty. They are sold silver effect pieces which ensures that they stay on the board. Then essential to play are the dvd and the cards which is where you get the questions from.

        It is a pretty simple game really, and if you forget anything there are handy reference cards to show you what the dice mean, which symbol relates to which type of question. The two dice make it a bit different to your average board game - once you have decided who is going first you roll both at once, and one corresponds to how far you move your counter while the other corresponds to the type of question you will be answering. This is one of the reasons I really like this game, the variety of ways in which you can be asked questions. For example if you roll the dice and a silver disc comes up then this is a 'my play' which means that you select this on the dvd and it will ask you a question about something to do with friends but only you can answer it. This is similar to all play, except everyone can answer all plays. The questions they ask you can be anything, they often play a clip then ask a question but sometimes they will do things like anagrams or guessing who the character is so even if you haven't seen most the episodes you will be able to make a good guess. Then there are the cards which have 3 categories, I don't like these as much because they are a lot more specific so harder to get and bad if you're playing with people who don't really watch the show, also quite a few of them are about the actors rather than the programme which I don't have much knowledge on. Then there are also 'buzz' cards which just give you instructions such as miss a turn or go forward 2 spaces.

        I really like this game, it is a great original board game and I enjoy getting very competitive trying to show my friends knowledge! I got mine for a present so I'm not sure where it was from, looking on amazon it £40 which seems extortionate but there are used copies for £10 which seems good value.

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          29.12.2010 12:29
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          Altogether another great entry in the series

          Scene it has become one of the most popular board game brands in recent years rising from obscurity to having a place in all kinds of entertainments forms. Building on the success gained from the board games which included videos in the early 90's Scene It took the DVD medium and developed a range of board games that have become every popular amongst the masses. From xbox games, to yearly themed releases of the latest crazes Scene it is a brand that shouldn't be ignored!

          This edition focuses on the everlasting popular Friends TV series. The American sitcom based on the goings on of six friends in modern day New York gripped the world when it was the number one sitcom on the planet in the 90's and early 00's.

          This game comes for a round the £40 mark although can be picked up for half that price if you shop around local discount stores. For the price you get the board game, the question cards and the DVD which is suitable for ages 13 and over and can accommodate anything from 2 - 4 players (or more if you play in teams) It certainly works best with more players but its often hard to get a group of fans together who can evenly compete with this as you need people who are real friends fans rather than just casual observers to get the most out of the game.

          Whether you are a Ross fan, Rachel admirer or hanging on waiting for Chandlers next quip, the game caters for all. The questions have a nice focused spread so each season is covered well and the range of questions are well pitched as they are ones you think you should know, but cant quite think. Some fans will breeze through the questions but there will always be a handful, as in every scene it game that will perplex even the most hardened fan!

          The aim is to work your way around the board and reach the end, your progress being dependant on how well you answer the questions. Depending on the dice roll and square landed on you will answer questions or use the DVD for them. Clips, Whos said this, what happened next etc are all included and clips range from being the first to shout out the answer to being for one person only.

          Essentially this is the biggest, best and most interactive friends quiz on the market that any fans of the show will have fun with. You desperately need other people to play it with as its not that much fun alone and for the price which can be as high as £40 it may not be worth your while!

          Altogether a great package and another classic in the scene it range!

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            14.11.2010 17:48
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            A great family game from a mega hit TV show.

            As I have always loved the TV series friends and considered myself to have considerable information on the subject, I was extremely pleased to see a game produced giving me the chance to show off my knowledge on the subject. Scene It is a DVD board game and the aim of the game is to get round the board first. You do this by rolling the dice, moving that many spaces and then answering the Friends related question. If you get it correct your go continues, incorrect play moves on to the next player. The question you get depends on the dice you roll. The categories are as follows:

            All Play - A DVD clip is played and every player attempts to answer
            My Play - A DVD Clip answered solely by the current player
            Green Question, The one with all the details - From the pack of cards.
            Orange Question, The one with all the dialogue - From the pack of cards
            Yellow Question, The one with the pop culture - From the pack of cards
            Buzz Card - Each buzz card has a different instruction for the player, but they always end your go.
            ? - Players Choice. Pick from a my play DVD clip or a question card.

            The game includes two dice. One regular die numbered one to six and one with the category signs on. Each go you roll both dice and this tells you the number of spaces to move and the category you need to answer.
            At the beginning of the game you can pick from four playing pieces all made of metal. You can pick a large picture frame, a giant teacup, a barcalounger or New York.
            This game can be played by two to four players.

            Once you have got round the board you will land on all play to win. This can be found on the DVD options and this is your chance to win with just one more question. However all the other players can play with you too and therefore they have the chance to stop you from winning. If one of the other players gets your all play to win question correct or everyone fails to answer it correctly, you move to the Final Cut 3 ring and the go passes to the next player. The final cut rings mean you must answer the number of questions on the ring correctly to win.

            This game is a great family game for anyone who has watched Friends TV programme. The more episodes you have watched the better your chance in this game. However you can win this game by being lucky. If roll high numbers on the die you can get round the board without answering any questions correctly. Sometimes the DVD questions are about a clip you have just been shown, so you could therefore technically win with no Friends knowledge whatsoever. I have actually seen this happen. However normally the winner will be the player with the most Friends knowledge, as it should be. I have found this game usually takes about an hour with four players playing, but this does vary depending on how many questions the players correctly answer and how high the dice rolls are.
            This DVD game has a rating of 12 years of age and this is because it shows a lot of clips from the TV show, some of which include mild swearing. I have played this with a 10 year old child who thoroughly enjoyed it but of course it must be up to the guardian which age range can play this. I would not recommend anyone under the age of 10 as the questions would be too difficult. They also need to have watched the show.
            Some clips are repeated in this game, but the question that follows are different. The DVD questions come in different categories. Some are clips, some are word puzzles, and some are lyrics from Phoebe's songs.

            Questions from the Yellow category on the cards are about the actors and actresses from friends outside of the show.
            I love this game and have played it several times with Friends and Family.

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              22.07.2010 23:10
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              A brilliant games, for friends fans - especially if there are a few of you

              A total must buy for friends fans (or even just those who find themselves drawn to the endless re-runs on tv.)

              The scene it games are brilliant games, especially when you have a few people to play them - or a couple of people who have equal levels of knowledge on the subject.

              With this game you get a board, playing pieces, a dvd and question cards.

              There are different squares which you can land on - these may include question squares - answering different questions these questions vary from being based on friends episodes, characters in friends, the actors who starred in friends, watching clips of friends on the tv, answering random questions which may appear on the tv relating to friends.

              You do need to have seen quite a lot of friends to be able to play this game, otherwise it may get a bit boring. However get a few people together and you have a really great time answering the questions, battling to get to the end of the game and then reminiscing about the great friends episodes.

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              A really entertaining, enjoyable game

              Friends... I'm sure I wouldn't be the only person to argue that Friends is the best TV show that has ever been on television, is on television and I like to think will ever be on television! A hilarious sit-com perfect in every aspect, what more could anyone want?! I love this TV programme, and so when I saw a TV advert for this game I was desperate to buy it. But unfortunately new Scene It games retail at around the £35-40 mark, so I had to resist the temptaion; that is until I saw the game in the Christmas sale for £17 in John Lewis.

              'Friends Scene It?' is for 2-4 players, and the age rating, like most of the series' themselves is 12+. The game comes with a DVD which is both used during gameplay and can teach you How To Play if you'd rather not read the paper instructions. Basically, it's your standard board game in that you roll dice, answer questions and progress round the board. The aim of the game is to enter the winners circle and to win you then either progress through three special questions (the 'Final Cut') or correctly answer an 'All Play to Win' question! Simple!

              When it comes to what questions you answer some will be trivia questions from the cards and others will be using video/audio clips on the DVD. For example you may be asked to fill in the missing lyrics in one of Phoebe's songs or asked 'what does ____ say next?' after watching a clip. Then there's more difficult questions, along the lines say of 'Which Friends star appeared alongside [actor] in [film]?' The questions are definately for an advanced level Friends fan!

              There's three modes of play that you can embark on. Firstly there's the stand game as outlined above. Secondly, you can play a shorter version by using a shortcut on the board. Then there's the 'Party Play' mode which just fires out questions (on the DVD this is) with no need for the board or anything. Great if you've got a bunch of people round and just want to answer questions without all the extra hassle.

              Basically, if you love Friends (and by that I don't just mean watch it every now and agan and think it's pretty good) I don't see why you won't love this game too. You will still definately find it a challenge! If however you don't love the show or watch the show that much, it would rather understandably be a great waste of money. Mattel Games succeeded in making yet another top quality game providing a challenge and entertainment, you even get Gunther narrating the DVD! The most frustrating thing for me however is that whilst I adore Friends none of my friends or family like it anywhere near as much, meaning I have a very limited number of people to play with :(

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              07.12.2009 14:40
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              If you love Friends, you'll probably like this

              I think this a brilliant game, but maybe that's just because I'm a huge fan of the Friends TV series and enjoy testing and showing off my knowledge of it. Actually, more often than not I don't actually win!

              Players move around a board, which handily you can extend or fold inwards to create different length games, though I don't find that a full length game takes any more than half an hour anyway. You roll one die to determine how many places to move around the board, and then there's a second die to determine the category of question. This one has 8 sides, though there are only 4 categories.

              You may then have to answer one of a variety of Trivia questions, which are card based, or take a 'buzz card', which is basically a pot luck- you could be told to miss a turn, move back 2 spaces or be given a choice of categories, for example.

              You may also get a 'my play' or an 'all play' question, both of which are DVD based. 'My play' means you answer yourself, 'all play' means anyone can answer, and the fastest answer wins- fairly self-explanatory really.

              Some of the DVD questions are quite interesting. I particularly like the ones based on clips from the series, which may involve having to remember something from the clip, or guess the punchline. There are other types of question too though, where you have to guess the voice of a guest star, fill in a crossword clue or guess an anagram. The latter two types of question are not quite so interesting, and I think the DVD could really be put to better use with more clip questions. However, I find these last two the easiest to win at, so there are some advantages!

              If you like Friends then I think you'd find this game really enjoyable, at least the first few times. However, if you're not really familiar with the series then you would struggle to answer any of the questions, so it's definitely not the game for you.

              The game costs £24.99 from Amazon, although you would probably find you'd have to pay a fairly hefty postage fee. I'm not sure what the availability of this particular 'Scene-It' is like in UK stores, as I haven't been there for a few months now, but I'd advise shopping around before ordering over the internet.

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                17.08.2009 13:53
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                Great for birthday or christmas presents for any Friends fan

                I'm a huge Friends fan - I've watched it from the first series, and over time have seen at least every episode three times, but with certain episodes I've seen over 10 times, therefore I think it's safe to say that when my friend told me she was bringing this game round so we could play it, I was super confident I'd beat everyone!

                It was easy enough to set up, there's a board, a DVD, counters dice and cards. There were four of us playing, and the side of the box states it is best for "2-4 players". We split up into two teams, me with my boyfriend, and my friend with her's. In basic terms, it's a simple question and answer board game, where players take it in turns to roll the die, move the correct amount of spaces, and it's the person who gets to a certain point, or in this case the middle, who wins. The die are different in this game, as you throw two, but one is a regular numbered dice, and the other has symbols on, indicating which type of question you'll answer.

                The DVD runs alongside the game, so that certain questions will be on the DVD, and others will be printed on cards that you pick up. The DVD contains simple questions, video clips, audio clips, etc, and you simply have to answer the questions.

                I think a good feature of the game is that the board can be folded in half to create a shorter version of the game, which I reckon takes about 20 minutes, maybe half an hour. The full version can take an hour, or a bit longer.

                Another brilliant feature is the 'Party Play' option on the DVD, which, once selected, just runs question after question about friends, meaning you can still play but don't have to faff about with cards, dice, etc, or even the board if you don't want! This can be played using just the DVD and is quite a good idea for large parties, where someone can keep scores using just a pen and paper!

                Once the DVD is in, you use the DVD player's remote control buttons to move 'up' 'down' or to press 'enter', which is all easy to get the hang of. There is an option on the DVD of 'How To Play' which gives you a demonstration of how it all works, but since I've played it a lot now I don't need it anymore. It's very easy to use anyway, so even if you're new to the game, it might not even be necessary to see this.

                In game play, each team takes it in turn to roll both the die, the numbered and symboled one. The number is how many spaces you move, and the symbol gives an instruction of whether you have to answer a DVD question, a card question, or another option.

                There were different categories of questions, for example, you may have to answer a question like 'Who did this' or 'Who said that', but there are also harder questions asking what the actor/actress did before Friends, or which actor played guest characters, etc.

                I found that, being a huge Friends fan, most of the questions were easy, apart from the actor/actress questions. These were very hard and I hardly got any right. Because they're all American actors, I think you'd have to be American to be able to know all of the questions, or if you're a big American sitcom/TV show fan then you'll definitely have an advantage.

                There are also Buzz cards which you might sometimes come across, which may you give good news or bad news!

                You win by reaching a certain square which leads to the centre of the board, which you must answer certain questions to get through to the centre. But the first one is an 'All In' game, therefore if the opposing team can answer first, then the other team must stay where they are until their turn again. Once the player does get to the centre however, they have final questions to answer on the DVD, and a right answer means they have won the game.

                I can see why this game is quite popular among Friends fans (I wouldn't recommend for anyone who is not a Friends fan... my boyfriend isn't really and he didn't know many questions rendering him a useless part of the team!). It's a bit of a novelty and a perfect birthday or Christmas present to a Friends lover. After a couple of games it does get a bit stale though, as even though the questions are different, the same ones do come up every now and again, and its just not as exciting after a few plays!

                I think the game started out as fairly costly, about £35, but luckily the price has come down now in some places to £20. I would recommend you give this game a go, but after a few weeks it will probably end up in the bottom of a cupboard once its served its initial usage!

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                  I'll be there for youuuuuuuuu...........

                  I have always loved board games and enjoy playing with lots of them on a regular basis. I also love the American TV sit-com "Friends", so I was thrilled to bits when I received the "Scene it" (Friends edition) board game as a gift from my sister quite recently.

                  Before this point I had never before played with a "Scene it" game, and was unfamiliar to the layout of the game, or what was involved therein. With this in mind, I am going to assume that some of you lovely dooyooers out there will be in the same boat, and I will do my best to explain in full detail what the game involves.


                  **WHAT IS IT?**


                  The box states "The irresistible Friends trivia game with clips from your favorite episodes!" so there is not really too much confusion about what this game was about before we set out to play. The box also states that the game is for 2 - 4 players, although I think if you preferred to play this game in teams, you would be able to, without too much problem.

                  Upon opening the box, there is a circular-shaped board, a small pile of "Buzz" cards, four counters, 4 category reference cards (one for each player or team) a purple plastic box containing the question cards, a DVD in a cardboard cover, an instruction sheet and two black dice (one is cube shaped with numbers on and one is more triangular, with a range of symbols on it).

                  The game is essentially a board game in that each player (or team, if you prefer) has a counter and rolls a dice in turn. There is however, a great twist to the Scene it game in that there is an interactive element to it, which is provided by the use of a DVD alongside the game. This has been cleverly set up to coincide with different rounds throughout the game.

                  I will point out that I have several other interactive DVD board games, all of which have required some sort of setting-up with the DVD player, or the game's remote control or something similar. Not so with the Scene it game; all you need to do is take the DVD from the box and pop it into your DVD player, and hey presto! Setting up is complete! You can then keep the DVD on, set up your board, and away you go!

                  A very cute point to note about this game - or I thought it was cute at least - is the four counters that are used as each player/teams 'movers'. Each piece is related to the TV show in some way, and all are different. They put me in mind of the counter pieces used in a traditional game of Monopoly - the iron, car, dog etc. The Scene it Friends game however, has four counter pieces that represent certain things from the television show, such as a large silver coffee cup and a barker lounger (Joey's probably!). I think that this is a nice touch, and any fan of the TV show will instantly recognise what each piece is representing.


                  Another little touch of genius with the Friends Scene it game is that you have two options for choosing your game in that the board is designed to allow you to either fully extend the board for a longer game or if you prefer, you can fold it into a circle for a shorter game. This board is called a "Flextime" board, and seems to be unique to the "Scene it" games. We have actually played both games, and found that the formats were quite similar, but obviously the game using the extended board does last a little longer. I wondered if the shorter game might be better for those younger players who might like the game, but when I tried to find out what ages this game would be suitable for, it just clearly states "adult" on the instruction sheet and the like. My guess as to the reasons behind this would be that perhaps some of the clips used in the game that are of course from the TV show might not be particularly suitable for a young(er) audience!


                  ** SETTING UP **


                  When playing the game for the first time, we preferred to use the option on the DVD menu called "How to Play", which is basically an on-screen demonstration. It clearly states in the instructions that this is an option for learning how to play the game. The DVD menu works like any other DVD menu, whereby you can move up and down the menu by using your remote control. It is really easy to do and we didn't find any problems with it when using it throughout the game.

                  Alternatively, you can choose to either read the instruction leaflet then begin with the "Set up" option which again can be found on the DVD menu.

                  To begin the game, you simply each select a mover, placing them on the START square on the board, and position the board where all players can see it. You place the "Buzz cards" on the appropriate circle on the board, and distribute a category reference card to each player. This card basically just lets each player know what each symbol on the triangular-shaped dice represents, and subsequently what challenge they will need to take in order to complete their turn.

                  One player needs to be the 'DVD master', and they will be responsible for operating the DVD player (and in charge of the remote control) throughout the game.


                  ** PLAYING THE GAME **


                  Each player rolls the numbered dice in turn, with the player who has rolled the highest number going first. The first player then rolls both the numbered dice and the triangular dice (with the symbols on) together, moving the number of spaces as shown on the number dice. Depending on what symbol the player has rolled, players will need to complete either a DVD or a Trivia card challenge.

                  The Trivia cards contain a number of challenges, such as "The one with all the Dialogue", when the player must answer the "Friends" dialogue question. These are generally questions with a "who said what" feel to them. Of course, an opposing player must ask the question, and there is a timer on the DVD which you can select by using the on-screen menu. There are other challenges on the Trivia cards, such as "The one with the Pop Culture" which are basically cards with general "Friends" questions, such as 'which actor played Monica's boyfriend, Richard?' The other challenge that appears on the Trivia cards is "The one with all the Details" which are basically a selection of "Who, what when where or why" questions, such as 'In the one with the Butt, Joey gets his first major movie role as whose butt double'?

                  The Trivia cards are relatively straight forward - you answer the question which corresponds to the symbol you have rolled on the triangular dice. If the player answers their question correctly, they roll again and have another go.

                  There are also "BUZZ" cards which should be read aloud and the instructions carried out by the rolling player. Buzz cards remind me of the "Chance" cards in a traditional game of Monopoly, in that some are winners and some are losers. Eeeek! An example of a Buzz card, to give you an idea of them, would perhaps be "Oh! My! God! You finally break up with Janice. Again. Move ahead two spaces, and mean it this time". Heheh. :-D

                  Alternatively, there are several DVD challenges to be completed with the use of the DVD. The Trivia cards do not need to be used for the DVD challenges.

                  There are two possible DVD challenges - the first is the "my play" challenge, which basically involves the DVD master using the remote control and selecting "my play" from the DVD menu. The player in question then attempts to answer the question that appears on the television screen, which corresponds to the clip that has just been shown. If they answer the question correctly, they get to roll again and have another go.

                  The other challenge is the "all play" challenge which similarly involves the DVD master selecting "all play" from the DVD menu. The difference this time however, is that any player can answer the challenge that follows, with the winner being the first player who clearly shouts out the correct answer. So, as you can see, there is plenty of opportunity for control of the game to be stolen! (Much to my other half's dismay!)

                  And so the game carries on in this fashion - rolling dice, reading out questions, watching the DVD and moving counters around the board. This continues merrily until one player reaches the "STOP" square on the board. (It actually states "stop - all play to win").


                  ** WINNING THE GAME **


                  The player who has landed on the STOP square then has two ways in which they can win the game and be crowned winner! The first is the "All play to win" option. This basically means that the DVD master once again chooses the correct option from the DVD menu. All players then compete in this challenge. If the rolling player wins this challenge, then that player can advance to the winners circle on the board and that's it - they have won. If, however, another player wins this challenge, they have the option of either moving their own counter forward three spaces, or forcing another player to take a BUZZ card, and carry out its instructions. The game would then continue, with each player or team rolling in turn.

                  Assuming that the player that missed out on the winning title the last round has not been overtaken by somebody else (arrgh, how frustrating!), then they will be given another chance to steal the winner's crown when it once again reaches their turn. This is done in the "Final Cut" game. This is another option on the DVD menu, which the DVD master would select.

                  The Final Cut game means that the rolling player must answer up to three questions correctly to win the game. The DVD cleverly displays on-screen instructions at this juncture, so there was no need to panic about getting all this clear in our heads before play commenced. (Phew, thank goodness!)

                  We found this to be the general feeling throughout the game. When we first read the instructions we were a bit worried about whether we would be able to follow the game properly, and carry out the different challenges that were on the DVD. We really needn't have worried as the on-screen instructions contained in the DVD were so self-explanatory that we ended up trying to skip through some of them a bit later in the game. It is not a difficult game to grasp and after a couple of games, you'll be flying around that board without needing to so much as glance at your instruction leaflet!


                  ** WOULD I RECOMMEND IT? **

                  All in all, I love this game and we play it regularly. I think it would probably be a bit difficult for people who are not regular viewers of the Television show, as the questions are all Friends related, and in fact this has proven to be the case when my partner is playing the game alongside myself or our friends. He has certainly seen plenty of the show, but is by no means what could be described as a huge fan, and therefore his ability to answer the questions is impaired slightly.

                  Another great thing that I found about this game is that the DVD has a final option on its menu - this is the "party play" option. This option is just basically alternate Friends clips (with questions after them) or just questions that show up on your screen. We have indeed put it on at parties or family gatherings and the like, albeit with the sound turned down, but it has been a great ice-breaker at times, and no other aspect of the game need be set up - all you need to do is pop your DVD into the player and hey presto! An on-screen quiz thingy!

                  I would highly recommend this game for families with more grown-up children, parties, holidays, quizzes or girly nights in. I brought it out quite recently at a girly night that me and some of my friends were having (most of the other girls had only met each other once or twice) and by the end of it we were all laughing and giggling like teenagers! Yes I know that the wine probably helped, but I am merely trying to make the point that I found the game to be helpful to use as an ice breaker! *blush*

                  As I said at the start of my review, I got this game as a gift from my sister, however, it is on amazon.co.uk for the price of £29.00, which might sound expensive but to my mind, it is reasonable value when you consider the fact that each clip has multiple questions associated with it, it is reasonable to assume that you'll be hard pushed to get the same questions over and over again. Certainly this has never happened with me, and I have probably played the game about a dozen times or so. (With AND without wine, natch!).

                  Furthermore, when you consider that a game bog-standard Cluedo costs around £15.00 , I feel that it is worth paying a little more for that 'interactive' feel.

                  We love this game, and I couldn't recommend it to you highly enough. Hopefully I have explained how to play it properly and given you an idea of the fun involved with the different challenges.

                  This gets full marks from me! Thank you for reading my review. XxXxX :-D

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                  Be the first to answer Friends DVD-based clips, trivia, and puzzlers in a race to the final cut!