Screen Test Game will quickly become one of your all-time favorite games to
play. Screen Test Game parties are
entertaining, outrageous and hilarious. Best
of all, you have a lifelong keepsake video at the end of the game!
Our talented game professionals have played The Screen Test Game with kids, adults and both kids and adults (families). Here’s a great “tip” list to help you make the most of your Screen Test Game party:
The Screen Test Game is perfect for any type of party: birthday, family gathering or adults only. If you are having a kid’s-only birthday party, we suggest the minimum age of 10 years old. It is perfectly OKAY to include any age child in a family game, but it may be too difficult for children under 10 to play the game by themselves. The game is best played with no more than four (4) teams of four (4) people, so don’t invite more than 16 guests. The game works fine with a minimum of two (2) teams or eight (8) people.
The Screen Test Game allows the organizer to decide which rooms of the house are “in play” for the game, and which rooms are “off limits.” If it is daylight outside, feel free to include outdoor locations. Be sure to choose rooms that have plenty of light so that the scene does not come out too dark. Remember, not all rooms will be used, but make sure the ones that are eligible are clean and well-lit.
Have a designated “Green Room” or “Party” room for all party attendees to relax and socialize in while the game is being played. It’s a good idea to have snacks, beverages, music and a TV in the Green Room. The Green Room should be located away from any eligible locations where a scene may be shot.
Tip 4: Preparing your
camera for the Screen Test Game party:
Once the Director starts his or her first “take,” with team #1, the camera cannot be rewound. The scene must be shot in one continuous take. Outtakes make for great laughs, so NO rewinding! Once all scenes are shot, the Director returns to the Green room with the camera and recorded tape. He rewinds the tape to the beginning of Team #1’s scene and assembles all guests around the TV to view them. BE SURE YOU HAVE THE CABLE THAT ATTACHES YOUR CAMERA TO YOUR TV OR VCR SO THAT THE SCENES CAN BE VIEWED ON A TV. YOU SHOULD TEST THIS BEFORE THE PARTY.
Use the provided Screen Test Game Clapboard as a scene marker before each take. This adds realism and fun to every scene!
The Director must be the timekeeper too. A SCREEN TEST GAME Stopwatch is provided in your game for this task. It is the Director’s responsibility that all teams receive equal time (20 minutes from card selection to returning to the Green Room), so he or she must keep each team motivated and moving. 20 minutes is PLENTY of time. Just keep the pace! A four-scene party should take no more than two (2) hours to complete.
The Screen Test Game is won when the Director announces who has won the Best Scene and Best Actor awards as voted on by all partygoers. To make your party a memorable one, it’s a great idea to award keepsake prizes to your winners. Click the button below to be taken to our “Buy it” ordering page to see our unique Screen Test Game awards available, for purchase:
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