Action Movie: The Card Game

Competitive card game for 2 to 4 players.

Each player takes on the role of the head of a new movie studio in Hollywood.  The goal of the game is to make the biggest, craziest and most exciting action movies you possibly can for as little money as possible, in the hopes of making tons of money.

The game begins by finding investors and buying a script to produce.  From there you spend the investors’ money to do rewrites on the script, hire actors and a director, and finally shoot the film.  When it’s done you release it to theaters across the world, hoping to break box office records.  But watch out, because if the critics give you bad reviews it may all come crashing down.

Card Types: (a preliminary list)

Investors: Investors will give you money to spend to make your movie, but they always come with a catch.

Scripts: The bigger the script, the more it’ll cost you to buy, and the more potential it has to make you a billionaire

Actors: A-list, B-list and C-list celebrities are all out there and ready to play your heroes or villains, all it takes is a paycheck and a contract

Crew:  Directors, designers, cinematographers: Hire the right ones and they’ll make your movie better

Scenes: Explosions, car chases, gun battles, and more explosions: audiences like to see things blow up

Miscellaneous: Pay the writer to let you add scenes, bribe a critic to give you a good review or give a rival studio a bad one, these cards allow you to bend and break the rules… for a price

In Hollywood, film is forever, but money is all that matters.

– Rob

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