Friday, June 19, 2009

How to throw your own Buffyfest Part 3: The Games

This is the 3rd part of our "How to throw your own Buffyfest" series and in this part we're going to be giving away a little freebie that is close to Michelle's heart - The Buffyfest Trivia Game. It's a game show type activity that she invented for Buffyfest and is the regular host of.

The Buffyfest Trivia Game Show is a great way to show off your Buffy knowledge. You don't need much to play the "Jeopardy" style game either - some researching skills, poster board and a computer - depending on how detailed you want the event. One caveat to that: After stressing over how to get the game show-type-vibe of "buzzing in" for an answer, without having to build something...we became privy to a vintage board game called "Quizzard ". So, if you want to set it up like a game show like we do, you must get the Quizzard (which usually goes for about $20-$25 on eBay.) It eliminates any fights that might break out!
Now the challenge of picking the right mix of questions - easy and hard - will be the fun part for the creator of the game. Luckily for you, if you don't want to think too hard on this we have Michelle's list compiled already for you. And as for the game itself, check out these free downloads created by Tara (download here). It's all packaged into a nice little bundle with instructions, but any questions just email us.

So, even though Ryan wins every year and Mike and Ivan grumble, I don't think a Buffyfest would be complete without the trivia game show portion of the night. Hope you enjoy it too!

Also, since last year we started ending the Buffyfests with another fun and simple game - The Buffy Fantasy Game (right click, download here). It's an interactive DVD type game created by Julia, resident TV Geek at Anyone who's left post-festivities, or hasn't passed out from drunkeness, usually end up playing this and screaming things at the TV like: "Come ON Buffy, stake a fricken VAMP already! I need some points! It's the name of the show and she doesn't stake a vamp the whole damn episode!!" Good times.


Anonymous said...

Just to let you know the (download here)button doesn't work at least not for me :)

Tara said...

ooh, it's true. Thanks for the heads up! All fixed now...