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So, the news came out that Mice and Mystics might be getting a movie. Check out ComingSoon.net for more information about it. There has also been talk about Catan having a movie. Then there are movies like Jumanji and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which have a board game focus. However, Clue is clearly the best of the batch that have come out thus far. So what would make a good movie, as a board game?
Now, I am going to toss one out here fast, Dead of Winter, however in a lot of ways, that’s basically The Walking Dead. So I’m not going to say anything about that one beyond it.
Betrayal at House on the Hill is the first other one that has popped into my head. And that’s because a lot of the haunts have such a classic feel. You could also most a series for it as well as a movie where a group goes into the same house over and over again to see what horrible thing would happen to them and who would betray the party. This has a bit of a Cabin in the Woods feel to it, because in that one there were a lot of “omens” lying around that they could have picked up. But having a betrayer as part of the group I think would add an interesting dynamic to it. Add in the Betrayal Legacy that is coming out, and you could get yourself a nice franchise.
Then from the same game designer as Mice and Mystics, you could do Stuffed Fables. In some ways, I think that would make a cuter story, stuffed animals going on a grand adventure to get back their girls lost blanket while they travel through a crazy world that has developed under her bed. Any game that has that strong a story element to it would obviously work better as a movie as compared to say, Catan. And this one has a very cute aspect to it that would make a very good family film.
So what about a game with less story focus as the driving storyline for a movie?
Love Letter, now why would that make a good movie? I think you could do a romantic comedy with it and have a lot of good humor surrounding trying to get the letter to the princess. Of course things would go wrong, the guards would throw someone in jail to stop one persons letter from getting through, and somehow at some point in time one of the suitors would end up getting their letter to the princess so that she can deliver the letter to herself and that person would just immediately lose, obviously. Almost would have a bit of the goofy feel of the Clue movie to it.
Root would be another cool game to see be made into a movie. Another one that definitely would have to lean towards a kid focused movie, but probably more intense than something like Stuffed Fables would be. Root would show the struggle in the forest for control. I would think that the Woodland Alliance would likely be the sympathetic main characters with the vagabond playing a large role as well. The Marquise de Cats would definitely be the evil group, and the Eyrie, while probably not being evil wouldn’t be well liked because they have too many rules. Personally, form having played the Eyrie, they are definitely the good guys, but maybe slightly misunderstood, but that can’t be helped.
Arkham Horror LCG, to get back to more story focused games (though this game is fairly abstract with nice chunks of flavor text throughout), would be an obvious choice as well. You’d focus in on the investigators and what they are doing and the madness surrounding them. In some ways I’m a bit surprised that there hasn’t been something so Lovecraft focused done already. I might be forgetting something though. But a good movie set in that time frame of the 1920’s-30’s with the monsters possibly being released, that would be nice, and the potential for sequels is high with this one as there would always be another threat that the investigators would have to deal with.
Now, I’m sure that I could come up with a ton more games that would make interesting movies, if done well. What are some that would make great movies, in your opinion, that you want to see done? What are some board games that would make the worst movies?
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So, I’ve kind of been hoping this game would get legacy game treatment. What game is that you might ask?
Betrayal At House on the Hill
Though it could be Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate (both are basically the same game, just different skin on them.
So where is this news coming from? I originally saw it as a re-tweet by The Dice Tower News, but the original breaking news came from Rob Daviau himself, the master of legacy games to this point in time.
Wizards of the Coast just announced Betrayal Legacy. Been working on it for the past year. So happy with it.
— Rob Daviau (@robdaviau) November 17, 2017
Check it out, and I’m sure there will be plenty more news coming down the pipeline that I’ll be posting about this, because honestly, as excited as I was for Pandemic Legacy (both seasons), I might be even more excited for a legacy version of Betrayal, especially if it’s Betrayal at House on the Hill and not Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate (which is still fun) because I like the horror theme better.
Finally, I apologize for the run on sentence that I just posted. I’m excited, super excited, so I am writing fast and rambling.
Update: 2:43 PM 11/17/2017
Today, WotC President Chris Cocks unveiled Betrayal Legacy designed by @robdaviau, coming Fall 2018 from Avalon Hill! More information will be out there soon but here's a peak at current box image. #scary pic.twitter.com/7LVauYLiwj
— Avalon Hill Games (@AvalonHill2) November 17, 2017
We now know what the box looks like, and it looks awesome!