Scene It? Music

by Jack

(Chicago)

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Scene It? Music edition
Board game manufacturer:
Mattel
Number of players:
2+

Quick verdict

The new addition to the Scene It? series may seem like more of the same at first, but you will find out after a night of playing it that, well, it is just like all the rest of the series. But this is not necessarily a bad thing.

The game and gameplay

I find myself enjoying this series quite a bit. Most families have most likely done away with the games of the past, like the Monopoly game and Clue. (I sincerely hope not!! — Ed.) We are in the digital age now, let’s get some electricity flowing in my family games.

Click here to Put Your Foot Down: submit your OWN Footprint Rating and leave comments for this game!Set up the Scene It? board, put on the DVD and get ready to answer questions. A music video clip is played and whoever’s turn it is has to answer a trivia question based on the clip just shown.

It might be straightforward, like name the title or the artist, or you might have to go deeper into the music trivia jungle and answer something more obscure.

As with all Scene It? board games, the winner reaches the goal first by answering most correct questions.

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Pros and cons

There is definitely a variety of artists that are covered in Scene It? Music edition. They let you play the game with many genres of music, so no matter what you are into, or where you knowledge lies in the musical world, you should know most of the artists.

There are different types of modes to run though, so there is a little bit of replay value there. I also need to mention that this is great for all ages. Maybe grandma might be a little out of the running, unless she is up and with it for the new music. But overall the music supply will work in the family environment quite nicely.The cons for all of the Scene It? games are the same: you will see the same clips, over, and over, and over. That can be pretty annoying, not after multiple games, but just the current one you are playing.

We often saw the same thing for different questions during the same round. So there is a need for tweaking the random generator for selecting clips from the disc.

Even though there were a lot of artists, I would still like to see some older music. There is a lot of classical music that could be added and that is where kids should be educated, for example. But even older pop, like 1930s and 40s songs, would be nice as well.

There is just not enough material here to keep you occupied for multiple nights of family fun. After playing this a couple of times, you are going to remember some of the answers to the questions too easily.

But it is a family game, not meant to be super challenging.

The verdict

I definitely recommend Scene It? Music edition, especially for the low price (not any more! It’s now a collector’s item — Ed.). There is absolutely enough entertainment value here for the family at that money. We know how to have a good time and if you do too, you will be laughing all night long. So if you enjoyed any of the other Scene It? games in the series, this one is worth a look.

Boardgame Beast gives Scene It? Music Edition three footprints out of five. Click here to leave comments and submit your OWN score for this game!

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