Theatre Games

♥ Theatre Games to play with your Friends, Family, and in the Classroom!

1.Cards Against Humanity The Theatre Pack

The Bard once said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely members of our target demographic.” Okay, so maybe it went a little differently than that, but Hark! It’s the Cards Against Humanity Theatre Pack, 30 cards about those things that are like movies but they happen right in front of you. We’d like to thank our parents, our amazing director, and of course, God.

So what is Cards Against Humanity?  Basically, it’s a party game for horrible people.  Version 2.o contains 150 more cards than the original version; bringing the total to 500 white cards and 100 black cards for maximum replayability.  Then you can buy expansion packs, like the Theatre Pack.  So how do you play?  Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. It’s sort of like an adult version of Apples to Apples.

  • Minimum 4 players, but best with 6-8 players, Ages 17+
  • Be warned, though, that this is not a game for anyone easily offended.
  • The game can be tamed down by pulling out inappropriate cards.

2. Shakespeare Board Game

In Shakespeare, the play is the thing! You’ll have six days to put together the best possible theatrical performance and the company that gets the most flattering reviews will win! Assemble a talented troupe to wow the crowd and critics alike! Each day players will take part in a closed bid to determine turn order. Then they will spend their turn enlisting craftsmen and actors and building beautiful sets and costumes. Choose your actions wisely, opening night is approaching fast!

  • 2-4 players, ages 13+, 45-60 minutes (although the first time may take about 90 minutes)
  • Beautiful art and components work perfectly with the theme
  • Different ways to play, including a solo variant
  • Cast actors in Shakespeare’s most iconic roles

3. Shakespeare: Backstage

Already have the Shakespeare Board Game? Take to the stage with the expansion pack Shakespeare: Backstage, the first expansion to the game of costumes, scripts, and sets. Not only does the expansion add new objective and actor cards to the game, but also introduces new game play opportunities. Backstage cards allow players to utilize unwagered cylinders by placing them on the deck and spending them on special abilities, such as placing fewer rest tokens, adding hats to actors, or increasing ambiance.

  • 1-4 players, ages 13+, 20-90 minutes 
  • Hire the backstage crew to enhance your performance
  • Gain access to special powers by Casting new actors
  • Achieve your theatrical goals with additional objectives
  • 4 individual board, 20 cylinders (5 in each color), 28 discs (7 in each color), 4 recruitment cards, 16 Rest tokens, 4 Game Reference cards, 1 Main board, 2 bags, 1 Day token, 8 +3 tokens, 56 coins (1, 3, 5 Pounds), 72 Stage Set elements, 72 Costume elements.

4.  Munchkin Shakespeare Deluxe

Oh my goodness, Munchkin is one of my favorite games, full of comedy, battle, and betrayal.  Apparently fans asked for a Munchkin game, Shakespeare-style, and here it is!  Munchkin Shakespeare Deluxe is part of a line of best-selling, hilarious card games from Steve Jackson Games, with over 9 million copies of the core sets and supplements in print worldwide.

5. The Play’s the Thing Board Game

“Set in the Globe, this board game encourages players to get to know their Bard a little better. Each player is an unemployed actor in Elizabethan England, desirous of performing as many scenes as possible from Shakespeare’s plays. The object of the game is to assemble all the cards necessary to mount and perform a particular scene from Julius CaesarHamlet, or Romeo and Juliet (actually, performance is optional). Roll a die and make your way across the board, which features all sorts of stage mishaps, duels, and missed cues. There are four levels of play geared toward different degrees of familiarity with Shakespeare’s work. There are also several variations on the basic game that can be played; instructions are included. This is a great way to brush up on the three featured classics (in fact, several teachers are quoted in the packaging as using The Play’s the Thing to increase student involvement with the material)…”  –Tom Keogh

  • 2-4 players, Ages 12+
  • Fun way to learn about Shakespeare
  • No knowledge of Shakespeare required
  • Instructions for four levels of play are included that challenge novices and experts alike
  • Three plays are included: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Julius Caesar

6. Be A Broadway Star:

The board game that puts YOU in the spotlight! You’ll have tons of opportunities to showcase your talents with interactive cards that just might have you singing and dancing your way to the top! Whoever has the most fans in the end wins! Can you make it to the Broadway Hall of Fame? For Broadway theater lovers of all ages!

  • 2-6 players compete to be the Biggest Broadway Star!
  • The Broadway Board Game that puts YOU in the Spotlight!
  • Start out at acting school, buy headshots, get your equity card, and more!
  • Perfect gift for Theater and Broadway Fans (read the incredible reviews!)
  • Includes a link to a download templates for new cards for shows like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen!

7. Box Office

Try your hand as a producer attempting to produce plays in theatres across North America.  The goal is to bring in the most money by producing plays to which you gain the rights while getting the right combination of actors.  Challenges include keeping your actors and not getting bad revues.

  • 4+ Players, Ages 10+
  • Trade artists and contracts to make the most money while producing plays in theaters across  the board (which represents North America)

8. Greenrock Village Theatre Game – Murder Mystery Game

Perhaps the juicy gossip of film is more your style.

9. Tabloids Hollywood Game

Be clever, witty, or outrageous when describing your swimsuit, neighbor,closet, hair, or whatever guess word is picked out of the possible 496 possible guess words. Just be sure to not reveal the word to the player in hot seat!

  • 2 to 6 players, Ages 8+
  • Play time is up to 45 Minutes

10. High School Musical Game

Are you a High School Musical fan? Challenge your friends and test your own knowledge as you answer questions about the movie, strut your stuff, and even sing a hit song or two. The goal is to try to collect 6 different cast cards

  • 2 to 6 players
  • Game says ages 7+, but I would recommend it more for ages 13+
  •  Includes a board game, interactive CD, trivia cards, and 6 character cards.

11.  Glee CD Board Game

While not specifically a musical, lots of musical theatre fans that are wild about Glee!  Show your friends just how much you know about the show. Ask questions of your teammates so you can guess the Glee character. Then your teammates act, sing, dance and do whatever they must to get you to guess what that character does. All the time you’re holding the Glee-full holder with the answer card over your head. Hurry, before time runs out and the school bell rings!

  • Comes with 200+ Glee cards
  • Based on the hit Television show
  • Fun for the avid fan and the casual viewer
  • Act, sing, dance to answer the questions
  • It’s your chance to “free your glee”

12. Screenplay: The Game of Movie Quotes

This game is similar to Trivial Pursuit, but uses movie quotes in the categories of action/adventure, comedies, dramas, musicals, westerns, horror, etc… Testing your knowledge of the most popular movies. You listen to a quote and answer which movie it came from, the actor or actress who said it or the character they portrayed. You move forward with each correct question answered, first to the finish wins.  Relive all of your favorite scenes and test your knowledge of the most poplar quotes from you favorite movies from “Here’s looking at you, kid” to “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates.”

  • Game for aged 16+
  • Quotes from hundreds of movies
  • Choose from action, adventure, comedy, drama, musical, western, horror, & more

13. Want to practice your pantomime skills?

Charades-in-a-box: American

With this classic acting party game, you won’t have to spend any more spending time thinking up good charade topics. Start as soon as the box is opened; with nine titles in the series, there’s bound to be a perfect title for any crowd or skill level.   Perfect game for dinner parties or cookouts

  • 4 or more players
  • Ages 10+
  • Includes: a sand timer, score pad, pencil, and loads of American charade topics.

In Conclusion

Who knew there were so many theatrical games?  Do you know of some that we forgot to mention?  If so, let us know in the comments below.  Thanks!

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