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Board Games That Would Make Awesome Movies

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The new Hugh Jackman flick, Real Steel, looks a lot like the famous kids game Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. You know, the game where you and your opponent try to beat the crap out of each other using plastic robots in a ring?

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Between this movie and the new movie based on the game Battleship, it has me thinking about what other games Hollywood can draw inspiration from for their next big blockbuster. Here's my list of board games that need the movie treatment and some plot suggestions. You're welcome, Hollywood.



The horrific story of a group of people who get more and more tangled up as a mysterious mastermind shouts, “Left foot green!”


7. Candy Land


Two children must find their way home by traveling through the Candy Cane forest and other candy-centric lands. Beware of Gloppy the Molasses Monster!


6. Hungry Hungry Hippos


A bus full of tourists on an African safari end up having the adventure of their lives when they realize mutant and VERY hungry hippos are chasing after them!


5. Chutes and Ladders


This abstract film would show a young man and woman constantly trying to reach the top of the ladder only to slide down to the bottom over and over again.


4. Life


Life isn’t always quite as straight and narrow as the game suggests, but a movie about a perfect family of blue and pink people would be interesting.


3. Operation


A group of surgeons must race against the clock and save “Charley Horse,” a miniature pony eaten by the world’s largest man.


2. Monopoly


Who cares what the plot is! Any storyline featuring Rich Uncle Pennybags, the mascot of the famous real estate game, will be a blockbuster! I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who thinks he has that special star quality!


1. Stratego




Deceit, bombings, war – forget drawing on real history for epic battles, Stratego would make the ultimate action flick.

What is your favorite board game? Do you think it could make an interesting movie? Let me know in the comments!

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