|Publisher(s)||Screenlife / Mattel|
|Players||At least 2 (can be played in teams)|
|Setup time||5 minutes|
|Playing time||30 to 45 minutes|
|Skill(s) required||Movie/Pop Culture knowledge,|
& Dice rolling
Scene It? is a DVD game series created by Screenlife, in which players answer trivia questions about films or pop culture. The games were first developed to be played with questions read from trivia cards or viewed on a television from an included DVD or based on clips from movies, TV shows, music videos, sports and other popular culture phenomena. Scene It? was made available as a mobile game for iPhone, iPad, on Xbox 360, PlayStation and Wii as well as two social network games on Facebook.
Players choose either a short or long game, and adjust the Flextime game board. For a short game, the board is folded so fewer spaces show. Each player throws a six-sided die to see who goes first. Then, the player rolls both the ordinary die and a customized eight-sided "category die" to see how far they move, and what challenge they face. The challenge can range from a trivia card question, a DVD challenge, ("My Play" or "All Play"), or they may have to draw a "Buzz card" (Cards are often renamed in special editions such as a "Prime Directive" card in Star Trek "Scene It?"). If the roller wins the challenge, they can go again, but if they lose, the dice are handed to the next player. This process keeps going until someone hits the All Play to Win stop sign, in which that player must win one final All Play, in which everyone participates, in order to win. If not, they go to ring 3 of the zone called Final Cut. There they must answer 3 questions right. If that falls through, then on the next turn they only have to answer 2 questions, and then only 1 question if that fails. If a Final Cut challenge is won, then they win the game, and they get to watch a victory scene on the DVD.
Optreve DVD Enhancement Technology
All versions of Scene It?, excluding the video game iterations, use a DVD that is designed to reshuffle itself every time it is inserted into the DVD player. In some instances, the DVD player may reset the system, and in this case, the DVD will reshuffle itself before returning players to the game menu. If a question from a previous game is shown in the same session, players can hit the "Return" button on their remote in order to start a new question. Some DVD players do not support this technology, but players can choose from 20-25 (depends on version) pre-set games to play. As their title suggests, these game sets are not random, and stay constant, no matter how many times the DVD is reset.
- Movie Edition
- Deluxe Movie Edition
- Deluxe Sequel Pack
- Junior Edition
- Music Edition
- TV Edition
- Harry Potter 1st Edition (2005)
- Harry Potter 2nd Edition (2007)
- Harry Potter The Complete Cinematic Journey (2011)
- Disney Edition
- Sports Edition
- Squabble Edition
- Warner Bros. 50th Anniversary Edition
- James Bond Edition
- HBO Edition
- Turner Classic Movies Edition
- Nickelodeon Edition (2006) (Edition includes questions based on all original non-game show shows on the network at the time of its release, with the exception of Doug for copyright issues with The Walt Disney Company, as well as older sitcoms, All That, The Amanda Show, and KaBlam! for unknown reasons.)
- Marvel Comics Edition
- Friends Edition
- Movie 2nd Edition
- Deluxe Movie 2nd Edition
- Disney 2nd Edition
- Pirates of the Caribbean Edition
- Doctor Who Edition
- The OC Edition
- FIFA Edition
- Disney Channel Edition
- Seinfeld Edition
- Star Trek Edition
- Disney Magical Moments Edition
- The Simpsons Edition
- 80s Edition
- Twilight & Twilight Saga Editions
- Comedy Movies Edition
- Glee Edition (this was the last game in the series)
A video game version of Scene It?, entitled Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action was released for the Xbox 360 on November 6, 2007. It featured 20 new game modes/categories and special game show-style "Big Button Controllers". The first sequel, Scene It? Box Office Smash was released on October 28, 2008, featuring the new Xbox 360 Avatars. A second sequel, Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! was released on November 17, 2009 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. Opting for a multi-platform approach, this title abandoned the avatars in favor of more generic characters. After Scene It? Twilight, a third sequel, Scene It? Movie Night was released on November 30, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii.
Two unsuccessful, web-only versions of the game, Scene It? Online, and Scene It? Daily, were made available online, on Facebook, and on mobile platforms. Scene It? Online borrowed strongly from the DVD games' format, including video clips, sound clips, and puzzles. Scene It? Daily was predominantly text based, and represented a major departure from the multimedia-centric roots of the series.
- Bishop, Todd. "'Scene It?' goes daily with unified trivia game across web, devices". GeekWire. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
- Webster, Andrew. "Scene It? Daily Review". GameZebo. Retrieved 27 February 2018.