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A Memento Insight by @steph for S1 E20 | New Girl
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Title: Game Night
Event (Watch Party): S1 E20 | New Girl
Event Date: 2022-12-26
Drop Date: 2023-02-16
Remarkist World: New Girl (Series)
Density: 10 KD
Number of Editions: 25
A fandom loves to expand the world of their favorite show, and to have that world come to life. Some fans may go on pilgrimages to set locations. Others may dive into fan fiction or create fan art. But another way to expand that world is to have a game night. Many writer rooms have created what they thought were just fun, fake games only to have the fandom essentially chime in and say “Hey, we want to play too!” The fans want to play the game to feel as if they are living in the same world. A lot of times the games don’t have complete rules, but has that stopped a fan? Absolutely not! Fans have gone on to finish the rules of many games, even if you leave more confused than when you got there. It’s the shared love of the world that makes the game enjoyable.
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
The Big Bang Theory took a beloved real game and expanded the rules. Just remember that Spock always beats Rock. 🖖
The Cones of Dunshire
It was created by Ben Wyatt on Parks & Rec, and I think we are all Leslie Knope staring at him trying to understand the rules. A couple of fans did create a real version, so mission accomplished, Ben!
It is the game show on Friends that Joey never got to host; a mix of trivia and a game of chance. We are still not sure how the hungry monkey comes into play, but it is the BEST GAME EVER! And weirdly a little similar to the iconic Irish game Quizone.
It is a game that one of the writers of New Girl played in college, but because the rules weren’t remembered, they wrote complete nonsense. It didn’t stop fans. Essentially it’s a drinking game where the floor is lava.
When you are in charge of your next game night, you can take a page from Marshall in HIMYM and create a game that uses all the parts of the best board games and is so complex only YOU know how to play. It just doesn’t use anything from backgammon except the name itself.
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