Summary Watch X-Files clips, then answer trivia questions to get your way round the board.
Description Type: Board Game
Players: 2-6 players
Game Time: 45 mins -1 hr
Developer or Designer: 20th Century Fox
Publisher: 20th Century Fox
Tests your fan knowledge
Watch your favourite scenes
Need a VCR
Only covers season 1
A precursor to the current Scene It! trivia game series, The X-Files Trivia Game was released in 1997, and to my surprise, I have still found it available several places, from charity shops to conventions, to cult stores, as well as online. A quick Google search and you'll soon find a place to buy it.
And if you are an X-Files fan, I definitely recommend that you do. That is, if you still have a VCR. The one downside about this game is that it is on video, which was fine when it came out, but now unfortunately means it is falling into the realm of the obsolete.
For those who are still retro enough to own a VCR, then you can have no end of fun. Despite only covering season one, there are hundreds of questions to whet your appetite and challenge your knowledge.
There are four category questions that is determined by the roll of a triangular die: character, backstory, the unexplained, and behind the scenes.
The structure of the game works like this:
Watch a clip until you see the question grid
Choose difficulty of either X or XX. Each X indicates how many spaces you can move depending on whether or not you get the answer right.
Roll the die, and answer the category question, for example: 'Where was the E.B.E. allegedly shot down?'
If you land on a square with an on it, then you pick up a card, and follow the instructions. These could set you back, or put you ahead.
The first person to reach Samantha at the top of the board is the winner.
There is also the option to play without the board, in which case, you score points for each question you get right.