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10 Board Game Movies That Should Never Be Made

How Hollywood Could Whore Out of Favorite Board Games

By Robert T. Trate & Chad Derdowski     April 30, 2010
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10 Board Game Movies That Should Never Be Made
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It may have taken 25 years, but the trend started with Clue has finally started catching on.  A remake is in the works along with film versions of Monopoly, Battleship, Risk, Candyland and even a film based on the Ouija Board.  It's left many scratching their heads, but being the entrepreneurial folks that we are, we're jumping on the bandwagon and offering our own suggestions to Hollywood.  We've taken care of writing treatments and casting the films... we've even gone ahead and printed up some posters too.  Now we're just waiting for the money to start rolling in.

10. Operation

9. Jenga

8. Scrabble

7. Hi Ho Cherry-O!

6. Connect Four

5. Chutes and Ladders

4. Ants in the Pants

3. Mouse Trap

2. Pictionary

1. Hungry Hungry Hippos


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wrrlykam 4/30/2010 12:11:00 AM

Actually these titles sound better than many movies I've seen announced this year. You better get these outlined and sent or some studio exec will nab, erm I mean have a 'great idea'. Great movie posters too.

FerretJohn 4/30/2010 12:35:17 AM

I think they did Mouse Trap.  And actually Hungry Hungry Hippo has possibilities (though not with that name).  They've made movies about vicious sharks, crocs, gators, snakes, rats, dogs, cats, apes, bees, ants, bats, spiders, pirahnnas... hippos are more dangerous than most of them, but aside from a cameo in Congo I've never seen them do anything but lay out on the beach or poke their head curiously out of the water.

Ants in the Pants also has possibilities, but that's a conversation for later  :-)

FerretJohn 4/30/2010 12:39:26 AM

Wait, I just remembered something, they did a movie centered on the Ouiji Board already.  Low budget horror/ghost flick back in the 80s called Witchboard.

Chopsaki 4/30/2010 1:39:28 AM

Wadsworth: "You see? Like the Mounties, we always get our man."
Mr. Green: "Mrs. Peacock was a man?"

Loved Clue! I gotta admit I'm strangely curious about Battleship. Peter Berg eh, hmm...

karas1 4/30/2010 3:23:04 AM

That fireman movie, Chutes and Ladders, sounds good.  I want to see that.

I'm not familliar with Hi Ho Cherry-O.  I guess I never had that game as a child.

hanso 4/30/2010 3:27:39 AM

Chad, Trate -  Fuc.king AWESOME!  That's all that can be said about this.

spiderhero 4/30/2010 4:28:27 AM

Ha ha ha ha ha. That was great. Sadly we'll be seing these all for real in the coming years.

wsblackadder 4/30/2010 4:36:50 AM

I'd green light them all !!  I'd probably see all of them if they were made.   Although, ants in the pants  would probably be "National Lampoons presents:  Ants in the pants"  :p


acidsquall73 4/30/2010 4:56:32 AM

This was imaginitive as hell guys. I totally thought back when Ladder 49 came out years ago that they could make a movie called Chutes and Ladders just for the hell of it. 

And Clue is still one of my favorite movies of all time. I to this day cannot hear someone say, "To make a long story short.." and NOT immediately say, "too late". It's almost like a reflex reaction.

Betenoire 4/30/2010 5:18:43 AM

Brightened the morning, thanks.


Sadly some of the way you present the stuff actually makes me interested in them...or at least far more interested in them than 90% of the films that are made.

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