Scenarium is an improvisational storytelling game for 4-20 people who can play as individuals or as teams of two. It is a party game where players act, draw, and tell stories based on interesting prompts and creative commons photos.
Scenarium was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2014.
The game mechanic is similar to Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity. The game begins with one of the players/teams in the role of The Director. The Director chooses a card and a prompt (Tell, Draw, or Act) and all the other players/teams of two have a few seconds to prepare before telling, drawing, or acting out their response. The best performance, in the eyes of The Director wins the card, and then the player or team to the Director’s left becomes the next Director. The first player or team to five cards wins.
It’s an easy game to learn – the directions fit on one side of a playing card, and it’s a flexible game that encourages house rules (all acting, family and kids versions, drinking game versions, etc.). Each game takes about 30-45 minutes to play.
There are 249 game cards in the limited edition version of Scenarium, and each card has three prompts. The average game only takes 12-18 rounds so you’ll never see the same game twice.