When it comes to the Festivus Feats of Strength, maybe you don’t want your gathering to resemble the coliseum in the days of the Romans. Think about it. Grown adults grappling right next to your antique armoire. There has to be a better way.
A board game is a great low-impact replacement for Feats of Strength. Board games have always been a part of Seinfeld. Remember when Kramer and Newman played Risk in Jerry’s apartment and then later on the subway? Who doesn’t love a good board game?
There are even Seinfeld-themed board games available to make your Festivus gathering even more fun and memorable. In this blog post we feature four Seinfeld board games that are currently on the market. We are not suggesting you should go out and buy any of these, we aren’t even providing a link where you can go and purchase them. (No sales pitch) If you are interested, you can figure out where the games are available in your local area, or online, or you can borrow from your neighbor, ala Kramer.
Check them out! Have fun! When you clear the table to play, make sure you do it Kramer-style.
An old classic gets reinvented. The game is based on Newman’s plot to leak the other Seinfeld character’s secrets in a newsletter he’ll distribute on his mail route. As a result, Newman gets murdered! Now, your job is to figure out who did it.
The game includes Seinfeld locations such as Jerry’s Apartment, Monk’s Restaurant, the Soup place, Elaine’s Apartment, Kramer’s Apartment, Peterman’s Office, the Chinese Restaurant, the Car Dealership and George’s Office.
The classic “Clue” weapons are replaced by Jerry’s Microphone, The Cigar Store Indian, a Festivus Pole, JFK’s Golf Clubs, a Big Salad, Beef-A-Reeno, a Shower Head, a Label Maker and the Statue (from episode 10 Season 2) . We’re not sure how you could kill someone with a salad. You’ll have to use your imagination!
It’s a fun party game for 6 or fewer people, however you could play in small teams.
Scene It? Seinfeld
This entertaining trivia game will have you racing around the game board as you try to tackle Seinfeld trivia. You get to relive some of your favorite scenes from all nine seasons of Seinfeld.
Some questions are asked following a scene played on the included DVD, and others come from trivia Cards. Once you have made your way around the board there is a “Final Challenge” to win the game.
Alternatively, if a board game is not your style you can choose the Party Play mode on the Main Menu of the DVD. In this mode the DVD shuffles among a variety of scenes and challenges automatically so that you and your guests can enjoy the trivia even more casually.
Seinfeld Trivia Game
Released in 2009, Seinfeld Trivia includes all your favorite Seinfeld characters and their adventures, and misadventures. You race around the board to visit Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer. You even get to go to Monk’s Diner and try to guess a Seinfeld quote., or you go to the soup place and try to get a bowl of soup from the Soup Nazi.
This game is appropriate for smaller parties since it’s only for 2 to 4 players, however you could play in teams. The game has over 698 questions, which means it can be played a few times before it starts to repeat.
Traditional Houses and Hotels are renamed “Parking Spaces” and “Garages”. Property owners can choose to add extra “parking spaces” and “garages” to their properties, thereby adding value and increasing the rent for other players who land on those spaces.
Community Chest and Chance cards are renamed “Yada, Yada Yada” and “Hellooo!” Watch out for unlucky cards such as $150 for Mackinaw peaches or a donation of $100 to George’s made-up charity, the “Human Fund.”
The game also includes six Seinfeld-themed tokens: The Marble Rye, The Puffy Shirt, The Urban Sombrero, The Bro/Manzier, The Coffee Table Book, and The Fusilli Jerry.
In fact, every piece of the game has been “Seinfeldized”. Every bill, from $1 to $500, features a classic Seinfeld quote!