Cinephile (Expert) The object of the game is to connect two actors through the films in which they’ve appeared. Players must connect the two actors in six films or less, but the lower the number of degrees the better.
Joaquin Phoenix and Winona Ryder.
Phoenix was in The Village with Sigourney Weaver.
Weaver was in Alien: Resurrection with Winona.
Each film connection counts as one degree so this play of Joaquin to Winona is two degrees.
You can choose to play Social (with teams of two or more players) or Solo (where each player acts as a team of one).
Optional Beast Mode: If, after reading your connection(s), another team can connect the actors in fewer degrees than your connection, you don’t get a point and the opposing team receives two points for stealing the round.
To begin a round, each team draws two cards from the deck and places them face up. Set a timer for three minutes.
Each team must collaborate to connect the two actors on their cards in six degrees or less in the time allotted. They may but do not have to use the movies featured on the cards in their answer.
Once a team has found a way to connect their actors, they draw two more cards and try to connect those actors in six degrees or less.
You can only draw more cards once you have completed your connection. Continue to connect pairs of actors until the timer has run out.
When the timer is up, each team shares how they made their connection(s). Each pair of successfully connected actors—in six degrees or less—earns your team one point. Teams who fail to connect their actors receive zero points.
The team with the highest score (after as many rounds as you can stand) wins.
To begin a round, draw two cards from the deck and place them face up.
The first person to find a way to connect the actors in six degrees or less, must state their connection aloud.
If two people find a connection at the same time, whoever has the shorter connection wins the round and receives one point.
If no one is able to connect the actors in six degrees or less, no points are given out. Draw two more cards to begin a new round.
The player with the highest score (after as many rounds as you can stand) is the winner.