Boardgames are fun—when you have ample space, a table, chairs and maybe a bowl of popcorn or a slice of pizza. They are not, however, the ideal amusement when crammed on a jam-packed Subway or on a bumpy bus ride to school—until now. Thanks to the new "Scene It? Twilight" iPhone app, available for $4.99 from the iTunes App Store, Twilighters can satisfy their boardgame craving virtually anywhere.
As a public service to all you Crushers who also call yourselves Twilighters, we downloaded the game last night and took it for a thorough test drive ... Volvo not included. (You can see our in-newsroom "virtual" test drive — thanks to the trusty Nicole Guanlao — by pressing play on the video above.) The app offers two different modes of gameplay. The first is the main "Scene It?" game, a sort of single-player trivia bonanza. My first attempt started off with a clip from the meadow, after which I had to recall the first word that was said in the scene (kind of lame, I'll admit). The game quickly progressed through several different puzzle types including multiple-choice trivia (i.e. What was the name of the bookstore Bella bought the Quileute book at?), video trivia, Who Said This?, in which players have to correctly attribute movie quotes to the correct characters; Gridlock, where players have to remove point tiles from atop an image until they can identify the person, place or thing below; and Baseball Shuffle, a carnival-style game where a ball is placed under one of three rotating hats and you must identify which hat it's under.