It’s that time of year again! No, not Valentine’s Day or Can-We-Put-The-Coats-Away-Yet? Day. It’s almost time for the Academy Awards. And of course, for the 2013 Fantasy Oscars Draft.
In case you missed it last year, I put together a little cut-and-play game for you to follow along with the award show and make it more competitive (a great idea, especially, if you’ve got some guys who think an Oscar party is their version of hell). It borrows elements from Fantasy Football, where you put together a dream roster of pro football players who earn points for your fantasy team; only this time, you’re choosing films, actors, actresses, performers, preseneters, producers and directors to fill out your 2013 Oscars Dream Team.
The instructions are included in the file, but here’s the gist of how it goes: Print and cut out the cards included in this PDF (they also fit perfectly on to Avery tear-apart business card sheets) and lay them out onto a table face up. Players (your party guests) take turns “drafting” their favorite cards onto their Oscars Team. After everyone has a set number of cards in their hand (5-7 fantasy cards is a good number for each player’s team, but you can use the whole deck, if you want), you’re ready for kickoff—er, to start watching the Academy Awards on ABC this Sunday, February 24.
As your fantasy players—that is, the movies and people on your fantasy team—are mentioned, shown on screen or win awards, you earn points. Your party guests can keep their points tallied on the cards (don’t forget to lay out some pens!), and the winner earns a prize (or bragging rights) at the end of the night!
Ready to play? Just download the file right here:
And I’ll share my favorite tip from last year again, too: Print these cards onto the back side of scrapbook paper sheets so that the back of your cards have a cute pattern that matches your party. Gold or yellow glitter paper is always a hit for the Oscars.