Mixtape Review (Breaking Games)

Mixtape
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What It Is

What's the best song to lip sync to? Or what would be the best track 1 of a road trip mix tape? Let your favorite songs be known and find out what your friends and family would choose for their own mix tapes when you play the game Mixtape.

Playing the game is easy. So easy, in fact, that the game instructions are printed right on the side of the box in four easy steps. 1. Pull and read a scenario card from the deck. 2. Each player chooses and plays a song. 3. The group votes which song was the best. 4. A point is awarded to the winner.

Now, of course, you'll need access to the songs, so you'll need to have your CD collection, MP3 player, or internet-connected device for looking up songs so you can play them. And some of the cards require a bit of activity, such as lip syncing along with your song selection or choreographing an interpretative dance.

Then there are special cards, such as Reverse, where the player who drew the card chooses a song and the other players must create a scenario for it. The player who creates the best scenario scores a point. You can also earn points from picking the best song dedication to someone in the room, picking a song to fit an image, or picking a song to fit a scenario created by the person who drew the card.

We assume that the cards that say "#Mixtape this moment" are encouraging players to share pictures or video of that particular moment in the game on social media. But there are no clear instructions for that.

The instructions also don't say when to stop playing, so that's all up to you. After an hour. Once one player reaches 10 points. Once you've got a playlist that fills an entire CD that you can burn for each player as a parting gift. 

Is It Fun?

If you love music and you have a decent recollection of songs from your life and/or the ability to look up songs through a digital music library, then this will be a fun game to play. Some of the scenarios are really crazy and will definitely get you thinking, while others will take you down memory lane. And the incorporation of the physical challenges with the special cards makes this game more than just sitting around and listening to music.

Who It’s For

Mixtape is for three or more players ages 12 and up. It will be a fun party game for music lovers.

What To Be Aware Of

The game comes with 200 cards. Some of the cards do have content that might be more appropriate for slightly older players, so parents might want to read through the cards and take out the ones they don't feel are appropriate for their young teens to be playing.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy