As Game Master for our May the Fourth be with You Parties, I set up and come up with games for us to play. Here are two games from last year’s festivities that are perfect for any Star Wars Party: “Star Wars Limbo” is a variation of the standard limbo game for kids and adults, and the “Star Wars Limb-OH!” is my own invention, and meant for pretty serious fans only.
“Star Wars Limbo”
- 2 Darth Maul Lightsabers (most places sell each side separately)
- John Williams’ Star Wars: Episode IV Soundtrack
- 2 Adults holding the Lightsabers
- A bunch of “limb-er” and willing players
The standard Limbo game is extremely popular and VERY simple!
- Get two Darth Maul lightsabers and connect them together. Turn on John Williams Star Wars Soundtrack and both lightsabers.
- If you are playing in the evening, it is really cool with most of the lamps turned off. (Our pictures in the dark room didn’t turn out though, sorry!))
- Have two adults hold the lightsabers up, and have the kids (and/or adults) walk under without touching the lightsabers.
- If they touch the lightsabers, they have to hold one of the limbs behind their back, making it harder to go under the next time (so they get 2 free “slices,” then they’re out).
- Otherwise, standard limbo rules.
“Star Wars Limb-OH!”
- Handy Score Card (Download jpeg below)
- Answer Card (Download jpeg below)
- At least a “hand-ful” of Star Wars Fans
“Limb-OH!” is of course a play on words, after all, I am also the “pun master” around here. The premise of the game is to accurately answer these questions about Star Wars I-VII:
- How many Limbs are Lost, and by Whom?
(No, a head does not count as a limb!)
- In which Movie does each Dismemberment Occur?
- Which Character Cuts or Shoots it/them Off?
I will warn you, if you are not a die-hard fan, it is pretty difficult to get a perfect score on this game. By die-hard I mean that you might say something ridiculous like “I would give my left hand to be invited to early private screenings of Star Wars VIII and IX with the director and cast”. Well, on second though, maybe that’s not so ridiculous. 🙂
The scoring and specific questions can be found on the Handy Score Card below.
- Below is a jpeg of the Handy Score Card that you can download, print out and give to your guest to fill out. (There is also a separate jpeg for the answers).
- Your Game Master can decide whether teams are allowed.
- No smart phones (or other ways to look up answers) allowed! We wouldn’t want anyone to have a “leg-up” on the competition!
- The prize for the winner will be of course…(wait for it)… that everyone gives him or her a hand.
Note: Anette found the movie screen shots we are using for this post on Starwars.com, which she downloaded, cleaned up, and sharpened a bit. (© LucasFilm Ltd.) I see that that page also has a complete list of missing limbs. I assure you however, I did my list the old fashion way, from memory!
We of course also have lots of other games available for people to play at the party. Games such as X-Wing Miniatures, Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, Star Wars Monopoly, and the Star Wars Card Game. Star Wars Operation is a favorite for the young padawans.