I haven’t worked the bugs out in my head, and it appeals to a VERY niche audience, but I liked the idea enough to share.
In the dream, a song was played, followed by a brief session where players wrote a brief description of a movie scene where the song would be playing in the background, then one person would read the anonymous entries and players would vote for their favorite.
In the dream, I couldn’t recall if there was a “real” listing or not, for people to compare to. Personally, I don’t think that particular mechanic would work, because some songs are tied to movie scenes so strongly that it would inhibit creative expansion on the idea.
Also, this is not a game for the casual gamer. It asks a lot of a player to briefly describe a movie scene where the song is appropriate. Balderdash barely gets away with it by pre-loading the puzzle.
This idea just takes a lot more imagination if you are hoping to score any points with convincing writing.
I don’t know that this game is remotely publishable for any number of reasons. Difficulty of play, assembly of music (and accompanying royalties), length of play (music listening PLUS scene-writing) just to name a few.
I think that for the right group it would make a great party game. I would love to play a party game like this.
Humorously enough, in the dream, the song was “Go Home, Get Down” by DFA1979 and I couldn’t for the life of me come up with a good scene for it.