A year after accent guessing game Accentuate first launched, the firm behind the product has created its first themed expansion pack.
On sale from August, priced at £8.99, the Film Quotes expansion pack contains cards featuring 90 iconic lines from an array of famous movies, and is a bolt-on to the main Accentuate game.
In the game, players must read aloud a film quote in a randomly selected accent, be it “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti” in Brummie or “Say hello to my little friend” in Scouse.
Teammates can now earn extra points by not only guessing the accent correctly, but also by identifying the movie and the film’s year of release.
The quotes have been taken from a spread of movies spanning eight decades, including My Fair Lady, Ghostbusters, Jaws, The Graduate, Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Casablanca, The Devil Wears Prada and Back to the Future.
“We took on board customer feedback which indicated that there was a real appetite for Accentuate expansion packs – people had been remixing the game independently, coming up with new spins on the gameplay by using different styles of quotes,” said Graeme Fraser-Bell, co-inventor of Accentuate.
“So we wanted to start producing a range of entertaining bolt-ons which breathe even more life into the game. Film quotes are a perfect fit – some movie lines are so iconic and ingrained in our psyche that it’s almost impossible to recite them without putting on the full accent from the film, but the Accentuate gameplay here means you often end up having to put on an accent which is so far removed from and out-of-sync with the original film, that the end result is just silliness.”
The Accentuate team is now confident that the new launch will mirror the success of its original title, that enjoyed ‘impressive sales’ at launch across numerous UK retailers.
“We’re confident the expansion will be popular with existing fans of the game and, at such an accessible RRP, will also be the perfect companion purchase for new players.
“We see this as a great opportunity for retailers to get even more from Accentuate and we are already working on our next expansion pack, which will feature song lyrics.”
John Lewis is the first store to place an order for the Accentuate Film Quotes pack, after enjoying impressive sales of the original Accentuate game in-store and online. The new pack will be in stores from August.