Everyone has a nostalgic place in their hearts for their favorite TV shows. If you are looking to take your fandom to the next level, there are plenty of games (in several formats) that offer new stories and adventures with your favorite characters, tropes or within a television universe. From board games to tabletop RPGs to mobile games, there is something out there for every avid TV show fan.
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"board game night" by Geoffrey Fairchild (CC BY 2.0)
Board games have been a staple of family entertainment for many years, and the inclusion of TV shows in board games has made them all the more enjoyable. For example, there are tons of special editions of Monopoly centered on TV shows and movies. Some examples include Doctor Who, Family Guy, and Firefly. If simple skins over classic games aren't enough for you though, there are plenty of other options. There are board games totally designed around classic TV shows like the A-Team, All in the Family, and even Murder, She Wrote.
Tabletop games are also a great way to enjoy old TV shows. Sure, there are tabletop games based on Game of Thrones and The Shanarra Chronicles, but the same is true of older shows. There are tabletop RPGs based on Firefly, Star Trek, and Battle Star Galactica. If you love anime, there are also several RPGs based on classics like Pokemon and Robotech. If you’re a fan of D&D and want to take your pen-and-paper RPGs to a new place, playing games based on classic television might a good way to go.
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"Game Over" by Jason Devaun (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Video games are probably the more accessible (and, frankly, more abundant) way to enjoy new stories based on old TV shows. From PC and console games to mobile apps and online casinos, there are tons of video game options for people looking to get a classic fix.
Traditional console games are probably the most popular options for TV show games. One popular game is The Simpsons: Hit & Run, an open-world game set in the Simpsons universe published in 2003 that got great reviews from critics and players alike. Another great example is Dragonball Xenoverse, which is a nostalgianostalgia-driven game exploring all of the classic moments of the Dragonball Z franchise.
When it comes to online/web-based gaming, one quite unexpected option is themed and licensed slots. If you love the raunchy satirical comedy South Park, for instance, you’ll be happy to know that there's a South Park slot, featuring animations, characters (including Kenny and Mr Garrison) and soundbites from the show, which you can try now on BitCasino.
On the mobile side of things, there are addictive games like The Simpsons: Tapped Out, where players get to build their own version of Springfield. The game has all of the classic characters you’ve come to love, and it is a perfect nostalgia game for any Simpsons fan.
Whether you are a fan of classic board games or are just passing time on your smartphone, there are plenty of great games centered around your favorite old TV shows. Whether you enjoy sitcoms or anime, there is something out there for everyone.