Live on Kickstarter.com, and being shown for the first time at the New York Toy Fair, “Anchorman: The Game-Improper Teleprompter” is an adult party game from Barry & Jason Games and Entertainment based on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s hit comedy, which also stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, and a host of other comedians.
The game is inspired by Ron Burgundy’s susceptibility to read whatever is written on the teleprompter, no matter how strange or inappropriate. Players compete by sabotaging other anchors’ news stories with ridiculous magnetic words and phrases to try and get them to laugh while reading the news.
Players can assume the roles of Ron Burgundy, Veronica Corningstone, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, Frank Vitchard, Wes Mantooth, and even his mother Dorothy Mantooth! The game, which features iconic art from Mattson Creative, includes magnetic score tokens of Baxter the dog, Sex Panther, Lamp, and a glass of scotch. It also includes Whammy cards, which feature bits of story from the movie and randomly award points or mix-up the game play. Players keep time with the one-of-a-kind Sex Panther mechanical timer (“60% of the time, it works every time!”).
The Kickstarter campaign for Anchorman: The Game launched with a goal of raising $35,000 for manufacturing.