Rotten Tomatoes is kicking off its 25th anniversary with the release of “Rotten Tomatoes: The Card Game.”
The Beverly Hills-based company also unveiled its RT25 website, at which it said it would celebrate the best movies, TV shows, and talent from the past two and a half decades, the critics who reviewed them, and the fans who have enjoyed them.
Rotten Tomatoes is owned by Fandango, which in turn is owned by Universal City-based NBCUniversal. Warner Bros. Entertainment has a minority stake in Fandago.
Julio De Oliveira, vice president of Rotten Tomatoes, said that over the past 25 years the company has grown and solidified its place as a go-to resource for fans and critics alike.
“We are thrilled to offer our movie fans this lively one-of-a kind game with ‘Rotten Tomatoes: The Card Game,’ allowing them to celebrate and take part in this anniversary,” De Oliveira said.
The card game, designed for up to 20 players at a time, pits them against one another to rank movies by what they believe the film’s Tomatometer score is.
Mixing easy-to-learn gameplay and game cards with some of the most famous films of all time, this is the perfect game for any film buff looking to test their cinematic knowledge, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Cory Jones, co-founder of Cryptozoic Entertainment, the Lake Forest-based company that created the game, said that his team was thrilled to partner with Rotten Tomatoes during its milestone anniversary.
“We look forward to seeing pop culture fans test their cinematic knowledge while immersing themselves in this original party game,” Jones said.
Adding to the RT25 festivities, the Rotten Tomatoes editorial and social teams will introduce new content monthly, starting with the “Biggest and Best Movies & TV of the Last 25 Years,” which will highlight the best-reviewed titles, box office champions and fan favorites.
Bringing the celebration to the fans, Rotten Tomatoes will host social media activations throughout the year, including polls, brackets, giveaways and trivia contests. Fans will also crown their favorite movie and TV show since 1998, the year the brand was founded in San Francisco as an online startup that aggregated Kung Fu and anime movie reviews for a niche audience of fans.
“Rotten Tomatoes: The Game” is available at the company’s website, Cryptozoic’s website and Amazon.com.