Flip The Script: Print & Play

by Clint Miller on Friday, March 28, 2014

Flip the Script

It is with great pride that I present the first beta release from Oil & Rope Games. Flip the Script is a party game about script-writing and green-lighting for 3-8 players.


In Flip the Script, players compete to see who is the best movie maker by taking on two different roles:

  • Writers trying to keep those stodgy producers from ruining their script
  • Producers trying to wrangle a starry-eyed writer into making something marketable

As writers, we know what really matters: creativity! If we can’t make something original and make the audience feel something, then why even come to work? These spreadsheet-jockey producers think they’ve got it all figured out, but does the world really need another sequel to that big budget, explosion-laden sex fest from last summer?

As producers, we know what really matters: the bottom line! If we can’t sell a bajillion movie tickets, loads of merchandise and some high profile product placement ads then we can’t keep the doors open! So if those idealistic writers don’t stick to what works, they’ll be out of a job. After all, we’ve run the numbers and conducted the focus groups; we know what the public wants.


Flip the Script is currently available as a free print and play game. In order to play you will need to download and print the cards and players aids:

Flip the Script Cards

If you have never printed a game out here is a great video guide on how to do it:

How to Make Cards (3 Ways) by James Ernest of Cheapass Games.

If you like you can also print out the current rules or just access them from a computer, smart phone or tablet. The game is very easy to learn and to get started you really only need to read through the end of the Quick Start Rules.

Flip the Script Rules

Beta Feedback

This is the beta version of Flip the Script. I am releasing it to get feedback from the gaming community. We have been developing it for 2 months internally and it is time to release it for more widespread playtesting. Please take a moment to review the rules and cards and give us your feedback. Even if you haven't played it I welcome any and all criticism. Here is the feedback form:

Flip the Script Feedback Form

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