"General Hospital" already keeps viewers glued to the screens with engaging storylines, deep rooted characters and cliff-hangers that keep you coming back five days a week. With a large cast and multiple storylines, you're bound to skip some scenes, but instead you can gather your "General Hospital" friends together and play the Fantasy Character game.
The "General Hospital" Fantasy Character game is a lot like Fantasy Sports games. Create a character list for the show. Gather your friends together to approve the final list of characters. You can choose to eliminate minimal characters or recurring characters like Coleman and Epiphany.
Run a live "draft" to select characters for each person. The stars of the show are the more desirable characters because they are in more scenes and can score more points. In each round of the draft, a player selects a character on the show. Go around until all the characters are assigned to each person in the game. This is your "General Hospital" team. You can use team names like "Port Chuck" or "Sonny's Mob" if desired.
Fantasy Character Rules
Each character on the show gets assigned points based on their actions and appearances. A five episode week covers a full round of the show. Scoring is added up for each day and whoever has the highest score wins the round. After a month, the player with the most rounds won or highest score is declared the winner.
DVR recordings are recommended so you can double-check scores and recap points for each episode. If there are any disputes on the scoring, then the group can watch together and determine the actual score.
The scoring categories can be adjusted to your personal games or voted on by players. An episode appearance gets the character 1 point. An opening scene appearance gets 2 points. A physical fight with your character gets 3 points. A cliff-hanger appearance or last scene gets 4 points. A kiss gets 5 points.
Alternative scoring categories include a hospital visit, hanging out at Jake's, getting drunk, hugging, crying scenes, scenes with children and scenes inside a car. During large ensemble scenes, these categories can be hard to keep track of, so try to limit the scoring categories from 5 to 10 different options.
For more incentive to play and watch "General Hospital," every player can pitch in a little money for a grand prize. This prize could be a local gift certificate or something "General Hospital" related.
"General Hospital" airs weekdays on ABC at 3 pm ET.