Don't Break the Ice
Don’t Break the Ice first came out in 1968 and has since been responsible for giving generations of children the giggles, or life-long anxiety. The game consists of a plastic stand filled with “ice” blocks that players then remove individually with a small mallet, turn-by-turn until all the blocks fall. The player that removes the most “ice” is the winner. Doesn’t that scream apocalyptic Arctic adventure? With the glaciers melting around the globe, a crack team of environmental scientists and ice climbers travel to the frozen poles to investigate a solution…until they fall into a crevasse and land in an unstable cavern. The team has to battle the melting elements to make it out alive.
Possible director: Roland Emmerich (2012). If there’s something getting destroyed or falling on humanity’s head epically in a movie, there’s a good chance Roland “Apocalypse” Emmerich is responsible for it. The man loves to cut swaths of destruction everywhere he goes and a title like Don’t Break the Ice is already begging for his overblown hand.