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Board GamePictionary Air Review
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, Rich Adams and @GeekDadGamer.


Pictionary Air is a party game where teams compete to guess the most words on a card using just their drawing abilities. Unlike the classic game, you use a light pen to draw pictures in the air, which are displayed on a screen. It sounds like an over complication, but actually adds new ways to interact with your drawings and for your team to control play using the accompanying app.

The first player is given the Interactive Pen and stands near the screen so they cannot see it. They then work through each of their cards, drawing in the air with the pen to create a visual clue. Because they are also on camera, they can interact with their picture on the screen to add some additional hints. The rest of the team watch the screen, guessing and signalling correct answers on the app.

What starts as a new take on a classic game, becomes an active challenge in spacial awareness, visual communication and working together to take on new challenges. You need to be resilient, creative and work quickly to communicate most effectively. The app takes care of the rest.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Creative

Pieces: Cards and Pen and Pad

Developer: Mattel (@Mattel)

Players: 3-12



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Learn to Play: This takes 5 minutes to learn. When first playing:
  • Play in untimed selfie mode to give players chance to use the pen.
  • Draw a frame around the drawing area before starting.
  • Use the longest timer to give players more time to think.
  • Re-start using the clear button if you get lost.
  • Look at the card in advance of starting the timer.

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. You can adjust the timings of each round to give players between 45 seconds and 120 seconds per card. You can also set the numbers of rounds played in total.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 3 to 12 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be resilient and may need some words on the cards explained to them.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Pictionary Air Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Mattel) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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