This game is rated 7
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Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.
Each player starts with a book and rolls a dice to select a secret word. You each write it in your book for the next player to hurriedly draw. The limited time, space and drawing skill (and no words or symbols rule) makes this a considerable challenge. The books continue circulating like this until you are back to where you started. You then take turns to reveal the chain of drawings and guesses that have resulted from the first word.
Although there are ways to score your efforts in the rules, it's more about the silly and funny miscommunications that happen along the way. Mostly, you are too busy laughing to really keep track of the score. What starts as a simple drawing challenge, becomes a game about interpretation, deviation and creativity. The real joy of this game is getting to know the other players through their unusual and often bizarre artistic and written choices.
- Be clear on what is and isn't allowed when drawing.
- Ensure that people guess what they see, not what they think it is.
- Limit guessing time as well as drawing time to speed up the game.
Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game. A single round of drawing and guess can be as quick as five minutes. Most likely, multiple rounds are played each sitting.
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