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Picture-Charades!
Rules: How to Play Picture Charades
as a Party Game,
as a Drinking Game,
as an Adult Game

Take your Classic game of Charades and introduce artistic drawings instead of pantomime gestures and you have a game of Picture Charades!

Cartoon Lady Paints a Landscape

Art supplies are needed to play this rip-roaring game! Share fits of laughter as you uncover your friends’ Artistic(?) Talents!

Players team up and take turns drawing clues for their team mates. Each team is given a 1-minute-round to guess their clue. If the active team fails to guess their clue before time runs out, other teams may be given a chance to steal the clue.

At the end of this article, you will find our free printable Picture Charades Cue Cards for your next party! It’s fun, its free, it’s ready to print and play! Game on! (“,)

Note: You can visit our page dedicated to Charades, the classic action game, to learn Charades Rules and Ideas.

 
 
  Pictionary Game Cards
Standard Pictionary Game Cards
You can use these for your game of
Picture-Charades

What you Need to Play a Game of Picture-Charades:

* Picture Charades Cue cards (free and printable; you can also Buy, or make your own)

* Sketching Materials (e.g., Pen & Pad, Sketchpad & Marker, Whiteboard & Marker; see more below)

* A Game Moderator (optional)

* Dice (optional)

* 1-minute Hourglass / Sand Timer (optional)

 

Sketching Materials for
Picture-Charades:

There’s lots of ways for your team picturist to draw clues. Below is a list of our suggestions.

As you will see below, Picture-Charades is a great game to play in classrooms / conference rooms that are already set-up with a whiteboard, LCD projector, or big screen display.

Standard Pictionary Sketch Pad
 
 

Examples of tools to use for your Pictionary Game:

Drawing Surface Drawing Tool
White Board Whiteboard Marker
Chalk Board Chalk
Large Sketchpad Permanent Marker
Easel with clipped-together Manila paper Lumber Crayon (or various Dark crayons)
Overhead projector & Transparency Permanent / Non-permanent Marker
Graphics Tablet, attached to a Personal Computer with output directed to an LCD Projector / Big Screen Monitor Graphics Pen & Tablet
Bond Paper, with a PC Webcam positioned to capture the artwork and transmit to an LCD Projector / Big Screen Monitor Permanent / Non-permanent Marker
Bond Paper, with Digital Camera positioned to capture the artwork and transmit directly to a Big Screen Monitor Permanent / Non-permanent Marker

About the Picture-Charades Cards:

* Each Picture-Charades Card contains 1 Secret Code and its Category.

* Generally, you will announce the category before sketching begins.

* Optional: You can use Pictionary Game Cards to play Picture-Charades. Just roll a die to determine which category to use (refer to the table below):

Die Roll Code Phrase to Use
1 [P] Person / Place / Animal
2 [O] Object
3 [A] Action
4 [D] Difficult
5 [AP] All-Play
6 (none) Roll Again
 
 

Setting-Up and Playing a Game of Picture-Charades:

* You must divide your players into 2 teams or more. Each team should elect a Team Captain.

* Each team must decide on a “Sketching Order”: In each round, a different team member assumes the role of picturist. The Picturist sequence will be monitored by all the Team Captains.

* You must determine the team sequence: which team goes 1st, 2nd, 3rd.. and so on.

* If you have multiple sets of sketching materials, you must distribute the sketch pads and pencils – 1 set each – among the teams. Let the upcoming picturist in each team hold the sketching materials in preparation for their turn.

** Note: If each team has their own sketching materials, you can choose to have ALL-PLAY rounds. Conversely, if you have only 1 set of common sketching materials, you cannot have ALL-PLAY rounds.

* Shuffle the Picture-Charades cards.

** Note: You can shuffle each category of Picture-Charades cards separately. For example, all red cards together, all blue cards together, etc. Make separate stacks of cards. Then the picturist must roll a die to determine which stack (and color of card) he will draw. This is suitable for Pictionary Cards.

** Note: You can also fold the cards and place inside a bag or pouch. Then the picturist simply draws one at random. This is the method we recommend.

* The Game is Set Up and Ready to Play

Drawing a Lightbulb
 
 

Playing a Game of Picture-Charades: (continued)

Rules and Guidelines for the Picturist:

[1] The Picturist is given 1 minute to sketch clues which would let his team mates guess the secret phrase.

[2] Teammates are encouraged to shout their guesses and the Picturist is allowed to acknowledge a correct guess by pointing at the teammate and nodding. This is the only gesture allowed to the Picturist.

[3] The Picturist is not allowed to makes sounds, hum tunes, or make any actions/gestures that would serve as clues to his teammates

[4] The Picturist is not allowed to point at any object in the room, or produce any object for use as a clue.

[5] The Picturist may only draw objects. He may not write words or use numbers / letters in his sketches, although he may use symbols. To illustrate, here are examples for your reference:
..[5.a.] Allowed: the Picturist may draw an unrolled piece of parchment and draw an ‘X’ on it in order to depict a “MAP”.
..[5.b.] NOT Allowed: the Picturist may draw a tube of toothpaste but he may NOT write the words “Colgate” on it to depict “Toothpaste”.
..[5.c.] NOT Allowed: the Picturist may NOT draw the stylized logo of “Coca-Cola” in order to depict “Softdrinks” or “Soda”

[6] If the team gets the correct phrase before time runs out, they earn 1 point. The turn then passes to the next team in sequence.

[7] If the active team does not get the correct answer and there are only 2 teams, then you can ask the other team to submit 1 guess at the secret phrase. If the other teams gets it, they earn 1 point and assume their turn at sketching.

[8] If there are more than 2 teams, then you can simply remove the "stealing" mechanism in the game.

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An Important Reminder on ALL-PLAY Rounds:

[1] You can have ALL-PLAY Rounds if you have enough sketching materials such that all of the team picturists can work at the same time -- each team picturist draws for his/her team and each team guesses at the phrase. Whichever team guesses the phrase wins the round.

NOTE: To make ALL-PLAY rounds more exciting, you can follow this rule: Whichever team gets the correct answer during an AP Round gains control of the game. In the process, the normal order of play is circumvented. This is a chance for any team to score 2 points in quick succession.

[2] If you don't have enough sketching materials, then you simply treat the “AP” category as just another secret phrase. Let the team picturist proceed with drawing clues and let his team guess the correct phrase. Getting the right answer earns the team 1 point. Turn passes to the next team as usual.

Winning the Game:

You can Play until a target score is reached. For example, the first team to reach 5 points wins the game.

 
 

How to Play Picture-Charades as an Adult Party Game:

Picture-Charades makes a Great Adult Party Game! For gatherings like a Bachelor / Bachelorette Party, for example, you can have a naughty game on so many levels. Play it with naughty phrases, or play it as a drinking game or as a strip game. Read on for our suggested rules and guidelines to on How to Play Adult Picture-Charades now:

How to Play Picture-Charades as a Drinking Game:

Typically, you can play Picture-Charades using normal rules with the following add-ons: (You may use some or all of the optional rules below)
*Option: Whenever a team guesses their code phrase, all other teams take 1 drink per player
*Option: If a team fails to guess their code phrase, the members take a drink. Addtionally, the team picturist may take 2 drinks instead of just 1.
*Option: If a Picturist violates any of the guidelines, he takes 1 drink. Alternatively, the whole team takes 1 drink. Or, the team takes 1 drink and the picturist takes 2 drinks.
*Option: For games with more than 2 teams: The first team to earn the target score takes 1 drink. The next team takes 2. And third team takes 3 drinks, and so on.

How to Play Picture-Charades as a Strip Game:

This is great for Bachelorette Parties! Be sure to Play it before you bring on the Stripper! (wink wink!) Play using normal rules with the following add-ons: (You may use some or all of the optional rules below)
*Option: Whenever a team guesses their code phrase, all other teams each take off 1 article of clothing per player. Additionally: the picturist in that team can be allowed to retrieve 1 article of clothing. (Take note that the picturist role revolves among team members in each round of play.)
*Option: If a team fails to guess their code phrase, the members take off 1 article of clothing. Addtionally, the team picturist may take off 2 items instead of just 1.
*Option: If a Picturist violates any of the guidelines, he takes off 1 article of clothing. Alternatively, the whole team can take off 1 item. Or, the team takes off 1 item and the picturist takes off 2 items.
*Option: For games with more than 2 teams: The team to reach the finish line first takes off 1 article of cloting. The next team takes off 2 items. And third team takes off 3 articles of clothing, and so on.

 
 

Free Picture-Charades Game Cards,
Ready to Print and Play!


or, Learn More about the Classic Game of Quick Draw:

How to Play and Win Pictionary Board Game!

 

or, Play Pictionary without the Game Board: How to Play Pictionary using only the Pictionary Game Cards!

 

FREE Picture-Charades Game Cards: Play Picture-Charades with our Free Printable Picture-Charades Game Cards
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