Betty Duffy

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Fun Game to Play With People You Love

My sister-in-law imported this game from Texas. It's sort of like "Telephone," but with a "Pictionary" element as well. Everyone get's a small stack of paper, a piece for each player in the game.

In the first round, everyone comes up with a phrase chosen at random, like this very noble one:
("Four score and twenty years ago.")

2. Everyone then passes their stack to the right, where the next player reads the phrase, moves the piece of paper to the bottom of the stack, then attempts to draw a picture of the phrase.

(This makes perfect sense, doesn't it?)

Pass to the right again, where the third player tries to guess the original phrase based on the picture:

Pass to the right, where player number four draws a picture of the newly evolved phrase:

(Clearly, this is a window pane that has just won a lot of money.)

And so on...

("First class pain.")

Here is player number six's interpretation of first class pain:

Finally, read the newly spawned phrase aloud, if you can do so without offending anyone:

Pure fun for everyone.


Emily G. said...

That's hilarious. I have to get my siblings to play next time I visit them. Thanks!

mrsdarwin said...

I'm shaking with laughter, but trying hard not to wake up the sleeping baby, because that would be a first-class pain.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who was thrown off from the start, with the quote?

Did you mean "four score and seven years ago..."? Was that just a mistake or do I not get the joke?

BettyDuffy said...

Anon, it's been too long since the old man who wrote the original quote was in 4th grade history. Fortunately, inaccuracy tends to make the game more entertaining (at least in real life--it may not translate well to a blog)

Kimberlee said...

We love this game! I learned it from Leila (Like Mother, Like Daughter), only we use strips of paper and fold down the top part after each pass around. It is always so hilarious to read them aloud at the end of the round!

Anonymous said...

That's really funny, specially the 2nd drawing :)

My Feminine Mind said...

Oh man! Too funny!

Erin said...

OMG This looks like so much fun! I'm pretty sure it would be good for my health too. LOL Awesome.