The kids and I had a chance to break into another game for review called Reverse Charades. The point of the game is similar to normal charades but with a little twist. Instead of one person doing the charades and everyone trying to guess what they are doing you have one person guessing and everyone else doing the charade. The game is played in teams.
How To Play Reverse Charades
- Split into teams of three or more. Be creative – brown vs. blue eyes, right vs. left-handed, dark vs. milk chocolate lovers. Decide on a number of rounds or a point target to win.
- 1 word guessed correctly = 1 point. Each team has one minute to guess as many words as possible. If the acting team doesn’t like a word, they can pass – but only one pass per round.
- Each team selects a guesser (everyone gets a turn guessing) and the rest of the team acts out the words. The other team holds the word cards for only the actors to see and flips the enclosed timer.
- Shhh! Not a peep among the team members acting. You lose a point if you speak or “mouth” any words to each other or the guesser. Use of objects (or even people) in the room is definitely permitted.
- Ready, set, go! Tally up points each round on a scorepad. The first team to your target wins (unless, of course, your team is losing – then you can always suggest extending “one more round”)!
The game turned into a fit of laughter as everyone tried to act out what was on the card. I’m usually pretty good at these games as my mind is able to dissect the hard words and I can’t get players to guess by piecing things together. While Reverse Charades was new to all of us the game of charades in general was new to my daughter who had never played before. So when it was her turn I helped her by telling her what to act out to get everyone to guess the word.
Eventually we just stopped keeping score and took turns acting and guessing and it was definitely a good time. I can definitely see this as an entertaining game during a party. With everyone trying to act out the same thing in different ways I see nothing but laughter and fun.
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