Chinese Pictionary

3.5 stars

This game is a cross between Chinese Whispers and Pictionary.  

Divide your group up into teams of 4.  

Ask the first member of each team to gather in close then whisper a sentence, object or phrase to them.  For example "Christmas Time" or "Boys playing basketball".

They must then return to their teams and attempt to draw (without talking) a picture that communicates that phrase.  When they are finished, they pass the drawing to team member 2.  He/she then whispers the phrase to team member 3 who then draws it and passes it to team member 4, who then writes what they think the phrase is on the picture.  

Once all groups are finished, get all the Team Member 4's to reveal the drawings (you'll be surprised!)

For larger groups, you can extend the team size to 6.

  • Free / Low Cost
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Team Building Teamwork
  • Indoor
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Medium (11-29 mins)
  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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there is nothing chinese about this game.
- anonymous (4 Mar 2015)

Not the best game if you are looking for a fast paced game.
- Rob S (30 Nov 2016)

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