★★★★½ Concept; the board has every image except the one you want -but that’s what makes it fun.

Check out this game if: you are looking for a fun activity for a large group.

This game stands out because: you can play with a large group and it appeals to a wide range of people.

1. It’s very fun and satisfying to guess the correct answer (and to give good clues).
2. Most people do not need to be taught the game (just say “it’s like charades with pictures”).
3. You can play for as short or long as you’d like (if you play like my group does and don’t play for points).
4. Plays young and older groups well.
5. Quick to set up and quick to put away.
6. Very high fun factor.

1. If a player is not good at giving clues, they may feel discouraged.
2. Different ages and groups will have different strengths, mixing them up can be difficult.

Brief Overview:
In this game, one player picks the top card off a deck. This card has 9 phrases/words (3 easy, 3 medium, and 3 hard). The player picks one of the phrases/words and uses the pictures on the board and colored cubes in the dish to get the other players to guess the phrase/word – without using words.

There are countless ways to play this game for points. You can play in teams, as individuals, or (like my group) cooperatively.

Number of Players 2-4
Age 8+
Time 30-60 mins
Friendly ★★★★☆
Teachable ★★★★★
Replayability ★★★★☆
Creative Freedom ★★★★☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★☆
Interaction ★★★★★

There is only one version of this game, but there are many similar games. The most common is charades (with its many versions) and the newest one is called Imagine (which gives you cards instead of a board).

Teaching Advice:
If someone has not played charades, just explain the basic concept first: one person has the answer and they are using pictures on the board as clues so everyone else can guess the answer.

If everyone has played charades before, just explain that you can use the colored cubes to select pictures and group colored cubes into concepts.

I typically play with the house rules that you can put cubes anywhere on the board and if you’re feeling stuck you can ask yes/no question about the clues.

Link to Video Tutorial.

Link to Concept on Amazon.

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