Friday, February 24, 2017

DIY Party game Telestration

DYI telestration fun drawing party game

This one is the bomb of party games. Why? Because it is hilarious.

What is Telestration?
It is a game that is a combination between telephone and illustration, so the name Telestration.
You draw, guess, draw guess and at the end of the round, you will find that laughing can be painful.

What do I need to play telestration?
Because this is a DIY here is a list of things needed for the game.
For first you need a bunch of cards with things that you have to draw. The more abstract the definition the more fun the game will be.
A good starting point is Cards Against Humanity (white cards). If you do not have the game you can print the cards on standard paper and cut them. You can find the pdf on the internet. Of course, you can add your own cards in.
Second thing is paper, a notebook would be great. One for every person playing. If you really like the game and want to play over and over again, I suggest buying a whiteboard foil and make notebooks out of it so you can reuse it every game. The cost of the whiteboard foil, markers, notebook on which to stick the foil, cutter, and other small things will cost you around 30 $ for 10 notebooks.
Third thing, something to draw with.

How do you play Telestration?
The more the merrier. Everyone draws a card. You start a timer for 1 minute while everyone has to draw what is on the card, without using layers or numbers. Then you sign the drawing and pass it to the left.
The player receiving your drawing looks at the drawing flips the page and writes what the drawing represents and passes the notebook. The player that receives it only sees the thing the last person wrote, not the initial drawing, and has to make a drawing based on the guess. And the notebooks are passed like this until your initial book gets in your hands again.

After this, each player tells the story of his notebook. It presents to the rest of the group what was the note and goes through every drawing and guess.
This is the real fun, laughing and making fun of the drawings and guesses.

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