Set up: Every is given three slips of paper and they write down three nouns (one on each paper). The slips are folded (once) and place into a bowl.
Game play: There are three rounds. Each round begins with a full bowl and ends when the bowl is empty. Teams take turns with one person from the team describing or acting out the nouns of the slips and the team tries to guess. Each actor is given 30 seconds to get their team to guess as many clues as possible. Next, it is the other team’s turn. If the noun cannot be guessed it can be passed by being placed back into the bowl. This can only be done once per turn and not until the actor attempts it first. Play continues until the bowl is empty. Then points are tallied all the slip are put back in the bowl and the next round begins. Everyone must be the actor once before anyone can repeat.
Round 1: actors may use any words to describe the noun except for words contained within the noun
Round 2: actors may say one word per slip, (the word may be repeated) if they say two or more their turn ends and the bowl is passed to the other team and the slip returns to the bowl, no acting allowed
Round 3: No words are allowed only charades
Bonus round ideas:
- Onomatopoeia (only sounds and effect noises are allowed)
- Hand puppets (sit behind a couch with only hands showing)
- Bed Sheet (sheet is placed over actor while they act)
- Sculpting (players must sculpt the noun)