Here is a game that you can all play straight away. Just need to grab some Pictionary or Codenames cards and a couple of dice and some grid paper! This idea popped into my head while listening to the Roll and Write BGDL episode. I like how simple it is and that you can play it in a competitive way like Pictionary or as an activity like Telestrations.
Pencil, 10×10 grid, 2 dice, topic cards.
Look at your topic.
Roll 2 dice. The numbers indicate what kind of line to draw.
On your grid draw the 2-line types rolled. Continue until the dice has been rolled 20 times. Dice rolls are communal.
Then share your pictures with the group.
Best picture – each player is drawing the same topic. Vote for who’s picture is the best.
Clearest picture – each player draws their own topic card and keeps it secret. Once drawing is complete, guess what each other pictures are. One point for a correct guess, and one point for a picture drawn correctly.
I like the idea of essentially Pictionary with more restrictions. These restrictions would level the artistic playing field so theoretically a better or faster drawer is not at an advantage, which is a plus.
A note to consider when players would be voting to give other players points is that players always have their own agenda to win, which may influence their votes. Now I know this isn’t intended to be a fiercely competitive game so this shouldn’t really be an issue, but I thought I’d mention it. An incentive other games use to get around this is to also reward the guesser with points too.
I’d like to see a mode where the winner is the person whos drawing is guessed in the fewest number of lines, so after every 2 lines players get to see each others drawings and make a guess.