Hello my lovely readers! I am really excited about this giveaway! One of you will win a Telestrations game - the fun new party game from USAopoly. They sent me the game to try out, and we finally got to this weekend, being home for the holiday. I can't wait to play it with more people this holiday season. The goal of the game is to have fun and laugh a lot, and we sure did! Here's how you play:
Telestrations is for 4-8 people, and we had 6. I think the more the merrier (and increased fun)! Anyway, everyone gets their own booklet, dry erase marker, and eraser to start.
Then everyone gets a card and you decide if you'd like to do "This Side" or "That Side." We did a couple of each. Then someone rolls the die and everyone must draw the corresponding number's secret word. In that round I had to draw Old School, it was so difficult!
So you write the secret word on the first page, and then draw it on the second page. The you pass the whole book to the person on your left. They look at your drawing and write their guess of what it is. Then the whole book is passed to the left again.
Then the next person looks at the previous guess and draws their best interpretation of it, so the above drawing was for the guess "falling in love."
This goes back and forth until you get your book back. Then it's time to see how your initial secret word has progressed! And time for laughs.
We were all dying here because Mr. Hall's word was boxer and he drew a boxer. I guessed boxer, Andrew drew a pretty great match, but then Andrew's dad thought the gloves in the match were hearts and guessed "Falling In Love!" So somehow we went from "Boxer" to "True Love." So silly! (And Andrew's dad didn't even want to play, looks like he was having fun there!)
You can choose to score competitively or friendly. We did friendly, so you awarded one point for your favorite drawing and one for your favorite guess, and you also got one for yourself if your secret word matched the final guess - I think that only happened about 5 times out of our three rounds!
My favorite things about Telestrations were how silly the progression could be from the initial word to the final guess, the fact that they have dry erase booklets instead of wasting a bunch of paper, and that it was simple to set up and play and way fun! Thanks, Telestrations for sharing!
Here's a video that Telestrations asked me to share, and it seems qu accurate!