If you’re wondering what the reverse of Charades is, it’s when the whole crowd is acting out the secret word and only one contestant is guessing. We played this with two groups going head to head and it was a blast.
Supplies You’ll Need:
1. The Board Game “Reverse Charades”. I stumbled across this game at Barnes and Noble and immediately knew it would be a hit with our students. You can buy it here.
It really depends on how you want to play. You could just play with the supplies that come with the board game and no other prep is needed. Or you could create screen graphics (that’s what we did) so that the word pops up on the screen behind that player trying to guess the word. But that would be it, no other prep needed.
We split the room down the middle so it was the left side vs the right side. One player from each side was chosen to be the “guesser” while everyone else in the crowd were the “actors”. Once our guessers were ready, we put the word on the screen behind them so everyone in the room could see it except them. Then, everyone tried to get their side’s guesser to guess the word that was behind them by acting it out. Whoever guessed it first scored a point for their team and we chose new guessers for every round. Of course, all normal Charades rules applied like no talking and so on.
And if you’re wondering why everyone is wearing green in our pictures, it’s because it was St. Patricks Day :)
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