When many people think of board games they tend to expect to spend hours sitting at a table with increasing stress simply rolling dice. In recent years, however, more interactive games have taken center stage and are becoming more popular than many traditional standbys. One, in particular, was so popular that in the late 1990′s, as well as in the 1980′s, there was even a game show based on it that contestants could play to win prizes. It was called Pictionary.
Pictionary has become one of the most popular family entertainment board games in history. Pictionary not only incorporates the joys of spending time with people you care about, but it keeps the playing field even for the teams, unless there is an artist on one team, of course. Nevertheless, considering that most people aren’t artists, and that artists can’t create a masterpiece in such a short time, it is enjoyable for nearly everyone from age eight and up.
In order to win Pictionary, you have to use visual cues, without written words, to get your partner to guess what the word or phrase is on the card that you draw. The cards are divided into five, sometimes six, sections which correspond with the colors of the squares on the board. Yellow is a person, place or animal, green is difficult – these are the hardest of the drawings and can be extremely difficult to draw, blue is an object, orange is an action and red is an all play where all the teams participate in drawing. All plays in Pictionary create a fun competition between teams that don’t limit the guessers’ options on which drawings they can choose to look at and guess from.