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Halloween Pictionary

Everyone has played at least one version of Pictionary but have you thought about playing it for Halloween? Halloween Pictionary is a fast and fun game suitable for groups of people of all ages.

How it's played

In Halloween Pictionary, just like regular Pictionary, you divide into two groups. Each group takes turns sending a member up to a drawing board where they randomly select a Halloween related word. They then have two minutes to draw a picture representing the word and have their team members yell out what the word is. The trick is they cannot write the word nor speak. If the team correctly identifies the word with the two minutes they get a point. Teams alternate sending somebody to the board until everyone has had a chance to draw or until a preset number of points has been reached. The team with the most points wins. Prizes for the winning team are optional but help bring out the competitive spirit.

Alternately, you can play as one large group without the timer and points just for fun. Or use your imagination and make up special rules of your own.

What you'll need

First, you'll need a list of Halloween related words. We created two short lists of words you can print and cut out to get you started. (Below)  One list contains easier words and is suitable for children. The second list contains more challenging words and is better suited to older children and adults. Each list has 36 words, plenty for a quick game. You can always create new words or modify the existing ones to suite your taste.

Second, you'll need something to draw the words out of. In keeping with the season, a witch's cauldron, a plastic pumpkin, or a trick-or-treat bag would be ideal.

Third, you'll need something to draw on and something to draw with. Dry erase boards and markers are ideal for this but large drawing pads and chalkboards also work well. Ideally these should be hung on an easel or wall but in a pinch can be handheld. Having multiple color markers can make the game more fun and interesting.

The final item you need is a timer to keep track of each team's two minutes. This can be your watch, a stopwatch, or a kitchen timer.

Word Lists

Halloween Pictionary Word List - Easier

Halloween Pictionary Word List - Harder


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