Pictionary – A Game of Quickdraw

Will Packard

Every Christmas, my extended family come together for a day of great food and great competition, none more so then the battle of bragging rights over the game of Pictionary. Pictionary is a board game first developed back in 1985 by Robert Angel in his Seattle apartment, developed under Western Publishing before being bought by Hasbro in 1994. The game has developed immensely over the past 30 years to now being in the top 10 highest selling board games of all-time.


Pictionary is a game based off the always-popular ‘Charades’ but instead of acting out the clues, you must draw them. It is a 2-4-team game, with up to 16 people being able to participate. The aim of the game is to win rounds, moving your token around the board to the finish line before all the other teams. The rounds can be decided in two ways, the first being…

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