Telephone Pictionary


Editor's Note: David Hook is an English senior and a standby artist on the Comics Page. This means we run his strips whenever a staff artist is unable to turn in a strip. His comics are charged with juvenile humor and crude but powerful drawings. Here David provides us with a neat game you can play with a pencil, paper, and your sweet precious time.

Telephone Pictionary is a game that's similar to telephone where the participants draw instead of whisper. It has been a longtime favorite with my group of friends, and maybe it will work its way into  your hangouts. Here's a quick rundown of the rules:

Everyone sits around a table and has a piece of paper and a pencil.

Everyone writes down a phrase, any phrase, seriously anything you want at the top of the paper.

The paper is then passed to the person to the writer's right.

Everyone draws an image of the sentence or phrase that is passed to them on the same piece of paper, underneath the phrase.

The initial phrase is then covered up by folding the top of the page back and the paper is then passed to the right, now only the image is showing.

The next player now has to write a sentence about the image that they are now being handed.

Do this as many times as you like, and the results are always ridiculous and awesome.


I've saved a few of my drawings created through this process.