Here is another last minute idea for a gift, though I have to tell you, an even better idea is have this game for your New Years Eve party or get together. Reverse Charades, talk about a great ice breaker! My family played this, and at first it started out a bit stiff because everyone was embarrassed, but after a round or two, it got really silly! We just played as a family.
Here is how Reverse Charades normally works. First you divide everyone up into two teams. Decide which team goes first. Team 1 chooses one person to guess, and the others all stand up to act out the words. With this game there is no preparation ahead of time and no talking or mouthing words or information is allowed. Team 2 chooses one player to pull the word cards out of the box and show them to team one, not to the person guessing. Flip the timer and begin! The person holding the cards pulls one out and shows it to team one, who start acting out the word/s. This can actually get pretty funny, because everyone starts doing their own thing. As soon as the person guesses right they go on to the next card. You have one minute, using the timer, to complete as many word/s as possible. The group acting out the word/s can pass on a card, but they are only allowed one pass. After team one is done, they earn one point for each word they got correct. Team two then takes a turn. You can set a number of rounds ahead of time, and the one with the most points at the end, wins!
As a family we played Reverse Charades a little different. We had one card turner, 1-2 people guessing, and the rest acted out the word/s. Some of them are hysterical! Sometimes you can act out the word itself, like squat, amd other times it is easier to break it down, like wheel chair, or roller skating. I think one of our funniest was fire hydrant, unfortunately, my daughter thought she was recording it, and didn't. And it is just one of those moments you can't relive. I do have a couple of videos attached for you to watch.
As I said earlier, this would make a great New Years Eve game whether you get together with a group, or if it is just your family. I definitely recommend this game, and I think it became a family favorite overnight. We have some friends coming to visit, and I have a feeling we will be pulling out Reverse Charades again!
Reverse Charades is one of the games we discovered at ChiTAG. We certainly enjoyed our time there, and found many new fun games and toys! Reverse Charades can be purchased online, or use their store locator to find a store near you that carries Reverse Charades. (approx. 24.99).
So if you are looking for a fun new game, be sure to try Reverse Charades. Try following them on Twitter and "Like" them on Facebook.
Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a copy of Reverse Charades for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the Reverse Charades website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.