Let the games beginn: words

All who have ever played charade know that you can fill an evening easily. You just mutually explain different words, either by drawing, storytelling or mime. Who has got the game not to hand, can pick up a few suggestions here in the following post. By the way: Don’t miss the 100 best inspirational quotes

Charade Instructions: explain words and terms by pantomime

Game Option 1: 2 Teams

The game idea is very simple: The group is divided into two teams. Each team writes the guessing terms on each a piece of paper and fold them together. I suggest you pick compound word like ship’s cabin, football team, or flashlight. Tangible things that make it easy for a pantomime.

You put the words in two piles. A player draw a words of the opposing team and explain his group by miming, without words or sounds. This is particularly appealing when the opposing team knows the term.

The timer is set to one minute. This increases the pressure and the dynamics of the game. The team that has guessed the term in the given time, gets a point.

Game Option 2: All are guessing

In this variant, each player writes a guessable word on a piece of paper. These are folded and placed in a pile. The first player takes a piece of paper and explained the word to the group. The one who guesses the phrase, gets a point and be next to pick a term from the pile.

Game Option 3:”I pack into my suitcase…” or “Mother went shopping”

This is a variant of the classic “I pack into my suitcase”. In this game, the first player grabs something in his suitcase. The next must repeat the subject, and put something on top in his own suitcase. Every other player has to repeat the previous terms and add their own term – of course not by saying it, by doing a pantomime. Great fun -> confusion are not excluded!

Game Option 4: guessing fairytailes

This version of the game is already advanced. One player mimes a known fairytale, for example Grimm brothers’ Hansel and Gretel. Everybody from the group guess.

Charade terms and words for Pantomime

Of course, every player can himself think of words himself. Who would like to have support for this, can take a look at the the following words. A small list:

Word list: Movie Charades Ideas

  • Vertigo
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Amelie
  • Titanic
  • Ghostbusters
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Gremlins
  • Saw
  • The Dark Knight
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Skyfall
  • Goodfellas
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Anna Karenina
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Shrek
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Godfather
  • Hairspray
  • American Beauty
  • Fight Club
  • Toy Story 3
  • Annie
  • Lincoln
  • The Matrix
  • Alien
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Home Alone
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Black Beauty
  • Black Swan
  • The Departed
  • Click
  • Inception
  • The Lion King
  • Twilight
  • Argo
  • Aladdin
  • Clueless
  • Django Unchained
  • Kung-Fu Panda
  • X-Men
  • Life of Pi
  • Jaws
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Psycho
  • The Birds
  • On the Waterfront
  • Iron Man
  • Braveheart
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Beaches
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Forrest Gump
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Word list: Book Charades Topics

  • Harry Potter
  • Angels and Demons
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Jane Eyre
  • Little Women
  • Catch-22
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Code of the Woosters
  • The Pillars of the Earth
  • Watership Down
  • A Clockwood Orange
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Gone With the Wind
  • 50 Shades of Grey
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Eclipse
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Breaking Dawn
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Hunger Games
  • New Moon
  • Brave New World
  • The Secret
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Rebecca
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • The Hobbit
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Word list: Celebrity and Fictional Character Charades Ideas

  • Michael Jackson
  • Bill Gates
  • Catwoman
  • Britney Spears
  • Nancy Drew
  • Wonder Woman
  • Paris Hilton
  • Batman
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Rebecca Black
  • Justin Bieber
  • A zombie
  • George Washington
  • Superman
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Albert Einstein
  • Homer Simpson
  • Spiderman
  • Chandler Bing
  • Frankenstein
  • Darth Vader
  • R2D2

Word list: Charades Ideas for kids

Word list: Charade ideas for kids – fairytaile

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Rapunzel
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Snow White
  • Thumbelina
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Tom Thumb
  • Cinderella
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Frog Prince
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Rumpelstiltskin

Word list: Book Ideas for Charades for Kids

  • Harry Potter
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Specky Magee
  • Where’s Wally
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Ella Enchanted
  • The Lorax
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Inkheart
  • Holes
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • The Secret Garden
  • Madeline
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Matilda
  • Curious George
  • The Giving Tree
  • No, David!

Word List: TV Show Charades Ideas For Kids

  • Rugrats
  • Huge
  • Lassie
  • The Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Postman Pat
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Wiggles
  • Yo Gabba Gabba
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • Noddy
  • Bob the Builder
  • Glee
  • Playschool
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Hannah Montana
  • Sesame Street
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Hi-5
  • The Simpsons
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • The Muppet Show
  • Ren and Stimpy Show

Have fun and share your best words in the comments below!

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