OBJECTIVE OF PAPER TELEPHONE: Try to avoid distorting the original phrase too much while the phrase is passed down from player to player to draw and interpret.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 5+ players
MATERIALS: 1 piece of paper per player, 1 pen per player
TYPE OF GAME: Camping game
OVERVIEW OF PAPER TELEPHONE
Paper telephone is a fun camping game that can be played in any setting. A mix between Pictionary and the game telephone, paper telephone is sure to have campers laughing out loud by the end of the game!
To begin, each player has 1 piece of paper and 1 pen. All players write one phrase at the very top of their paper. Don’t be afraid to be as creative as you’d like!
Each player passes their paper to the player on their right, and the game begins!
Using the phrase written at the top of the paper, each player attempts to interpret the phrase in the form of a drawing. When everyone has drawn their picture, each player folds down the phrase so that only the drawing is visible. Then the papers are passed onto the players to the right once again.
In this round, the players try to guess the original phrase and write it down. Then the players fold down the drawing so that only the new phrase is visible, and the pieces of paper are passed down to the right again.
END OF GAME
The game continues until the pieces of paper reach their original owners or until a predetermined number, but it must end with a phrase, not a drawing. Each player reads out the final sentence and slowly reveals the drawings and prior phrases until the original phrase is revealed.