Charades Game

How To Play Charades

Charades Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

Play Time
30 MIN
Charades has been around for a long time and there are so many different spinoffs of this game. From themed to specific categories to mashups of other concepts besides the typical Charades game rules. Players must guess what the card says buy using clues acted out by players on their same team.

With so many different versions of Charades out there, you can imagine that there are a lot of variations on the game rules. Learning how to play is very easy but some games have specific rules that are unique to them. Other games mix Charades rules and introduce another gaming element. Below we have listed only a few of the available Charades game rules out there. Regardless of which style you play, Charades is a great party game that is loved all throughout the world. Pick up your copy today!
The game Charades should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • You'll Get The Deck Of Charades Cards
  • Official Charades Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The team with the most cards in their possession wins once all the cards in the draw pile have been used.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Charades rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Charades. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Tom says:

Who knew there were official rules to the game Charades?! We always just made up our own version depending on how we wanted to play.
Kate says:

Finally a spot where I can find the official Charades rules so I know the correct what on how to play. I've been looking for these for a long time. Thanks for offering them to us for free.
Kim says:

We have been playing Charades for years now at family get-togethers. There is something about trying to act out a clue that makes you look so silly and lets everyone else have such a good time. Love this game. Thanks for the rules!
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