Telestrations Game

Telestrations Game Rules

How To Play Telestrations (Instructions)

4 - 8
Play Time
30 MIN


Telestrations is a visual version of the verbal game "telephone" where one person starts off with one word or phrase and passes it on to the next person and so it goes down a line of people. What the last person will say will usually surprise you as it is so far from where it started. Telestrations does all this by drawing and object or phrase. The next person has to interpret that drawing and write down what they think it is. The next person draws what the previous person guessed and so on.

Telestrations is a fun and hilarious laid back "game" where things get crazy fast and drawings start straying from the original concept. When everyone is done you can review everyone's drawings and see where things got off track and laugh at the funny interpretations. Give Telestrations a try.


The game Telestrations 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 Should Have 142 Cards
  • 8 Markers
  • 8 Sketch Boards
  • 8 Cleanup Cloths
  • 60 Second Timer
  • 1 Die
  • Official Telestrations Game Rules And Instructions


How to Win
Uniquely different from most games, Telestrations doesn't include a winner and is merely a fun activity to do with friends and family.
How to Win


Please keep in mind that the official Telestrations 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 Telestrations. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.


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Page says:

Love love love this game. We had such a fun time playing Telestrations. The rules were so easy to learn how to play that even the little kids could play along too. We had some interesting drawings.
Ivan says:

We used to play this as a family when we all got together for dinner. I don't think we ever looked at the rules to learn how to play. It was pretty self explanatory. Fun game though - make sure you wipe off the drawings before storing it though or it will be really tough getting it off.
Jen says:

We are playing this game right now and are having a blast. I like how there is no pressure to "win." It is just a fun laid back activity to do. We just needed to clarify a few thing to make sure we were doing things right which is why I am writing this. Better get back to drawing...
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