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Daily Archives: November 29th, 2013

Have you ever played picture telephone or whatever it’s called?  I’ve seen it called several things.

Anyway, have you ever played?  You can get some hilarious results.  It’s a party game, of sorts, and it’s based off the telephone game, in which you whisper a phrase or sentence down a line of people and see how the message morphs as it’s passed on from person to person.  In picture telephone, the first person will write a sentence or phrase, and the next person will draw it.  The person after that will try and write down a description of the picture without looking at the original sentence, and so forth.  You can play in a big circle and everyone is always doing something.  Then when your sentence gets back to you, you can write down what you think the last picture was and see how everything has changed.

Here’s mine from last night:

Picture telephone resultsIt was one of the more hilarious ones.  Mostly because I always make a ridiculous and difficult sentence to draw.  Which I believe is key to the game.  Although sometimes it’s gratifying to see how well a message is preserved.  But also…kind of boring.