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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Telestrations Game

The hilarious and entertaining board game Telestrations is the perfect fit for any fun family night and is a great gift idea. Telestrations is the laugh-out-loud sketch, pass and guess game with hilarious and unpredictable outcomes; it is a fun twist on the classic "telephone game." Telestrations is the perfect gift, as well as a fun activity to bring the family together this holiday season.

ABOUT THE GAME: Telestrations is the laugh-out-loud sketch, pass and guess party game by USAopoly where players simultaneously draw what they see, then guess what they saw to reveal outcomes that are hilarious and unpredictable. In essence, it’s the telephone game sketched out!

WHAT’S DIFFERENT: Everyone plays at the same time, it’s multi-generational, interactive and engaging. It’s light-hearted and provides instant fun and laughter. Telestrations is simple to learn and play. It’s a great icebreaker and perfect for game night.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Eight erasable color coiled sketch books, eight dry-erase markers, eight clean-up cloths, 142 “This Side” & “That Side” cards in card box (over 1,700 words), 60 second-sand timer, one die and instructions.

AGES: Anyone who can read and write can enjoy Telestrations. Suggested age is 12 and up (middle school+).

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: Four to eight players

PLAYING TIME: 60 minutes for eight players

BASICS: In this fun and modern twist on the classic “telephone game,” everyone plays at the same time. Each player gets their own erasable sketch book, dry-erase marker and word card. A roll of the die determines each player’s secret starting word. The timer gets turned and everyone draws their word. After 60 seconds, everyone passes their book to the player on their left. Then each player takes a few seconds to guess what they see, write it down, and passes again. The timer is turned and everyone draws what they see. This play continues until everyone’s sketch book passes by every player and returns back to its original owner, at which point it’s time to see what happened to each secret word. Points can be scored if the last guess matches the secret word, and for favorite sketch and written guess in each book. Just like the game of “telephone”, the outcomes are unpredictable and the laughter is inevitable.

If you didn’t already have a feeling this game was fun, Telestrations has racked up a few awards over the years to prove so, including Games Magazine “Best New Party Game 2011”,’s 2010 Golden Geek Award for “Party Game of the Year” and Dr. Toy’s “10 Best Games” of 2011. Among others, Telestrations was also named “Top 10 Cool Games” by the Chicago Tribune and “Best New Family-Friendly Games” by Real Simple Magazine.

Plus, Telestrations just won the Parents' Choice 2011 "Funstuff Award." The Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality for children’s media and less than 20 percent of products submitted to its awards program receive any level of accolade - we are proud to be part of this select group.

Buy It: You can purchase Telestrations for a suggested retail price of $29.95 and is available at specialty retailers including Barnes & Noble, Macy’s, Go! Game Stores, Books A Million, and online at

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* Thank you to Telestrations for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*