What happens when you take charades and cross it with Pictionary?
You get a brand new game – one I’ve named “Dract”.
I intially tested the icebreaker game “Dract” out on our unsuspecting group of middle and high schoolers that we were teaching when we lived in Kentucky.
The game kept us on our toes as we never knew if they were going to act or draw out the clue.
I’ve provided a set of cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas. There’s also a blank set so you can make your own.
Icebreaker Game Dract (Draw + Act)
Dract is a hybrid of Charades and Pictionary. Playing cards direct players to either act or draw the clue for their team.
Group Size: 6 -24 people
Time Needed: about 20 minutes
Supplies: Chalkboard and chalk, dry erase board and marker, or pad of paper and pen; playing cards printed and cut; bag to place playing cards inside; timer or stopwatch (most smart phones have a stopwatch app).
Click links to download and print cards (PDF):
Instructions: Divide into 2 teams. Alternating teams, one player from each team will take a turn drawing a card. They will either act or draw their clue (per the instructions on each card) for their team to guess. The guessing team gets 30 seconds to guess the correct answer. If the team is not able to answer correctly, the other team gets 15 seconds to provide one guess. Teams receive one point for each correct answer. Once all the slips have been played, the team with the highest score wins.
Notes: Consider printing the cards on cardstock as they will hold up better and prevent team members from seeing thru the paper.
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