DIY Family Games: The Dictionary Game and More


Charades is one of the all-time classic party games, but for families in the TMZ era, Celebrity puts a twist on the standard “acting, no talking” format. All of the words that go into the to-be-guessed pile should be names of people – here, “celebrity” means any person that the majority of the players would know, whether that’s Luke Skywalker, George Washington, or Aunt Gladys. In the first round, players can say anything they want -- except parts of the person’s name -- to get their team to guess the right answer. When all the names have been guessed, move onto the second round, where players can only say one word. Then in the third round, keep your mouth shut: Here, as in classic Charades, you can only act.