Guesstures is a new fast-action game from Hasbro that plays like a high-speed version of charades. Use gestures to help your team guess the word printed on the card. But you only have a few seconds and you can't say a word. When they guess correctly, grab your card before it gets swallowed up by the word-hungry Mimer-Timer. Second edition includes more cards and categories and provides quick word fun for everyone. Game includes 504 cards with card box, Mimer-Timer game unit, crayon, 2 label sheets and instructions.
Guesstures turns up the heat on the tired game of charades with a few modernizations. Good, quick pantomiming is still the thing, but now teams need to act out and guess four words in a matter of seconds. The "mimer-timer," designed like a movie scene board, controls everything. The actor draws four word cards and places them from easiest to hardest in the timer unit for each scene. After the arm swings down for "Action," time is rapidly eaten away and so are cards as the performer gestures wildly like a silent movie actor. When the cast guesses the word, the actor grabs the card before the "mimer-timer" does. Whew! It's a lot to think about. Each word is rated based on difficulty, so whatever cards the team correctly guesses and
the actor manages to seize are tallied up and recorded. --Lynne Sampson