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Backseat Drawing Game

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  • The hysterical game of sketchy directions
  • Directors can only use shapes, locations, sizes and directions to describe how to draw the word on the card
  • Party game for 4-10 players
  • Includes English, French, Spanish and German on each card
  • Teaches direction giving and following, visual arts, teamwork and vocabulary
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

The hysterical game of sketchy directions.

From the Manufacturer

Two teams race to identify drawings done by their own team members. But, the artists don’t know what they are drawing--they can only follow the instructions given by another team member. Laughter erupts as players attempt to follow direction and to guess what is being drawn. With backseat drawing, there's no time to stop and ask directions-- the fun never stops.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.5 x 2.8 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B001C1U7MM
  • Item model number: 3729
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,741 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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This was on my sister's wish list and after reading the description, I was a little skeptical. I wasn't sure how much fun this would be but I figured I'd give it a shot. It would be a good break from our usual favorite, Cranium.

It was a little slow at first since it takes some time to get used to giving commands, but once you play for a little while, it gets easier. The same goes for the person doing the drawing. Once you get the hang of it though, it is pretty close to Pictionary. One of the differences is that sometimes you can do a better job of guessing by listening to the person giving the directions than actually looking at the drawing. Sometimes it just doesn't translate well from spoken word to drawing, so listening helps.

One of the funniest parts is seeing what the other teams' drawings look like after the round is over. It usually gives us some of the biggest laughs of the night. Let's just say some people are much better direction givers than others. :)

All in all, it is a fun concept for a game. It is a good change of pace from some of the games in our normal rotation, but it didn't jump to the top of the list of favorites. It can be frustrating for someone who doesn't do a good job of verbalizing what is in their head, but we'll definitely play it again.
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This game is so much fun that everybody must have it in there homes. It is a game that even a 80 year old great grandpa played with his great granddaughter and had tears running down his face from laughing so hard.It's a game that can bring a family together, so please go out and buy it. It has brought my family and friends together with tears running down our faces from laughing that is how much fun it is.
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By Storm on January 17, 2009
Backseat Drawing is a great game to play, it puts everybody on an even playing field. Because it is not a game about knowing information about one subject or another. It also helps develop communication skills. By making you explain something that the person you are explaining it to has no idea what it is your explaining.
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I have played this game twice now since I purchased it and the first group loved it for the most part; the second group -- not so much. Both groups found it a little frustrating trying to give instructions to someone who doesn't know what they are drawing but the first group accepted it as part of the fun. It made all of us realize just how many ways what you think are clear instructions can be interpreted in many different ways, and I have found myself thinking since then about how I give instructions in everyday life and what can I do to be more specific and make them clearer to the person I am speaking to. I do recommend this game as an activity that causes a person to 'try to get into the other person's head' and learn how to communicate more effectively. As a game, I found it to be fun, especially when it was my turn to guess what was being drawn. We had an engineer in our group who made good use of directions: left, right, down , up, upside down, etc., and this made the game easier for the person who is drawing. I suggest that players pay attention to what terms are allowed when describing an object being drawn since good application of these will lessen the frustration level for some. We will definitely keep playing this game with friends and family members, announcing the caveat at the beginning that it will frustrate some people. The red cards are quite a bit harder than the yellow ones, so I suggest sticking to the yellow cards until you get the hang of how to give great instructions. Note: you don't need to be a good artist to play this game, but you do need to be a good listener. I gave it four stars due to some people finding the game a bit too hard, yet most people commented on how fun it was.
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By Pam on November 29, 2010
I purchased this game last year for my 10 year old twins birthday party. Kids that hated playing games, loved playing it. It's a great game socially and lots of fun. We now play it as a family game.
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My Niece and her husband brought this game with them when they visited last summer and my family had a blast playing it. My kids, 11 and 13 loved it so much my 11 yr old asked for it for Christmas. We of course bought it and BOTH kids wanted to play it before the rest of the un wrapping was finished! We played for probably 2 hours and even had grandma and grandpa playing. It's fun, competitive, and will make you laugh to no end. Basically one person tries to get a second person to draw something that they have no idea what they are drawing while a THIRD (or more) person is trying to guess what the second person is drawing while the whole time the first person is the only one who knows what subject is. both teams are doing this at the same time and whichever team guesses first gets the point.
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Back Seat Drawing has been enjoyed by both my 9 year old son and my 91 year old grandmother at family parties!
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This game is absolutely hilarious! Basically, the "director" has to tell the "artist" to draw a word (suitcase, house, cat, boxers, etc), by only using descriptors such as "draw a straight line," "draw a circle," add a small square to the bottom of the line," "make wavy lines on the right side of the page," etc. When you get people with varied artistic backgrounds, especially from different walks of life (think America, England, and Algeria in a room together), this game because hilarious. Definitely recommend as a party game.
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