How to Play: Celebrity

Filed under: Kids' Games, Activities: Big Kids, Activities: Tweens, Activities: Teens

Guess the famous person in this charades-like game. Credit: David McNew, Getty Images

What you need: At least six players, slips of paper, pens or pencils and a hat or box.

How to play:
Before the game begins, each player receives several slips of paper and must write the name of a celebrity on each slip. Names are kept secret and placed in the hat or box. Players are then divided up into teams of three or more players. One team is chosen to go first, and that team selects someone to be the clue-giver. As soon as the clue-giver picks a slip out of the hat or box, he or she has one minute to try to get his or her team to guess the correct celebrity. When a player guesses correctly, the team scores one point, and the clue-giver picks another slip. This continues until the minute is over. Then the next team repeats the procedure. Play continues until there are no more names in the hat.

The rules: Clue-givers cannot say any part of the celebrity's name when giving the clues. If they do, their team's turn is immediately over.

How to win: Be the team with the most points at the end of the game.

What else you need to know:
There are several variations of this game, such as allowing a player to "pass" on a clue -- putting it aside and going on to the next clue. At the end of the turn, the score is the number of correctly guessed celebrities minus the number passed, and the passed clues go back into the hat or box.

Related: How to Play: Hot and Cold


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