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Publisher(s) USAopoly
  • Party game
  • Guessing game
Players 4-8
Playing time 30 minutes
Skill(s) required Drawing

Telestrations is a party game in which players must draw an object listed on a card, then guess what the other players have drawn. USAopoly makes the game.


All players have a drawing book and a marker each. At the start of each round, they get a card with a list of secret words, all with a number between one and six. One player rolls a die, then all players have sixty seconds to draw the word or phrase with that number on page one of their drawing book.

After the sixty seconds, the players pass their books to the player on their left. On page two, the players guess what was drawn on page one of the book that was passed to them. When all players have written their guesses, they turn their books to page three and again pass their books to the left. Players draw and guess until they have their original books back.

The players then take turns revealing what was drawn and guessed in their books, then award points. Each player awards:

  • One point to the player who drew their favorite sketch in their book
  • One point to the player who made their favorite guess in their book
  • One point to themselves if the final guess is the same as the secret word

The player with the most points after three rounds wins the game.


Gaming website BoardGameGeek named Telestrations "Best Party Game" of 2010.

Video game version

An video game version of Telestrations has been announced to only come out on the Intellivision Amico.

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