When’s the last time you picked up a pen and did a little drawing? Maybe it has been years since you expressed your creativity with pen and paper, or maybe you’ve attended an increasingly popular Sip and Paint class. Either way, chances are that you could do with a little more doodlin’ in your life!
Expressing your artistic side has plenty of benefits that carry over into your day and even your work. Studies have shown that having a creative outlet reduces stress, supports innovation and encourages problem solving. But the most important benefit of drawing is simply that it’s fun!
You may be wondering how to find time to draw considering your busy schedule. The answer, as always when trying to make change is to start small! A really easy, quick and fun way to start drawing again is by playing Pictionary.
Pictionary is a game where you draw a word and your friends try to guess what it is. The game's rules are very simple and learning how to play Pictionary is easy too.
What you need to play Pictionary
The only things you need to play Pictionary are: a pen, paper, and a list of words. Luckily for you, we’ve provided a list of words below that are perfectly suited for getting started. You just need to scrounge up that pen and paper (and your creative side).
Playing Pictionary on Brightful
Want an even easier way to play? Today, you don’t even need a pen and paper to play this classic drawing game. Head on over to Brightful Meeting Games and play Draw It! It's quick and easy to set up an online game room for it, and all everyone needs to play is a computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. Brightful takes care of everything: from the list of words to draw out to scorekeeping and timing every player's turn.
Brightful games are designed to bring people closer together, regardless of physical distance. Playing Draw It with your colleagues over Zoom is a great way to have fun while at the same time promoting creativity and team-building with your remote colleagues.
What are some good Pictionary words?
Good Pictionary words are the ones that are a little bit challenging to draw, but are still common enough that everybody would know what they are. A word like apple is a bit too easily recognized, so it doesn't pose much of a challenge. Another household item like toothpaste is a better Pictionary word because it requires some skill and creativity to draw! For a full list of good Pictionary words, scroll down.
How do I make Pictionary words?
The great thing about Pictionary words is that it can be anything! Just make sure you make it a common word that is the right level of difficulty to draw. A really great way to make Pictionary words is to use our Random Pictionary Word Generator. If you love making Pictionary words then you'll enjoy being able to make your own Pictionary game. You can do this over at Brightful.
How do you win Pictionary?
Winning in Pictionary depends on how long you want to play for. For the traditional rules of Pictionary, you can check out our definitive Step by Step Guide on How to Play Pictionary. In general the rule is that the winner is the player (or team) with the most points after a few rounds of drawing and guessing.
Can you draw symbols in Pictionary?
Yes, symbols are allowed. While you can't talk, draw letters, words or letters, you can still draw symbols ($, #, @).
Here’s a list of 107 Pictionary words to get you started on your path to becoming the next Picasso!
Easy Pictionary Words
Use these to warm up!
24. Pencil Case
34. Hair Gel
Medium difficulty Pictionary words
Getting a little bit hard…
41. Long underwear
43. Stomach ache
44. Vacuum cleaner
45. Swiss cheese
46. Cream cheese
47. Pizza crust
59. Butterfly wing
69. Plane Ticket
70. Fruit Juice
HARD Pictionary questions
Only attempt these if you’re a master of drawing!
72. Jello shots
73. Surprise party
74. Chili cheese dog
77. Couch potato
78. Aurora Borealis
79. Leaning Tower of Pisa
81. Hornets Nest
82. Immune System
84. The Sun
90. Oyster crackers
91. Striped pajamas
93. Shaving cream
94. Giant zit
95. Breath mints
96. Snot bubbles
97. Body odor
98. Chicken pox
105. Dress Shoes
106. Shoeshine Kit
107. Chess Set