Exciting Drawing-Themed Games for Board Game Fans of All Ages

an article by Jackie Edwards

We live in a wonderful world where board games continue to be an immensely popular pastime despite the constant advances being made in the realm of video gaming. The board game market is inundated with games that represent a wide variety of genres, such as war games, card games, health-themed games, and even drawing-themed games. The latter is especially enjoyable for individuals who like to create and enjoy drawing as much as they do playing games. Artistic board gamers are in for a treat, as there are many superb games that require players to draw pictures in order to win.

Pictionary remains a well-loved classic

Pictionary, which was first launched back in 1985 by Angel Games Inc, may be considered somewhat old-fashioned by some, but it still remains a hot favorite among board game enthusiasts. The game get players’ creative juices flowing by instructing them to draw a word or phrase printed on card while their partner tries to guess what they are drawing. A few different versions of the game have been released including one celebrating The Simpsons as well as a version dedicated to Austin Powers. The game board and cards have also been upgraded over time with newer versions making use of boards and erasable markers instead of traditional pencils and paper.

Exquisite Corpse delights both young and old

Exquisite Corpse is a super-fun collaborative game that started out as a casual parlour game before being commercially published and sold on platforms such as Amazon and eBay. The game is great fun for young and old alike and entails players taking turns to draw sections of a body on a piece of paper, folding it to hid the artistic contribution, and passing it on to the next players. There is no skill level required to play the game, although some experience sketching magical creatures like dragons and monsters may come in handy to help you create fantastic drawings and to win! The game is suitable for anywhere between two and five players, and The Exquisite Corpse Book features 56 different template pages that can easily be replaced with normal copy paper when you’ve used all of them.

Feline lovers will adore The Cat Game

The Cat Game is an absolute must-have for anyone who loves both cats and drawing. In this game, players compete against each other either alone or in teams to try and draw the best picture. Loosely based on Pictionary, the game requires players to pick a card and then draw the clue on a drawing board. This may have been very straight forward if it wasn’t for one exciting twist – every picture has to contain a cat somewhere in it. The objective of the game is for the other players to guess what is being illustrated with the first player/team to twenty points being crowned the winner.  

Playing board games and drawing are both extremely enjoyable past-times so just imagine how much fun a combination of the two can be?  Even if you are not an artist by anyone’s standards, you are bound to have a great time playing any of the games mentioned above.