How to Play Fake Artist Game

There is a fake artist hiding within the group. Are you smart enough to guess who the fake artist is? Or are you wise enough to pretend that you’re not?

Enjoy this exciting variation of Christmas Pictionary with your family and friends. All you need is creativity, wit, and a smart guess.

Features of Fake Artist Game

 ★  Game Name Fake Artist Game
 ★  Group size small and medium
 ★  Age any
 ★  Type stationary
 ★  Skill drawing
 ★  Place indoor
★  Time up to 10 – 15 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials Paper and pen

Aim of The Game

The aim of the game is to guess who the fake one is among the group of real artists. Everyone knows the code word except one, who is the fake artist.

Each player will be asked to draw the code word with one stroke and guess who’s faking it! If the group guesses it wrong, the fake artist wins! 

Group Size

This game will need five to ten players and one game master. 

Preparation and Materials

To play Fake Artist, you need to prepare the following:

  • Pieces of paper for each player
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Drawing Board 

How to Play Fake Artist Game:

  1. The game master, who will not be playing, will write a code word in each piece of paper except for one which will be left blank.
  2. The code word could be anything, usually a noun, for example, “pizza.”
  3. The papers are then distributed to all players. The players who received the code word will be the real artists, while the one who gets a blank piece will secretly be the fake artist.
  4. The game master will give one clue to the word. For example, if the code word is “pizza,” the clue might be “food.” This will give the fake artist a chance to guess the word and start bluffing. The drawing board will be placed at the center of the table, while each player will be holding a pen.
  5. Randomly chosen, the starting player will draw one continuous stroke on the drawing board. It can be a line, a curve, or a shape as long as the pen is not lifted from the board.
  6. The next player will draw another line or stroke and show the others that he’s not faking it. The real artists should be careful or else the fake one might guess the code word.
  7. The fake artist, on the other hand, will pretend to draw and bluff as if he knows what it is.
  8. In a clockwise direction, each player will take turns drawing one stroke on the paper.
  9. After two turns, the drawing stops.
  10. The game master facilitates the voting. At the count of three, everyone instantly votes on who they accuse as the fake one by pointing their fingers at him.
  11. Once the votes are counted, the fake artist reveals himself and says, “I’m the fake.”

The game master counts the number of votes. If a real artist gets more votes, then the fake artist has not been caught and wins. The fake artist gets two points. If more fingers are pointed at the fake artist, then he has been caught.

He then gets a chance to guess the code word, and if he’s correct, he earns two points, but if he guesses it wrong, the other players earn one point each.