How to Play Relay Pictionary Group Game

Are you looking for a fun and witty game to break the ice? You can start Relay Pictionary, which is a guessing game and message relay rolled into one.

If you want to further encourage teamwork while having your players get to know each other, you may consider this group. Read below to find out more about it.

Features of the Relay Pictionary Game

 ★  Game Name Relay Pictionary  Group Game
 ★  Group size medium to large
 ★  Age any (8+)
 ★  Type active
 ★  Skill drawing / running 
 ★  Place indoor
  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials paper and pen

Aim of the Game

The goal is to guess a list of words drawn by the team members. The team to guess the most number of words from the list wins.

Group Size and Age

This game will need at least six players or more. This game is fit for school-aged children (8 years old and up), even adults will enjoy this too!

Preparation and Materials

To play Relay Pictionary, you will need the following:

  • Sheets of blank paper
  • Pen
  • Table

How to Play the Relay Pictionary Game

Step 1: A game master will divide the class or group into two equal teams. Each team will have their own table, a marker, and sheets of paper.  The game master will have to warn each team to abide by the rules of Pictionary. No words or numbers are to be written on the paper. 

Step 2: The game master prepares a list of words to be guessed by the teams. It can range from the easiest words to draw like “flower” to difficult ones (e.g. dinosaur). The teams are then asked to fall in line. The game master will call each player from the two teams and assign a word from the list.

Step 3: Once all members of the team have a word assigned to them, each will have to draw the word on the paper. The players can take turns once the word is guessed correctly. The words can be guessed in any order. The players can fall in line again so that the game master can give the rest of the list.

A time limit is set for all players to guess all the words on the list. The team who got most number of correctly guessed words wins the game.


For larger groups, another version is to have the two teams of equal numbers fall in line. For each round, the game master gives one word. The first in line is the only player who knows the word and will draw it on a piece of paper.

The next person in line will guess the word in his mind and will draw it on his own sheet of paper, which he will show to the next person in line. This goes on until the last player takes a guess and will run to the game master to say the word. The team who guesses the word correctly wins the game.