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Store:  Family Games, Party Games
Edition:  Charades
Series:  Reverse Charades
Format:  Board Games

Reverse Charades Jr.

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Ages Play Time Players
6+ 30 minutes 6 or more

Designer(s): Bryce Porter, Scott Porter

Publisher(s): Gryphon Games

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Product Description

Winner of over 9 awards!

Reverse Charades Junior Edition is a hilarious twist on the normal game you know—where one person acts out words for the team to guess (boring)! With Reverse Charades Junior Edition, your entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. You're guaranteed hours of fun with 720 kid-tested words for ages 6 and up!

It's fast, super fun team competition that's an absolute blast to play at all kinds of gatherings and parties with friends, family and school groups!

But be warned... you're in for big and crazy doses of fun!

See what everyone's raving about at:

  • Split into teams of three or more. Decide on a number of rounds or a point target to win.
  • 1 word guessed correctly = 1 point. Each team has one minute to guess as many words as possible.
  • Each team selects a guesser (everyone gets a turn) and the rest of the team acts out the words.
  • Shhh! Not a peep among the team members.
  • Ready, set, go!

Product Information


  • 360 Word Cards w/720 words
  • 1 Minute Sand Timer
  • Rules Card
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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 5 in 1 review

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A new party game that turns traditional Charades on its head!
May 30, 2012

We've always enjoyed party games like Charades and Guesstures, in which teams of players try to guess words that one team member is acting out. You need the right group, but with kids, teenagers, and even adults, it can be a blast. But now along comes a party game that turns this idea somewhat on its head. Instead of one person acting and the rest of the team guessing, the entire team acts and one person guesses! That's it - that's the simple concept behind Reverse Charades, a new game that's come out from Retroplay and Gryphon Games. And let me tell you, it works. This small twist to the classic game somehow successfully turns a good game into an even better one!

Charades is funnier with more people acting at once. A good actor can be funny to watch, for example imagine someone acting out "vacuum", "doggie paddle", "changing a diaper", "pillow fight", or "mouse trap". But these can become twice as funny when you have a group combining to act them out. For example, with "changing a diaper" you can have one team member being the baby, while another one pretends to change the diaper. Also imagine having four people at once acting "doggie paddle" or "ants in your pants" - it becomes even more hilarious than just having one person act it out!

But there are more advantages: Because multiple people are acting out words at once and together, the words are usually easier to guess. It's also more friendly for the self-conscious person in the crowd. The good thing with Reverse Charades is that it takes away the pressure of being a solo performer - instead of just one person acting, most of the team is! This helps people loosen up and lose their inhibitions, and also takes away the focus from one individual who may have social inhibitions.

The "Junior Edition" has 360 word cards with words on both sides for a total of 720 words. It's practically the same as the original edition of the game, except that about half of the more difficult words have been replaced to make them more suitable for children as young as 6, so it's a better choice for families. Aside from that, these two editions are identical, so both are good choices.

So are Reverse Charades or Reverse Charades Junior Edition games for you? If you enjoy party games, this is an outstanding one of its type. It's true that the success of games like this often depend a lot on the group you're with. But the simple rule change to the traditional Charades is a good one, which makes the game more accessible, more fun, and also makes it more likely to succeed, even with less extrovert personalities. Recommended!

EndersGame, BGG reviewer

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