Dumb Charades: The word guessing game
Bring on game night with dumb charades!
While we all are refraining from stepping out and staying home, dumb charades will be one of those interesting games to spend some quality time with your family.
This game has all the features to unite people across generations and spreads laughter throughout. This “word guessing” game is not a very new pinch of the modern generation but has been evolved throughout centuries.
The word “charade” refers to mockery or to pretence which explains much of the game story. Dumb Charades was originally a dramatic form of literary charades where a single person has to act out each syllable of a word or phrase in order, followed by the whole phrase together while the rest of the people have to guess it.
History of Dumb Charades
It was during the 18th century when the game gained popularity in France as a literary riddle. Gaining popularity, charades were converted into written forms.
Written forms of dumb charades were also composed by famous writers like Jane Austen.
And with the 19th century, these turned into acted charades which gained immense popularity, and by World War it became the most popular game.
Slowly, written charades were forgotten and dumb charades became a trend. The craze continued and the zeal to play dumb charades increased as the years passed.
Rules of Dumb Charades:
Dumb charades has been an informal game but also has rules that needs to be followed:
- There has to be two or more groups with more than one member in each.
- The performance has to be silent with no words as the word “dumb” goes.
- The player has to use facial expression, gestures and body language.
- Clues like lip-reading, humming songs, pointing and spelling are banned.
- Language, number of words and the age of the film must be said at first.
- There is a particular time limit for teams to guess.
- Teams have to alter until every player has acted once.
- There must be a scoreboard for every correct answer and one point if the opposite team fails to guess within the allotted time.
Benefits of Dumb Charades :
Dumb charades not just relaxes but also adds up too filmy knowledge. It makes us agile and cheers up our mood.
It is not just about acting and guessing, it is a whole process of team building and making bonds stronger. It is not an individual game but rather reflects team participation. There are many foes that turn to friends through this game.
It can also be a great way to teach kids which can also make them active and responsive.
This develops interest and keeps a child engaged throughout their study time.
It can also act as a great tool to cheer up lethargy children and involve them to get along. It can also be helpful in developing a sense of unity and team spirit in children.