Play Adult Charades like never before for your birthday, cocktail, or home party!
Charades makes the perfect party game for adults. It's tons of fun acting out hilarious phrases, and learning how to play charades is simple. But thinking up expressions along a theme isn't always that easy. And that's why we've made sparking up a game of adult charades simple with our printable party games. You just print and play!
Use delightful euphemisms that hint at what you wouldn't dare say! Shameless Charades, is just such a saucy, adult charades game!
There's no need to think up clever and funny charades phrases. Shameless Charades is effortless.
Shameless Charades is our printable party game with 120 different cards, each with funny euphemisms you may (or may not) be familiar with.
Euphemisms are those nice little phrases people make up to avoid saying "naughty" words. Act out 120 saucy charades phrases similar to: Snake Charmer, Blowing Off Steam, and Swinging Both Ways. No dirty words here! But still, you might find cause to blush! It's all in good fun.
If you're making up your own charades game, each person will write the name of a movie, television show, book title, person, or phrase on a slip of paper. Alternatively, you can use pre-made charades phrase cards available here. The slips of paper are folded and placed into a bowl.
Playing Charades With Teams
Divide your party into two or three groups that will compete against each other. A team member from one team pulls a slip of paper from a bowl (or hat). He or she acts out the phrase without using any words, only hand or body gestures.
Team members try to guess the phrase by yelling it out loud. Set a time limit of 3 to 5 minutes per charade phrase (you can make your time limit less depending on the crowd). If the team of the person acting out the phrase guesses correctly, they receive one point.
The next team then draws a card and tries to earn a point by guessing correctly. Each team takes the same amount of turns trying to act out the phrase. If you're playing with pre-printed cards, decide how many cards you'll put into the bowl. For three teams you may want to have 30 cards (ten per team) or more. The team with the highest score wins.
Playing Charades as Individuals
To play charades as individuals, each person competes against all other players. You may keep score or simply do it for fun.
The host is the first person to act out a charades phrase. If you're keeping score, the person who guesses correctly gets a point as well as the person who acted the phrase. If no one guesses correctly, no points are earned and the person acting out the phrase selects someone else at the party to act out a different phrase.
The person who guessed correctly takes the next turn drawing a phrase and acting it out. This continues until all the phrases are completed. The person with the highest score wins.
Book Title: Place your hands together in praying position and open them as if they are the covers of a book.
Movie: Indicate a movie camera by creating a circle (or lens) with one hand. Look through the lens and with the other hand make a cranking motion as if you're winding film.
Television Show: Make a box with your fingers.
Person: Stand like Napoleon, with one arm tucked into your shirt at the chest.
Sounds Like: Tug your ear.
Quotation or Phrase: Make air quotes with your index and middle fingers.
Number of Words in a Phrase: Hold up the number of fingers that are in the phrase. Next, hold up the number of fingers indicating the position of the word in the phrase you'll be acting out. For example, hold up four fingers then two fingers to indicate the second word in a four-word phrase.
Long Word: Pinch your thumb and forefinger together then spread them apart.
Short Word: Pinch your thumb and forefinger together.
Team Guesses Correctly: Touch your finger to your nose.
Team is Getting Hot (Almost Guessing Correctly): Wipe your hand across your forehead as if you're hot.
Team is Getting Cold (Guessing Incorrectly): Cross your arms across over your chest and shiver as if you're cold.
Our Other Adult Charades Games
Here are more of our adult charades games. For complete details click the information button to the right under each game. Each game has 120 fun phrases. Gender Bender is especially fun for engagement parties or any party where you have couples who love to compete.
For more adult games, visit these pages:
- Adult Birthday Party Games
- Cocktail Party Games
- Our Printable Party Games
- Picnic Games for Adults
- Adult Party Games
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