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Charades – Free Training Game

Duration: 15 - 30 minutes

Intended for:

Use this free training game as an activity to help consolidate the key learning points covered in a learning and development programme.

Training course contents:

Download the full instructions to this training game using the link at the bottom of this page or follow the notes below.

This is a fast paced variation of the well known charades party game. An excellent way to consolidate key learning points at the end of a programme.

Arrange participants into two teams (ideally with 4 to 6 players per team).

Write key learning points on separate small scraps of paper. Ideally these points will be short comprising 1 to 8 words maximum. You can prepare these in advance or you can write these as key points emerge during the training itself. Fold the pieces of paper so that the writing cannot be seen. Then place these into a box or hat.

Nominate a representative from each team to come up to the front of the class. Ask one of the representatives to draw a piece of paper from the box. Show both representatives the information on the paper.

Next, ask the representatives to face their teams, but with their backs turned against each other. Simultaneously, each representative acts out the learning point for their own team to guess. Give a strict time limit of 60 seconds. Award one point to the team(s) correctly guessing the answer within the time limit. You can vary this by awarding a bonus point to the team achieving the correct answer first.

Keep a tally of the points scored. The team scoring the highest points by the end of the game is the winner. You may want to consider giving a small prize to the winning team.

You are free to play the game over as many rounds as you choose although around ten rounds seems to work best.


Use this training game to help participants consolidate key learning points.

Charades – Free Training Game


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