150 Fun Pictionary Words

Updated on November 11, 2016
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Pictionary is a fun, classic party game for all ages! Whether you’re looking for an icebreaker game for a classroom or family reunion, or even just a good game for family game night, Pictionary is an excellent choice.

Have fun with family and friends, while developing your drawing skills and putting them to the ultimate test. If you’ve never played before, you’re missing out and there are a few things you need to know to get started!

How to Play Pictionary

You could always go to the store and buy the official Pictionary, but if you don't have time to get to the store, or just don't want to spend the money, try making your own game with just a few things you already have lying around the house!

Number of players: 4+

What you need:

  • Timer
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Index cards
  • Dice

Set up:

  • Choose five or six categories (ex. People, places, things, animals, actions, etc.)
  • Write words of varying difficulties on each card.
  • Place cards into piles of the correct category, then shuffle the piles.
  • Assign each category a number to correspond with the dice.
  • Set out your materials and you’re ready to start!

How to play:

  • Divide into teams of two or more and roll a die to see who goes first. Appoint a “judge” to hand out cards and set the timer.

  • The team to start rolls the die and receives a card from the category that corresponds with the number, the timer is set for 60 seconds and the judge says “start.”

  • The artist has 60 seconds to draw and the rest of the team must guess what the artist is drawing in the allotted timeframe.
  • The artist may not talk, make noises, or gesture, and absolutely no letters or numbers are allowed in the pictures.
  • If guessed correctly, the team gets a point and gets to go again. If they are wrong, it’s the next team’s turn to repeat the above.
  • Set a limit to determine the winner, such as “the first team to get 25 points wins!”

Now, in order to make your own game, you’re going to need a bunch of Pictionary words. With that being said, there’s three levels of difficulty in Pictionary. Words can be easy, medium, or hard. Be sure to make an even mix of the three!

Here’s a categorized list of Pictionary words that you may use:

Easy Pictionary Words

Angel
Eyeball
Pizza
Angry
Fireworks
Pumpkin
Baby
Flower
Rainbow
Beard
Flying saucer
Recycle
Bible
Giraffe
Sand castle
Bikini
Glasses
Snowflake
Book
High heel
Stairs
Bucket
Ice cream cone
Starfish
Bumble bee
Igloo
Strawberry
Butterfly
Lady bug
Sun
Camera
Lamp
Tire
Cat
Lion
Toast
Church
Mailbox
Toothbrush
Crayon
Night
Toothpaste
Dolphin
Nose
Truck
Egg
Olympics
Volleyball
Eiffel Tower
Peanut
 

Medium Pictionary Words

Abraham Lincoln
Kiss
Pigtails
Brain
Kitten
Playground
Bubble bath
Kiwi
Pumpkin pie
Buckle
Lipstick
Raindrop
Bus
Lobster
Robot
Car accident
Lollipop
Sand castle
Castle
Magnet
Slipper
Chain saw
Megaphone
Snowball
Circus tent
Mermaid
Sprinkler
Computer
Minivan
Statue of Liberty
Crib
Mount Rushmore
Tadpole
Dragon
Music
Teepee
Dumbbell
North pole
Telescope
Eel
Nurse
Train
Ferris wheel
Owl
Tricycle
Flag
Pacifier
Tutu
Junk mail
Piano
 

Hard Pictionary Words

Attic
Glue
Pocket watch
Back seat
Highchair
Rock band
Birthday
Hockey
Sasquatch
Black hole
Hotel
Scrambled eggs
Blizzard
Jump rope
Seat belt
Burrito
Koala
Skip
Captain
Leprechaun
Solar eclipse
Chandelier
Light
Space
Crib
Mask
Stethoscope
Cruise ship
Mechanic
Stork
Dance
Mom
Sunburn
Deodorant
Mr Potato Head
Thread
Facebook
Pantyhose
Tourist
Flat
Paper plate
United States
Frame
Photo
WIFI
Full moon
Pilgram
Zombie
Game
Pirate
 

Gameplay Variations

Obviously when you're making your own Pictionary game, you can play however you want! Here are some common variations to try next game night

  • Alternate the team that draws next regardless of whether or not the previous drawing was guessed correctly.

  • Opposing teams can have a chance at guessing, simultaneously or after the time runs out in order to earn points.
  • Teams go head to head each round. Artists both draw the same word and the team who guesses first earns the points.
  • Assign different point values for easy, medium, and hard words.
  • Forgo the dice and just draw cards.

This is such a fun game to play, and with the unlimited possibilities for words to draw, you have unlimited options for gameplay! Grab some chips and dip, some friends or family, and be prepared to have a blast! If you’re not a great artist, that’s okay, there’s always Charades...

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        John 6 months ago

        How do you spell pilgrim?

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        LUl 13 months ago

        You misspelled Pilgrim but ok

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