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Telestrations Review and Giveaway

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***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

One thing that I love to do at family gatherings is play games. My mom is a Scrabble lover and so we have made it a tradition to always play Scrabble at get-togethers. Usually, I lose though. :(

I had to wait to post this review until a family get together (which was Christmas) so my sincere apologies to the company for having to wait a little while to see this review...I wanted to give a totally honest review about this game and knew that playing it with my family would be a perfect opportunity. It sure was worth the wait!!! :)
Have you ever heard of the Telephone Game? You know...you sit in a circle and tell someone something and as it gets around the room, the story changes. Well, this is a game that has the same concept, but you draw instead! This game is called Telestrations.
Telestrations is a PERFECT game for my family. We had such a blast!!! The design of Telestrations is made so you can play again and again without going through loads of paper in the process. It is made for 4-8 players and is perfect for ages 12 and up. There are 8 erasable sketch books, 8 dry-erase markers, and 8 clean up cloths.
Here is how it works:

Everyone that is playing draws a card from the box, then someone rolls the dice. Once the dice has stopped, you look at whatever number is up. Look at your card and find the word that coincides with the number on the dice. This is the word that you will have to draw. So, you open your sketch book and write your word in the circle. Then, you flip the page and DRAW the word on the next page. This is where things get interesting...I CANNOT draw. Most people can't, in fact! HA! When you are finished (or when the timer runs out) you flip your book to the next blank page and pass it to the next person sitting beside you. They then turn back one page, look at what you've drawn, and write in the blank circle what they THINK you have drawn. This goes on and on until you get your sketch book back. I gotta tell you here...I have never laughed so hard in my life! I can't draw...but neither can most of my family!!! I can't even tell you how many times we played...it was addicting! Even some of my brothers (who are not game people) joined in on the fun! I was told that once the sketch pad reached my hands, that is when the picture totally took a different direction! Hee hee! Hey, stick people are my forte'!!!
I am thinking that this will be replacing Scrabble or will be taking a very close second to it!!! My family and I definitely give Telestrations a HUGE thumbs up!

So, in my opinion...Telestrations is an awesome game. It is fast moving, non stressful and very funny. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great ice-breaker for a party or just for some laughs with family and friends! Great game! :)

You can BUY Telestrations from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers. You can also WIN Telestrations from the company as well...through here! Here is how you can win this super fun game...

Mandatory Entry:Visit Telestrations and tell me what you love about this game! You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents and will end 1/12 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.

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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free Telestrations game for review purposes. All quotes are from the Telestrations website and email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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126 comments

  1. It looks like soooo much fun !! Telephone game... pictures, funny... laughing... oh yes !! :)

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  3. I love that it is a a drawing game... my family has been addicted to pictionary man, so this would be a great addition to our family game nights!

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  4. I love that it is a a drawing game... my family has been addicted to pictionary man, so this would be a great addition to our family game nights!

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  7. I love that it is hilarious to guess other people's drawings and fast-paced - sounds like one my family would enjoy!
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  8. I love that it is hilarious to guess other people's drawings and fast-paced - sounds like one my family would enjoy!
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  9. This would be a great game for our family. My girls love to play telephone. I think I would like to try it.

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  23. I love how this is a drawing game! Sounds like fun for the entire family!
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  27. I like that it's face paced! We play a version of this game and I know we'd love this one!

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  28. I like that it's face paced! We play a version of this game and I know we'd love this one!

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  29. Love that this would be great for my kids and for us at the same time. Family activities are important to us!

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  30. Love that this game would inspire creativity in my kids

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  31. What I love about this game is the interaction between players. Everyone draws and everyone guesses what you have drawn. Since many
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    I also loved the "how to play" video on their web site - very cool!

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  32. What I love about this game is the interaction between players. Everyone draws and everyone guesses what you have drawn. Since many
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  35. I think it looks like fun because its the visual version of the old telephone game :)

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  40. I love that you don't waste a lot of paper while playing this game. Looks like a lot of fun!

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  70. I love the simplicity of the game.

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  71. I love the fact that everyone gets a chance to draw and guess. This game looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance. (email in profile).

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  76. I love that 8 people can play. And, it's easy to understand for every age group in my family.

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  103. My friends and I play the telephone/drawing game for laughs quite often. We come up with some of the most random phrases to draw and guess, so it's completely insane. LoL.

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