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Charades

The players are divided into groups of four or five each. The first group leaves the room, decides upon a word to act out, returns and acts out the first syllable, then the second, then the third, and finally the whole word. The other players must guess the word from the actions. If the word is not guessed, the same team enacts a second word. Otherwise, the group guessing the word select a word and act it out. The words chosen should be of three or more syllables such as:
Penmanship   ........   Pen; man; ship; then penmanship.
Cantaloupe   .........   Can; tell; ope; then cantaloupe.
Masquerade.........   Mass; cur; aid; etc.
Longfellow   .........   Long; fell; owe; or Oh.
Pilgrimage   .........   Pill; grim; age.
Woodpecker  ........   Wood; peck; err.
Microscope   .........   My; crow; scope.
Antarctic   ...........   Ant; ark or arc; tick.
Anticlimax   .........   Aunty or anti; climb or clime; ax.
Definite   ............   Deaf; inn; it.
Decorate   ...........   Deck; oar; ate; or Deck; owe; rate.
Attenuate...........   At; ten; you; ate.
Almanacs    ..........   Awl or all; man; ax.
Innuendo...........   Inn; you; end; owe or Oh.
Benjamin...........   Ben; jam; inn.
Caricature  ..........   Carry; cat; your.
Ingratiate...........   Inn; gray; she; ate.
Independence   .......   Inn; Dee; pen; dense.
Two-syllabled words may be used, but this makes the game harder. In any case, the words used should be accurately pronounced, to give the guessers every chance.
Some players permit acting two syllables at once, thereby having only two acts before the whole word is acted. As: Mayflower (May, flower); Penitent (Penny, tent); etc. This is more difficult.
Flower, Bird, Animal Charades.—This is played the same way, ex­cept that the subjects are restricted to the names of flowers; or of birds; or of animals.
State Charades.—In this variation, the names of states must be enacted. Cities, rivers, lakes, etc. may be used similarly.

 



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