The Best Reverse Charades Ideas + Printable Cards

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Your family will love this twist on a classic party game! It’s perfect for the whole family! All you need are these Reverse Charades Printable Cards for a fun family game night! 

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Reverse Charades

When my family gets to the end of a busy day, we are all ready to relax and have some fun together, and we love to play charades

We love to get out our charades cards, pop some popcorn, and get right to playing and laughing together! Lately, our favorite charades games are Verb Charades, Dinosaur Charades, Winter Charades, Mother’s Day Charades, Bible Charades, Princess Charades, Birthday Charades, Dinosaur Charades, and of course, Reverse Charades! 

Reverse Charades is a fun and silly twist on regular charades! 

Instead of one person acting out the card and the rest of the team guessing, you flip it around and have one person guess while the rest of the team acts out the card. 

It’s always so funny to see all the different ways people act out the same card! 

You’ll want to have these Reverse Charades printable cards for your next party or game night!

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Why I Love Charades

Charades is such an easy game to play! 

There’s almost no setup needed; all you need to do is print out these cards, grab your family or friends, and start playing! 

Charades is a great game for any age. The rules are easy to understand and the game is simple and fun. Kids, teens, and adults can all play together and have a great time! 

Front of reverse charades cards

How to Play Reverse Charades

Playing Reverse Charades is a lot like playing regular charades, but the actors and guessers are flipped! The actor becomes the guesser, and the guessers become the actors!

First, divide into groups of at least three people. This way you can have one guesser and multiple actors on each team. 

Next, each team will decide who will be their first guesser. You can do this any way you like! You can go from youngest to oldest, tallest to shortest, longest hair to shortest hair, or whatever creative way you come up with. 

During each team’s turn, the team selects a card and acts out together what is on that card. You may not use words, sounds, or move your mouth! The guesser has one minute to guess correctly. If they do, they get a point! If they don’t, the other team gets one chance to make the right guess. 

When you’ve run out of cards, or when one team has earned a predetermined amount of points, the game is over. Whichever team has the most points wins!

Tips and Tricks for Playing Reverse Charades

  • Using a timer can help you keep track of each turn.
  • Print your cards on cardstock and laminate them so you can use them again and again!
  • It can really help for the actors to use their hands to indicate how many words the guesser should guess.
  • You can reverse any charades game! Add our Verb Charades cards to the deck for more fun!
Back of reverse charades cards with clues.

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Reverse Charades List

Does your family love this game? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Skateboard
  3. Spiderman
  4. Pizza
  5. Frog
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Trumpet
  8. Violin
  9. Cheerleader
  10. Yo-yo
  11. Penguin
  12. Lipstick
  13. Telephone
  14. Toothbrush
  15. Nap
  16. Slam dunk
  17. Jog
  18. Basketball
  19. Surfing
  20. Cooking
  21. Washing dishes
  22. Superman
  23. Zombie
  24. Baby
  25. Mosquito
  26. Driving a bus
  27. Tarzan
  28. Money
  29. Sip
  30. Shopping cart
  31. Whisper
  32. Karate
  33. Cat
  34. Changing a tire
  35. Archery
  36. Darts
  37. Dance Party
  38. Building a snowman
  39. Painting a house
  40. Orchestra
  41. Wedding
  42. Taking a bath
  43. Soccer
  44. Birds
  45. Taking a selfie
  46. Exercise
  47. Mop
  48. Fishing
  49. Skiing
  50. Santa Claus
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