The Draw A Quote Game

quote game

Now you know that Tuesday = a new Low Tech Tuesday article on Funderstanding. Today we have a new game for you.

I am sure a lot of you have played Pictionary, a game where you have to draw words and make your team guess what they are. We have a different game to try. The “Draw A Famous Quote” game is great to test your drawing skills and learn new quotes.

How to play the game

For this game, you need a minimum of 4 people, sitting in a circle. You can play with as many people as you want. The more the merrier (yes, you can save this quote for later!).

Each person has a stack of paper in front of them that is equivalent to the number of players.

1) When the game starts, everyone writes down a famous quote. Using famous historical quotes can be a fun way of engaging with others and maybe enlighten them about some things they didn’t know. Perhaps it’s Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream.”

You can also use a common saying like “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” Think about a quote that would be funny when turned into visuals like “Go cold turkey,” or “Don’t worry, be happy”… You should be able to keep this to a minute.



2) Once everyone has written down their quote, they slide their entire stack of papers to the player on their right.

3) Each player now looks at the quote that has been passed to them. Then, each player puts the piece of paper with the quote at the bottom of the stack and draws a picture that represents the quote on the piece of paper in front of them. You should allow about 2 mins for this.

4) When each person is done drawing, they pass the stack to their right and the 3rd person looks at the image, puts it at the bottom of the stack and then writes down their guess at the quote based on the 2nd person’s drawing. You should allow about 1-2 mins for this.

5) When step 4 is complete, you pass your stack to the player to the right again. Each player now looks at the new quote, puts it at the bottom of the stack, and then draws a picture based on that new quote.
If you have 4 players, you make one last pass. The person who wrote the quote will have their original stack back. You look at each of the stacks and see how close the last image represents the original quote.

If you have more players, you continue alternating writing quotes and drawing images until the stack is finished.

But don’t end the game there. Now is the perfect time to talk about the different quotes. What do they mean? Where did they come from? Is there another way of saying the same thing? If this is a quote from a famous person, maybe you guess who said it and the year it was said.

To make things more difficult, you can even try to write a quote in a foreign language. What about “A bon chat, bon rat” or “Se coucher avec les poules”? (We know this is really advanced!)

Would be able to guess what these drawings mean? They are bad drawings, but it’s just to make it more difficult!




Any ideas of a good quote to play this game with? Share your drawing on our Facebook page!