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For years, the game of Charades has been loved by people all over the world because of how simple and fun the game is. In the modern era of games, various versions of the game have been invented to keep the fun going.

Everyday is a great day to learn a new game. It’s time to unlearn the normal and usual way of playing the version of Charades we all love and become open to this backwards way of playing Charades!

What is Reverse Charades?

Reverse Charades or Backwards Charades is a new version of Charades in which only one person will try to guess the word or phrase that an entire team is trying to act out or depict through their actions.

It’s called the “reverse” or “backwards” version since the original charades game requires only one person to act out while the others try to guess.

How To Play Reverse Charades

Just like the original version of Charades, the Reverse Charades rules are also simple and easy to follow.

1. Split the group into teams.

As in most other games, you have to split up into groups first. You can either decide randomly or you can just choose the groups!

2. Scoring

Agree among the other players on a goal score for a team to be declared winners. One correct guess equals one point/score for the team.

3. Minutes per round

Decide on the number of minutes given to each acting team per round. They’re usually given one to two minutes per round to act out the word that the other teams have chosen for them.

4. Guesser and Acting Team

Each round, each team picks a guesser from their players. The other teams will give the word or phrase to act out to the other members of the acting team.

Using teamwork and creativity, they should paint a picture and act out as a team to help the guesser guess the word without using words and sounds, just actions.

5. Point Deductions

If a team member is caught mouthing or coaching words/answers to the guesser of the team, it entails a one point deduction.

6. The Winner

The team who is able to reach the goal score wins but you can play without counting or keeping score and just go on and on until you get tired!

What are you waiting for? Play Reverse Charades or if you prefer to play and learn more about the original rules of Charades, follow this link to know more Charades!

Play Charades Online

With the emergence of high technology in the modern times, there are many apps and games made so that you can play Charades online anytime, anywhere! Using this app, you will never have to run out of words to use anymore.

Play Charades online

The fun does not end there! There is a new and awesome Charade app available for both Android and iOS users. Kabuki is another cool and convenient way to play Charades! You can enjoy over 1,700 entertaining and challenging words to act out with your family and friends during parties, in school and just about anywhere!

Reverse Charades Words List

In order to eliminate any awkward pauses during the game caused by lack of ideas and words to use, we have prepared a list of words you can use for your game of Reverse Charades…

Random Words


- football - telephone - pig - wave - door - tail - turtle - baby - ear - monkey - hopscotch - mosquito - toothbrush - ring - ping pong - snowball - roof - fl - fang - bicycle - bear - cape - puppet - pian - lipstick - salute - hula hoop - penguin - banana peel - whisper - popsicle - Frankenstein - earthquake - yo-yo - road - rain - alarm clock - dog leash - cho - pajamas - slam dunk - fiddle - seashell - jog - seesaw - nap - cheerleader - blin - beg - shopping cart - Michael Jackson - limbo - newspaper - twist - rhinoceros - cow - tickle - fetch - violin - cage - cello - braid - skateboard - stairs - trumpet - mop - shovel - money - soap - saddle - wink - tree - Spider Man - think - peck - windmill - party - dentist - lawn mower - softball - wig - stain - cuff - sunburn - funny - sheet - hair dryer - nightmare - iPad - shadow - wax - fog - sip - bathroom cale - taxi - pizza - sand - huddle - cowboy - ticket - doghouse - stiff - knot - president - owl - wrench - story - whis - quicksand - spine - chess - artist - vest - gingerbread man - spider web - bobsled - lung - washing machine - oar - torch - eraser - mini blinds - mouse trap - swordfish

Famous People


  • the Cowardly Lion
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Bugs Bunny
  • James Bond
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Andy Warhol
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • Dr. Emmett Brown
  • John Hancock
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Dumbledore
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Sirius Black
  • Sean Connery
  • Dracula
  • Shakespeare
  • Bruce Willis
  • Babe Ruth
  • James Earl Jones
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Spider Man
  • Albert Einstein
  • Inigo Montoya
  • Denzel Washington
  • Jim Henson
  • Barbie
  • James Madison
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Fozzy
  • Brad Pitt
  • Buddy Holly
  • Elizabeth Bennett
  • Scooby Doo
  • E.T.
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Indiana Jones
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Henry Ford
  • Cap’n Crunch
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Elvis Presley
  • Stephanie Meyer
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Celine Dion
  • Davy Crockett
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Justin Beiber
  • Anakin Skywalker
  • Eli Whitney
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Isaac Newton
  • Robin Hood
  • Rocky
  • Frankenstein
  • Beethoven
  • Pocahontas
  • Kevin Bacon
  • John Williams
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Hannah Montana
  • David Beckham
  • Helen Keller
  • Lucille Ball
  • Sacajawea
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Captain Kirk
  • Billy the Kid
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Mario
  • Han Solo
  • Mark Twain
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Salvador Dali
  • Captain Hook
  • Rapunzel
  • Charles Dickens
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Harry Houdini
  • Santa Claus
  • Harrison Ford
  • Batman
  • George Lucas
  • Darth Vader
  • Mufasa
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Garfield
  • Genghis Khan
  • Gilligan
  • Michael Phelps
  • Michelangelo
  • Charles Darwin
  • Betsy Ross
  • Bill Gates
  • Walt Disney
  • Harry Potte
  • Marty McFly
  • Hamlet
  • Mother Teresa
  • Cleopatra
  • Mr. Darcy
  • Clark Kent
  • Grace Kelly
  • Thomas Edison
  • Tony Hawk
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Bill Cosby
  • George Washington
  • Cinderella
  • Willy Wonka
  • Mary Poppins
  • Peter Pan
  • Frodo
  • Neil Diamond
  • George of the Jungle
  • Mr. Rogers
  • Pablo Piccaso
  • Voldermort
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Christopher Columbus

  • gifts
  • stable
  • cookies
  • Santa’s workshop
  • hot chocolate
  • gumdrops
  • reindeer
  • gingerbread house
  • Santa’s sleigh
  • eggnog
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • candy cane
  • elves
  • Santa Claus
  • pumpkin pie
  • ho ho ho
  • nativity
  • stocking
  • sleigh ride
  • Buddy the Elf
  • chestnuts
  • soup
  • snowman
  • snow
  • Christmas spirit
  • jingle bells
  • cinnamon
  • manger
  • snowball fight
  • decorations
  • angel
  • snowflake
  • chimney
  • Jack Frost
  • Christmas break
  • Little Saint Nick
  • star
  • Rudolph
  • sledding
  • wassail
  • ice skating
  • bells
  • Christmas Eve
  • little drummer boy
  • scarf
  • lights
  • doll
  • the Grinch
  • shepherds
  • the Nutcracker
  • Christmas carol
  • the North Pole
  • mistletoe
  • turkey
  • mittens
  • wise me
  • icicle
  • toys
  • Christmas tree
  • wrapping paper

  • seventh inning stretch
  • seagulls
  • hot dogs
  • bonfire
  • picnic
  • sprinkler
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • summer reading
  • heat
  • July
  • potato chips
  • s’mores
  • June bugs
  • suntan
  • surfing
  • candy
  • sun
  • summer job
  • climbing trees
  • car wash
  • blue sky
  • sunscreen
  • slip n’ slide
  • watermelon
  • bikes
  • popsicle
  • fireworks
  • pool party
  • strawberry
  • solstice
  • firewood
  • refreshing
  • cotton candy
  • lawn mower
  • relax
  • barbeque
  • no homework
  • sand
  • hiking
  • ice cream
  • fireflie
  • Kool-aid
  • Vacation
  • barbeque
  • sleeping bag
  • root for the home team
  • kit
  • lemonade
  • beach
  • airplane
  • beach towel
  • crafts
  • sloppy joes
  • skipping rocks
  • chill
  • no school
  • August
  • fun
  • Summer Olympics
  • county fair
  • pasta salad
  • sunburn
  • barefoot
  • waves
  • swimming pool
  • tent
  • river rafting
  • block party
  • flip flops
  • watching clouds
  • cook-ou
  • sunsets
  • sand castl
  • campfire
  • roller blades
  • ghost stories
  • campin
  • swimming suit
  • swimsuits
  • short
  • movies
  • salad
  • water balloon
  • fishing
  • road trip
  • thunderstorm
  • sunglasses
  • boogie board
  • lake
  • late nights
  • sleeping in
  • green leaves
  • zoo
  • canoeing
  • three strikes, you’re out
  • hamburgers
  • beach ball
  • corn-on-the-cob
  • summer camp
  • travel
  • parties
  • sea shells
  • boredom
  • baseball
  • park
  • roller skating rink
  • ocean
  • sleepovers
  • rest
  • games
  • ferry
  • snow cone

  • sun
  • wildflowers
  • ants
  • bird nest
  • April
  • seeds
  • umbrella
  • bunny
  • bird
  • grasshopper
  • blossoms
  • chick
  • tree
  • pollen
  • bees
  • dew
  • park
  • rainbow
  • green
  • lamb
  • butterfly
  • tulips
  • sunshine
  • ducklin
  • daffodil
  • caterpillar
  • frog
  • robin
  • mud
  • spring break
  • garden
  • kites
  • worms
  • flower
  • rain
  • jump rope
  • sun
  • wildflowers
  • ants
  • bird nest
  • April
  • seeds
  • umbrella
  • bunny
  • bird
  • grasshopper
  • blossoms
  • chick
  • trees
  • pollen
  • bees
  • dew
  • park
  • rainbow
  • green
  • lamb
  • butterfly
  • tulips
  • sunshine
  • duckling
  • daffodil
  • caterpillar
  • frog
  • robin
  • mud
  • spring break
  • garden
  • kites
  • worms
  • flower
  • Rain

  • scarecrow
  • sweater
  • corn
  • November
  • quarterback
  • crunching leaves
  • jacket
  • colds
  • frost
  • migration
  • football
  • yellow
  • candy
  • changing colors
  • raking leaves
  • apple cider
  • orange
  • crisp
  • autumn
  • school supplies
  • scarves
  • cool
  • soup
  • leaves
  • hiking
  • soccer
  • foliage
  • rake
  • back to school
  • hot chocolate
  • backpack
  • sweatshirts
  • harvest
  • pumpkin
  • apple pie
  • apples
  • hayride
  • colored leaves
  • chicken noodle soup
  • chill
  • wind
  • lunch box
  • crow
  • maple syrup
  • decorations
  • September
  • candy corn
  • bonfire

Random Things At Home


  • jump rope
  • calendar
  • hot water
  • paint
  • tennis shoes
  • magnets
  • desk
  • hairspray
  • printer paper
  • trash can
  • washing machine
  • cell phone charger
  • sweater vest
  • shoes
  • button
  • hand soap
  • toilet paper
  • dryer sheets
  • piano
  • mirror
  • crayons
  • t-shirt
  • picture frame
  • skirt
  • flowers
  • speakers
  • garage
  • doormat
  • garden hose
  • spice rack
  • quilt
  • stapler
  • camera
  • dress shirt
  • sweater
  • cell phone
  • umbrella
  • hand lotion
  • towel
  • banister
  • boots
  • red wagon
  • ironing board
  • shampoo
  • books
  • baseboards
  • bicycle
  • blue jeans
  • socks
  • skateboard
  • vest
  • sunglasses
  • headband
  • scissors
  • light switch
  • magazine
  • markers
  • pillowcase
  • sofa
  • scarf
  • ladder
  • chimney
  • watering can
  • crib
  • laundry detergent
  • dustpan
  • purse
  • mailbox
  • jewelry
  • front porch
  • newspaper
  • fake flowers
  • pantry
  • eraser
  • iron
  • doorway
  • rocking chair
  • ceiling fan
  • door knob
  • paperclip
  • electrical outlet
  • DVDs
  • bowtie
  • Windex
  • necktie
  • TV
  • porch swing
  • silverware
  • shovel
  • iPod
  • junk drawer
  • loveseat
  • bed
  • vase
  • lunchbox
  • hair dryer
  • ballpoint pen
  • photograph
  • cleaning spray
  • stationery
  • curtains
  • sponge
  • dog leash
  • batteries
  • Sunday shoes
  • candle
  • kitchen knife set
  • living room
  • bathroom scale
  • broom
  • letter opener
  • bedroom
  • mini blinds
  • bathroom
  • kitchen
  • laundry basket
  • computer
  • stairs
  • Internet
  • shower curtain
  • video camera
  • home movies
  • wallet
  • stamps

Charades is best played with family and friends during parties and gatherings. If you’re tired of making nonsense small talks that tend to become annoying, suggest a few rounds of Charades to entertain everyone!

In need of more ideas for your next game of Charades? Follow this link and have a super duper fun time: Charades Ideas!

✍️  April 26, 2021

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