Thursday 23 November 2017

Randomise game: Draw, act or describe your way to victory!

On a Saturday evening we like to have a bit of family time away from the computers and tablets....I was asked if my family would like to try out the game Randomise and it sounded perfect!

Randomise was born on a cold winter commute from Brighton to London, when they creator Hazel Reynolds decided to set herself the challenge of creating a game that it would lure her 12-year-old sister away from her beloved iPad.

Randomise is a mash-up of classic games like Charades, Articulate and Pictionary with a huge dollop of randomness on top!

Teams compete to act, draw or describe the random identities which are on the cards which might sound easy but can be quite challenging....Describing a confused octopus eating spaghetti or a disguised giraffe playing air guitar is quite hilarious!

To play you need at least 4 players which was perfect for us! I teamed up with my teen Becky and my fella teamed up with Ellie my youngest....

When it is your turn you decide whether you are going for an easy or hard challenge and whether you are going to Describe, Act or Draw....

Then you select a card from each of the three piles of cards A, B and C. The opposing team will then give you three random numbers from 1 to 3 (eg. ‘3,1,2’). Look at the words on the cards that match these numbers to discover your new identity.

Card A will always describe you (eg. Happy, Hairy, Vain), card B will tell you what you are (eg. Octopus, Astronaut, Lion) and card C will tell you what you are doing (eg. Eating spaghetti, Playing football, Baking a cake).

It sounds a little complicated....I tried to explain it to my family without even getting the game out of the box and they were confused....It makes much more sense when you have the cards in front of you! lol I got called an idiot for trying to over complicate

There is 110 cards in the box and every game is different as there is more than a million combinations possible....Some of the combinations are so funny! Just looking at the cards above. A shocked snail, reading a book....hehehe

When you have picked what you are you will have 30, 60 or 90 seconds to reveal yourself:

DESCRIBE – You have 30 seconds to use your voice to communicate your identity. You can’t say any of the words on your cards or use rhyming words or letters to give clues.

ACT – You have 60 seconds to use your body to communicate your identity. You can’t make any noises, point or use any props.

DRAW – You have 90 seconds to use your artistic skills to communicate the phrase. You can’t draw any letters or numbers.

We played that you got a point for every correct card guessed and the winning team is the first to get to 30 points. The rules are quite flexible and you can change them to make it work for whoever you are playing with. As Ellie is only 10 we gave her a couple of minutes to describe, act or draw the choices on her cards....

Randomise is suitable for ages 8 and above but I think if you bend the rules a little younger children can join in the fun too!

Randomise comes in a box which is perfect for storing the cards and it is small enough to take to other people's houses to play! I think this would be a fab game for over Christmas when you have a house full of guests!

It is available to buy now on Amazon for £11.99. I think it is worth every penny.....It is a game we will be getting out again and again. 

The girls have even tried playing it together which doesn't really work as like I said you need at least 4 people to play properly but they have had fun acting out the different combination of things and seeing who can draw the best pictures of random things....

We loved this game and can highly recommend it! We played for over an hour and had some real family fun! It's great to play with the kids and I imagine hilarious to play with other adults too!

Usually I would take photos of us playing something like this but I didn't....As it was on an evening the lighting was rubbish for photos and to be honest we were just having too much fun! 

We were sent this game free of charge in exchange for this blog post.


  1. What an interesting game and think when my eldest is a bit older will enjoy. But it does look like a good Christmas present to get someone X #pocolo

  2. This sounds like a fun game Kim. We love playing family games at Christmas :) #PoCoLo

  3. This really does sound fun - I love games where you can adapt the rules to suit the players and situation - we often customise the rules so it's not too much like hard work - will be looking out for this one - thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo