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100 Funny Charades Ideas for a Hilarious Game

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Posted by Hayley Milliman | Sep 21, 2017 9:41:00 PM




Charades is the perfect party game. You can play it anytime, anywhere, with people of any age, and you don't need any extra materials or complicated rules to start the fun. All you need are a few friends and funny charades ideas for what words and phrases to act out.

If you need a refresher on how to play charades or are looking for some ideas for funny charade topics, you've come to the right place! In this article, I'll give you a basic run down of the rules for charades and then provide over 100 funny charades ideas that you can use in your next game.


How to Play Charades

Charades is an easy, fun game that you can play with people of any age anywhere you have room to gather and move around a bit. Follow these rules for a basic game of charades.

#1: Break your group into two equal teams.

#2: Choose a team to go first.

#3: The team that goes first chooses one team member to go first.

#4: The team member that goes first chooses a word or phrase to act out without words.

#5: The team member's team must guess the word or phrase within one minute.

#6: If the team is able to guess the word or phrase, they get a point. If they don't guess correctly, they don't get a point.

#7: The other team repeats this process.

#8: Keep playing until all team members have gone.

#9: The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.


100+ Funny Charades Ideas

Stuck on which words or phrases to use in your next game of charades? Use these funny charades ideas for adults and children.


Easy Charades Words

Playing with kids, or people who haven't played charades before? Use these words for an easy, fun-for-all game.

airplane boat baby
ears scissors cough
cold phone laugh
blink hairbrush sneeze
spin hammer book
phone toothbrush jump
clap slap  


Medium Charades Words

Up for a bit of a challenge? These medium funny charades topics will give you a more challenging game.

archer ghost balance
shoelaces sick balloon
banana peel monster hiccup
stomp hurt hungry
slip karate ladder
scare fishing dizzy
read hot  


Hard Charades Words

Playing with a team of experts? Use these difficult charades words to truly test your abilities.

birthday president apartment
cradle coffee trampoline
waterfall window proud
stuck-up flashlight marry
overwhelm judge shadow
halo measure clown
chomp slither  


Disney Charades Words

If you're playing with kids or fans of Disney movies, try acting out these popular Disney titles and phrases.

The Lion King "Let it go!" Bambi
"Drink me" Lady and the Tramp "On a magic carpet ride"
"Hakuna matata" The Little Mermaid "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down"


Musician Charades Words

Try embodying these famous singers, songwriters, instruments, and songs to turn your game of charades into a hilarious pantomimed concert.

Elvis Taylor Swift One Direction
Michael Jackson rock star drums
"Shout!" Rolling Stones "Singin' in the Rain"
"The hills are alive, with the sound of music" Britney Spears "No Woman, No Cry"
James Taylor rock star guitar


Sports Charades Words

Try your hand at acting out these sports. Some of the funny charades topics are easy; some will make you think!

Archery Basketball Figure skating
Hockey Baseball Croquet
Golf Horseback riding Cheerleading
Football Soccer Darts
Roller derby Table tennis Handball


Animal Charades Words

Take a walk on the wild side and act out the behaviors of these common and not-so-common animals.

Whale Snake Elephant
Giraffe Dog Cat
Ant Rabbit Groundhog
Hyena Kangaroo Shark
Fish Polar Bear Caterpillar
Cockroach Ram Monkey
Jaguar Rooster  


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Hayley Milliman
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Hayley Milliman is a former teacher turned writer who blogs about education, history, and technology. When she was a teacher, Hayley's students regularly scored in the 99th percentile thanks to her passion for making topics digestible and accessible. In addition to her work for PrepScholar, Hayley is the author of Museum Hack's Guide to History's Fiercest Females.

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