Dexterity Game
3-5 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 1 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Pictures is a unique family game that challenges players’ creativity as they attempt to recreate a secret image using one of the component sets in the game. This game requires careful observation, precision, and spatial perception to succeed, but unlike other “art” games, the best artist in the group won’t automatically win. It’s no wonder why Pictures won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award! Pictures is a great tactile adventure that plays in under 30 minutes and sits comfortably at home and in the classroom.

Game Overview

Pictures is a quick-playing family game with very simple rules. Form the image of your secret picture card with one set of components, either shoelaces, color cubes, icon cards, sticks and stones or building blocks in such a way that the other players guess what image you have pictured. The players get points for correctly guessing other players images and for other players guessing their image. The most points wins!

  • Persuasion Persuasion
    Players are encouraged to convince others through reasoning.
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
    Strengthens a player’s understanding of the spatial relationships with the objects in their environment as well as themselves.
  • Confidence Confidence
    Promotes and increases a player’s trust in their abilities and qualities.
  • Communication Communication
    Fosters an environment in which players must share information, news, or ideas.
  • Precision Precision
    Rewards players for being exact and accurate with fine motor skills.
  • Observation Observation
    Rewards careful watching with attention to details and behaviors in order to understand or arrive at a judgement.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Dexterity Game
  • Designer(s): Christian Stöhr, Daniela Stöhr
  • Published: 2019
  • Game Length: About 30 Minutes
  • Players: 3-5 Players
  • 2020 Spiel des Jahres Winner
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