Dumb Crambo is a pantomime game similar to Charades. Players act out words, but in this game it is the actors that are trying to guess the word.
This game is a good introduction to pantomime games as players are acting out a single word rather than an entire phrase.
What You'll Need
Setting up the Game
When choosing a word it is best to pick one that has many possible rhyming words.
Playing the Game
If the actors are good and the audience can tell what they are acting out and "car" is not the mystery word, the audience replies "No, it is not a car!"
Maybe they think the word is "jar" and they act as if they are trying to open the lid of a jar.
If this is not the word the audience would respond "No, it is not a jar!".
The actors are given three guesses. If they are unable to figure out the word in the three guesses the audience is awarded one point for stumping the actors.
If the actors guess the word within the three chances the actors are awarded one point and the round is over. The audience and actors switch roles and it is now the new audiences turn to pick a word.
Winning the Game
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