A Fun Party Game

The Whole Family Can Play SECRET CELEBRITY


Photos taken at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, NY

Who Are Your Favorite Celebrities?

Here's a fun party game submitted by one of our visitors, Colleen from Delaware. It is one her family's favorite group games. It is a cross between the old $10,000 Pyramid game, Password and Charades.. easy to play, requires no purchase and is fun for all age groups. Just gather your guest, pen, paper and a timer and you have all you need to start this fun party game. Perfect for an Oscar Party. Colleen tells us How to play below.

Colleen’s SECRET CELEBRITY Game

2 or 3 teams of at least 4 players and a timer.

Each person gets 5 pieces of paper and write down a celebrity of some sort (Movie star, Historical figure, Politician, Music, Sports, Famous Animals etc) Pieces of Papers should be folded and put in a bowl or basket.

Round 1:

Round 1 of this fun party game starts with Team 1. Each player in turn picks a piece of paper and can Say or Do Anything to get their team to say the celebrity name on the paper. When celebrity is guessed correctly, the paper is saved, and the next team member of the same team goes next. It continues with the same team going as quickly as possible until 1 minute is up.

At the end of time, the basket goes to the next team, who gets their 1 minute time to guess as many celebrities as possible. Each team continues to take turns back and forth until all of the pieces of paper and celebrity names have been revealed

At end of the round, each team adds how many Celebrities that they named. The pieces of paper are then all re-folded and returned to the basket.

Round 2:

With all of the original celerity names back into the bowl, the teams again take 1 minute turns, picking a piece of paper and get getting their teammates to guess.

During this round the player can say ONLY 3 WORDS to get their teammates to guess the Celebrity.

At end of the round, each team adds how many Celebrities that they named. The pieces of paper are then all re-folded and returned to the basket.

Round 3 :

With all of the original celebrity names back into the bowl again, the teams again take 1 minute turns, picking paper and get getting their teammates to guess the Celebrity name.

During this round, the player can USE NO WORDS / ONLY GESTURES to get their teammates to guess the Celebrity.

At end of the round, each team adds how many Celebrities that they named. The total of all rounds are then added together and the winning team celebrates~


Photos taken at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, NY

Colleen adds some additional notes for playing this fun party game.
"Like most games, there are different "House Rules" that may or may not apply. You decide.


- Can you pass if you have never heard of the person?

- If you pass there is a 15 second penalty until the next person can go? (Sometimes we enforce this, sometimes not).

- Does "Uhm" count as a word in the 2nd round (some in our group are rather hardcore).

- For kids, you can have them pick one that they know (ie; One color paper for kids / another for adults). Although the last time I played with 4 adults, 2 - 7 year olds and 2 - 10 year olds, we played straight up and they crushed us but we were cognizant to only put in people that they would know. We had to laugh as there are even a lot of 20 year olds who don't know who Cary Grant is!!

Interestingly, you almost always get duplicate names put in.... as in we had lots of Michael Jacksons, Obama, Hanna Montana, Santa Claus this year......

But some of the most fun ones are the more obscure , like Basil Rathbone, Elliot Ness, Petula Clark, Johnny Unitas. Don't know who they are? Use rhyming words, descriptions of parts of the name and the old "sounds like"/put it all together!

Enjoy - I have to say that it has always been a hit with whomever I have played with (even with the non-regular game folks)." - Colleen
THANK YOU COLLEEN.. THIS IS A FUN PARTY GAME FOR ALL AGE GROUPS. Wouldn't this make for a fun holiday game with all the family? And for all of you visiting New York City, the Wax Museum is a must. It's a "hands on" museum and as you can tell from the photos our girls loved it.

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