Randomise Game Review – Draw, Act or Describe Your Way To Victory!
In my family, we love a good game! The newest one we have is called Randomise and it’s a brand new game. The players are given random identities — like a confused octopus eating spaghetti or a disguised giraffe playing air guitar — and can choose whether to act, describe or draw their identity for their team mates to guess. The rules are very simple but there’s more than a million random identity combinations possible so every game is different.
The game consists of a bunch of cards the size of regular playing cards so they don’t take up much room at all which makes the game perfect for travelling. All you need to add to get started playing are four or more players over the age of 8, a watch/stopwatch/mobile phone plus pen and paper.
You play Randomise by splitting into two teams and taking turns, like in charades. When it’s your turn, you declare whether you want an Easy or a Hard challenge and whether you wish to describe, act or draw your challenge. Then you select a card from each of the three piles of cards labelled A, B and C. The opposing team then gives you three random numbers from 1 to 3. You look at the words on your cards that match these numbers to discover your new identity. Card A describes you, card B tells you what you are and card C describes an activity that you’re doing.
When you are ready to start and the opposing team is ready to time you, you either get 30 seconds to describe your identity (without mentioning any of the words on the cards or using rhyming words/letters as clues), 60 seconds to act it out (without making any noises, pointing or using props) or 90 seconds to draw (without using numbers or letters).
Your team can guess as many times as they want and the aim is to guess your complete identity before your time is up. You get 1 point for every card your team guesses correctly and 1 bonus point if your team guesses your full identity before your Easy challenge time is up and 3 bonus points if it’s a Hard one. If your team doesn’t guess correctly, the opposing team can have one guess and if they get your full identity correctly, they can steal the bonus points. The first team that gets to 30 points wins!
The full instructions are available to download here and it comes with ideas for alternative ways to play the game too.
It’s definitely a fun and fast-paced game and the different levels mean a wide range of ages can enjoy the game together. I love the portability of the game and that there are so many different identity combinations possible. It’s also a brilliant idea that you can choose how you demonstrate your identity as not everyone can draw or are comfortable acting. I’m more prone to choose drawing myself while my family members might go for other options. It’s great that you can choose the way that you’re most comfortable with. Another good aspect of the game is that you can play in really large groups too if you have access to a drawing board.
Randomise is available to buy from Amazon.co.uk and costs £9.99.
We were sent this item for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.