Just played this game with my 10 year, 12 year old and their grandma. At first, we started with the Junior deck of cards, which we learned were just too easy for the girls, especially since you also get a clue with the Junior deck. Once we switched to the Adult cards, the drawing tasks were a bit more challenging, though some things were still really easy to draw in comparison to others. All in all, the game was fun, and it's always amusing to see how quickly some people can make the correct guess, even when a very sketchy picture has been made. We all got to laugh at some of the silly pictures we tried to make. I remember playing Pictionary back when I was a kid, and I recall the board was very monotone and boring. This new packaging is very colorful and clever. The pawns are different color pencils, which are super cute! The pieces go back into the box nicely, and the instructions were easy to read. We look forward to playing again. Would love an extra pad of paper in the box, or perhaps two smaller pads of paper, so we didn't have to keep ripping sheets out. Small complaint for a fun game.
Pictionary was entertaining for the kids for the following reasons:
1-They loved the idea of playing as a team, enjoyed cooperating with one another. 2- They found being timed something that added extra fun and drama to the game. 3 - Some words/concepts seemed challenging to draw or depict for the other team member but that inspired creativity and the kids liked it when the word/concept was guessed successfully.
My children ages 6 and 12 were able to enjoy the game together. We had a family game night, and it was easy to follow the directions and enjoy the game as a family of four. My younger child was able to pick what he was comfortable drawing, which made it easy for him to participate.