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Drawing Games Review: Milton Bradley Pictionary Game 20th Anniversary Edition

Updated on May 3, 2012


This Milton Bradley Pictionary Game 20th Anniversary Edition is a party in a box! You get everything you love about Pictionary, with a thousand new words to make things even more competitive. Choose one card and begin drawing your interpretation of the word. Remember, your team has just one minute to correctly guess what you are drawing, so be fast! The other team is waiting to take the win so there is going to be some pressure on even the most experienced players. Get the kids in on the action, making it a family game night, because anyone who is at least 12 years old should be able to participate.

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The box containing the Milton Bradley Pictionary Game 20th Anniversary Edition game weighs 3 pounds and total shipped weight is 3.6 pounds. Playing age as recommended by the manufacturer is at least 12 years old.

The Milton Bradley Pictionary Game 20th Anniversary Edition includes:

  • Board and drawing games that adults find as challenging and exciting as kids do
  • Draw a picture to represent the word on the card you choose, your team guesses the word
  • Word categories: actions, places, animals, people, objects, or “difficult”
  • Cards contain more than 2,800 words and 1,000 of these are new with this edition
  • Card randomly selected by player and timed play commences
  • A correct guess awards your team a die toss, enabling it to move to victory using the game board
  • 324 cards
  • Game playing board
  • 4 paper tablets
  • 4 pens
    4 game pieces
  • Timer with 60-second countdown
  • Regular die
  • Challenge die
  • Tray holder for cards
  • Four or more players required

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Pros and Cons


  • Use your thinking cap while having fun
  • Children can play
  • Timer aspect makes play a challenge
  • Even if you cannot draw, you will have fun
  • Charades is a possible spinoff game using the cards


  • Players might be uneasy about a timed game
  • Cannot play without having four or more people


This Milton Bradley Pictionary Game 20th Anniversary Edition is similar to the traditional Pictionary drawing games but more challenging because one thousand new words are included. If you have three friends age 12 and up, get started by choosing a card, begin the timer, and create a sketch for the word you selected. Be quick and hope that your teammates will correctly guess your word. There will definitely be a few laughs while playing this challenging game. Your creative skills will be put to the test and others might make some wild guesses. Even if a word is easy to understand, it may be difficult to draw.

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    • J.S.Matthew profile image

      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Great game review. Voted Up and Useful.