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The Portrayal box



Game Contents:

120 Wacky Scene Cards,
6 Score Pads,
Concealment Folder,
10-Sided Die,
6 Pencils,
Electronic Timer,
Rules Sheet

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Portrayal is a funny, fast-paced, family / party game that tests each player's ability to describe, draw, & evaluate wacky images.

In each hilarious round of Portrayal, one player (the Portrayer) describes a unique and utterly bizarre image while the other players (the Artists) attempt to draw the image based solely on the Portrayer’s description.

Once time is up, Artists trade drawings and the ten hidden criteria for the image are uncovered. It’s up to each Artist to decide whether the drawing he or she is judging meets the criteria and receives points.

Portrayal is great for large groups and can be used as a tool in classrooms and corporate team building activities. Please see the Downloads section below for details and materials you can use.

You don't have to be good at drawing to do well at Portrayal

Everyone plays during every round. Be Portrayer one round, be an Artist the next. No one sits on the sidelines — Ever!

Portrayal - "Where 1,000 Words Are Worth A Picture!"

See An Example Round Of Portrayal

Just a few of the 120 crazy Portrayal cards


Downloadable Rules (PDF)

These are the official rules for Portrayal. They are in front and back, print-and-fold format.

Downloadable Score Sheets / Canvases (PDF)

If you need more score sheets / canvases you can download and print these. There are two per standard 8.5x11 page.

Downloadable Sell Sheet (PDF)

The Portrayal Sell Sheet is for Retailers and Distributors interested in Portrayal.

Example Round of Portrayal

See It, Say It, Sketch It, Score It. See a sample Portrayal Scene Card, and a summary of how a typical game round is played.

Using Portrayal as a Classroom Tool (MS Word)

Portrayal can be played in a classroom or homeschool setting to teach and help reiniforce listening skills, concise speaking skills, artistic perception and expressioin, reading and comprehension, and analytical and logical thinking. This lesson plan provides the inistructor with information about using Portrayal as a learning tool and ideas for questions, discussion, and evaluation.

Portrayal Game Session Facilitator's Guide (PowerPoint)

Portrayal is an entertaining and relevant way to facilitate discussion regarding one-way flow of information, the impact of diversity on communication, and detail versus "big-picture" messages. This guide describes how you can use Portrayal as part of your next team-building activity. You'll want the Portrayal Game Session Presentation below also.

Portrayal Game Session Presentation (PowerPoint)

This PowerPoint presentation includes information, segues, and sample discussion questions for use in your team-buiding activity. You can modify the slides however you wish to tailor the presentation to your specific goals. You'll want the Portrayal Game Session Facilitator's Guide above also.