The Tight-Lipped Word Guessing Party Game!

Speechless is an exciting party game for 3 to 8 players. Players frantically act out words – but they can’t speak! See how many you can get right in just 90 seconds!

In Speechless, players take turns being the “presenter”. The Presenter will act out 6 words, trying to get the other players to correctly guess what word they are acting out. The Presenter only has 90 seconds to act out all 6 words! Unlike other word guessing games, however, in Speechless none of the players are allowed to talk!

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3 to 8 Players
30-60 minutes
Playing Time
14+
Suggested Age
Origins-Nominee-150

“The Child Geeks loved the game, laughing most of the time and struggling to keep quiet all the time. According to one Child Geek, 'I like this better than Charades because you have a lot more ways to earn points.'” Cyrus Kirby · FatherGeek.com

What's in the box?

Speechless Box Contents
  • 8 marker boards
  • 8 dry erase markers (with erasers)
  • Scoreboard
  • 90-second sand timer
  • Storage tray
  • 270 Cards
  • Rulebook

Easy cards are Green, Medium cards are Yellow, and Hard cards are Red.

While the presenter is acting out the words, the other players are watching and trying to guess what word is being acted out. If they think they know the word, they write it down on their marker board with their dry erase marker.

Both presenter and the other players are not allowed to talk during the acting!

After the presenter’s time is up, he or she will reveal the words to the players, one at a time, asking the players what their guesses were for each word. For example, the presenter may say “What did you guess for word #1?”. Then, the other players, one at a time going clockwise around the table, reveal their guesses.

After all guesses have been revealed for that word, the presenter then reveals what the actual word was.

Players score 2 points for guessing the correct word!

See the circles with the #1 and #2 beside where the player wrote their guesses? The players note on their marker boards how many points they received for that word. However…

If a player did not guess the correct word, but at least one other player made the same incorrect guess, all players with the same guess score 1 point!

Bound to bring bouts of laughter and memorable moments for all players, the sheer fun and enjoyment Speechless brings on game night truly makes this an Essential game for any collection!

“It is extremely flexible for different groups since the arrangement of cards can be swapped out so easily. Whether you are playing with kids and decide to use all easy cards or you play with adults and only use the hard ones, you’re going to have a good time.” Meeple Mountain
“One of the foremost reasons Speechless is great for families is that players can score points even if they don’t get the answers right. We love that the younger players who may not understand everything being acted out will still make a guess. And more often than not, another one of the kids will have written the same guess as well. So they’ll all still get some points.” The Board Game Family
“It was very exciting to see kids’ personalities shine through the art of acting. I love this quiet game – how absolutely peaceful yet entertaining it can get and how absolutely addictive it is.” Lena Burkut, Way 2 Good Life

Videos

Speechless Review with Tom Vasel of the Dice Tower
GameWire Speechless Playthrough
Speechless Gameplay with Board Game Essentials

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