How well can your body do the talking for you? Can you convey words, names and other expressions without verbal communication? If so, you can win thanks your excellent “Body Language”.
Two teams, each made up of a contestant and a celebrity partner, compete in a series of rounds that take place in two parts.
In each round, one player is shown a series of 5 words, names or phrases one at a time. The player has 60 seconds to communicate those words to their partner through charades. Talking, pointing to or grabbing objects that are in the room are not allowed. However, the player giving the charades can point to themselves or their partner if it helps convey the word. If the acting player can pass on a word if they are stuck, and if time permits, they can come back to the word.
After the 60 seconds has expired, the acting player steps aside as their partner is shown a paragraph puzzle with 7 blanks in it. The words that were just acted out will fill in 5 of those blanks. Any words that the partner correctly guessed are filled into the puzzle, and the partner must guess the subject of the puzzle. If they are wrong, the partner from the opposing team steps up and chooses which of the remaining blanks they wish to fill in to try and solve the puzzle themselves. Play continues back and forth until one partner solves the puzzle, or both have failed after all 7 blanks have been filled in.
In the first round, the celebrities give the charades for the contestant to guess. Puzzles solved in this round are worth $200. The teams switch roles for the next round, with the contestants giving charades to the celebrities, and puzzles are now increased to $500. Also, any contestant in this round that completes all 5 words earns a $1,000 bonus (this bonus does not count toward their score). The first player to earn $1,000 or more wins the game. If neither team has reached $1,000 after two rounds, one final $500 puzzle is played without charades between the contestants, where they will take turns filling in blanks until one of them solves the puzzle.
THE BONUS ROUND
The player has the choice of giving or receiving the charades.
The round is played in two parts. In the first part, 10 words will be acted out in 90 seconds. Each word correctly guessed puts $100 into the contestant’s bank.
In the second part, a new group of three more words will be shown, and they must be solved in 20 seconds. If successful, the contestant wins 10 times the money in their bank (i.e. $600 becomes $6,000, $1000 becomes $10,000, etc.). If the team fails, the contestant still keeps the money in their bank from the first part of the round.
Contestants receive prizes of their choice from our vault, with their “winnings” valued on a $1:$100 scale (i.e. $1,500 = $15 in prizes, $8,000 = $80 in prizes).
If you’ve never done charades before, the biggest challenge is to get the partner to visualize what you’re acting. If you know what an object is supposed to look like, shape it out with your hands. If there’s an action associated with your object or phrase, do it. If you have to convey the name of someone, is it often suggested to gesture a star first to represent a famous person, followed by a “zip your fly” motion to indicate a male or simulating the curve of breasts to indicate a female star. But above all else, remember not to talk, point to anything or grab anything in the room.