Describe It – Communicate with Others – Training Game


We are all guilty of making assumptions regarding other’s understanding of the messages we provide. ‘Describe It’ is a game that highlights how we need to be mindful of how we communicate with others to ensure we are doing our utmost to promote clarity and understanding.


Describe It – Communicate with Others Objectives

Our ability to communicate with others is crucial for driving successful performance. ‘Describe It’ challenges delegates to consider how they communicate with others, by restricting the communication methods at their disposal. The game highlights the importance of clear communication. It also creates a deeper understanding of their reliance on multiple communication methods.

Group Size

  • Four or more

Describe It – Communicate with Others Instructions

Explain to the group that they are going to work in pairs (or groups of three) and play a game that focusses on how they communicate with others.

Each group is to take it in turns, to send one person to the facilitator. The facilitator will pass this person a card.

The person must describe the word written on the card, to their teammates. They are not allowed to use any of the taboo words or break any of the rules.

When the team guesses the word correctly, the facilitator will pass them another card.

Each person in the team will take it in turns to describe the words on the cards – they will each have 60 seconds.

The game then moves round to another group. The process is to continue until all delegates have participated. The team with the maximum points wins.


  • Full instructions and trainer notes for running the training game
  • A set of cards with taboo words to support the game
  • Full debrief instructions, including questions to encourage debate and participation
  • Explanation to support the learning outcomes


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