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Monday, December 14, 2020

PenSilly Fun Drawing and Guessing Game To Play With Family | Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Baking, trying new recipes, solving mysteries, crocheting and learning other new skills became a staple during lockdown time. Board games and solving puzzles also became extremely popular because they connect people without digital devices. We already spend a lot of our time in front of the screens and need different types of activities. For families, board games are also a good way to keep children off digital screens and have some fun time together. 

This year we played different games and recently we were introduced to a new one called PenSilly. It is a family board game for both kids and adults based on silly drawing and guessing party games. PenSilly is designed for children ages six and up and for two or more players. 

In order to play the game a player picks a Description Card and a Subject Card and draws a picture that represents these two words. Your teammates are trying to guess what you are drawing, and it is where the fun begins. It is hard and hilarious at the same time to draw and for other people to guess because PenSilly pen is shaking, wiggling and moving like crazy as you sketch out the clue. The Pen has two speed modes. So if you dare to try the second mode that will be more giggles and fun to guess what a player is drawing. The teammates must be quick because the sand timer is running out. The players have one minute to guess what is one the board. If a teammate gets even one clue right, the team gets the point(s) on that card. Each card has a point value written at the bottom, a minimum one point. 

From our experience I think it is easier to sketch out a Subject Card than a Description Card.

For example, it is easier to draw "Lion" than express the word "Late" via drawing.  The team with the most points for the right guesses will win the game. There are over 5,500 clue combinations so players have many opportunities to continue the game. 

The only problem was the whiteboard. Even though the set has two of them, one per team, every time we have to wipe them out with cleaning cloth for the next round. Kids usually do not want to wait and would like to continue playing the game without interruptions. We came out with an idea to save time and use two separate sketchbooks for the teams. That way we do not need to worry about cleaning the whiteboards. 

If you’re looking for an activity the whole family can enjoy, PenSilly game is a fun way to spend time together. It is available at Toys R Us and Walmart and makes a wonderful gift this holiday season!


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun, I can picture lots of laughs as well, this is one game I would enjoy playing with my grandchildren!!