Figure it art!

  • Can you describe these artworks as accurately and vaguely as possible?
  • Unleash your inner Jerry Saltz
  • Art for art’s sake!
  • For fans of art and literature and Asian fart paintings
  • Be the best art critic out there
  • Describe the painting game



The game for art critics! Describe the artwork in such a way that the others know what you’re talking about, but be vague enough to put the other critics on the wrong track. Be the best at describing paintings to win the game!

Downloadable file contains:

  • A printable PDF containing 56 cards with backs (14 pages in total). featured artists:
    • Salvador Dali
    • René Magritte
    • Pablo Picasso
    • Giuseppe Arcimboldo
    • Francisco Goya
    • Edvard Munch
    • and many more!

How it works

Give the perfect hint to guess the card and win the game.

One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the 6 cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players).

Each other player selects the card in their hands that best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others.

The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller’s.

If nobody or everybody finds the correct card, the storyteller scores 0, and each of the other players scores 2. Otherwise the storyteller and whoever found the correct answer scores 3. Players score 1 point for every vote for their own card.

The game ends when the deck is empty or if a player scores 30 points. In either case, the player with the most points wins the game.

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