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How to Play Celebrity

The game of "Celebrity" is a fun diversion for everyone, especially those who consider entertainment reports front-page news.


  • Step 1: Organize your group into teams of equal number.
  • Step 2: Have each team write the names of five celebrities on five pieces of paper. Collect all the papers and place them in a large bowl.
  • TIP: Don't limit your choices to just movie or TV stars; try politicians, sports figures, and more.
  • Step 3: Elect one team member to select a paper from the bowl and then describe the celebrity using descriptions or clues. No part of the celebrity's name may be used as a clue. Teammates have one minute to guess the celebrity.
  • Step 4: Give your team a point and select a new name from the bowl if you correctly guess the celebrity. Giving an illegal clue ends the turn and the other team draws a name. If you guess incorrectly, no point is given and your team loses a turn.
  • Step 5: Alternate giving and receiving clues with your partners. If you don't recognize a celebrity name, return it to the bowl and draw another name. The next team repeats the steps.
  • Step 6: Add points to determine a winner. The team with the most points wins. Play as many rounds as you wish.
  • FACT: Playwright and author Arthur Bicknell invented "Celebrity."

You Will Need

  • 4 or more players
  • A large bowl
  • Small pieces of paper
  • A pen
  • A timer

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