Among the gifts I got for Christmas was a copy of the book Parlour Games for Modern Families by Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras, which some other relatives and friends also received (apparently Mum bought it after hearing Myfanwy Jones on the radio). Today — with my uncle’s family here — we tried out two or three games from the book.
Among the games we tried was the rotary drawing and captioning game from pages 31-32 (titled Eat Poop You Cat, with some alternative names also acknowledged). Basically, each person draws a small picture near the top of a strip of paper (one strip per player), and writes a caption above it, the sillier the better. Having done that, they fold the paper so that the picture but not the caption can be seen, and then pass the paper to the next person around the table. Each person must now write a caption for the picture they have just received, and then fold the paper so that the new caption but not the picture it refers to can be seen, and pass the paper on. Each person thus receives a caption, and must draw a picture to go with it. Repeat until the strips of paper are full. Finally, unfold and review the results of the collaboration.