Pictionary is a guessing word game designed by Robert Angel and first published in 1985 by Seattle Games Inc. Hasbro has been the publisher since 1994. The game is played with teams with players trying to identify specific words from their teammates' drawings. Each team moves a piece on a game board formed by a sequence of squares. Each square has a letter or shape identifying the type of picture to be drawn on it. The objective is to be the first team to reach the last space on the board. To achieve this a player must guess the word or phrase being drawn by their partner, or if the player lands on an 'all play' square, one player from each team attempts to illustrate the same concept simultaneously, with the two teams racing to guess first. The team chooses one person to begin drawing; this position rotates with each word. The drawer chooses a card out of a deck of special Pictionary cards and tries to draw pictures which suggest the word printed on the card.
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