Strobe Light Charades

Get ready for loads of fun with Strobe Light Charades! Let’s be honest, even as you get older, we all act like a little kids when someone turns on a strobe light. Now you can get moving and play an amazing game as well!



GAME TIME – 10-15 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS – Everyone divided into two teams


Strobe Light Charades is exactly what it sounds like. Simply flip the lights off, turn on the strobe light and play charades. Basic charade rules are that you must act out the clue, but can not speak or make any sounds.

Before you get going, split your group into two teams. Make sure to show the actor the clue before you turn off the lights, give them a second to process it and then flip the lights off, turn the strobe on and let them get acting. If their team can guess the word(s) before time is up, they are awarded the points for that round.

Some Strobe Light Charades suggestions are:

EASY- 30-60 second rounds (play up to 4 rounds) – 10 points

  • Baseball
  • Chair
  • Light Bulb
  • Pillow
  • Puppy
  • Swimming
  • Lick
  • Fishing

ROUND 2 – 30-60 second rounds (play up to 4 rounds) – 20 points

  • Butterfly
  • Heart Surgery
  • Pizza Dough
  • Shopping Cart
  • Milking a Cow
  • Lawnmower
  • Cereal
  • T-Rex

ROUND 3 – LIGHTNING ROUND – One round per team for 3 minutes (rotate players after each correct guess or skip) – 10 points per clue

  • Basketball
  • Driving
  • Jump
  • Hockey
  • Skiing
  • Sing
  • Drum
  • Banana
  • Sock
  • Surfing
  • Roller Coaster
  • Digging
  • Jump Rope
  • Punch
  • Hula Hoop
  • Shampoo
  • Stairs
  • Airplane
  • Shoe
  • Pants

Other suggestions for categories might be movies, music, sports or food. Come up with crazy, zany things. Have fun with it!

Whichever team has the most points at the end of Round 3 is your winner!


1. Make sure teams go one at a time. Since it’s dark, it gets really confusing if both teams are yelling out things.

2. Elevate the actors so they are easily visible, but make sure they have plenty of clearance (you don’t want anyone stumbling off the stage).

3. The darker you can make the room, the better the game will be. If there is too much light, the game won’t work properly.

4. Give the MVP of the winning team the strobe light. You can find a strobe light on Amazon for less than ten bucks.

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