Joy + Games Wk 2: Aesthetic Game

Whose Is This? Game

How the Game Works:

  • There is one judge per round. The judge chooses a theme at random from a deck of themes. The themes are usually abstract and not literal (i.e. “dramatic”, “political”, “gooey”, “sadness”, “goofy”). The judge will not draw for that round.
  • The players draw their version of the theme within 30 seconds.
  • After 30 seconds, the drawings are shuffled.
  • The judge then tries to match the drawing with the person who drew it. Only 30 seconds for matching.
  • If the judge matches correctly, then they keep the drawing. If the judge matches incorrectly, the player whose drawing is mismatched keeps the card.
  • The goal of the game is to have the most drawings collected by the end.


  • Players only have 30 seconds to draw
  • Judge only has 30 second to match
  • Judge can not draw

Image below: 3 players’ version of “Hairy.” The judge is choosing whose drawing belongs to who.