81 Pictionary Words for When You've Exhausted the Lists


Since the mid-1980s, Pictionary has been entertaining party-goers by putting their drawing and guessing skills to the test. Talented artists do not always have an edge in the game, especially when given obscure and challenging words. While the game comes with its own lists of words, you will quickly exhaust those lists if you play the game often. Adding your own words can keep the game fresh for all players.

Pictionary Categories

In the standard version of Pictionary, there are five main categories:

  • Person/Place/Animal
  • Object
  • Action
  • Difficult (words that are hard to draw)
  • All Play (typically easier words that can be guessed by either team)

New Pictionary Words

Use the following lists of words that will fit into the existing categories to spice up your next game of Pictionary.


  • Alpaca
  • Orangutan
  • Sloth
  • Armadillo
  • Platypus
  • Wallaby
  • Rapper
  • Meterologist
  • Diva
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Millionaire
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Used car lot
  • Amusement park
  • Playground


  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Blu-Ray player
  • XBox
  • Wii
  • Smartphone
  • eReader
  • iPad
  • Laptop
  • Snuggie
  • Pillow Pet
  • Organic fruit
  • Spanx
  • Skinny jeans
  • Big Mac
  • SUV


  • Video chatting
  • Texting
  • Cyberbullying
  • Gaming
  • Texting while driving
  • Going through a drive thru
  • Photoshopping
  • DVRing
  • Recycling
  • Gardening
  • Running a 5K
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Breastfeeding
  • Seeing a 3D Movie
  • Playing Picitionary


  • Equality
  • Discrimination
  • Tension
  • Happiness
  • Loneliness
  • Grief
  • Bravery
  • Boredom
  • Embarassment
  • Luck
  • Hope
  • Religion
  • Imagination
  • Fear
  • Humor

All Play

  • Golden Retriever
  • Flat screen TV
  • Joke
  • Comedian
  • Cupcake
  • Baker
  • Cell phone
  • Facebook
  • Convertible
  • Giant
  • Garden
  • Playing tennis
  • Diving
  • Science teacher
  • Chess player

Special Word Lists

People have taken the idea of Pictionary to form their own games for special events and theme days. Schools often use Pictionary-style words to teach vocabulary words effectively to their students. Pictionary words related to weddings, honeymoons and married life are popular at bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. You can also come up with your own Pictionary words for slumber parties, baby showers, road trips, and any other get together you can think of. The game is simple, and can be easily customized to the grammar level of the players, especially if you create your own. Or, you can outwit each other by using a dictionary for obscure words and their definitions.

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