Ways To Play

The Doodle Challenge card decks and products are versatile,

you can play multiple ways for more intrigue and fun!  Keep checking back

as we continually add more ways to play to stretch your thinking! 

Playing Group

 

Standard

This is the traditional way to play The Doodle Challenge game for a group.

 

How To Play:

 

1. Shuffle the Doodle Cards then take the top card.

Each player takes a Doodle Card from the top of the pile. Once each player has a card, everyone takes a look at their own card. Do not share it with the other players just yet. The number on the back of the card indicates the level of difficulty and the number of points each Doodle Card is worth.

 

2. Set a timer and finish the doodle on the card.

Once everyone has seen their own card, set a timer for 3 minutes and begin. Incorporating the existing doodle marks already on the card, draw a picture or story. When the timer runs out, add a title or caption. Players must complete only the Doodle Card they selected, unless they have been “Doodle Challenged”. You can additionally decrease the time for each round: 3m, 2.5m, 2m, 1.5m, 1m, 30s, 15s, 10s etc.

 

3. *Optional* “Doodle Challenge” someone.

Each player can ‘Doodle Challenge’ other players up to 3 times per game. A Doodle Challenge is when one player swaps their Doodle Card with the card of someone else. Each player now completes their new card for the points that new card is worth.

 

One can only “Doodle Challenge” if they have viewed their own card before the timer starts. To challenge another player, simply say “Doodle Challenge!”. If one person has been Doodle Challenged by two people in the same round, the first challenger who said “Doodle Challenge” gets to swap cards.  

 

4. Share completed doodles.

Once the timer ends, each player shares their finished Doodle Card with the group. If all the original doodle marks on the Doodle Card are incorporated in the drawing and a title has been added, that player will be awarded the total amount of points the card is worth. If the player has not used all the doodle marks on their card or didn’t add a title, they will get 0 points that round.

 

5. Tally up the Doodle Points.

Once all the cards are played through or everyone is done playing, add up each player’s points to determine the winning Doodler! If there is a tie, those players each select a previous Doodle Card and engage in a tie break round.

 

6. Erase the Doodle Cards.

After each game make sure to wipe the Doodle Cards with the Doodle Pen eraser. Enjoy playing!

 

 

 

Advanced:

 

For an additional challenge, decrease the time the group has to solve the doodle for each

round. 3 minutes, 2.5 minutes, 2 minutes, 1.5 minutes, 1minute 30 seconds, 1 minute, 30 seconds or 15 seconds!

 

*You can utilize the free The Doodle Challenge Timer app to go down in increments OR use the Random timer setting on the app and get a random time limit each round!

 

 

 

Untimed Flow Group

This is for untimed mindfulness training.

How To Play:

1. Shuffle the cards and select a card from anywhere in the deck.

2. Then, untimed, each player solves their a card or a series of cards untimed - see where your mind takes you.

Pass It

Team members work together to draw and title each other's doodle cards. 

 

How To Play:

1. Shuffle the deck, then each player takes a card from the top of the deck without viewing it. 

 

2. Then the group gets into a circle.

 

3. Set the free Doodle Timer app for 5, 10, 15  or 30 minutes.

 

4. Then start the timer. Each player has a card in their hand must draw the narrative they see on their doodle card as quickly as possible and then pass it on to the player next to them who will give it a title. That player then passes it to the next player who must view, then erase and start the doodle over - passing their new solution for that card to the next player who will, in turn, give it a caption/title.

 

5. You want to complete your card and pass it as quickly as you can to the teammate next to

you to complete as many doodle cards as a team as possible. Only if everyone on the

team has solved the card either by drawing or adding a title and the card has returned to the original team member who pulled the card can you call that card complete. 

 

6. The team wants to get as many group doodle cards completed as possible. 

 

7. When time is up, count how many cards have been completed. 

 

8. For an added challenge, decrease the time the group has each round. 

 

9. You can also play this version in teams of two, making it a race against each team to complete as many doodle cards as possible. Players alternate between drawing and giving titles to the doodle cards. 

 

 

Race

Race in teams to test your creativity thinking agility.

How To Play:

1. Each team should have one or more players.  

 

2. Each team receives six cards, one for each of the 6 levels of complexity. (You can add more than six, but every team must have the same amount of difficulty level doodle cards in their decks.)

 

3. Then both teams race against each other to get their cards completed first. 

 

4. Once all teams are done, share your solutions with the group. 

 

Spark

This version is great to play at mixer where players may not know each other well or a speed dating type of event. 

 

 

How To Play:

1. Line up two rows of chairs facing each other - you can do this at tables too. You will have row A and row B.

 

2. Each player will receive a single doodle card and doodle pen. (When using the original The Doodle Challenge deck you can have 30 couples playing at a time. *additional doodle pens sold separately.)

 

3. Set a timer for 3, 5 or 10 minute rounds. Participates each take a seat facing each other. Participants once seated will introduce themselves to each other, swap cards and solve each other's card while having a conversation. At the end of the round participants erase the doodle card and give it back to the original owner of the card. 

 

4. Row A participants will never move chairs/tables, however, Row B participants after the round is over will move down to the next chair meeting a new person and playing a new round.

(New round = new person/doodle challenge)

 

5. At the end of each round participants will mark which doodle card stories and participants they liked the most on their note sheet (template below). 

 

6. After playing as many rounds to meet new people. Participants then can choose to Doodle Challenge the 

participant, they liked the most to a longer second round as a pair.

 

 

 

 

Advanced:

 

If more TDC decks are available during the session, the newly formed pair, for their second round can solve a series of new doodle cards instead of the initial card they swapped in round one. 

 

At the end of the second round as a pair, both participants can decide if they want to move onto round three together or try someone new.

 

To deepen the new bonds, for a third round, the pairs then play against other new pairs by playing a round of Race.  

 

 

Dueling Doodles

In this two-player game of "hot-potato" - face off, pass a single card back and forth and come up with as many solutions as possible for the same card until someone gets stumped! *Great for couples!

 

 

How To Play

Untimed:

 

1. Start with a 1 point doodle card from the deck, the first player quickly solves the doodle card by adding to the existing lines and adding a caption that tells a story, then as soon as they finish they show their partner and then pass it to the second player.

 

2. Player two then must erase and then solve the same doodle, when they finish, they share with their partner and then pass it back to first player for them to solve again. The round continues like this until one player gets stumped. Whoever wins that round get's a point. You keep going until you play all 6 level doodle cards for a total of 6 rounds.

 

3. The player who won the most rounds out of the 6 rounds is the winner of the game.

 

4. If you want to continue after 6 rounds start with a 1 point doodle and work your way up again to a 6 point doodle card. 

 

 

Story Builder

The a team of three plays against the clock to tell a complete story using three doodle cards- beginning middle and end.  You can also vs multiple teams of three. Great for team building!

 

 

How To Play:

1.  A group of three players gets into a circle. Player one will draw the beginning of the story on their card, player two will build on that and draw the middle of the story on their card and player three will draw the ending of the story on their doodle card.

 

2. First the team shuffles the doodle card deck and each player selects a card from the deck. 

 

3. Set a timer for the 6 minutes, during that time, player one looks at their card and draws the beginning of the story using the lines provided and adds a caption. Then they share the first part of the story with the group. 

4. Then it's the second players turn to build on the story of player one and create the middle of story using their doodle card. Once they share it is player three's turn to complete the round. 

 

5. Lastly it's the third players turn and they create the ending of the story using their doodle card before time runs out. The time must finish all three cards in order in the 6 minutes. 

6. Once complete, add up the points that story is worth and start a new round with three new doodle cards. 

7. If you are vs multiple teams of three, at the end of each round, teams share their story with the rest of the group. At the end of the game (you can play as many rounds as you like, though 6 is recommended) tally up the points to determine the winning team. 

 

Advanced:

 

If you are playing with versing teams, after each round a player is swapped to another team:

Round Two: player one switches with another team

Round Three: player two switches with another team

Round Four: player three switches with another team

Round Five: player one switches with another team

Round Six: player two switches with another team

 

To develop your doodling practice, you will want to make it a habit by playing TDC

more than once a week or daily if you are playing Solo. 

We recommend you play for at least  5 -10 -15 - 30 minutes per session. 

Playing Solo

 

Traditional

This is the traditional way to play The Doodle Challenge game solo. 

 

 

How To Play:

 

1. Start by shuffling all cards in the deck. Take a card from the top of the deck.

 

2. Set and start a timer for 3 minutes. Do not look at your card!

 

3. Then, once the timer starts, flip over your card and then rotate the card any way you

want: upright, landscape, portrait, or upside down. See what story you can tell/draw in the

lines provided- think of it like forming images from the clouds you see in the sky.

 

 

4. Now add as many lines to the existing marks or “doodles” on the card to draw the narrative you see.

 

5. Once you have completed your card, add a caption/title to it. Make sure that you have used all the original doodle marks on the card and added a title in order to earn the points that card is worth.

 

6. When you are done playing, total up the points to see how many points you got during that time frame.

 

Advanced:

 

For an additional challenge, decrease the time you have to solve the doodle for each round. 3 minutes, 2.5 minutes, 2 minutes - 1.5 minutes, 1minute 30 seconds - 1 minute - 30 seconds - 15 seconds *You can go down in increments OR use the Random timer setting and get a random time limit each time.

Rapid Fire

Race against the clock to find as many solutions as you can. 

 

 

How To Play:

1. Set a time for 3/ 5 / 10 minutes per round and see how many different solutions you can up

with for a single doodle card.

 

2. If you like, utilize the camera and gallery feature on The Doodle Challenge Timer iOS app to capture all your solutions to review later. 

 

 

Untimed Flow

This is for untimed mindfulness training.

How To Play:

1. Shuffle the cards and select a card from anywhere in the deck.

2. Solve a card or a series of cards untimed- see where your mind takes you.

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Untimed Flow

This is for untimed mindfulness training.

How To Play:

1. Shuffle the cards and select a card from anywhere in the deck.

2. Solve a card or a series of cards untimed- see where your mind takes you.

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Give your creativity a boost with The Doodle Challenge decks. The game can be used on the go, in the office, at home, on your own, with friends, the classroom or as a therapy additive. Give your creativity a boost with the original The Doodle Challenge 63 card deck. The game can be used on the go, in the office, at home, at school, on your own or in a group.

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