Do you love Pictionary but struggle to draw as good as your fellow players? Want to even the playing field? Then Pencil Nose might just be the party game for you.
What’s in the box?
Contrary to what the name might suggest, the Pencil Nose does not include an actual nose. Instead, it comes packed with some plastic glasses with a weird plastic nose attached. These are, of course, meant to make you look ridiculous. It is a party board game after all.
Along with the plastic glasses, you get some markers that attach to the front of the plastic noses, a transparent plastic drawing slate, and a bunch of cards.
As with most party games on the market, all the components are sturdy. The cards are also clean and simplistic, which is important as players need to be able to read the words from a glance.
And that is it. That is all you need to have hours of hilarious fun.
How do you play it?
Pencil Nose is a party game all about looking silly and trying to draw something while your fellow players scream and try to guess what it is.
Similar to the timeless classic Pictionary, this party game pits two teams of players against each other as they try to decipher what their teammate is drawing.
At the start of their team’s turn, one player, called the Drawer, will draw a card with 6 different keywords on them. They then need to equip the plastic glasses and attach the marker to the plastic nose. Using only the marker at the end of their plastic nose, the player must try to get their teammates to guess the keywords by drawing on the transparent slate.
The team that guesses the most keywords within the time limit wins the game.
What did we think of Pencil Nose?
Ok, so let’s be honest, not everyone can draw well. That has always been one of the issues I’ve had with games such as Pictionary. The player who can draw the best usually wins, leaving the rest of us awkwardly trying to draw a chicken that does not resemble a cow.
Pencil Nose equals the playing field. Using your nose to draw means that everyone has a disadvantage.
Essentially, it takes an existing party game idea and takes it to the next level.
Not only was it fun to try and draw clues and hints only using your nose, but the number of times we burst out laughing just made the experience that much more enjoyable. Even players that tend to have a competitive streak didn’t mind losing as playing Pencil Nose is less about who is crowned the victor and more about just enjoying the experience.
As a quick and fun party game, it ticks all the boxes.