Alias The word explanation game

Alias The Word Explanation Game
  • Alias The Word Explanation Game - Fun, competitive and quick to learn

Competitive yet fun and suitable for large groups

One of the standout features of Alias is its simplicity. The rules are straightforward and easy to understand, making it accessible for players of all abilities. With over 3000 words in the game, the possibilities are endless. The words range from everyday objects to more obscure terms, ensuring that every round feels fresh and exciting. Whether you’re a language enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to spend time with loved ones, Alias has something for everyone. The game also encourages teamwork and communication skills. As you race against the clock, trying to explain as many words as possible, you’ll find yourself strategising with your teammates and developing clever ways to convey the meaning. It’s a fantastic bonding experience that keeps everyone entertained and fosters a sense of camaraderie.


  • Easy to learn
  • Lots of variety of words
  • AR element can be used


  • Would be good to be able to buy additional cards

Looking for a fun and engaging game to challenge your vocabulary and creative thinking skills? Look no further than Alias, the word explanation game that will keep you entertained for hours on end!

Whats in the box?

Game board, 6 coloured playing pieces, sand timer and 400 word cards featuring 3200 words.

How to play

With Alias, players take turns trying to explain words to their teammates without using the actual word. Sounds easy, right? Well, think again! The catch is that you only have a limited amount of time to make your team guess as many words as possible.

Whether you’re a wordsmith or simply love a good challenge, Alias has something for everyone. It’s not just about knowing the right words; it’s about coming up with creative ways to describe them. From abstract concepts to everyday objects, Alias will put your communication skills to the test.

For every correct answer move forward one space, for every wrong answer move backwards. The space you are on will dictate which word on your card you need to explain. A stealing space means that all teams can guess on the next word. The first team to arrive in the middle of the board wins the game.

What age is it suitable for?

Suitable for ages 10 plus as it does involve a bit of lateral thinking and younger than that will probably struggle.

How do you use the AR element?

Using the Zappar app scan the lightening bolt code on the included card. Then scan one of the word cards, a picture will appear. Describe the picture without using the name for the other players to guess. Your device counts the score.

Do they have other products

Tactic have released a how range of games for all ages, check out Heroes of the World, Seek & Find and Draw out to see a few more that we have reviewed.