How To Play Pictionary In Microsoft Teams

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Playing Pictionary on Microsoft Teams is an excellent opportunity for developing bonds and having an enjoyable time with friends and colleagues. Microsoft Teams has made it possible to play this beloved guessing game in a virtual environment. In this guide, I will demonstrate the steps for playing Pictionary on Microsoft Teams, and also provide my own experience and suggestions for enhancing your game even more.

Setting up the Game

To play Pictionary on Microsoft Teams, you will need to create a new channel or use an existing one where you want to host the game. Once you have chosen the channel, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams and navigate to the chosen channel.
  2. Click on the “+” button to add a new tab.
  3. Select the option for “Website” or “Microsoft Forms” (if you prefer to use a form for the game).
  4. If you chose “Website,” enter the URL of a Pictionary word generator website, such as
  5. If you chose “Microsoft Forms,” create a form with different word options for players to choose from.
  6. Share the tab with all the participants by clicking on the “Share” button.

Now that the setup is complete, it’s time to start playing Pictionary on Microsoft Teams!

Playing the Game

Gather all the players in the selected channel and follow these steps:

  1. Designate one person as the “drawer” for each round. This person will be responsible for drawing the chosen word.
  2. The drawer should access the Pictionary word generator or form to get the word they need to draw.
  3. The drawer shares their screen with all participants.
  4. The participants have to guess what the drawer is drawing and type their guesses in the chat. Encourage everyone to join in and have fun!
  5. Once someone correctly guesses the word, the round ends, and the next person becomes the drawer for the next round.
  6. Keep playing and rotating the drawer until everyone has had a chance to draw.

Remember to keep track of points or create your own rules to make the game more challenging and exciting.

My Personal Tips and Commentary

Having played Pictionary on Microsoft Teams several times with my friends and colleagues, I have a few tips to enhance your experience:

  1. Encourage everyone to turn on their video cameras during the game. This creates a more interactive and engaging atmosphere.
  2. Use the annotation tools available in Microsoft Teams to draw. It’s not as easy as using a pen and paper, but it adds an extra layer of challenge and fun.
  3. Take advantage of the chat feature to cheer each other on and share funny comments about the drawings. It keeps the game lively and entertaining.
  4. Consider using a timer for each round to keep the game moving and ensure that everyone gets a chance to draw.


Playing Pictionary on Microsoft Teams is a fantastic way to enjoy this classic game even when you can’t be in the same physical location. By following the steps outlined in this article and adding some personal touches, you can create a fun and memorable experience for everyone involved. So gather your friends or colleagues, start a channel, and let the drawing begin!