Guess Who is a fun classic kids game that can be played over and over. This game is also easy to update by making your own DIY Guess Who printables. Include family photos, your favorite cartoon or tv characters, or any personal photos.
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I loved to play Guess Who as a kid and so did my own children when they were younger. Many years ago I decided to update our old game with a LEGO version.
I shared the printables here on One Mama’s Daily Drama and they’ve been popular ever since. I decided to make tons of different versions of the game, but like so many of my fun project ideas, I never got around to it.
I’ve had quite a few requests for a template so you could make your own versions, so I decided that now was the perfect time to do just that.
Below you’ll find three printable pages that you can edit using your favorite program or app. Of course, there are tons out there so I haven’t tried them all but you can edit these in Photoshop, Word, Pages, etc.
Like all my printables, these are for personal use only. That just means you can’t sell them or mass print them. You’re welcome to use them for school, daycare, clubs, family reunions, etc.
Looking for inexpensive character cards? Dollar Tree has Colorforms board games, including Guess Who!
How to make your own Guess Who game
There are three pages you need to make your own Guess Who game. The download information is at the bottom of this page.
I recommend printing everything on card stock or another heavy paper.
Now you can also build your own board too using LEGO bricks with this cute LEGO Guess Who? game board.
To play the Guess Who game, you’ll need a total of 24 characters. You can use any images you want: family members, classmates, cartoons, fictional characters, etc. You’ll make 24 cards for the draw pile and 48 cards to put into the game slots (2 sets of 24 – one for each board).
1. Edit your personal photos.
Start by using a photo editing program or app to crop your 24 photos. Each one needs to be 2 inches tall and 1.125 inches wide.
2. Create the draw pile cards.
Once you have the photos ready, open the draw card front PDF in an editing program. Add each cropped photo to the PDF and center them over the blank spaces. Only 12 will fit on a page, so you’ll have to make two pages.
This post has more details on editing PDFs, but if you are using Word on a PC or Pages on a Mac, start by opening the program and starting a new blank document. Next, drag the PDF onto the page and adjust it to fill the page. Finally, add a photo/media to add each photo as a layer on top of the PDF. You can drag these photos around and resize them to fit.
Save and print the draw card front pages. Open the draw card back PDF. Reload your printed draw card front pages back into the printer going the opposite direction. Print the draw card back page on the back of those pages.
3. Create the slot cards.
Next, open the slot cards front PDF and add the photos again using the same method. This time all 24 will fit on a page. You’ll still need to print that page twice because you need 2 sets. The original game has each character’s name at the bottom, so you can choose to type in names or just leave them off.
Save and print the same way you did the draw cards, front and back images.
4. Cut and assemble the game.
Cut out all of your cards, keeping them in separate piles. After you’ve cut out all the cards, it’s time to slide the slot cards into the slots on both of your boards.
Playing the game
Now you’re ready to play! In case it’s been a while:
To play, each person draws from the big card pile. That’s your character – keep it secret! Keep it safe! Players take turns asking yes or no questions to narrow down the pictures on their boards. Flip down a character when they’ve been eliminated. Whoever correctly guesses the other player’s character first wins.
There is really an unlimited number of ways to personalize this game. If you make your own Guess Who version, I’d love to see it. Tag me on social media or email me a photo.
Get the printable
There are 4 PDF pages included in this download. Bookmark this page so you have the instructions to add your images and assemble the game.
There are 2 ways to get this printable:
- Pay what you can and download just this item using the form below. (Type 0 to download for free. Suggested $3+ helps me keep making printables.) Enter your email address to get instant access and also have it sent to your inbox.
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