Death Charades

A GAME where DEATH is the LIFE of the PARTY

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What Is This?

Death Charades is a party game that pokes fun at life’s inevitable demise. In timed rounds players draw cards and wordlessly act out the multitude of ways one might meet their maker, seeing how many cards their team can guess before time runs out.

An illustration of a skull, but with the letters D and C where the eye sockets should go. Very scary stuff.
Death Charades one-point card: Struck by Lightning.
Death Charades two-point card: Turtleneck was too tight.
Death Charades gameplay card: Blind Man's Bluff - You must act out the next card with your eyes closed.
Death Charades three-point card: Lost in IKEA.
Death Charades one-point card: Selfie accident on a cliff.
The Death Charades box. It's very nice. It says: 2-20 Players, For Ages 13-Dead, 15-Infinity Minutes.

Carpe Diem Mortem

All your friends are going to die, so why not have some fun while you’re all still alive?


We don't want anyone to feel left out. So, here is a (slightly abridged) version you can print at home for free!

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But Wait… There's More

Download our timer app if you want to play the game in style. And if you act now, it's totally free! Call download now!

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An illustration of a finger shushing a mouth, with an art deco border, the initals D and C, and some latin text: 'Propera Vivere' and 'Memento Mori'.

How Do You Play?

The Short Version

If you can play charades you can play Death Charades: Make teams, act out the cards in timed rounds, keep score, don’t actually die.

The Long Version

Players split into two or more teams and alternate who is acting in each round. Each round, one player has 45 seconds to draw cards and act out various ways to die while their team guesses. No words are allowed while acting, but noises are encouraged. Some deaths are more fun than others, and those are worth more points, as indicated by the knife icons on the cards. You may skip one card per round, and there are other gameplay cards mixed into the deck that are self-explanatory. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

… And Some Other Stuff

If you don’t like a card, toss it. We’re all just here to have fun and make death a little less heavy, man. And we included some blanks if you want to add other dumb ways to die. If you can’t get enough of Death Charades, sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about expansion packs, swag, and sick pranks, or find us on social media. Have a suggestion for future decks? Tweet at us. We’re so happy you’re alive.

Creepy Pyramid An illustration of a pyramid with an Eye of Providence in the middle. Hmmm, what does it mean? Can't be good.

FAQ (If You Must Ask)

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Is Death Charades appropriate for children?

We’ve seen worse in kids’ movies, but we suggest that the adults take a quick look to determine if there are any cards they wish to reserve for after the kids are asleep.

Are there expansion packs?

When will then be now? Soon.

Can I buy this game wholesale?

Yep. Email us.

What if someone dies during the game?

Was there a chance they were going to be the next Hitler? Well then that’s a win, isn’t it? If not, here’s a mortuary finder. From our lawyers: We are not affiliated in any way with the mortuary finder, so you mustn’t worry about us profiting off of any deaths that occur during gameplay.

I am really morbid. Where can I make suggestions about cards to add?

Tweet it at us. If it’s amazing and gets a million likes we’ll include it in the next edition or in an expansion pack with your name on the card. If it’s too hot for the internet feel free to send it in a DM.

I can’t live without this game. Do you ship outside of the U.S.?

Not yet, but if you sign up for our mailing list you’ll be the first to know when we do! Also, if you’re royalty or something then we’ll make an exception.

An illustration of an hour glass, with the intials D and C. Time waits for no one.