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How To Play Read My Lips Game Like A Pro | + 50 Word Ideas


Jane Ng 18 September, 2023 4 min read

If you're searching for a game that combines communication, laughter, and a touch of challenge, then 'Read My Lips' is just what you need! This captivating game requires you to rely on your lip-reading skills to decipher words and phrases, all while your friends try their best to make you laugh. In this blog post, we'll explore how to play this uproarious game and provide you with a list of words to get your 'Read My Lips' party started. 

So, let's dive into the world of lip-reading fun!

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How To Play Read My Lips Game: A Step-by-step Guide

Playing the Read My Lips game is a fun and simple activity that doesn't require any special equipment. Here's how you can play:

#1 - What You Need:

  • A group of friends or family members (3 or more players).
  • A list of words or phrases (you can make your own or use a provided list).
  • A timer, such as a smartphone.

#2 - Rules Of Read My Lips Game


  • Gather all the players in a circle or sit around a table.
  • Choose one person to be the "reader" for the first round. The reader will be the one trying to read lips. (Or you can play in pairs) 

Prepare The Words

The other players (excluding the reader) should have a list of words or phrases ready. These can be written on small pieces of paper or displayed on a device.

Start the Timer:

Set a timer for an agreed-upon time limit for each round. Typically, 1-2 minutes per round works well, but you can adjust it based on your preferences.

#3 - Gameplay:

  1. The reader will put on noise-canceling headphones or earmuffs to ensure they can't hear anything.
  2. One by one, the other players will take turns picking a word or phrase from the list and trying to silently mouth or lip-sync it to the reader. They should not make any sounds, and their lips should be the only means of communication.
  3. The reader will watch the person's lips closely and try to guess what word or phrase they are saying. The reader can ask questions or make guesses during the round.
  4. The player miming the word should do their best to convey the message without speaking or making any noise.
  5. Once the reader guesses the word correctly or the timer runs out, it's the next player's turn to be the reader, and the game continues.
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#4 - Scoring:

You can keep score by awarding points for each correctly guessed word or phrase. Alternatively, you can simply play for fun without keeping score.

#5 - Rotate Roles:

Continue playing with each player taking turns being the reader until everyone has had a chance to guess and read lips.

#6 - End of the Game:

The game can go on for as long as you like, with players taking turns being the reader and guessing the words or phrases.

30 Word Ideas For Read My Lips Game

Here's a list of words and phrases you can use in the Read My Lips game:

  1. Banana
  2. Sunshine
  3. Watermelon
  4. Unicorn
  5. Butterfly
  6. Jellybean
  7. Pizza
  8. Superhero
  9. Giggle
  10. Tornado
  11. Ice cream
  12. Fireworks
  13. Rainbow
  14. Elephant
  15. Pirate
  16. Popcorn
  17. Astronaut
  18. Hamburger
  19. Spider
  20. Detective
  21. Scuba diving
  22. Summertime
  23. Water slide
  24. Hot air balloon
  25. Roller coaster
  26. Beach ball
  27. Picnic basket
  28. Sam Smith 
  29. Paradox
  30. Quixotic
  31. Phantasmagoria

20 Phrases For Read My Lips Game

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These phrases will add a delightful twist to your Read My Lips game and make it even more entertaining.

  1. "Piece of cake"
  2. "It's raining cats and dogs"
  3. "Don't count your chickens before they hatch"
  4. "The early bird catches the worm"
  5. "Actions speak louder than words"
  6. "Bite the bullet"
  7. "A penny for your thoughts"
  8. "Break a leg"
  9. "Read between the lines"
  10. "Let the cat out of the bag"
  11. "Burning the Midnight Oil"
  12. "A picture is worth a thousand words"
  13. "The ball is in your court"
  14. "Hit the nail on the head"
  15. "All in a day's work"
  16. "Don't cry over spilled milk"
  17. "A watched pot never boils"
  18. "You can't judge a book by its cover"
  19. "Raining buckets"
  20. "Walking on air"

Key Takeaways 

Read My Lips is a game that brings people together, encourages laughter, and sharpens your communication skills, all without saying a single word. Whether you're playing with family, friends, or even new acquaintances, the joy of trying to read lips and guess the words is universal and bound to create memorable moments.

To elevate your game nights, don't forget to use AhaSlides. AhaSlides can enhance the "Read My Lips" experience by allowing you to easily display word lists, use a live quiz feature, set timers, and keep track of scores, making your game night more organized and enjoyable for everyone involved.

So, gather your loved ones, put your lip-reading skills to the test, and enjoy an evening filled with laughter and connection with AhaSlides templates