Did you play Broken Telephone as a child – I certainly didn’t but then again it isn’t always about me is it? Now, Broken Picture Telephone is the made-for-web incarnation of the old game, with a slight variation.

It starts off with some words to describe a scene.

This is followed immediately with an attempt at drawing out the words.

Someone then describes what they see in the picture. This done without seeing the original set of words.

That is followed by an attempt to draw out the words.

Someone describes what they see in the picture. Once again, this done without seeing the original set of words.

The sequence repeats until the game is over. No one is able to see the progression of the game until it ends. See how this Orangutan game ended – it’s quite funny.

If you want to join a game, head to Broken Picture Telephone and sign up (it’s free).

Update (March 6th, 2009): Our intrepid doodler Lucy Furr has gotten involved in the game – see her contributions.