Pictionary is, in my opinion, never to be played by couples.
They may as well rename it Groundsfordivorcetionary.
I know for me, personally, it's a damn surprise me and mine are still betrothed. For one, you can't play pictionary sober. It's like, against the rules or something. So already, you have the sauce working against you. Add to that the extreme competitive juices that flow when you just have to prove to your spouse how much better you are than them and well, the divorce rate is where it is for a reason.
Besides that one time I almost cut off Robs balls for not drawing a coherent nose correctly (a nose! on a face!) here are just a few more examples I have experienced while playing this dreaded game:
* My sister, the sweet innocent one, pulled back a fist twice at her husband. And not just for shits and giggles either. No, she was legitimately planning on using it to fist bump her husbands face. You could hear the gasps 'round the table as she distinctly said to her man, "Mark, if you do that again I will seriously punch you in the face."
* And then we have my other sister. She brought a new boyfriend over for the first time to meet the fam, and what do you know, after a few cocktails, we decided to play trusty ol' pictionary. I kid you not, after about two rounds, said new boyfriend got up with no warning and walked outside. My sister followed him to see what was wrong and he said in no uncertain terms, "you guys are crazy. That's just too much yelling and name calling for me. It made me very uncomfortable." Uncomfortable? Are you a man? Needless to say, pussyfoot is no longer with us.
* Remember Taylor? My sweet cuz that just returned from her honeymoon in Jamaica? About four months before their wedding, her and her fiance were playing the old pic with Rob and I. Without going into too much detail, they were thisclose to calling off their wedding solely because of couples angst due to this dear game night.
Drinks have been thrown, pencils have been busted and relationships have crumbled.
If I were to give any advice to freshly minted couples, it would be this:
Stick to Go Fish.
Honestly though, when I watched the below video? Died. Laughing. Dead.
Because when something is SO the truth? It's just...well...