Great Moves from Hasbro (1978)

Company: Hasbro | Release date: 1978 | Ages: 8+ | # of players: 4+ | Where to purchase: eBay

“The game every ‘body’s’ talking about!”

Released in 1978 by Hasbro, Great Moves was a word-guessing game that combined the artistic challenge of Pictionary (1985) with the unpredictability of Twister (1966). The result was a fast-paced party game with plenty of laughs.


The object of the game was to have one’s teammate(s) guess the object being drawn.

Players on two teams used the spinner to determine where on the body to affix the drawing slate and plastic writer. Options included chest, ankle, hip, forehead, upper arm, back, bottom, side, upper thigh, and stomach.

With the drawing slate and writer affixed to the body, the player chosen to draw would insert a marker into the writer, choose a card from the deck, and attempt to draw the object accurately enough that their teammate(s) correctly guessed the object. Teams took turns drawing and guessing. The awkward placements of the drawing slate and writer added an extra challenge — and fun — to the game.


A complete Great Moves game included 1 plastic drawing slate, 1 plastic writer, 2 belts, 2 black dry-erase markers, a spinner, and a deck of subject cards. A sheet with instructions was included in the box. Marker refills could be ordered through Hasbro by mailing in a supplied reorder form.

Watch a classic commercial for Great Moves on the Toy Tales YouTube channel.

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