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Download free PDF templates for Categories game (Guggenheim, Scattergories). Each template contains an alphabet for the game and preset categories. But that's not all! Our template generator also allow you to easily create your own categories and game template according to your wishes. The game is designed for two or more players and has a black and white design that saves your printer's colors. Print the PDF template and enjoy endless fun!

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Categories game

The game sheet contains the 6 most popular categories from our online version of the game. Suitable for children from 9 years old. categories-game.pdf

Game categories: Animals, Food, Country, City, Job, Name

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Categories game

Categories game – 12 categories

The game sheet contains the 12 most popular categories from our online version of the game. categories-game-12.pdf

Game categories: Animals, Food, Country, Color, Girl's name, Boy's name, Movie, Four letter word, Body part, TV show, Excuses for Being Late, Superhero name

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Categories game – 12 categories


The game sheet contains 23 different categories for children from 9 years old. Categories-game_Standard.pdf

Game categories: Animals, Food, Country, Color, Body part, Superhero name, Fruit, Sport, City, Clothing, Thing, Things That Are Round, Items in a Refrigerator, 5 Letter Word, Musical instruments, Vegetable, Name, Occupation, Famous people, Plant, Dog name, Sweets, Fairy tale characters

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The game sheet contains 23 different categories for children from 13 years old. Categories-game_Student.pdf

Game categories: Animals, Movie, Excuses for Being Late, Fictional Characters, Adjective, Thing, Book, Name, Occupation, Christmas gift, 3 letter words, River, Verb, Capital, Furniture, Appliance, Foreign City, Actor, Nouns, Means of transport, Chemical element, Foreign Word, Politician

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Aim of the game

The goal of the game is to find and write down words for selected game categories. The game is played in multiple rounds. In each round, words starting with a randomly selected letter from the alphabet are searched for. The words entered by the players are evaluated according to the points. The player who gets the most points wins.

Rules of the game

  1. Each player receives a game sheet and places it in front of them along with a pencil.
  2. The game has several rounds. For each round of the game, you must specify a letter that each word will begin with.
  3. One of the players say the alphabet in their head. Another player stops them at any time with the word STOP.
  4. The round begins when the player says the letter where he was stopped out loud.
  5. Players must fill in the words for each category in one row of the table as quickly as possible. The words must begin with the selected letter.
  6. The first player to fill in all the categories shouts the word STOP and everyone else has to put down their pencil. The players can also agree to end the round at any time.
  7. At the end of each round, points are awarded for the words according to the rules on the game card.
  8. The game ends after the agreed number of rounds. The player with the most points wins.
  9. TIP: If one of the players writes more slowly, change point 6 and end the round after the time limit, for example 2 minutes.


  • If you don't have a word written down = 0 points.
  • You wrote down the same word as someone else = 0 points.
  • You wrote down a word and no one else has the same word = 1 point.
  • You are the only one who wrote down a word = 1 point.

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Online version of the Categories game. The game variants are also known as Guggenheim or Scattergories. Play with friends and improve your vocabulary in any of the 40 supported languages.

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