With Alias, each card has 8 words written on it, and each word has a number from 1 to 8. The words are of various difficulty. Some are made of several words defining one thing. There is a board with tiles whereby each tile is marked with number from 1 to 6. The "explainer" must change every turn. Each team gets a figure representing them on the board. Their goal is to get through the whole of the board.
Each time a figure stops, one team member must take cards from the pack (not showing it to the other team members) and explain the words on every card that have the same number as the space their figure landed on. The hourglass is set just before the team member starts explaining the word. A player must get another team member to describe the words on their card.
For example, if the word is "Silver Medal", a player can say "something that a sportsman wins at the Olympic games". A player can answer as often as they want until the time runs out. If time runs out or first player accidentally uses the word which is written on card, the team loses a turn.
Play with a team consisting of 3-6 people for the ultimate gaming experience.