Iconoscope How-To

How to Play

Iconoscope is all about creating ambiguous icons that represent multiple concepts. The goal of these icons is to confuse other players.

Here is a step-by-step playthrough:

  1. Open Iconoscope in your browser or on your android tablet.
  2. In a post-it, pick a word among the three to represent as an icon.
  3. Draw an icon in the drawing board:
    • Add shapes using the stencils at the bottom left of the screen.
    • Move, rotate and scale the shapes with the mouse (rotating and scaling can be done by dragging the corners of the box).
    • Color the shapes with the palette at the top right.
    • Assistants are there to give you new icon suggestions. Click on an assistant's portrait on the top of the screen.
    • When you're done, press the button on the bottom right. You have 5 minutes to make your icon!
  4. You can see and vote for other player's icons here.
  5. Check out which icon is in the lead in the Leaderboard. Can you create the most ambiguous icon?