Almost everyone knows how to play charades, sometimes called pantomimes. But in this particular version of the game couples act as teams. Topics are chosen that have at least two words in their title so that each member of the couple can act out the clues to the secret topic. One member of the couple starts by acting out their word while players try to figure out what it is. If the players request it, before guessing the first word they can have the other member of the couple act out the clues for the second word. The more words in the secret topic, the more action.
The couple who correctly guesses the topic gets to go next.