What you need:
Pens or pencils
Complete disregard for your drawing skills
1.) You just need a few players. We've played with three or four or more. Everyone gets a stack of blank papers equal to the number of people in the game. Five of us played, so we each started with five pieces of paper in front of us. (We cut printer paper into fourths, or we just use scrap paper.)
2.) On the first sheet, each person draws a picture of something. It can be anything -- an illustration of a common saying, a movie title, or just whatever occurs to you. Don't look at each other's drawings.
3.) Everyone passes their stack to the person on their right. When you get the stack, interpret the drawing you're looking at, move it to the back of the stack, and on the next piece of paper, write down your interpretation. Pass the stack again.
4. Read the previous person's interpretation, move that paper to the back, then draw your version of what was said.
5. Continue the steps until you've gone through all of the pieces of paper in the stack, and after the final passing, you should have your own drawing back, and it will be on top of the stack.
6. Now you can show everyone your original drawing, tell them what it was, and see how close everyone came to drawing/interpreting it.
7. Laugh until you gasp or pass out.
Here's an example from one of our rounds:
Ramona* drew this:
The Niffler has stolen money and jewels. Eddie Redmayne is very concerned.
Atticus then drew this:
I interpreted his drawing this way:
A man is shocked that a blind pig has SWAG.
In response, Betsy drew this:
And that is how you play TelePictionary.
* She asks you to please not judge her on her New Year's Eve scribble methods for TelePictionary.