Draw Something Review
- Part Pictionary / part Scrabble; approaches the same problem from two angles, increasing its accessibility.
- Animates the drawing and guessing stages for both people; makes you feel as though they're right there with you.
- Self-imposed rules; no need to play with those who break the spirit of the game.
- Nerdy and pop-culture references add a nice touch.
- Limited word lists; easily possible to receive the same word multiple times in the space of a day.
- No testing space / blank page for practice purposes.
- Unable to save animations for later viewing.
Despite its asynchronous gameplay, Draw Something succeeds in turning a simple game of Pictionary in to something delightfully engaging thanks to features that make you feel as your opponent is right there beside you.
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I bring this message to you in the brief moments of time I now have spare to me. It is abundantly clear to me now that downloading, installing and playing Draw Something with my friends was a huge mistake - I need to work, but I can't... I'm stuck trying to work out how best to depict the word 'Morning' in a clever new way.
OMGPOP - you have single-handedly ruined the productivity of smartphone owners around the world.
For those who haven't jumped on board the increasingly popular craze that is 'Draw Something', the premise is simple. Take a dash of Scrabble and a whole heaping of Pictionary, add social features and bake until you're up at 4am wondering why no-one is responding any more.
Players have a choice between three words, each increasing in challenge and representing a greater coin value than the last one should both people succeed in drawing and decoding said drawing. These coins can be spent on purchasing 'bombs' (used to switch to new words or clear letters) or new color palettes to make drawing easier.
Games can be initiated either by finding friends playing the game through Facebook, email, specific username's, or more interestingly, by allowing the game to pair you up with someone completely at random.
Aside from the fun of competing with friends in a friendly game of 'what did I draw?', there's a magic in being able to watch the person you're playing with draw their picture in real-time. All of your strokes are saved and sent to the player and replayed - after guessing correctly the person who drew the picture can also see the other person trying to guess the answer as they tap each letter in turn.
There's something intensely visceral about this subtle touch - it makes you feel as though you're right there with the person trying to guess your secret word. If there's any real negative side to the game at this time it's that you can't save animated sequences for later viewing - a real shame given the amazing detail some players go to. Nothing prevents a player from simply cheating, but that's the beauty of the game - you can just stop playing with them if they don't want to keep to the spirit of things.
While there is a paid-for version that removes advertising, a free version also exists, so there's no reason not to start playing against your friends today. Just be aware that this is the real-deal when it comes to destroying your spare time, so approach Draw Something with caution if you lead a busy life!
Description"Draw Something is the coolest social drawing game around! Draw and Guess everything from doodles to perfect works of art with your family and friends! Play for free and experience fun like never before.”
What people are saying:
“The game has been a winner from day one” – The Guardian
“My artistic ability has indeed grown” – GameZebo.com
“I just can't help but gush all over this game. Everyone I know is playing it.” – Touch Arcade
“I use Draw Something as a type of sketchbook. It's genius and perfect for me. I have been using it since 2012. Still relevant now.” - Margot Gran
• Play with Friends & Family
Challenge friends for a quick match or partner up with new ones!
• Addictive turn-based gameplay
Take turns drawing and guessing at your leisure.
Can’t guess a word? Bombs to the rescue! Eliminate incorrect letters with this helpful tool.
• Color Packs
All the colors of the rainbow and then some for the best sketching and painting experience!
• Fresh Content
Loads of new and updated categories! From Science to Pop Culture, we’ve got you covered.
• Guess Something
The daily challenges are a chance to prove your awesome word skills! Guess curated artwork from users and win exciting rewards!
Complete challenges and earn a coveted place on the leaderboards!
Follow us on social media for updates, features, competitions and much more!
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/playdrawsomething
- Twitter: @WeDrawSomething
What's New in Version 2.9.7"Join us on a wondrous journey through a winter wonderland in our new event: LET IT SNOW
- Draw from an exclusive new themed category
- Unlock challenging levels in guess something mode
- Claim exciting rewards upon completion
Events are on for a limited time only. Stay alert for more new events and content!
Have fun with the latest update, and thanks for playing!"