Sean Boon – Warning, this app is addictive!
App Name : Draw Something
Price : Free or 69p Ad free. In app purchases available
Description: Turn based drawing puzzle game.Think Pictionary meets Catchphrase.
My thoughts: Don’t say I didn’t warn you! This app is addictive.
Initially I felt I had to jump through hoops to get this app to work. You need to either create an account (email and password) to play or link the app to your Facebook.
I’m not a huge fan of Facebook apps as they flood peoples newsfeeds with activity. So I opted to created a Draw Something account.
Whilst you do not have to link it to Facebook, the big drawback with creating a Draw Something account is that the only way of finding other people to play against is by knowing their username or choosing a random player.
In the end I gave in and linked it to Facebook. Fortunately it doesn’t affect any newsfeeds but instrad just asks for the ability to access your contact lists to find fellow users or send app requests to those that don’t yet have it.
When the game begins you are met with a limited drawing pad and a choice of 3 words that you can opt to draw in increasing difficulty therefore with greater reward for completion.
You then draw a representation of the word for your partner to attempt to guess.
You are not time limited but it does keep some stats available of how it does take you to respond. Maybe in future there will be a time limited feature?
Once your opponent guesses correctly, the same occurs to them. They create a picture for you to guess.
The drawing is animated on your screen as if it is being sketched in front of you, you choose from a panel of letters to create the answer.
A bit like hangman or countdown meets catchphrase.
You can opt to pass, but then jeopardise the game.
The idea of the game is to continue playing eachother for as long as possible creating a game streak and accumulate coins.
The coins are used to purchase addition colours to draw with or bombs which allow you to destroy letters that do not feature in the answer which then renders the game as an anagram puzzle.
Part of the charm of this game is it’s simplicity and seeing your friends doodles created on an iphone touchpad.
I imagine that this game is easier if playing on an iPad, but I think what you would gain in detail you would lose in the the charm and challenge of trying to guess simplistic drawings. Sometimes with hilarious results.
I give this app 5/5 ! I’ve not played an app so continuously for a very long time.
I’ve got about a dozen different players gaming with me at the moment!
If you want to suffer the advertisements, download it for free. You can’t go wrong!
It’s DRAWSOME !