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Draw Something for iOS and Android

Draw Something for iOS and Android

Platform: iPhone/iPod
Category: iPhone

I can't stop playing Draw Something. It's far too addicting. Created by omgpop, which was later purchased by Zynga, Draw Something tasks you with drawing things for others to guess and guessing what others draw. You can have multiple games going at the same time, allowing you to maximize your drawing fun. At the start of each turn, you watch your partner guess your last drawing. Then you guess his or her drawing. Finally, you draw something for your partner again!

Graphics and Sound

Do you mind if I combine these two sections? Of course you don't! The graphics are as good as whatever the person with whom you're playing can create. I've seen amazing drawings, and I've seen terrible drawings. Your toolbox is small, so it's up to you to make something great. There's very little audio in the game. Making menu selections and finishing your turn plays sounds. There's nothing wrong with the sound, however. It's just not the focus of the game.


The main screen lists any games you have and what round you're on. When it's your turn, you start by watching your partner guess your word. Then you get to watch them draw something. As they do, you're free to guess the word. You're told the number of letters in the word and are given a selection of letters. These consist of the actual letters in the word along with some random ones. If you need help, you can use a bomb to destroy some of the extra letters. After you've won (or passed), it's your turn to draw! You can pick one of three words - one easy, one medium, and one hard. You're given a small selection of colors at the top and can change the pen size as well. Draw until you think you've made a masterpiece and then submit!

There's further gamification in it as well. When you and your partner complete an easy picture, you get one coin. A medium picture is worth two coins, and hard pictures reward three coins. These coins can be used to purchase more bombs or color packs. The color packs really suck you in! I've purchased a few already. Come on, I had to keep playing to unlock green! Of course, if you're desperate for coins, you can purchase some with real money as well.

As you might expect, Draw Something is a very social game. I've played with friends, co-workers, family members, adults, children, and random people online. It also links to Facebook to make it easy to play with people you know! Another feature that I think is superb is that your game data is stored online. This might not matter to most people, but it means that you can switch devices seamlessly. Have a tablet or two? Even if you have an iPhone and an Android tablet, switching back and forth is fine!


Draw Something is a fantastic game. It's available for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, supported by ads and additional purchases. You can also purchase a paid version that's ad free and contains more words. Don't worry if you think you lack artistic skill. You don't have to be a great artist to play Draw Something; you just have to enjoy having fun!


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