If there's one reason why you should get the new iPad, it's Draw Something!
Draw Something is similar to the board game Pictionary or the tv show Win, Lose or Draw. But what differentiates this from the other apps is that you don't have to play simultaneously. You and a friend will take turns drawing and guessing each other's works of art. So it's perfect for busy people who only have downtime in between classes or at the end of a busy workday.
During a turn, you will be given 3 words to choose from. And every time a friend guesses your drawing correctly, you earn coins that can be used to buy bombs (clues) or color sets (paint).
Initially, my friends would just make unrecognizable scribbles in a few seconds making it difficult for me to guess what the word is. Can you guess what these are? (Peace friends, you know I <3 you guys ;))
Then I made a Facebook album featuring 'The Best of Draw Something' and suddenly, all the drawings became cute and artistic! ;)
But it's frustrating when the drawings are so pretty and yet I wasn't able to guess them. Sorry Petita! I wasn't aware of the book/movie during this time.
T really enjoys this game because he loves to sketch.
I, on the other hand, am brought back to the good ol' days when I would doodle on the back of my books and notebooks while in class.
Since I've been playing for quite sometime, I came up with a personal list of tips, likes and dislikes.
1. Writing the answer or writing words as clues.
First of all, you're given three words to choose from. I'm pretty sure at least one of those words is easy to draw. Second, that's why it's called Draw Something, DRAW being the operative word.
When friends do this to me more than twice, I'm tempted to pass the turn. But I find it acceptable to use letters when it doesn't give away the word totally or if it's incorporated in a drawing.
2. Conveying the message.
Sometimes I get difficult words so the key is to convey the message instead of perfecting the drawing.
3. Drawing flags of countries.
Countries are also part of the word list but don't just draw the flag unless it's very common, like the United States flag. Chances are, you Googled for the image of the country you chose so don't expect your friend to know it at first glance.
Aside from the flag, add another drawing to give your friend more clues about the country you picked.
4. "Googling" a word.
If you search the internet for clues on what a word is, chances are your friend doesn't know it, too. Pure logic.
5. Assuming the answer is obvious.
Sometimes we get simple words and the answer may be obvious to you but it may not be so to your friend.
Add more clues to make sure you get the message across.
Draw Something has a free app version (for iPhone and iPad) but after a while, the words will repeat making the game boring for the other players. So buy the Draw Something app from the iTunes Store while it's still on sale for $0.99. It's so worth it! I just hope they update soon because T and I have been at Turn 99 (highest level) for some time now.
Note: After buying, don't forget to delete the free app before using the paid app.