It’s the weekend. Sure, you still have some things to get done before Monday. And perhaps another game/distraction/procrastination tool is not the best idea.
But what if the game is interactive? That should account for something, right? Some sort of points for social skill development?
Try Draw Something from OMGPop. It’s a sort of online Pictionary. According to its developer, it is “THE addictive social drawing game! Draw and guess words, play cooperatively with friends or competitively with rivals.” In essence, players take turns drawing and guessing what their opponents have drawn (they are given scrambled letters to choose from).
Players can use any mobile device online: Android phones & tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Users can select players from among their Facebook friends, they can invite them by email, they can search for opponents by username, or they can request a random match.
You can test the waters with the free version, or go full hog and buy the Premium Version ($2.99), which has 2,000 more words than the freebie and no advertisements. As you play, you earn coins that will enable you to earn more colors for your drawing palette. Once you’ve purchased the game, you can also buy more coins to add more colors, or purchase bombs, which remove unused letters when guessing and expand the word selection for drawing.
I started with the free version. My first game was against a cousin of mine, who happens to be a stunning artist. The pressure was on. And sure, her drawings are rather stunning, given that the “pieces” must be created with the sweep of an index finger. But I think I surprised both of us when I dredged up some mad stick figure drawing skills.
I upgraded to the $2.99 version for my second game, which was against a random opponent that the app found for me. Me thinks that the person didn’t understand you weren’t supposed to WRITE the word beside the picture. Alas, it made for a 100% success rate and a (conflicted) ego boost.
All in all, both the freebie and the version available for purchase are quite fun. The back-and-forth, interactive nature means that you can go out and enjoy this beautiful Sunday. And maybe sneak in a drawing or two throughout the day.