Parents' Guide to

Draw Something

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Pictionary-like app addictively fun; beware random matches.

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 18+

Fun but frustrating

Some words are ridiculous. I don’t even know what they mean. And the text box is unfriendly. It freezes. It also doesn’t give you time to read it. I love drawing and guessing but it’s frustrating.
age 9+

Quite good fun but beware American language

The main problems with this app are that it shows you and your drawing friends words that you have used before, and secondly that the words are too American. By this I mean American brand names of drinks, products and characters etc. It would be much better and nicer if it always showed new words and omitted all American brand names from it.

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The "with Friends" trend has spawned plenty of imitators, but DRAW SOMETHING is unique. The game takes the basic concepts of Pictionary -- drawing something from scratch and having others guess that object -- and adds a one-on-one competitive element. It's utterly addictive and a heck of a lot of fun.

For parents, that could be a problem, though. Since the game is unregulated and you can play random opponents, there's always the chance you'll be paired with someone who finds it amusing to draw genitalia or the like. Most players, thankfully, don't do this, however, and with the inclusion of a Facebook tie-in, you can always play against someone you know and trust. The hard part will be putting the game down.

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