Win, Lose or Draw



Star-studded, energetic drawing game is fun for families.

What parents need to know

Educational value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate, but the characters show good sportsmanship in victory and in defeat, so there are some positive messages about healthy competition. 

Positive messages

The show highlights the positive aspects of competition, showing the participants having fun and working as a team as they face off in a series of games. There's no sense of greed or ill will among the contestants, and the guest stars even alternate between the teams to keep things fair. 

Positive role models

The young contestants always stay positive, even when things don’t go their way, and they applaud their opponents' successes even in their own defeat. 

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Prizes from familiar brands such as Nintendo, GameStop, and Urban Outfitters mean multiple opportunities for product placement in each show. As guest celebrities are introduced, the Disney shows that made them stars get mention as well.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Win, Lose or Draw -- Disney's version of the classic '80s game show of the same name -- pits teams of kids and celebrity guests against each other in a series of high-tech, high-energy drawing challenges. Most games incorporate some physical test as well, keeping the kids moving as they're drawing clues for their teammates to guess, and the host's verbal hints increase the chances of the kids answering correctly. The fact that guest celebs such as Dove Cameron and Jake Short drop by to play is bound to draw in kids who know and love them from their work on popular Disney shows. All the players show good sportsmanship in victory and in defeat, lending good reminders about fair play. It's easy to play along from home since the answers aren't shown on the screen, making this a fun pick for family viewing.

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What's the story?

Disney's WIN, LOSE OR DRAW revamps the classic '80s TV game show with modern conveniences such as touchscreen technology and motion control, challenging teams of kids to a series of drawing contests for the chance to win prizes. Each team consists of two friends plus a guest celeb from Disney works such as Austin & Ally, Kickin' It, and Teen Beach Movie. Host Justin Willman takes the players through three rounds of play in games such as "Get a Clue" and "Fill in the Blank" to determine which team earns the right to compete in a final contest for prizes.

Is it any good?


This isn't your grandmother's Win, Lose or Draw, that's for sure. There's no uncapping of markers or flipping of pages on a giant drawing pad or other such outdated nonsense in this highly evolved game show. Here the tools are the players' fingers on oversize touchscreens, with flashy graphics and even remote "magic wands" that translate what the kids draw in the air to a screen behind them for their teammates to see. In other words, it's right on par with the high-tech world of games and gadgets your kids are accustomed to.

But perhaps the best change in this updated version is its incorporation of activities into the games, all of which challenge the players physically in some way. When it's their team's turn to play, these kids are racing to swap places, rocking on a balance board while they draw clues, and even drawing using only their heads. Not only does it make the show more fun (and often more comical) to watch, it also illustrates how easy it is to incorporate physical activity into everyday activities including family game time. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about winning and losing. How does each circumstance feel? What lessons can you learn from winning? From losing? 

  • Kids: Were you familiar with the guest stars in this show before you watched it? Did knowing their work entice you to tune in? Which privileges does being a star seem to bring? What, if anything, would you say would be the downside to fame? 

  • What are some of your family's favorite games to play together? How could you add more physical activity to them? What are some of the ways you stay fit and healthy together? 

TV details

Cast:Justin Willman
Network:Disney Channel
Genre:Game Shows
Topics:Arts and dance
TV rating:TV-G

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Kid, 10 years old April 3, 2014

not that worth it.

Disney is great,but Gravity Falls is the only show great on Disney Channel that is very good.But your wasting your time watching this.
Kid, 9 years old March 19, 2014

Stop Creating More Shows!

Disney needs to stop creating more shows. They started off with Liv And Maddie. Dove Cameron stars as both of the twins, and has horrible acting, especially in the role of Liv. Everybody else in that show is even worse in acting than she was. And then Disney created I Did Not Do It, witch is a show that just shows high school aged kids doing dumb thinngs that could never actuay happen in real life. I guess that it was supposed to be funny or watever, but it not. Now, they just came out with Win, Lose Or Draw. I saw the first episode, and it was horrible. At least it did not have the laugh sound track like most Disney shows, wich makes them even more annoying. But the noise from the audience is even worse, and the voices of some of the people (contestants) are like seriousley annoying. They should have all actors do it, not just dumb kids who have no expirience with acting and can not even draw correctly. Also, that guy who leads them is the most annoying of all of them. He is not funny and he is so stupid. Do not even bother with this show.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 11 years old April 14, 2014

Guess with Celebs

I love it! The whole thing is about playing a game show with your best friend, and a celebrity! It's so fun to watch and guess along with the pictures. The only thing I don't like is how they give you the answer even if they don't guess the picture in time because I like to play along. How ever, younger kids might find it boring or not understand it. So maybe you should explain in a little to kids under 8.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models


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