Guest Author - Maria Brown
There are two things that I totally love. Those things are cell phone apps and freebies. For this very reason, I love when I find free and awesome cell phone apps. One of newest favorite free cell phone apps is Draw Something. Think Pictionary goes digital.
Draw Something is available on Android, iPhone and iPad platforms. There is a paid version but the biggest difference between the paid version and the free version is the fact that the free version is ad-supported.
Once you download the app, you can create a new game by one of three ways. You can link to Facebook and start a game with one of your existing Facebook friends, you can search for a specific person by their Draw Something username or you can request to start a random game with an unknown player.
Once you have an opponent the game starts. You will be given a choice of 3 words to draw. Each word has an increased level of difficulty. The harder the word, the more points that you can earn. The difference between Draw Something and some of the other popular social network games (like Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends), Draw Something is a team game. Each time you and your opponent guess the correct word, you are both awarded points.
There are a few cool options. For example, you can select your brush size, so you can draw with a pencil, a marker or bigger. Additionally, you start with about 5 colors but as you earn coins, you can buy additional colors. Another cool feature is that there is no time limit on how long you have to solve each level.
The only thing that I donít like about the app is that the cell phone version doesnít have a notification option. As a result, the only way to know when itís your turn is to keep checking back on the game. The iPad option, does have a notification setting, so it makes it a bit cooler.
All in all, I have to say that Draw Something is very addictive. There have been times that myself, my husband and 3 of my kids have all been playing each other at the same time.
You can download Draw Something from the Android market or the Apple market for free.