Last year Hasbro introduced an off-screen way to play Zynga's popular digital drawing game Draw Something. Now there's another new way to play, perfect for parties. Draw Something Party uses an electronic and transparent drawing surface to make it easier for all players to see what is being drawn. The game includes a pencil-shaped drawing tablet, 100 cards, a card box, and a stylus. The game is for four or more players on teams.
To begin, place a stack of about 30 cards into the card holder on the drawing tablet. The first team then chooses a player to be the artist for that round. The artist selects a card from the card holder and chooses one of the three words on the card to draw. The words range in difficulty from easy to hard, and the harder the word, the more coins you can earn. Once the artist is ready, he places the card into the clip at the tip of the drawing tablet with the drawing words facing him and the back of the card facing the other players. On the back of the card are scrambled letters, and the letters that spell what you are drawing are in there somewhere.
To draw, press the power button to light up the screen and start the 35-second timer. The artist can then draw on the screen using the stylus or his finger. Players try to guess what the artist is drawing. If the word is guessed correctly before time runs out, that team keeps the card and earns coins for that word. If your team doesn't guess in time, the opposing team can make a guess to steal the points. The team that guesses correctly keeps the card and the coin value for that word.
Then, it's the next team's turn to draw. Press the button to the right of the screen to instantly clear the screen. The first team to earn 15 coins wins.
This is a fun, social game that fans of the Draw Something app will enjoy playing face-to-face with friends. Hasbro's original Draw Something board game was fun, but we really like the electronic drawing tablet because it makes it easier for players to see what's being drawn without having to crowd around the artist. We also like that it's really easy to clear the drawing screen for the next artist.
Draw Something Party is for ages 8 and up.
Three AA batteries are included for the in-store try-me features. Hasbro recommends replacing them before you play for best results.
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