Draw What?

 Game: Draw What? Players: 4 players (per team)
 Publisher: Self Published Time: 30 minutes
 Age: 17+ Replayability: 7/ 10

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Games that involve illustrating seem like something from the past. With this contemporary board game phenomena, I have yet to count a nice handful of games that incorporate drawing to the mix. Sure, we have the Jack Party Box games that involve some aspects of illustration in their games, but that’s a virtual board game. It’s not that it’s a difficult mechanic to build–it’s just not that great of a mechanic in the first place. Draw What is exactly what we needed to bring illustration to a new level of fun.

In Draw What you and your team (teams are mandatory) will roll the dice that guides you along a colored path across the board and decides for you whether you will draw or act out a card. Your goal is to have your team guess what your card says allowing you to re-roll the dice and continue moving across the board. The first team to reach the end wins!

My Experience and Final Thoughts

The Draw What team understands the idea of quality with their title. The box lays out a fantastic shape and size for each piece allowing for easy setup and put away. The pieces are solid plastic and the game board and cards are heavy card stock. The game seems to be in a condition to expect a lot of playthroughs because I doubt any wear and tear will be happening anytime soon. Throughout our play through we were having a great time drawing or acting the cards out and making our way to the end. While I did notice we all were a bit clumsy with our acting, the drawing aspect was a lot of fun and definitely was our focus when we rolled the dice. It was fun exclaiming our frustration for the acting die (playfully of course) and hoping for the best when we need to act out a hate crime.

Draw What incorporates a dictionary for players who may not understand what they are reading which I feel is a huge problem with games like this. We always run into cards where we don’t know what we are supposed to do, ultimately rendering that card a filler with no opportunity for use. While the game is a movement from point A to B game, it’s concept works.

You will like this game if you’re looking for high quality, adult themed, drawing and acting.

You will not like this game if you’re faint at heart and don’t like either of the two mechanics mentioned above.


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