Your Neighbor in Real Estate: The Newest, Hottest Social Media Game

The Newest, Hottest Social Media Game

The Newest, Hottest Social Media Game is addictive and fun.  For thoDraw Something Screense who may not have yet caught the bug, it is called “Draw Something.”

The game, from Omgpop, was released just 6 weeks ago and already has been vaulted into prominence. It has been downloaded already more 35 million times, and has been bought by Zynga (of Words With Friends fame) for approximately 22 million.

It is a combination of the “Daily Jumble” of your newspaper and “Pictionary.”  And unlike “Words With Friends, “ it does not pit one friend against the other. If one guesses the word from the other’s drawing, then both win and share the gold coins.

The game is free, and there is a version available for both the i-people and the android people. Or you can pay 99 cents and get the ad free version plus a few accessories.

In a nutshell, here is the way it works......

  • you are shown 3 words of varying degrees of difficulty and each has a value of 1,2 or 3 coins based on that same difficulty. You pick one of the words.
  • you ‘draw something’ that will elicit the correct guess from your friend as to what it is. Written clues are discouraged as they are not in the spirit of the game. But the use of arrows pointing, for example, to the part of your drawing that you want your friend to guess is OK.
  • Be absolutely sure that art or drawing skills are Sample 5strictly not needed. In fact it is more fun when you see how your friend tries to get you to guess the drawing with limited skill. As you see from my drawings, I use stick figures exclusively.
  • After you draw your word you submit it. At some later time when your friend comes back, he/she taps the screen to see how you last guessed his/her word, then he/she guesses your current word. At the bottom of the screen, you will see the blank boxes of the letters of the word you must guess. Below that are two rows of possible letters to that word along with some that are not letters to this word. It

    Draw Something Letters

      sounds more complicated than it is. It is very easy and a lot of fun.
  • And then your friend selects another word to submit to you, and the process begins again.
  • You may find yourself chuckling at the game when no one else is around, so be prepared.

When you begin the game, you are given just a few colors to use. After you reach 249 coins, then you can get more colors, which really help conveying your meaning. For example, you can draw a tree or grass without the color green, but it is so much better when you have that color.

There are other accessories that you can purchase or “win” but get the game first and get ready to have some fun!


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Comment balloon 22 commentsSandy Acevedo • March 24 2012 05:27PM

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My son thinks this is awesome!  hasn't hooked me yet, but you have definately opened the door so I could peek inside!

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) over 6 years ago

I had never heard about it yet, will check it out! - Thanks for posting, will make me feel like I am hip and "in" and very high-tech ;)!

Posted by Tanja Cisliek (Future Home Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Mark, kids and adults alike enjoy this game.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

Hi Tanja, check it out, it's fun! Have a great weekend.

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 6 years ago

This will be good in case I have a really slow open house this weekend!

Posted by Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) over 6 years ago

Hi Francine, find some one to play this with and you won't care about an empty open house.:)

HI Valerie, it is especially good on an ipad.

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 6 years ago

Sandy ~ this might be addictive so I'd better not get started!  I'm still stuck on Solitaire LOL!!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 6 years ago

Sandy - I'm scared to dare. I must tell the grand-kids about it.  I'm sure they already know.  I'm the old Grandfather Mac Man you understand :)

Posted by John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com) over 6 years ago

I have to agree with John that the grandkids probably already know about it. My granddaughter is an iPad whiz kid and she is 5!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 6 years ago

Sounds like a fun game Sandy, and my grand kids are probably some of the 35 million who already have it.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 6 years ago

Sandy, my nieces and nephews love this game....

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 6 years ago

That'll give the family something to do while I am slaving away.  Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 6 years ago

Sandy, not sure I want to share this news with my husband. He's an Angry Birds fan, make that "fanatic." :) We played Words with Friends last year and that was fun, but I'm too busy to play very often.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 6 years ago

I've never heard of this game, but I will say I try to stay away from stuff like this.  I happily can admit I am one of very few that has never played Angry Birds, not even once.  I've never even once watched it being played.  My husband, on the other hand, got sucked it :-) Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) over 6 years ago

That is pretty funny because it does seem to be a HUGE hit. My kids play it all the time. I refuse because I have too many games and toys already... no need to add one more. :-)

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 6 years ago

My username is HouseHuntJaime. I'm also becoming quickly addicted to Scramble with Friends!

Posted by House Hunt (HouseHunt.com) over 6 years ago

Sandy,That's just what I need, another distraction! LOL

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 6 years ago

My daughter was just talking about this the other day. Sounds like fun!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 6 years ago

Hi Jaime, you're playing?! What is scramble with friends?  I'll check that out!!

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 6 years ago

Sandy, on Scramble there is a space in my username-HouseHunt Jaime. See you there :-)

Posted by House Hunt (HouseHunt.com) over 6 years ago

Hi Sandy.   I didn't know about this, but can't wait to join in.    Thanks for the heads up!  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Sandy,  This sounds like great fun and what could be a great distraction or diversion for me.  I had to delete my Farmville account because I was spending far too much time there. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 6 years ago

I'm with Connie.  One more thing to get addicted to.  But it does sound like fun.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 6 years ago

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