Draw Something offers turn-based gameplay that brings friends together as teammates to draw basic items (and sometimes more-complex ones) to see how long they can continue to guess each others' drawings correctly. Once you've created a game with a friend through Facebook, Twitter, or by registering within the game, you're given three choices (easy, medium, or hard) of objects to draw that your friend will need to identify. Once your friend receives the drawing, he or she is given only a handful of available letters to use for the word (probably to make it a little easier to guess). You also have a Bomb button that blows away some of the letters in your collection, making it even easier to find the word.
When you successfully identify your friend's drawing, you're both given coins based on the difficulty of the word. You get one coin for easy words, two coins for medium, and three coins for hard words. So instead of competing against each other, you're teaming up to try to get as far as possible while earning coins. The coins can be used to buy more colors (for better drawings) and more bombs (when you want to blow up a difficult word). What ends up happening without the competitive element: a fun game you and a friend can play to see how far you can go.
The game offers both free and paid versions. The free version is a great way to get a feel for the game, but it offers only a limited number of words, so you'll find yourself drawing and identifying the same words after only a few games. The paid version adds 1,000 words to the game vocabulary, making it a must-have if you find yourself enjoying the game.
Draw Something is incredibly addictive, and even if your friends are sick of playing, the game offers random matching with people to keep drawing and guessing as long as you want.