Apr 08 AT 9:08 AM Guest Blogger 19 Comments

What the Doodle!?: Come see my skills of an artist!


I spent a fairly good number of hours back in the day on a website called iSketch.net. The premise was simple — an online chat room, with a game of Pictionary going on in the background. Games went by quickly, with mouse/trackball drawings of the words provided, with the artist rotating each round.

You have no idea how happy I was when I came across What the Doodle!? The core game play is effectively the same as iSketch — on a smaller scale. When you first load the app, you’re greeted by a welcome screen and several menu items to join a public/private game, get instructions, set some options, or even set up a small profile for your account. You can even doodle a small avatar that pops up when you win a game, or on the leader boards.

Speaking of the game, each game starts with five players, and goes for 10 rounds. Drawing duties rotate from player to player, and words are picked based on the game difficulty chosen. The artist then has one minute to sketch the word on their screen while the other players attempt to guess the word. The artist gets one point if there word is guessed, and the player that correctly guesses the word gets a point. If nobody guessed the word, the artist loses a point. The player with the most points at the end of 10 rounds wins the game.

You can check your profile to see how many points you’ve accumulated, and your overall rank. As of this moment, my 217 points are good for 5,671st place. Guess I need to work on my skills of an artist! (Yes, the loosely based Strong Bad quote is intentional).

The Good

  • Addictive gameplay — if you like Pictionary, you’ll like WTD
  • Slick UI — very clean and easy to navigate
  • Drawing is responsive, and there are lots of color options

The Bad

  • This game will likely be more difficult on a phone with no hardware keyboard
  • Occasionally a very obscure word will pop up, even on Easy

What the Doodle!? was a winner of ADC2, and for good reason – the app is very polished, and the game is lots of fun. What the Doodle!? is available in the Android Market for UK£1.00 (about $1.50), with a Lite version available for free.

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Note: This review was submitted by Justin Jelinek as part of our app review contest.

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  • http://Website Jonathan _m

    Addicting!!. :) .

  • http://Website Jason

    Their not there, but a very nice review.

    • http://Website Justin Jelinek

      Whoops! Must have missed that one. Thanks for the compliment though!

  • http://Website ontheFritz

    omg, my new favorite game ever!

  • http://Website James

    Great game, one of my favorites for Android. Definitely benefits form a hardware keyboard. Just wish it was easier to get of the cheaters who draw words.

  • http://Website Steve

    Is it just me, or is the barcode above not correct? I get an error on scan/search.

  • Angie Strickland

    I LOOOVE this game. :)

  • http://Website Cassie

    I wasnt very sure about this game. Ive played some flawed games on the android and figured this would be one of them. I read the review and figured I would give it a try..and this game is a BLAST! Thanks for the input! Now I found something to keep me entertained for a while! :)

  • http://Website gary

    The gratest game ever!!! Thanks for the suggestion my work productivity curses u!!!

  • http://Website T Rski

    Good times!

  • http://Website Marco

    Good review. this game had us for about two hours. i just cant stop playing!!!! Does anyone agree that What The Doodle and Andraw should combine into one? the tools for the game would help out so much with this app.

  • http://Website RT

    Thanks for the tip on this one!

  • erickunoh1

    i cant download it… how do you download this game??? can someone help me pls??? is it the one where it says “scan to download?” but its not working i cant click on it?

  • http://Website lsb4eva

    just wondering,, on a htc desire,,, how do you input ur answer!!!!!!!!!!! im having trouble!!!!!!

    • http://Website lsb4eva

      pls sum11111111111111,,, i like the game jst need help on how to get my answer innnnn,,,,

  • http://Website marie

    Can’t figure out how to clear my screen. Does anyone know how? I know the option is avail bc I read it in the insts, but they didn’t say HOW to do it. Thanks!

  • http://Website marie

    Gave the wrong email previously! If u know how to clear ur screen, pls use this email addr instead. Thks!

  • http://Website haley

    For two days now I haven’t been able to get on wtd it keeps saying check network conecton or server may be down……I need to no what is going on…….

  • sara

    Oh god.Why is wtd server down…? I was addicted to it. I missed All my friends…:(