January 9th, 2013 | By Sarah Bishop
Kihon Games, the minds behind Baby Monkey and several other games, recently released a game called Sketchphrase. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the game is sort of a mix between Pictochatting on a DS and the old-school game of telephone. There are three roles in each round of the game: one player writes a phrase, the next must attempt to draw it, and the third attempts to guess what the phrase was. As you may have guessed, the result is ensuing hilarity. But don’t worry, all you lone wolves out there—you don’t need three friends online to play the game. Other players can be selected by the game from the massive pool of people who play, or you can just do your part and wait for your buddies to get their tails in-game. The following video sums it up pretty well:
Kihon has recently added some updates to the game, including “lowered prices for in-app purchases, a new Hall of Fame and gallery browsing abilities, and more chances to earn coins.” If you are considering buying the game I’d suggest doing it now, while the price is only $1.99. If you enjoy tormenting your friends with impossible-to-draw phrases or showing off your amazing artistic ability, this looks like a good game for you. (Well, I suppose you’ll need either an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to go along with your general sense of mischievousness if you want to play this game—it’s currently an iOS exclusive, and optimized for the iPhone 5.)
The game can be purchased on the iTunes App Store, and more about Kihon activities can be learned at their official website. Speaking of Kihon activities, everyone should keep an eye out for their upcoming game, Dojo Danger, which is scheduled to be released in the coming weeks.