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September 25, 2011 10:49 AM   Subscribe

Great news: Broken Picture Telephone lives, it's called Teledraw!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (31 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh wow - we were just playing this game at a party last night! But with actual pen and paper. Way fun!
posted by slackdog at 10:53 AM on September 25, 2011


The interface needs work; I've been playing Doodle or Die (prev.), and despite the lag and the trolls it feels a lot easier to make a drawing and move on to the next one than on Teledraw.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:05 AM on September 25, 2011


Oh, wow, this is awesome! And this is my first attempt- it's hilarious watching how they "evolve" over time, I love this concept! The fact that's it's so hard to draw is part of the charm, I think.
posted by hincandenza at 11:50 AM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


And this is my first attempt

ha, you illustrated my description: "disembodied monster arm is defeated by board with nails in it, world is saved"
posted by changeling at 12:06 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Any M Night Shyamalan movie"
posted by memebake at 12:07 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Are they restricted to five descriptions and five images?
posted by Anything at 12:20 PM on September 25, 2011


Bookmarked for later beer consumption.
posted by Splunge at 12:23 PM on September 25, 2011


I get annoyed when people deliberately add things that aren't in the previous stage, like in the Shyamalan one above how someone adds a dog because of a loose association with "stick wife". I feel like it needs to be an honest attempt at interpretation to keep the misinterpretations funny.
posted by neuromodulator at 12:28 PM on September 25, 2011


hincandenza and changeling, I got in on that thread too: giant comb. There goes my productivity for this afternoon!
posted by ninekinds at 12:52 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, I couldn't resist a certain pun. I don't get the sense that this is intended to be closed-loop, like Pictionary, where the point is accuracy.
posted by dhartung at 1:48 PM on September 25, 2011


Woohoo!
posted by fleacircus at 2:20 PM on September 25, 2011


The fuck is wrong with these people- this is clearly a still life with condoms, not "tomato's third birthday"- christ, there's even a foil wrapper off to the side! I don't think Michelangelo himself could have done better with a Dell mouse...
posted by hincandenza at 2:50 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


We can't see that thread yet, hincandenza. Only participants can, it seems, until the thread is finished.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:58 PM on September 25, 2011


Robin Hood is bedridden now that he is a pig.

Look here is the fuck that I gave (mildly NSFW)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:20 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yay! I could do this all day.

*checks watch*

Oh, fuck.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:36 PM on September 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Man some folks are so clever with the paintshop skills that I'm embarrassed to try. What my mind conceives is so much grander than what my body can achieve.

Just because I didn't draw a duck farting doesn't mean I don't have an extremely moving and detailed conception of a drawing of a duck farting in my mind.
posted by TheRedArmy at 3:47 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


it's annoying when I put all of my artistic energy into something like "An eskimo flees his igloo as a satellite threatens to crash down upon it" and the next person mumbles "eskimo igloo satelite".
posted by changeling at 4:01 PM on September 25, 2011


Damn it metafilter, I have work to do!
posted by Phalene at 4:32 PM on September 25, 2011


wow I really can't draw at all, people will think I'm trolling
posted by Danila at 4:37 PM on September 25, 2011


"Hurf durf butter eater"
posted by D.C. at 5:10 PM on September 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I feel like I should apologize to everyone because my drawing is really, really bad, but I like describing things and I really like watching stuff regress to common cultural touchstones, like how most ghosts turn into Pac-Man ghosts and anyone with a beard becomes either Lincoln or Jesus.
posted by Copronymus at 5:17 PM on September 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The last time I played this kind of game in real life, one round ended up as "Silently but gruesomely, Jason Vorhees murdered the naked Ewok."
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:29 PM on September 25, 2011


I learned the game as Eat Poop You Cat, and there's been an online version for a while.
posted by jiawen at 6:47 PM on September 25, 2011


Wow, I have been playing this for 5 hours.
posted by scose at 6:53 PM on September 25, 2011


They really shouldn't allow guest participation.
posted by fleacircus at 7:35 PM on September 25, 2011


I played the original BPT way too much. I'm tempted to get out my Wacom again.
posted by desjardins at 7:51 PM on September 25, 2011


What was the online Pictionary-type game that was posted here years ago? There were rooms for different languages and themes, and I believe you could create private rooms.
posted by desjardins at 7:57 PM on September 25, 2011


I am having too much fun with this! One of those "bedridden pig" pics was mine. :-)
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:03 PM on September 25, 2011


desjardins, there was one called InkLink waaaay back in the day. So old, it was a Shockwave game.
posted by scose at 8:40 PM on September 25, 2011


Maybe not that far back. 2007 or 2008 IIRC.
posted by desjardins at 9:12 PM on September 25, 2011


I've been playing Doodle or Die (prev.),

Thanks Rhaomi, that's what I've been doing for two hours now..
posted by sweetkid at 11:07 PM on September 25, 2011


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