What's New

Improved in-game reporting to cut down on number of drawings/phrases getting reported unjustly.

Various UI Improvements.

Better 'ReportError' e-mail support.

If anyone continues to experience a crash while viewing completed games please restart your device. Its due to device memory running low. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Thank you for playing!

App Description

SketchPhrase is the hilarious drawing telephone game that matches words and wits with your friends.

You will be on the floor laughing as you and your friends interpret each others phrases and drawings in this addicting turn-based drawing and writing game.

"The core idea behind SketchPhrase is so silly it’s difficult not to have fun with it." - 148 Apps

"If you like games like Pictionary, then buy SketchPhrase. It’s low-commitment and low-pressure, and you can play every game at your own pace." - Appolicious


This is the AD-FREE version which includes:
> 32 Additional Colors
> 4 Additional Brushes
> And of course, NO ADS!

If you already have the free version, do not worry! Your existing account, games, and friends will carry over automatically to this ad-free version if you sign in as an e-mail or Facebook user. Note: After upgrading, please delete the free version from your device.

Aspiring artist? Witty wordsmith? See how you stack up in the SketchPhrase community. Level up when friends reward your clever work by 'Starring' them.


• Turn-based Multiplayer - Play online with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, SMS or e-mail. The more friends, the more fun!
• Party Mode - Add instant fun to your next party as you play offline on a single device with pass and play!
• Gallery - All of your games will be saved to view later. Favorite your best work to quickly find it later.
• Explore, enjoy, and star other player's games in the Hall of Fame, Daily Top Games, and What's Hot (trending).
• Integrated Matchmaking - We will automatically match you with your Facebook friends. Or choose to send games directly to a specific friend.
• View anyone's gallery of their best work by clicking their avatar.
• Leaderboards - Level up your drawing and writing skills and see how you stack up against your friends.
• Achievements - Over 40 achievements to earn in-game!
• Custom Water Color Brushes - Blend colors and create true works of art with our specialty brushes.
• Color Packs - Additional colors to brighten up your drawings.
Share with your Friends! Post your masterpieces & witty phrases to Facebook & Twitter.
• Asynchronous Multiplayer - Play at your own pace.
• Push notifications - Be alerted when games you participated in are completed and when friends send you game invites.
• Universal App with iPhone5 Support
• Free Daily Rewards! Log in daily to earn a chance to win 4 unique colors!
• Please keep it clean as your games can be viewed by all ages. Report users who are out of line. Repeat offenders will be banned from the game.
• If you report a user you will no longer get matched in games with that user.
• Add 10 Friends to your list of playing friends and receive a free color pack!

Not sure if its for you? Try the FREE version - SketchPhrase Free

Detailed Instructions:
This is a mobile rendition of the classic pencil and paper drawing telephone game which is known to some as ‘Chinese Whispers’ and others endearingly as ‘Eat Poop You Cat’. The game mashes the drawing interpretation elements of ‘Pictionary’ with the miscommunication elements of ‘Telephone’.

SketchPhrase begins with one player writing a phrase, any phrase. 
Example: “T-Rex eating a hot dog”

The second player gets to draw the phrase that was created similar to ‘Pictionary’.

The third player describes the drawing. This player does not know what the original phrase was and thus his description could evolve the game as seen in the classic game ‘Telephone’.

The game will be complete once nine people have submitted turns. The end result is a comic strip of alternating drawings and images that show how the chain of communication took hilarious and un-expected turns.

Still have questions? The best way to learn is by playing. Download the app now!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 10, 2012 Initial release
  • December 14, 2012 New version 1.0.8
  • December 14, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • January 04, 2013 New version 1.0.10
  • January 16, 2013 New version 1.1.2
  • January 16, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • January 25, 2013 New version 1.1.4
  • February 12, 2013 New version 1.2.0
  • March 06, 2013 New version 1.2.4
  • March 08, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • March 13, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • March 19, 2013 New version 1.2.6
  • April 11, 2013 New version 1.2.8
  • April 20, 2013 New version 1.3.0

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