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Domark, C64 14.99 cassette, 19.99 disk; Amiga 24.99

Pictionary P ictionary is a sort of charades using drawings instead of mimes. Two to four teams can compete, each member drawing a picture of a given word which his teammates try to identify within a time limit. Get it right and you advance around the board; finish first to win.

The in-built art utility allows lines, curves, circles etc. to be drawn quickly. Alternatively, the computer can do all the drawing with individual competitors guessing the words.

Zzap, Issue 57, January 1990, p.71

Phil King This is more fun with teams the computer drawings are usually far too easy to guess. Using the in-built drawing utility is fun, especially when you've only a minute to draw something obscure like 'sheepskin rug'! And although computer Pictionary hasn't really improved on the board game, it's still a good laugh.

Stuart Wynne This is one of those tiny minority of board games that actually benefits from being on a computer. The draw functiojns add an element to the game pen and paper obviously can't rival. Nevertheless to get the most enjoyment you'll need other people to play with.

64

PRESENTATION 66%
Same as the Amiga apart from tape multiload.
GRAPHICS 62%
Some of the drawing functions are slow.
SOUND 8%
Banal intro tune and FX.
HOOKABILITY 70%
Very enjoyable.
LASTABILITY 62%
Slow draw mode requires patience.

OVERALL
68%
Good family fun.

AMIGA

PRESENTATION 68%
Glossy wordlist cards but poor isntructions.
GRAPHICS 74%
Good drawing utility.
SOUND 12%
Pathetic intro tune and FX.
HOOKABILITY 80%
Fun to start with.
LASTABILITY 68%
Computer drawings soon start repeating.

OVERALL
75%
Lots of fun with friends.