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If you can play with the right kind of people, ones who will try to have a good time and not suck the energy from the experience, I find it hard to believe you will not have a great time with Drawful 2 (or any other Jackbox Games offerings).
Drawful 2 is an excellent, although mechanically unsubstantial sequel to a hit party game. A small portion of gamers might be disappointed at the lack of true changes, but the hilarity outweighs the innovation, and for good reason. Drawful 2 is a comedic masterpiece.
Whether you played the original or not, Drawful 2 is a great excuse to gather a few friends, uncork a few drinks, and spend the evening indoors, laughing with (and occasionally at) your friends.
Drawful 2 is a safe but fun sequel that adds in just enough new features for even those that have played the original. Gather a group of friends and Drawful 2 is an absolute blast and thanks to the addition of user-created content there’s no end to the drawing antics you’ll get up to.
You should have a fairly good idea of what you’re getting into with Drawful 2 before you buy it. It follows general rules, but it does so hilariously, based on the possibilities of your guests. Snag a few friends and have a field day – even if you don’t have any fathomable idea of how to draw a “robot birthday”. (I’m sure you can figure something out.)
Drawful 2 is a phenomenal vehicle to waste away an entire evening with your friends doubled over in fits of laughter. It's hard to care about the lack of real innovation when tears are blurring your vision and you can't catch your breath from laughing so hard.
Drawful 2 offers a wonderful library of bizarre prompts that challenge your imagination and are good for a giggle, until the novelty wears off or your phone runs out of battery.
Drawful 2 is still just as fun as the first, and more fun with the ability to create personalized prompts in games. But if you're looking to get more bang for your buck stick to the first title, because Drawful 2 doesn't seem to live up to changing much in the way of a sequel. It provides more of the same fun, and it's hard to fault it for that because the base game is a wild time at parties.
I think Drawful 2 is a great little party game as long as you have enough people to play with. When I was with a party of people this was great fun for an hour or so. The beauty of the Jackbox collection is that you can then try another game after. You won't have that option when you purchase this as a standalone title but if you own Jackbox party bundles already this will be a nice addition. It's cheap enough for us to recommend but only if you have more than three people you can play with often. Also factor in the fact that you will need a tablet or smartphone each to play this game and WIFI to connect to. If you don't have all of those variables then, of course, it's hard to recommend this game to you as you won't be able to play it. In what Drawful 2 sets out to do it succeeds in giving you fun and laughter for friends and family.
While it can be fun recommending it is a tricky proposition. Overall I’d say spending some extra money and getting a full-on party pack would be your best bet, whether it is the one that includes Drawful or not. The relative price difference isn’t large and having some variety is really a better option. For people who may enjoy the original Drawful already whether you really need this one is probably most dependent on whether you think you’ll use the custom prompts or not. If not the value proposition dwindles a bit. There’s nothing wrong with the game, it’s just a very hit or miss proposition.
As part of The Jackbox Party Pack, Drawful offered a brief yet silly way to have fun with friends, but its no-frills concept, the sheer lack of support for online multiplayer (especially with the lack of native streaming support Switch users have to contend with) and the hefty £8 asking price and Drawful 2 becomes a tough sell at best. However, if you're really desperate for a couchplay alternative, this one might just scratch that party game itch.