The pad is pretty pricey,$69.96 + the game of $39.99/ or $29.99 on sale. To us, it just wasn't worth the money. We love to play Pictionary, but not at this cost. Not going to play it much. You only need one drawing pad, that is used for both teams. Draw pad draw area is pretty small and very touchy. It is nice to have colors and spray paint and shape features, but it isn't worth the price.
All plays are drawn by the rolling/whose turn it is, is the person who draws, then both teams can guess. This board on the screen has stop signs and you have to stop and play that square, even if you roll a 5 and you only moved one square.
We just love to play pictionary at family things, but we just play the board game way. We always used to use paper, but that got messy and costly. So, instead of using paper, we just use several dry erase boards and different color markers. A whole lot better than paper by far!
Between the Wii version VS the Board game version:
The Wii is limited to little draw pad, not portable unless someone else in your family has the Wii console. The Wii version has adult or junior clues. When the clue is given, others must look away, but there is a lot of players that peek, so that isn't very fair.
Board game version, portable and you can use dry erase boards that are bigger to draw on. Both versions have to be stored.
Just love the pictionary board game, just wish the Wii version wasn't so expensive.
In the end, we prefer the board game way over the Wii game anyways. Cheaper, more clues and way more fun!
HAVE A FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND HAVE SOME FUN WHICHEVER VERSION YOU CHOOSE. EITHER WAY, PICTIONARY GAME IS FUN EVEN IF YOU CAN'T DRAW. REMEMBER, IT IS ALL IN THE GUESSING! ENJOY!