What this article covers:
What is Sketch Heads?
Sketch Heads is an Activity that we've developed here at Discord. In Sketch Heads, players sketch pictures of a word prompt to get others to guess the prompt correctly.
Sketch Heads has two game modes: Classic and Blitz. Classic mode is a competitive battle against your friends where you take turns choosing a secret word to draw while everyone else competes to guess it as fast as possible! Blitz mode is a chaotic, cooperative race against the clock where you split into two teams, Drawers and Guessers. Drawers share a canvas and rapidly draw words while the Guessers guess as many as possible before the time runs out.
If you just wanna sketch around, try out Free Draw, where you can draw alone or with friends!
Note: ⚠️There is no way to moderate drawings so be careful who you play with.
Starting Sketch Heads In Discord
There are many different ways you can launch Sketch Heads in the Discord app for you and your friends! Whether in a server’s voice channel or in a direct message, you can check out Activities on Discord for instructions on how to start any Activity.
Before starting any Discord Activity on Desktop, please make sure to turn on Hardware Acceleration in User Settings > Advanced.
Sketch Heads FAQ
Q: Why is Discord adding games into voice channels?
A: We started Discord because we are all about bringing people together around gaming. As Discord has grown, we've seen more and more people use Discord to come together around games. For instance, we’ve seen people use Discord to not only play League but also to hang out and play more casual, social games with friends like Jackbox and Among Us.
For more information about Activities on Discord, go here!
Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: There is no age requirement for Sketch Heads.
Q: How do I play?
A: To start a game, first join one of the voice channels. Once there, you should see the Activity Launcher (it looks like a rocket ship) in the voice channel controls. Click the Activity Launcher to open the Activity Shelf, " and then select "Sketch Heads".'
Q: How many players can play Sketch Heads?
A: There can be more than 20 players within a game. However, you may experience some technical issues. We recommend games up to 16 players for the best experience.
Q: Where can I report bugs and problems with the game?
A: You'll be able to submit a bug report by going to https://dis.gd/bugreport
For instructions on how bug reports should be submitted, please see our Help Center article: https://dis.gd/bugs
Q: How do I view/delete my Activities on Discord data? What data is tracked?
A: You can view data for Discord-developed Activities like Sketch Heads through the Discord Privacy and Safety settings. To enhance the gameplay experience, Sketch Heads accesses and temporarily stores the following user data once a user joins the Activity:
- Discord ID
User data is stored so long as the Activity remains active, even if the user leaves the Activity.
Once all users leave the Activity and it is determined the Activity has ended, the user data is deleted and no longer retained by Sketch Heads.
Q: Didn’t Sketch Heads used to have a different name?
A: Sketch Heads used to be listed in Activities on Discord as Doodle Crew. As part of our regular updates to Activities on Discord, we gave Sketch Heads a glow-up and the name change was part of that effort.
Q: My question isn't listed, what do I do?
A: If all is lost, please submit a ticket to our support team at https://dis.gd/contact