03 Dec

Cranium – CLOSED

The game Cranium is jam-packed with fun for family and friends.  I had played the game in the past and absolutely loved it.  For review, I received a new version of Cranium – the Canadian version!  Now, don’t get too hung up here, it’s not all about Moose, Mounties and Maple Syrup.  There are a few Canadian related questions (which I have to say, I didn’t know the answer to, but I think it’s just cause it was before my time), but there are also Pop Culture related items as well which are not related to Canada – like Jack Sparrow.

The premise of the game is to be the first team to make their way around the board game.  Unlike most games, you only get to roll once you get a correct answer.  There are 4 different categories in this game :word worm (yellow), data head, (red) star performer (green), and crazy cat (blue).  Each Category has a few different types of activities that them team must complete or properly guess to continue.  There is also the opportunity for everyone playing to participate in the game to get a bonus roll.

I played this game along with my brother, his girlfriend (a beloved American), and my cousin.  We had so much fun using clay, drawing with our eyes closed and moving around each others arms making the other person act out an action.  The game uses every side of the brain, there is spelling (backwards), multiple choice, and definitions.  I seemed to do better at the clay then spelling (I had to make the Taj Mahal and my husband actually guessed with it was – even though he wasn’t playing).

We didn’t have too much time to play the game, with a little one around it’s hard to stay focused for too long.  If you only have a few minutes, there is a shorter game that lasts about 1/2 and hour, but if you have more time, there are 2 more lengthy games that you can play as well.

I love games, it’s such a good quality way to have some fun and some hard core belly laughs.  We all laughed so hard, even DD who wasn’t really playing was laughing with us.  We all had a really great time.  My husband who doesn’t really enjoy games that much was even poking his head in to see what all the fuss was about – and was able to guess my incredible rendition of the Taj Mahal.

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337 thoughts on “Cranium – CLOSED

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  2. I went to their site and I wanted to check out the demos but “Connections
    were closed,” so I went over and check out the CRANIUM Cariboo Island
    game.

  3. I like that they also have a CRANIUM Family Edition — it would be great for a family game night. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. They have a Cranium Family Edition. They allso have interactive downloads of the game.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

  5. Scribblish looks like great fun!

    I may have to go and find the CDN version of Cranium — finally, we can sculpt our Prime Ministers instead of U.S. presidents out of cranium clay. 😉

  6. I love cranium and have been playing it for years. I have been wanting to try the New Cranium Scribblish as well.

  7. I find it interesting the they are claiming this is a game “the whole family can play” and yet it is aged for ADULTS. Nice….

    vickykerr[at]sbcglobal.net

  8. On the Cranium site I also saw the description and demo for Cranium Wow,
    which features 600 cards and 15 new activities that call on players
    hidden talents. Thanks!

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