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Cranium


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  • Exciting and funny
  • Relies on the chance element as well as skill
  • Played by two or more teams of one or more players
  • Great for teens and adults
  • Perfect for family get-togethers, dinner parties and weekend breaks
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.8 Kg
Product Dimensions26.8 x 26.6 x 6.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:36 months - 12 years
Item model number667792010015
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB00007G9JK
Best Sellers Rank 15,849 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
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Date First Available14 Nov 2002
  
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Cranium is an excellent game that embodies all the best aspects of board games--it doesn't last too long (about an hour for a game), it's exciting and funny and it also relies on the chance element as well as skill. The game is played by two or more teams of one or more players and the object is to get round the board into the Cranium Central area and be the first team to complete the activities there. Easy, isn't it? To do this, each team has to complete an activity, the selection of which depends on the square they last landed on--but it has to be completed before the egg timer runs out. There are also two routes to follow--the fast route (only available if you complete your first activity within the time) and the scenic route for those who don't. The activities are split into four groups: "Creative Cat", which asks, amongst other things, that you sculpt a miniature tea set out of clay--or draw a picture of baked beans on toast (with your eyes closed, of course). Then there is "Data Head"--do you know where the saying "back to square one" originates? Did Thomas Crapper really invent the flushing toilet? Another activity is the "Word Worm"--can you spell words backwards or solve puzzles with a cryptic clue such as "nervous neckwear"? Finally, there is the "Star Performer" activity (all families have one or two in this category.) Get them to emulate a John Cleese sketch or act "a back seat driver". When a team reaches Cranium Central, they have to complete one activity from each activity category to win. --Ben King

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Cranium - Board Game

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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Matt VINE VOICE on 6 Mar 2003
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I first saw this game on Boxing Day 2002 when I played it at a friend's house. It sounded a little complicated at first but five minutes in and I was hooked. I decided to go out and buy it but couldn't because absolutely everywhere was sold out. This game is addictive and incredible fun to play (especially if combined with alcohol - give it a try and see what your friends will do).
The aim of the game is to get round the board (no change there) but the way you do it is where the fun starts. There are four colours you can land on. Red (questions, multiple choice etc.), Yellow (anagrams, spelling forwards and backwards, fill in the blanks etc.), Blue (drawing, sculpting etc.) and Green (acting, singing etc.).
Each team takes turns to move round the board and they have to take a card and perform the action from the tile they land on. If they win the challenge (one or more people guesses what the other is doing/drawing/singing etc.) and if they get it right they move on. You can also get Club Cranium cards which means every team performs the same card and the first team to guess it move on.
I can see this easily going down as one of the classic board games of all time along side Monopoly and Scrabble. There are already two booster packs for the game, the second of which contains four tubs of cranium clay so there is now the option for Club Cranium Sculptorades). The only problem with this game is that you need at least four people to play it, it is definitely a "more the merrier" style game with no limit to the number of players you can have (a maximum of four teams but no limit to the number of team members).
In conclusion, you can't go wrong. As long as you're over the age of eight (some of the challenges would be too difficult to younger children e.g. impersonate Margaret Thatcher, hum House Of The Rising Sun or spell "photosynthesis" backwards) then you'll have no end of fun playing this game. A must for any family gathering or drunken student party!
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180 of 184 people found the following review helpful By "madz_27" on 7 Oct 2003
What a wonderful, novel, fun game Cranium is!
I went away on the annual family holiday armed with this board game and I can honestly say it's the most family fun we've had in a long time. The best thing about it is the diversity of the challenges - clay modelling, drawing, charades, spelling, humming, puzzles, general knowledge to name but a few, it's certainly not easy to get bored with it. I expected we would have a game one evening but we ended up giving up the nightly trip to the pub/club to stay in, get the drinks in and get this game out, it was hilarious fun. Age is no obstacle either, my two nieces of 8 and 10 played, along with myself (24), my partner (30), my parents (57 & 60) and even my Grandad of 85 had a go.
One of my nieces has now asked for the game for Christmas and I know it'll be a good buy as it's a game that will come out of the cupboard time and time again... well worth every penny!
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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Shindigo on 24 Nov 2002
Cranium combines creativity, logic,trivia, word play and just plain goofiness in an interactive board game that is a lot of fun! It's taken the best ideas of Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, creative dramatics,and word puzzles from a sunday newspaper. In a single game players may have to hum a Beatles tune, mold clay into a frying pan, unscramble a phrase, and answer a historical question. Though it is greared towards adults and families with older children (ages 10 and up)it is perfectly "safe" from a parental point of view. Our kids had a blast playing it with us,their Aunt, Uncle and Grandmother. We never laughed so much!
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Calvin Wood on 24 Oct 2004
Cranium is great fun for the whole family. I know that sounds terribly cliched, but it's true! I've never had so much fun in one hour. Even if you're not good at something- let's say sculpting- you'll find yourself laughing as you try to form a tiny teaset with blue claydough.
Cranium never lets down. It's fast-paced, with each team doing silly things (at the end of each round is when the fun happens and all the teams do something very silly- act out a John Cleese sketch, imitate the alphabet, or make charades of a butternut squash). The rivalry is always friendly, and it's a fairly simple game- get to the centre first with your little coloured peg and win, accomplishing tasks along the way. It's a colourful adventure, and one will find themselves playing with the family or friends far into the night.
Cranium is overall of incredible quality. The games are each a perfect length (two times round is about equal with a trip to the cinemas) of about an hour. Everyone can play- the end result is a fabulously funny party game for all ages.
-Kevin, 15 years old, Centre London
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Feb 2005
Cranium is fantastic. It combines trivia, spelling, acting, sculpting, anagrams, humming famous tunes, drawing and trying to act out like charades all in one!! This means fun for everyone, no matter what kind of board games you like. This is excellent for dinner parties because the more the merrier. The only downfall is that it needs at least 4 players. Apart from that it is great!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on 16 May 2005
Our friend got this for us as a wedding gift, which was great cos if was something different from the normal gifts. It is so much fun, it combines lots of different games in one from guess that tune by humming to questions to makeing shapes out of clay.
Lots of fun for all the family. Great game.
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful By "shazzy0501" on 29 Dec 2003
Having left all our games behind when we moved to Copenhagen I was delighted that Amazon would deliver this gem to me here. We played it non-stop over christmas -it is so much fun, a little bit of pictionary, boggle, trivial pursuit and other games all mixed into one!! Fantastic value and even better that you can replace spare parts, I recommend this game unreservedly!!!!
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