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Cranium (The Ultimate Party Game)

We laughed, we cried, we made Bill Shakespeare proud!


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For those who haven't played, Cranium is a Frankenstein's creation of several classics combined into one. This includes Pictionary (with your eyes closed), Charades, Karaoke, Trivia, and other games that teams play to reach the finish line. The game is broken up into 4 categories: Word Worm, Star Performer, Creative Cat, and Data Head, and within each one is 3-4 different games or puzzles (14 total activities) teams have to play and win to progress. This game is meant to be silly and hilariously fun!


This is among the earlier games in our collection, so we've had to replace the play-do a couple of times, but it's otherwise held up pretty nicely. It's great for all ages which makes it a go-to for family night and an excellent way to break the ice with new friends (even if you don't finish). The game (and noise) picks up momentum instantly when you start playing. Before you know it you'll be doing your best impersonation of Marlon Brando or humming the Star-Spangled Banner! As a house rule, we stay away from the all-plays...the chaos becomes too much! Nevertheless, this is a must-have in the library and even if you make it through all the cards, there are several expansions.


Complexity: Easy

Players: At least 4

Age: 16+ (but I think you can play with 12+ depending on the cards)

Setup: ~5 minutes

Duration: 30 Minutes to 1 hour


Get your copy on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/38wqi7K

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