|"That," says Cael, "is Cranium."|
The Game: Cranium
The Publisher: Hasbro
Time: Half hour or so
Players: Me, Teagan, Cael, Will, +Michelle
The Game: Cranium consists of a board with two tracks, a fast track and a "scenic" track, with stops of four colors. The colors corresponding to four types of tasks: Star Performer has you doing charades, humming tunes, or impersonating famous people or characters; Creative Cat has you draw pictures or sculpt with clay; Word Worm has you spell words (sometimes backwards) or define them; and Data Head asks trivia questions. You need two teams, so minimum of four players.
|Everybody loves the clay, though it's weirdly lemony.|
|Teagan and Cael both enjoy Star Performer.|
We used to play this game with my family and quite enjoyed it, and last night I remembered why; it varies the tasks so it doesn't get repetitious, and it's got enough hands-on stuff that the kids don't get bored.