Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$199.99
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: You Name the Game
Add to Cart
$229.99
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: ToyExclusives
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Cranium Cariboo
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Cranium Cariboo

by Cranium
| 3 answered questions

Price: $198.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Park Meadows Place and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
  • Kids will love every minute of Cranium Cariboo as each turn gives them the chance to match fun drawings
  • Rounds of Cariboo last about 10 to 15 minutes, great for young attention spans
  • Kids learn while matching letters, numbers, shapes and colors AND practice sharing and turn-taking by passing the key with each turn
  • Cranium Cariboo comes with a Cariboo Island game board, six treasure balls, two sets of cards (beginner & advanced), one key, and a treasure chest
  • Cranium Cariboo is the magical treasure hunt game designed especially for young children
  • Unlock secret doors, and even discover hidden treasures
3 new from $198.99 50 collectible from $34.99

Deals

Frequently Bought Together

Cranium Cariboo + 12 - Colorful Rubber" Bouncing ICY Neon Balls - Lots of Fun! Makes Great Replacement Balls for the Cranium Cariboo Game!"
Price for both: $202.98

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 10.5 x 3.5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000063XO3
  • Item model number: 104010000.100E
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 6 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,837 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Product Description

Product Description

This game is an enjoyable way for your little one to learn the ABC's, numbers, shapes and colors. Each turn gives kids a chance to match fun drawings, unlock secret doors and discover hidden treasure. Designed especially for young children. For 2 to 4 players, ages 3 to 6 yrs. Imported.

Amazon.com

Taking a step away from trivia questions and clay sculpting, the makers of Cranium have instead created a game for teaching wee ones a few colors, shapes, numbers, and letters. (And, if you know 3- to 6-year-olds that won't lose all the included cards and balls, they may also learn sharing, cooperation, and imaginative play.) The bottom of the box houses the game itself, with three chutes along the top that the balls are dropped into and three rows of flip-up panels that are decorated with various colored objects. Players draw cards, match them to a panel, flip up the panel, and hope there is a ball underneath it. Once all six balls are recovered a treasure chest pops open and gameplay can begin anew. --Pam Lauer

Customer Reviews

My 4 year old son LOVES this game.
MBR
It is easy enough that they can play a game and when it is over they can get it ready for the next game.
Jackie Cunningham
I highly recommend it as a fun game the kids will love, and the adults will enjoy playing.
jujulini

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

107 of 110 people found the following review helpful By AP mama on September 19, 2003
We bought this game because the next "level" of cranium game would be cadoo which is ages 7 &up. My daughter is 4.5 and it was fun the first 2 times we played it and then it got boring. Another reviewer had the right idea when they said to make variations up. It helps the game last much longer than if there were none. My daughter really likes the bouncy balls and the key though. Bottom line is that if your kids know their abc's and 123's then I would suggest you find another game. It's a great beginning game though!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By hb-497 on May 18, 2003
With a little creativity, it's not hard to make Cariboo more entertaining and educational for older kids, perhaps even up to age seven or eight. The play value is extended considerably over the base game.
Variation #1:
Turn Cariboo into a "rummy" and logic game but dealing a hand of five cards to each player. Each turn you must turn in *two* cards that have the characteristic on the box to open it. After playing these cards, you can open the lid. Refresh your hand.
This makes it challenging to figure out how to play out your hand in order to open a certain lid. A player also has the opportunity to "turn in" his hand, or trade from 1-5 cards with an opponent, getting rid of "dead" cards.
(Try with three matching characteristics - if you enjoy this kind of thinking a better game called "Set" which Amazon sells does this very well).
Variation #2:
Close lids after opening. The child must remember which have been opened and closed, turning this into a good memory exercise.
Variation #3:
Rather than the last ball wins, assign a consistent or variable point value to the colored balls or the order in which they appear (first ball worth 1, second 2, etc), with a bonus for the last ball.
Variation #4:
Add a "tic-tac-toe" like element, with points, to selecting which lids to open. e.g 3 lids in a column with X points, 5 lids in row worth Y points.
Good luck! Apply similar thinking to games in your closet and encourage your child to do so as well and you might find a budding game designer!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By The Bee Bee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 29, 2002
Verified Purchase
Man, it's hard to find a good family game these days. If you've already bought the classics, then there are very few games out there that aren't simply rehashed TV episodes. True, the kids might clamor for a Powerpuff Girls or Dexter's Lab game, but they're poorly designed and the gameplay doesn't even sustain the kids through the first evening of play.
Cranium Cariboo, on the other hand, has enough sound and motion and excitement to keep the attention of the video game generation while still doing some genuine teaching. Granted, it's not PhD-level stuff, but this is about fun, not homework. We found Cranium Cariboo to be the sort of game that almost always gets taken out of the game closet first, and that's the highest recommendation our family can give any game--especially at gift giving time. Enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Cooper on October 20, 2002
My son played this game all day! The television never got turned on! Levi was as excited to play this game with us as by himself. He played it over and over again. I'm sure the initial excitement will wear off- but every visitor to our home is sure to be offered the Cariboo challenge!
Other good points-- there is not a lot of set-up involved to play this game. The game is fairly self-contained--the pieces tend not to stray too far.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 24, 2002
My 5yr old loves this game! It's one she can play over & over, sometimes even by herself. My one problem with the game is that the "doors" that are unlocked do not have interchangeable cards. By the 5th round of playing, my daughter had practically memorized the board. Being able to change the cards on the doors would make the game much more challenging. Other than that one alteration, this game is excellent for preschoolers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 2002
My two and half year-old loved this game from the moment we opened the box. She played it over and over again, squealing with glee everytime she unlocked a door with the key and found a ball. I do agree with one of the previous reviews, it would be nice to have interchangable cards. That would increase the educational value of the game. I still say this game is great!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mom to Two on November 15, 2006
This game was given to my children as a gift when they were 5 and 2. We've had it for almost a year and they both love it. Having a beginner and advanced set of cards helps stretch this game for a longer usability period. This is also one of the few games that my children can (and WILL!) play independently together. They share the key, take turns, cheer each other on and have fun. They (and I) love that they can play this game together without mom. AND, the games are short enough that I will often stop what I'm doing to play this. It's also short enough to hold my two year old's attention through an entire game. I couldn't be happier.

The only snag we hit was when the game was left down low for a while and the kids started playing with the balls as toys. Within a week, half of the balls were lost. Hearing about Cranium's great customer service, I emailed them asking them how to order another set of balls. I just heard back from them and they are sending me a new set of balls free. Now THAT is great customer service! I am very impressed and will be putting more games from this great company on our Christmas list!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews