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Cranium Family Edition

by Cranium

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  • Cranium Family Fun features a variety of hilarious activities that will have everyone laughing, high-fiving, and working and playing together!
  • Players compete by building, flipping, sketching, sculpting, and guessing
  • Object of the game: Be the first team to reach the finish line at the end of the twisting and turning path.
  • With colorful Cranium Cubes and fun Flipper Frogs, The Family Fun Game delivers the ultimate game night!
  • Perfect for Family Game Night
  • Can Mom flip a frog through a hoop you've sculpted out of clay? Can you pass the Cranium Cubes to Dad without using your hands?
  • To advance around the board, your team must harness its collective talents to answer questions and complete activities from the 4 card decks
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 10.6 x 14.1 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B000930CSS
  • Item model number: 16513042
  • Our recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,728 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Make the whole family just a little bit smarter with this fun grey matter game!

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The original highly successful Cranium game is a great way for adults and older children to face off in entertaining challenges. Later games using a similar model were greatly simplified and geared more toward younger players. But with this new family model, everyone can play together. It still employs the same four basic Cranium categories: Creative Cat, Data Head, Star Performer, and Word Worm but within those groupings there are numerous new challenges for players of all ages. Like the traditional game, there is squishable clay for sculpture challenges but now there are also stacking cubes and a set of plastic frogs that players are occasionally called upon to flip. The game board is scaled back a bit, offering a short length of the game. We found the questions and pacing to be brisk and while younger players (age 8 and over, kids younger than that would be fine playing with an older teammate) would be able to have fun, it’s one of those rare family games that adults can actually enjoy playing. --Charlie Williams

Customer Reviews

Our family had a great time playing this game last weekend.
A Fun Family
The other nice thing is the kids haven't tired of it and it stays fresh and fun time after time.
Cheryl Wells
It is fun, interactive, and builds social skills and team work.
A. Leary

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

255 of 257 people found the following review helpful By David McCune VINE VOICE on December 1, 2005
We have several Cranium games at our house, and have played various
ones at various times, depending on the age and interest of our kids
(currently ages 12, 9, and 6). This is a review of the ones we have used.

So, in no particular order:

Hullabloo - great, silly fun and very kinetic. It works best when a
parent is willing to get down on the floor and be silly with their
kids. It holds their interest for a relatively short time (10-20
minutes), but it does burn up the energy and generate the laughs.

Cadoo - a fun, quick board game that taps into different part of you
brain - memory, analytical, creative, expressive, etc. - but keeps
things fun and fast-paced. We found it more approachable for our
younger kids than Cranium

Cranium - like Cadoo, it mixes in many different ways to use your
brain, this time in a longer board game format. This one is a bit
tougher on younger players. Also, both games do a fair job of
letting younger players be competitive, but they are still games
that can be a challenge to keep fair and interesting to all players
if the age range between them is too great.

Bumparena - In this one, players take turns adding bumpers and
rubber balls to a sloped game board, base on easy-to-understand game
cards (all pictures, no reading). When the balls are released, the
bumpers divert the balls to one of three player goals. Collect 6
balls and win. This game sets up and moves quickly, you could
probably complete one game within 15 minutes of opening the game
box. It is simple to learn, and it probably could be played by most
6 year olds with minimal adult help.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By S. Douglass on September 25, 2005
Cranium The Family Fun Game is an engaging, interactive family game and unlike many board games works well for for families with kids who have a significant age range. Because many of the challenges on the cards are just as hard for an adult as a child (drawing with your eyes closed, using flipper frogs to knock down stacks of Cranium cubes) the playing field is more level than in some games. Also, because you work in teams, it is easy to pair kids and parents up to help each other.

The board and all the playing pieces are fun and colorful.

Another family friendly feature is that the game runs between 30 minutes and an hour so is a good choice if you have limited time.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Wells on October 25, 2005
Our kids really love this game! They are 9 and 11 with completely opposite personalities and strengths, yet both like it. It has things that are challenging and fun for the parents too. There is such a great mixture of wackiness (jumping frogs) and teamwork activities that it really keeps everyone involved. The other nice thing is the kids haven't tired of it and it stays fresh and fun time after time.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sharman L. Beltran on April 2, 2009
Hi,

just wanted to let everyone know that this game is the same game as the game formerly named "Cranium Family Fun", except the older version included "fun flipper frogs" and this newer edition (the Cranium Family Edition) does not. On this game's box, it even says "formerly named Cranium Family Fun Game". Just wanted to clear that up!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Lamar on September 2, 2005
This game is SO MUCH FUN! It's *so* hard to get everyone together for a truly interactive experiece... From the moment we started playing, me, my husband and the kids (ages 8, 11, 16) were working together on fun puzzles, laughing with each other, and high-fiving. The variety in the game gave each of our kids the chance to help their team with their special skill... Julie loves to sing and act, Jim Jr. is a whiz with word puzzles, and my husband Dan is an ace with drawing... Even our youngest showed her stuff when it came time to flip the frogs... Too bad you can't go to the Olympics for that!

This game is AMAZING... A must have for any family looking for ways to pull the gang out of the TV for some real human interaction.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kris Bordessa on December 1, 2006
I recently played this game with my family of four and once was not enough. The kids asked for more and the adults didn't mind complying! We had many laugh out loud moments as we attempted to complete each challenge.

While this is definitely a great game for families it would also be an *excellent* addition to meetings for team building programs such as Destination Imagination or Odyssey of the Mind. As a team leader, I know that this game is one that my teams would enjoy while improving their cooperation skills.

Kris Bordessa, author

Team Challenges: Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication and Creativity
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Denise on April 21, 2006
It is so much fun!! When we play we usually laugh so hard we cry. My daughter is seven but was six when we started playing it, so sometimes, if she doesn't understand something on a card, we improvise. My son is 10 and never gets tired of playing. Also, the box has a neat compartment for everything which makes clean up a breeze and keeps the game looking brand new. Other game manufacturers could learn a lesson from this game box!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Barbara B on September 12, 2005
I bought this game on a whim because I've played Cranium with adults and thought it was great fun. Not only was this a fantastic way for me to have fun with my daughters, husband, and son, but contrary to what another reviewer suggested, this game was *completely* different from adult Cranium- except for the fact that this game is also incredibly fun. We had so much fun playing after dinner the other night that I looked up to discover that we had overshot bedtime by an hour and a half!

This game has a variety of activities you have to complete- a few familiar, but mostly totally new things to do. For example, you do hilarious stunts that make it possible for younger kids to have fun and make their contribution to the game in more than just a patronizing gesture. My team couldn't have won the game had my youngest daughter not been such a whiz at flipping those frogs. The kids also loved to watch my husband and I doing silly things like try to stack the cubes up with our elbows. I haven't laughed so hard with the kids all year! There are all new word games you play with letter dice and fun trivia. There's a great variety in the game- like Cranium- but the cards are totally different... I love that during the game each of my kids got their opportunity to contribute through an activity that they were particularly good at. I can't think of a time when $20 has brough more fun and entertainment to my family. I can't wait to give this to my sisters for Christmas so they can have as much fun with their families.
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