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  • Cranium Scribblish is the game of outrageous drawing and confusing conclusions that?s fun for the whole family!
  • Not an artist?  No problem!  Scribble your way to victory.
  • Let the funniest moments win with Cranium Scribblish!
  • Everyone plays at the same time, every turn, with Cranium Scribblish.
  • Great for all ages and drawing skills.
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0036RMD5Y
  • Item model number: 18245
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Batteries 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,372 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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A modern spin off traditional parlor games, Cranium Scribblish will have your friends and family trying to outdo each other with imaginative drawings and hilarious comments. Get ready to put your imagination to work and scribble your way to victory as this game tosses players into a world of hilarious interpretations. Creative and outrageous fun for the whole family, Cranium Scribblish is designed for ages eight and up.

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Cranium Scribblish
Ages: 8 years and up
Requires: One pen or pencil per player
What We Think

Fun factor: 5 stars
Durability: 5 stars
Ease of assembly: 5 stars
Educational factor: 3 stars
Novelty factor: 4 stars

The Good: Pictures and captions get funnier with each turn

The Challenging: Players have only 30 seconds to interpret, draw, or write

In a Nutshell: A fun and creative game requiring quick thinking and fast drawing
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Cranium Scribblish

Creative and outrageous fun for the whole family. View larger.
Cranium Scribblish

Clues change, evolve, and stretch as each player adds to the scrolls. View larger.
Funny from the Get-Go
Fun from start to finish, Scribblish first requires each of the six players to choose a captioned card. Up against the clock, players must apply their scribbling skills as they each draw a picture to match the caption on their card. After the timer stops, players cover their images with their Scribble Scroll and roll the die to see who they'll pass their picture to.

From there, all players must write, draw, and interpret what they see on the card for each timed round. Figure out which picture leads to your original card, or get voted as having the funniest caption or image to gain points. The results are almost always hilarious and the game is wonderfully addictive.

A Built-In Element of Surprise
Thanks to the Scribble Scrolls, players will have to rely on their imaginations to win. Scribblish allows each person only one clue--either a caption or an image--to create the text or image to match what's on the card.

Much like in the childhood game of Telephone, clues change, evolve, and stretch further from their original captions as the players interpret what they see. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to turn this into that!

Two Ways to Win
You don't have to be Picasso to win this drawing game. Players can claim victory by correctly guessing which final image comes from their original card, or by being voted as having the best drawing or caption. Because each picture or comment is done by a different person, each player has an even chance of figuring out which scroll is theirs.

Players can reward the clowns and artists in the group by placing tokens next to the caption or image they like best.

What's in the Box
60 Scribblish cards, timer, six Scribble Scrolls, tablet of playing sheets, six-sided die, 12 tokens, and instruction booklet.

Customer Reviews

This game is great fun for groups of adults.
It's a little confusing to read the directions and explain, one of those game you have to play to figure out, but it was endless entertainment.
Alexia Ford
The fun is in the drawing and how everyone interprets it.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Picky Shopper on September 15, 2010
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We all laughed our brains out!!!!!!
Scribblish is a ton of fun, especially if you can't draw! It's hilarious confusion and fun for everyone!
The whole point of the game is to try and scribble something like the ridiculous phrase on the card you start with ("I'm secretly a mermaid", or something like that). Then you pass your drawing, and get someone else's drawing and write a phrase for that (whatever it looks like, you just describe it). Pass again and this time, you are only allowed to see the last thing on the sheet (someone else's phrase for a drawing done by yet another person)and things are already getting silly!
By the time the sheet is full (about 7 turns) everthing is totally confused and everyone is laughing their heads off trying to figure out how their crazy phrase turned into some totally different drawing.
You score by guessing which crazy scribble came from your starting phrase and you get points for being funny!!!!
I love this game!!!!! I would recommend this game to anyone over about 8 years old, especially groups of 5 or more. Great for families, friends, etc.
It takes about 2 minutes to learn and is just totally fun! Not serious or competitive, just alot of laughs!

5 Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By RMurray847 VINE VOICE on September 7, 2010
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Scribblish is a really simple game and what's nice is that you can play one round of it in less than 10 minutes, or you could make a marathon. Totally your choice. It really is a game more for amusement than for getting the competitive juices flowing. Scoring is almost an afterthought.

Each person playing draws a card with some "captions" written on them. Captions can be something like, "Look, I invented a Time Machine" or "One should not cut ones own hair with ones eyes closed." Silly little tidbits like that. You have a long piece of paper that rolls up into a scroll-like device, and it is divided into several sections. You choose a caption from your card (without showing/telling anyone) and write it in your first section. Then you draw the picture to illustrate that caption. After you finish, you roll up the scroll and then a die is rolled to see how your scroll will be passed on to another player. Thus, you receive someone else's scroll. You unroll it just enough to see the drawing, but not the caption. You must then write your own caption based on the picture. Then roll it up again, and redistribute. Then you get another scroll. You look at the new caption (not the picture) and draw a NEW picture. This happens a couple of more times...then everyone gets to see the last picture and you're supposed to guess which one started as your own caption. Then you also vote on the funniest picture.

When the scrolls are revealed is when the big laughs are revealed. You see all the terrible drawings (the timer gives you like one minute to draw) and the hilarious captions and you see just how screwed up the original idea became. Thus, it's a combination of Pictionary and Telephone.

The scoring is pretty casual...
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47 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Tom VINE VOICE on September 9, 2010
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The ideal behind this game is quite good, but it falls short in execution. We had a great time playing the game and some of the results were quite hilarious. We immediately tossed the timer as it makes no sense to rush the drawing part of the game. The fun is in the drawing and since the allocated space in which to draw is so small, we felt it would be better to allow all players to complete their drawings rather than to cut them short when the timer ran out. We also tossed the scoring part of the game as again the fun is in the drawing and interpretation. All in all, it was a fun game with no loser or winner. I suspect the game will become more entertaining for those over 21 after a few adult beverages have been consumed.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Epilady on October 23, 2010
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I'd played something similar to this at a party, and the person called it Picto-phone (Pictionary-telephone). The premise is that someone comes up with a phrase that gets drawn(Scribblish: you draw the phrase on the card); the drawn phrase then gets passed to the next person to interpret the drawing. The person after that draws the guessed phrase from the second person, and on down the line, alternating drawing and interpreting the drawing.

It can be really hilarious! The addition of the timer makes it more fun and difficult - when you've got 30 seconds left, you draw anything. It's amazing to see what something can become...for example, "wish on a star" became "roses in the garden" after going through 6 people.

It's definitely entertaining, and can be fun for young kids through adults. Rules are easy to understand and follow, which is great for mixed ages or for large parties. Even those of us not artistically talented can still enjoy the fun of Scribblish!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on September 4, 2010
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Last night my friends and I played this game for the first time and we all agreed this is the best board game we've played in YEARS. We get together about once every other month to play apples to apples, backseat drawing, card games, scattergories, etc and this game was by far the best. I have not laughed that hard in a really long time. We all had to take bathroom breaks so we didn't pee on ourselves; weird but necessary.

Everyone starts out with a piece of paper that is really long but skinny and fits into a game piece that allows the paper to be rolled up and hidden from view. Everyone pulls a card that has three captions on it and then you pick one you like. You write your caption on the top of your sheet, then you roll a die that determines where you pass your scroll. (i.e. 2R= two right; 1L= one left) once a new person has your scroll they read your caption and draw a picture they think describes your caption, then rolls the paper in so you can't see the caption, leaving just the picture. You roll again and pass the scrolls, Now you have to write a caption for the drawing on your paper, without knowing the original caption since its hidden. After its written roll again and now you have to draw a new picture for this new caption and you do this till there is no room on the paper left which is 4 drawing boxes and 4 caption boxes. At the very end you can ONLY see the very last drawing(since everything else is hidden) and you have to try and figure out which drawing came from your original caption and placing a "Mine!" token. This is VERY hard. only one person got it right out of the two games we played. If you guess right you keep your token.
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