Cranium (Board Game)
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  • This is the more interesting activity since it tests the craftsmanship of the player and imagination
  • Not much to talk about these activities but I enjoy the science questions since I learn a lot from this activity
  • It's fun to act like a famous character or person but the problem is that sometimes that person may not be as well known to the other members on your team, so regardless of how well you portray who you're suppose to be, it can be frustrating to lose in the end
  • This is definitely one of my favorite board games but you'll need at least four players to play
  • I highly recommend this board game if you want variety and to get the chance to know your friends a little bit more

    • by shiro_manjuu
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      Cranium is a board game that is meant for a large party that encourages teamwork by testing a large range of skills. The goal is simple enough; be the first team to reach to the center of the board first by completing Cranium cards. The are four different type of Cranium cards; Creative Cat, Word Worm, Data Head and Star Performer. The activities that you do correspond with the color of the die you rolled.

      Creative Cat is my personal favorite one. The player must draw whatever the card asks and the other team members must guess what that word or phrase is. The more challenging Creative Cat cards do not allow the player drawing to have their eyes open and this often results in a very messy and silly scribble. The fun comes from the frustration of having no idea what the person is drawing because of their poor artistic skills or due to simply not knowing how to draw the thing that is requested of


      them. Creative Cat cards also have an activity where you have to sculpt something for their team and have them guess what it is. This is the more interesting activity since it tests the craftsmanship of the player and imagination. The clay used is very soft at first and ‘falls apart’ easily so building something standing up is not ideal.

      Worm Worm is my least favorite one. It tests your knowledge in the language of English, which is one of my weaker subjects in school. There are activities that ask the player to spell words backwards, unscramble words, and understand the definitions of words. The unscrambling words activity is very difficult. In all the games that I have played, I have never been given this card and successfully solved it. The hint is so obscure that unless you have a strong knowledge in that particular subject, there’s no way you can blindly guess it in the given amount of time. The definition of the words are also ...


      • near impossible. Words that I have never heard of before are casually thrown at you and only dumb luck will allow you to prevail.

        Data Head is very straight forward. It asks trivia questions that ranges from science, history, geography and political question. Most of them are multiple choice and a few are true and false questions, so even if you have no idea what the answer is, just guess. Not much to talk about these activities but I enjoy the science questions since I learn a lot from this activity.

        Star Performer is the most fun activity. You’ll get to show off your performance skills by either acting out a character, doing Charades, humming to a song, or moving the person like a puppet. It’s fun to act like a famous character or person but the problem is that sometimes that person may not be as well known to the other members on your team, so regardless of how well you portray who you’re suppose to

        be, it can be frustrating to lose in the end. This is the same for humming to a song since the range of bands go back to 30 years. Most of the people I play with are in their early 20’s and we end up skipping most of the cards because we did not live in that time period where that music was popular. The activity where you move your partner like a puppet only exists for the newest edition. It’s very fun to position your partner and have them scream out what they think they are suppose to be doing as you’re grabbing their arm and screaming back, “NO!”

        This is definitely one of my favorite board games but you’ll need at least four players to play. It teaches the players to learn to communicate better. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll have fun. I highly recommend this board game if you want variety and to get the chance to know your friends a little bit more.




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