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There's no such thing as a perfect game, and conversely, there's no such thing as the perfect player. You're good at quizzes but can't draw for toffee. Give Us A Clue trained you in the dark art of charade; Name That Tune enabled you to sing the first two lines of any song, yet Catchphrase goes over your head. But when it comes to Scrabble, you are it. Or id, or io (both valid, two-letter-word fans).

This kind of discrepancy in ability inspired Cranium, a kind of board game decathlon which tests your ability to think, hum, draw, compute, build, work out, recall and perform. Plus some other stuff. Invented by two former Microsoft execs, Cranium is a whole of many parts that cover all the classic board game styles. It's probably the reason why the game is so enjoyable - you never know what kind of question, task or teaser you're going to get. And it certainly stops the Trivial Pursuit know-alls or Pictionary whizzes from dominating the proceedings.

With its excellent original touches, such as the random task cards that force every team into competing and the Cranium Clay (for sculpting challenges - very amusing), and a simple premise that gets everyone involved within a few turns, it's hardly a shock to learn that Cranium sold 500,000 copies in just over a year after its debut. That's more than Trivial Pursuit managed, and look what happened with that...

Cranium Booster Box
If you've truly caught the Cranium bug you'll end up playing so many times that you may find yourself drawing cards that you've seen before. The Answer? Get the Cranium UK Booster Box! ...You'll get 800 all-new cards that are more outrageous, more challenging, more hilarious than ever.
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    There's no such thing as a perfect game, and conversely, there's no such thing as the perfect player. You're good at quizzes but can't draw for toffee. Give Us A Clue trained you in the dark art of charade; Name That Tune enabled you to sing the first two lines of any song, yet Catchphrase goes over your head. But when it comes to Scrabble, you are it. Or id, or io (both valid, two-letter-word fans).

    This kind of discrepancy in ability inspired Cranium, a kind of board game decathlon which tests your ability to think, hum, draw, compute, build, work out, recall and perform. Plus some other stuff. Invented by two former Microsoft execs, Cranium is a whole of many parts that cover all the classic board game styles. It's probably the reason why the game is so enjoyable - you never know what kind of question, task or teaser you're going to get. And it certainly stops the Trivial Pursuit know-alls or Pictionary whizzes from dominating the proceedings.

    With its excellent original touches, such as the random task cards that force every team into competing and the Cranium Clay (for sculpting challenges - very amusing), and a simple premise that gets everyone involved within a few turns, it's hardly a shock to learn that Cranium sold 500,000 copies in just over a year after its debut. That's more than Trivial Pursuit managed, and look what happened with that...

    Cranium Booster Box
    If you've truly caught the Cranium bug you'll end up playing so many times that you may find yourself drawing cards that you've seen before. The Answer? Get the Cranium UK Booster Box! ...You'll get 800 all-new cards that are more outrageous, more challenging, more hilarious than ever.

     

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    Cranium is for four or more players (two or more teams, with each team having two or more players). In the box are: the board, 800 cards covering 30 subjects, a ten-sided die, a tub of Cranium Clay, a timer, the rules, pads, pencils and playing pieces.

    Frequently Asked Questions...

    Q: What is different about Cranium UK Edition versus the US edition?
    A: Everything from the celebrities players impersonate to the tunes they're asked to hum has been adapted for a UK audience.

    Q: How many people does it take to play Cranium UK Edition?
    A: Four people (two people on each team) is the minimum number to play and make Cranium an outrageously fun experience.

    Q: I lost my instruction sheet. How can I get another set?
    A: No problem – you can download the Cranium rules right here: Word format or PDF Format

    Q: I've played Cranium so many times that I'm drawing cards that I've seen before. How can I get more questions?
    A: Get a Booster Box - you'll get 800 all-new cards that are more outrageous, more challenging, more hilarious than ever.

    Q: During a Club Cranium, does one person from each team participate in the humming, acting, etc.?
    A: Inhibitions are lost on Club Cranium cards. Each team has someone out there trying to doodle a dreadlock, act out tofu, doing whatever the Club Cranium asks for! Watch your teammate. Watch the other teams. Watch your pet. You won't believe what your friends can do!

    Q: My team drew a Club Cranium and a different team won the question. What happens next?
    A: The team that wins a Club Cranium rolls and moves, and then the team that originally drew the Club Cranium gets another card, and normal play resumes.

    Q: The first card we drew on a Planet Cranium was a Club Cranium. If another team gets this question right, can my team still go down the fast track?
    A: Club Craniums are to be treated like bonus cards. So, if the first card you draw on a Planet Cranium is a Club Cranium and another team gets it, then they roll and move, and your team draws another card. Now, as this is your first regular card on a Planet Cranium, a correct answer sends you down the fast track.

    Q: If my team is already inside The Cranium Circle, what is the purpose of a Club Cranium?
    A: Correctly answering a Club Cranium inside The Cranium Circle means that you get to keep the Club Cranium card if you need that deck for your collection. If you've already got that deck, the activity is no less important; answering correctly keeps your opponent from advancing! Stop 'em. Block 'em. Don't let them catch up!

     

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